If Porridge (oatmeal) Doesn't Fill you Up!

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Does a bowl of hot porridge (oatmeal) fill you up or do you get hunger pangs, mid morning ?

  • People have massively different portions size. Some people have a few tablespoons of porridge, others have a massive bowlful. A quick scan across a few recipes and packages showed serving suggestions from 35 to 75g of oats per person. There is no right or wrong to this; a little bit extra everyday might contribute to weight gain or might be just enough to help you resist that mid morning biscuit.
  • Some people embellish their porridge with all kinds of nutritious optional extras like fresh and dried fruit, seeds and nuts (I am very firmly in this camp).
  • As I mentioned in that last post, not all porridge oats are equal. Old fashioned big fat porridge oats are low GI; instant oats are not.


 
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when we have our Saturday morning steel cut oats we have almost one cup shared between us (one cup dry) and to this I usually add about 1/4 cup of split red lentils (well rinsed) and at the end of the cooking time I add about 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed

frozen cranberries are added into the pot too and then we have thawed frozen berries, a banana, sprinkled hemp seed, cinnamon, a few walnuts, some maple syrup

a side of toast with peanut butter

it keeps us going all day until dinner time

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when we have our Saturday morning steel cut oats we have almost one cup shared between us (one cup dry) and to this I usually add about 1/4 cup of split red lentils (well rinsed) and at the end of the cooking time I add about 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed

frozen cranberries are added into the pot too and then we have thawed frozen berries, a banana, sprinkled hemp seed, cinnamon, a few walnuts, some maple syrup

a side of toast with peanut butter

it keeps us going all day until dinner time

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That looks tasty. :p I really like the steel cut oats that you get in North America and they taste different to the
processed ones. I did buy some when I was in the US and made Alton Brown's (Good Eats) recipe and I really like it.

I wish that I could buy them over here.
 
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That's funny because I don't think I would have known about steel cut if it wasn't for these....

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I don't buy them anymore as they are much more expensive than the bulk option that I buy but that is where I started. Are you sure you can't buy them in the UK? it is the original home of porridge.

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wow, Amazon UK has the above can for £14.49 - that's crazy, they also have another brand for £5.94 for a kilogram so 1/6th of the price and I think you also have Bob's Red Mill over there as we do, no?

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a bit more research and I found out they are also known as 'pinhead' oats in the UK and there is an organic vegan source on amazon for just £2.27 for a kilogram which is getting closer to what I pay here - I think about $1 Canadian per pound or 1/2 kilogram

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That's funny because I don't think I would have known about steel cut if it wasn't for these....

McCann%27s_Steel_Cut_Irish_Oatmeal_tin.jpg


I don't buy them anymore as they are much more expensive than the bulk option that I buy but that is where I started. Are you sure you can't buy them in the UK? it is the original home of porridge.

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I've never seen them over here. I bought mine from Sprouts Farmers market in bulk. They take very long to cook ; around 25 minutes but are worth the wait. :p

I've never seen that brand. Where did you buy it ?
 
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a bit more research and I found out they are also known as 'pinhead' oats in the UK and there is an organic vegan source on amazon for just £2.27 for a kilogram which is getting closer to what I pay here - I think about $1 Canadian per pound or 1/2 kilogram

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I've never seen pinhead oats in shops. I know that you can order them for online shops :

 

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I buy just regular oats in the bulk food section. I think its something like $2/lb. I use a half-cup dry and a cup of soymilk, a tbsp of ground flaxseed and a handful of berries. If I get hungry before lunchtime I have a banana.

I have these reusable plastic "jars" that I take to the store. I label them with the bin number and the weight of the jar. All the checkers know how to subtract the weight of the jar from the price - so I must not be the only one who does this.
 
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I get very full from oats. I like to make overnight oats with fruit, nuts, nut butters and almond milk. I usually use half a cup of oats when I make the overnight version. I have sometimes skipped lunch because the oats were so filling.
 
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I get very full from oats. I like to make overnight oats with fruit, nuts, nut butters and almond milk. I usually use half a cup of oats when I make the overnight version. I have sometimes skipped lunch because the oats were so filling.

I often make museli but it's still the same story. It never keeps me full. I really need to have a high protein breakfast. :rolleyes: