have you ever liked eating oatmeal?

@skbh12 (2950)
Philippines
August 2, 2010 3:49am CST
hi mylotter! i have just discovered last july 8th of the morning that oatmeal is a tastey good food. ahaha! at the age of 25 was the moment i realized that oatmeal was sooo good.. or should i say DELICIOSO! hahaha. i know you find me weird but i told myself "sarah, you missed half of your life for not liking oatmeal when you were younger...." now when i went to the grocery with my mom, i asked my mom if i can get oatmeal.. and then i got one. now i am excited to eat some... one good healthy food to eat..
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@ench815 (465)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
I've always eaten oatmeal when I was young. I also introduced this to my children from the time they could eat solid and they all like it. Aside from the milk and sugar that we usually add, we sometimes put powdered chocolate like milo or ovaltine. You may also want to try it with some fruits. I am glad you discovered oatmeal because it lowers your cholesterol and is good for your heart.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
just as the packaging says.. good for the heart containing omega 3!
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
i tried apple cinnamon flavor before and i almost spit it out, it kinda feels like im eating a car air freshner, the smell of it makes me dizzy and all that! Im trying to loose weight right now and most people that i talked to, advised me to replace meals with oatmeal. im gonna try it next week, what flavor of oatmeal or what kind of oatmeal would you recommend?
@ench815 (465)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I would suggest that you start out with the plain ones to slowly introduce yourself to the taste of oatmeal. I actually always prefer mine plain, simply adding the usual milk and sugar. As you are trying to lose weight, you may use skim or non-fat milk and sugar substitutes like splenda and nutra-sweet (adjust amount to your taste). I usually buy the brand quaker oats (old fashion), or australian rolled oats. I would always choose quick cooking over instant. Honestly, I never tried the flavored ones but as I said I would add fruits, chocolate or even nuts. Oatmeal is actually good with or without the add-ons. But it might get boring after a while. That's where the toppings come in. My kids love chocolate(powdered or syrup), bananas and strawberries. But you may also use dried or canned fruits and a variety of nuts like pecan, almonds, etc. We almost treat oatmeal like the breakfast cereals in cartons. Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which helps to promote a feeling of fullness after meals. So aside from its health benefits, it may help you lose weight. You might also want to substitute your white rice to brown rice which is high in fiber too. Ever since our family started using brown rice every meal, I noticed the weight lost on my husband who used to be in the heavy side.
@owlwings (38416)
• Cambridge, England
3 Aug 10
When I was younger I used to like porridge, which is basically oatmeal cooked with water and served with milk. In Scotland, where it is a traditional dish for breakfast or supper, it is often eaten with salt and no sugar but I prefer it to be cooked with a pinch of salt and served with brown sugar. It is an excellent, warming winter breakfast dish. I had an aunt who spent many years in Switzerland and she introduced our family to Bircher Muesli long before it became popular in the 1960's. Her way of making it was different from the ready packaged cereal which you can buy these days as 'muesli' or with the brand names Alpen, Familia, Granola and others. Here is how I was taught to make it and it makes a delicious and refreshing breakfast: For one serving, prepare the following the evening before: 1 tbs rolled oats or oatmeal 1 tbs lemon juice 1 tbs cream (or unsweetened condensed milk) Optionally, about a tablespoon of sultanas or other dried fruit Mix well and allow to soak overnight in the fridge. In the morning add the following: 1 large whole apple (skin and core)finely grated milk to adjust the consistency (this is necessary especially if dried fruit was used) optionally, a tablespoon of mixed nuts or seeds (such as hulled pumpkin, melon or sunflower seeds), about a tablespoon of any other fresh fruit and a little sugar or honey to sweeten. The original recipe has no sugar: the fruit is considered to contain enough. Uncooked oats really do need soaking overnight. If you use rolled 'quick' oats, this is not so necessary. Uncooked oatmeal contains phytic acid which prevents the absorption of some important minerals. This is removed by the steam process used to make 'quick' rolled oats and also by the process of soaking overnight in lemon juice so it is important to either use pre-softened rolled oats OR to soak uncooked oats overnight with lemon juice (and it does no harm to do both).
@hotsummer (10309)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
seems a great way to eat oatmeal. i have never tried muesli though i have heard of it before. anyways, is muesli more healthy that plain cooked oatmeal.
@owlwings (38416)
• Cambridge, England
3 Aug 10
Muesli is certainly more healthy than plain oatmeal because it contains fruit, fibre, both slow and quick release carbohydrate and protein as well as, of course, the vitamins and minerals from milk, fruit, grains and nuts. In fact, it could almost be said to be a full meal in itself! Oats, rye and barley are grains that grow better in colder climates (this is why oatmeal is used much more in Northern countries than in the tropics). You should therefore consider that oatmeal very likely has to be imported to the Philippines because it may not be grown there (I don't know for sure). This means that it uses fossil carbon (in transport costs) and is an import which may not be balanced by your own country's exports. I am not, of course, saying that you should not buy oatmeal but that one should be aware of the hidden costs of imported goods, especially food. Here in England we are constantly tempted by strawberries all the year round, fresh green beans and asparagus in the depth of winter and many tropical fruits such as mango, bananas and so on, nearly all of which are now flown in from all over the world! I always try to buy fruit and vegetables in season and food which has been grown as locally as possible.
