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Saturday’s Food For Thought: Steel Cut Oats
As we all know, whole grain oats are vital to living a healthy lifestyle and diet. Steel cut oats are full of nutrients including:
B vitamins, calcium, protein, and plenty of fiber.
Did you know that just one cup of steel-cut oats contains 8 grams of fiber?!
According to the USDA, whole grains reduce cholesterol, prevent heart disease, and reduce high blood pressure. One of the biggest effects these oats have on the body is they help eliminate fat and cholesterol.
I included a little recipe below for those of you who would like to try steel-cut oats.
Spinach & Oats Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon red wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by boiling the water and stir in the oats, reducing the heat to medium.
- Cook for about 6 minutes.
- Stir in spinach and garlic. Continue cooking for another 6 minutes.
- Stir in tomato sauce, red wine, and seasonings.
- Cook on medium heat until the sauce thickens.
- Sprinkle fresh Parmesan cheese over the top.
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