Snack

Just a little one, which was sweet, tasty and crunchy.

Oats(1 snack-size serving)

30g Oats, 2 teaspoons golden caster sugar, water, walnuts, splash of milk

Add the oats and sugar to a cup(which is suitable for the microwave), pour in enough water to cover the oats – it will look watery, but that’s ok.  Microwave for 1 min 20 sec.

Add a splash of milk and stir well, top with walnuts.  Enjoy!

Use any sugar you like – I just like the caramel-ish taste that brown sugars impart.  Use less sugar if you wish, but I wanted to satisfy a sweet craving.  If you wish to make the oats with milk rather than water, go ahead!

This little snack packs a great nutritional punch!

Oats: Soluble fibre, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, small amounts of vitamin E, potassium, folic acid

Walnuts: Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, copper, manganese, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein – and many more!

Whole, natural foods are so good for us with such a variety of nutrients which all balance themselves out if we take a balanced diet(unless of course, for medical/health reasons, one has to abstain from a particular food-type/group).

The toppings for the oats are without limit, depending on your fancy and what you have in!  Next time I shall try some maple syrup with walnuts…cocoa powder…banana…dried fruits…other nuts…a blob of Nutella…sliced apple and cinnamon…just milk and sugar…tinned fruit(e.g. peaches)…granola…frozen berries…some chopped dark chocolate…fresh fruit…the list is endless!

What would you top snack-oats with?

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