Oat fiber helps lower bad cholesterol and control blood sugar, but my patients often tell me it’s too much trouble for them to cook a pot of oatmeal over the stove (or to clean the mess after it explodes in the microwave). So, they end up eating cold processed cereal for breakfast.
However, cold cereals often contain chemical preservatives and added sugars and salt to make them palatable. Well, here’s a way to eat your healthy oats without cooking them! For more on oatmeal… Best Fiber Fix for Cardiacs and Diabetics.
Bob’s Red Mill® Old Country Style Muesli is a cold or hot whole grain cereal. Best of all, it contains nuts, seeds and flax, so there’s no need to add any extras. My favorite way to eat it is cold with organic soy milk. It’s much healthier than granola which often contains added fats, sugars, honey, or syrup. Bob’s Red Mill Muesli contains no added fat and is sweetened with just wholesome raisins and healthy bits of dates. (Dates are an excellent source of fiber, potassium and other trace minerals.)
Eat it hot or cold or right out of the bag, sprinkle over yogurt or ice cream, or make dark chocolate chip muesli cookies! Yum. The cookie recipe is on the bag. I’ll give it a try and report back.
Ingredients: Whole grain wheat, date crumbles, sunflower seeds, raisins, whole grain rye, whole grain barley, whole grain oats, whole grain triticale (wheat), flaxseed, almonds, and walnuts. Refrigerate after opening.
Fit Tip: Personally I’m not a fan of cooked raisins in my oatmeal — that’s why I prefer my muesli cold. But I tried a 50-50 mix of cooked muesli and some leftover old-fashioned oatmeal and I liked it! Give it a try. How do you like it — hot or cold?