3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

steel cut oats

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-20-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ohio
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 150/148/130

Height: 5 ' 2"

Default steel cut oats

not sure if this is in the correct section, but just wanted to share.

Steel cut oats aka irish oats are very tasty, filling and a excellent way to start your day, or even eat any time of day, the only problem is they take at least 30 minutes to prepare.
here is what I do, basic ratio is 1 part oats to 4 parts liquid, ( I use milk and water mix)
placae 1 cup oats with 2 cups water into a bowl, leave this overnight ,or for a least a few hours( the oats will soften )
To this oat/water mixture add another 2 cups of liquid- I use ff milk.
In a heavy sauce pan, bring this mixture to boil, then simmer for about 5, until
desired thickness is achieved.
I divided this into containers, it freezer really well, just defrost and microwave for a quick breakfast.
also I like to add a tablesppon of peanut butter for added protein, I am full for at least 3-4 hours with this breakfast. ( a serving is about 3/4 cup of cooked oats)
june65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
GlenwoodHotSprings
 
Lexxiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,675

S/C/G: 275/175/179

Height: 5'5"

Default

Great idea! Thanks! I have steered away from SCO because of the cooking time, but just like beans, the overnight soak is a great idea. Its nice to know the formula.
__________________
Debbie R





My last 58 pounds lost on SBD My 2014 Beacher Bio!
Lexxiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
Moderator
 
CyndiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,768

Height: 5'5.5

Default

There is a recipe for crockpot oats in the recipe files. In the winter we make "porridge" in the crockpot overnight. I usually combine steel cut oats, wheat or spelt berries (great texture) and quinoa. Sometimes I add amaranth, millet or other grains. Toss in some dried fruits and it's a great way to wake up in cold weather. I like walnuts too but add those in the bowl.

I'm going to give your technique a try when I just want enough for me thanks!
__________________
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015. Moving the next 10 lbs by the end of the summer.


Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 60 lbs and counting!
CyndiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #4
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Thanks, June! This is a great idea. Let's leave it here in the main forum for a bit, so everyone has a chance to see it, then we can put it in the recipe forum so it doesn't get lost.

Here's a link to the crockpot oatmeal made with steel cut oats (it's awesome) and another option for morning hot cereal, made with wheat berries (I cooked up a huge batch of wheat berries and portioned them out, then froze 'em. Made making this porridge SO fast!)
__________________

Last edited by beachgal : 09-21-2009 at 08:27 AM.
beachgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NE Wisconsin (GO Packers!)
Posts: 34

S/C/G: 301/284/220

Height: 5'5"

Default

Glad I found this post. I am so sick of eggs, and my cottage cheese shake for breakfast! I got some quinoa which bf and I are going to try. Think I am going to do the portion and freeze method mentioned in this thread. He is excited because I told him it has a lot of protein. lol, he sees his muscles getting bigger already!! I am just so thrilled to have something new. And I will for sure be trying the oatmeal. I love oatmeal,and they serve it in the hospital cafeteria. But it is quick oats.

Anyone with suggestions on some good add ins? Want to avoid adding other grains.,.....looking more for fruits, spices, or SF syrups and the such!

Thanks!
obnurseonsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by obnurseonsb View Post

Anyone with suggestions on some good add ins? Want to avoid adding other grains.,.....looking more for fruits, spices, or SF syrups and the such!

Thanks!
I add cinnamon, splenda, unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk and a Tbs. of natural PB or almond butter to my daily oatmeal.
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
Moderator
 
cottagebythesea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Philly suburbs
Posts: 10,132

S/C/G: 186/147/135

Height: 5'1"

Default

This time of year I like to add chopped apples, walnuts and cranberries to my oatmeal and steelcut oats. In the summer, I love peaches or fresh berries on it. My favorite topping in the spring is SF rhubarb sauce. Yummy!
cottagebythesea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #8
Member
 
KDHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 60

S/C/G: 215/201/175

Height: 5"6"

Default

I have really enjoyed adding oatmeal to my diet......it does keep me full and satisfied until lunch time. I make mine with milk to help get my dairy in, a little stevia, cinnamon and once cooked I drizzle a little bit of SF maple syrup....its so GOOD!!!
__________________
KIM - South Beach Diet


KDHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2009, 06:31 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NE Wisconsin (GO Packers!)
Posts: 34

S/C/G: 301/284/220

Height: 5'5"

Default thanks

Yum, thanks for all the suggestions. I can't wait to try them. I actually just got a container of the Almond Breeze. It was only ok for drinking with dinner, but I will definitely use it in oatmeal and quinoa. Hopefully I can sneak it in some other recipes too.

I love fruit and nuts, so those will also definitely be thrown in! I love Penzey's Vietnamese Cinnamon, it is so bold. I think I need to do a little shopping tomorrow and pick up a new jar!
obnurseonsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2