@oplopez81 (158)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
I love oatmeal. As a kid, I would always ask my mom to cook aotmeal for our breakfast. Iam now married for 20 years and I still love oatmeal specially in the morning.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
By the way, try eating it with fresh fruits. Bananas or strawberries are a great way to enhance the taste. If you are conscious of your figure, then go for it everyday. Happy eating.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
really? o sure i would try doing what you suggested. i wanted to have curves. hahah!
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
2 Aug 10
For me it depends on the oatmeal. I don't eat those instant oatmeal packets as they are already full of sugar. I don't like my oatmeal mushy or sweet. I like the steel cut oats. I also don't add any sugar or milk. I add some butter and sweeten it with molasses.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
with mine i like adding milk to it. to have some taste a little.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
2 Aug 10
i don't like a lot of mike. Any added to the oatmeal makes it too soupy. adding some cinnamon or apple sauce is good too.
@skmak110 (79)
2 Aug 10
The benefit of Oatmeal are due to the fact that its made from oats and oats is made from a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. according to the American Cancer Society, Insoluble fiber's cancer fighting properties,are due to the fact that it attacks certain bile acids,reduing their toxicity. While Soluble fibers slows down the digestion of starch. this may be beneficial to diabetics because, you slow down the digestion of starch,you avoid the sharp rises in your blood sugar level that usually occur following a meal. Oatmeal has a pretty bland taste and here are ways you can make it taste better :-Make the oatmeal with milk instead of water. - Add stevia powder to the oatmeal. it will naturally sweetened up the taste without adding sugar. - Stir in your favourite flavoured protein powder to it after its cooked. combine it with using milk and you'll have a meal that is high in fiber,calcium and protein! - Add fruits such as blueberries to the oatmeal. For optima health benefits,aimed to eat roughly one cooked cup of oatmeal and your heart and body will thank you for it!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
wow thanks for the information of what an oatmeal can give us not just as we enjoy eatng it but how healthy we can become as we digest it in our body.
@mareeh (266)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
My mother loves eating it but I never liked it. Although now it comes with different flavors, maybe that would taste good.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
i am eating one right now and my oatmeal already contains milk in it..
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
hello, i absolutely love oatmeal. i grew up eating oatmeal and i have to credit my late mom for this. i like it best with fruit toppings, though i know of people who eat oatmeal with just salt. oatmeal is one of the healthiest food around, it brings cholesterol down, it is good for the heart and the digestive system. it is not too often that we get food so good and so nutritious at the same time.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
my dad would always make me oatmeals for breakfast when i was young but i didn't like it maybe because of too much water in it that it tasted bland.. but just this year, with less water and a little milk i began to love eating oatmeal..
• United States
2 Aug 10
My sister loves this so much too. I think it also helps keep her thina and trim. I can only eat this in the winter time. I don't like it in the summer at all. I don't get a taste for this by then.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
one of the reasons why i thought of eating oatmeal too. to keep my body slim and in shape. ahahah!
@picjim (3003)
• India
2 Aug 10
I've been eating oatmeal for the past 5 years at breakfast.I've been advised its good for cholesterol problem which i have.People close to me have advise taking oatmeal at breakfast with pomegranate seeds as it is beneficial for health.I've read articles which say pomegranate is effective for people suffering from cancer.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
wow. there are more articles to be read with regards to eating oatmeal huh. i might as well read some..
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Aug 10
I have always enjoyed eating a bowl of oatmeal. Hot cereal is very nutritious for your body. My favorite way to eat oatmeal is with maple and brown sugar. It's a great way to start the day!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
wow.. maple and brown sugar. yeah oatmeals taste bland so it is up to you on how you would want your oatmeal to taste like.. hmm ill try to experiment myself. haha!
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
oatmeal is yummy if cooked well. instant oatmeal is preferable with fruit toppings. bananas, apples, and oranges. oatmeal cookies are the best. i have a little experience on oatmeal cookie business and it made me love them more. every time i visit new bakeries, i would always try their cookies and compare them all. Quaker oats oatmeal cookies as of now is my favorite, for only 11php
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
yeah.. there are sachets being sold which you can buy for a cheap price.. wow.. oatmeal cookie business.. that's good. it is not just healthy but a good business too.
@donnelly (86)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Me too agree that eating oatmeal is tasty and a healthful food. Good for people on diet. In my case, I don't go for diet but I like eating oatmeal during breakfast. I used to drink the instant type. I just pour newly boiled water to one sachet and mix it with full cream milk. Sometimes I include fruits in the mixture like banana or ripe mangoes and a set of sandwich.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
im on a diet that is why i thought of buying oatmeal for it will help me as well as give me good cholesterol levels..
• Thailand
2 Aug 10
I agree with you. I was like eating oatmeal right from the first. When supermarket, food shortage is not oatmeal. It was wonderful. I was found on the Internet the use of oatmeal. I find it not only to eat but also has many other uses such as skin masks, food and special diet that can prevent cancer. So, I advise my family and my friends use it.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
yeah.. but haven't tried eating oatmeals with flavors.. i might as well taste one after the pack we bought this afternoon.
@skkalra (967)
• India
2 Aug 10
Yes, I do like it..and include this in my breakfast..As it has much fibres, good for health..for all but, best food for the people who are much concious for maintaing chloestrol level. Wish you good health....
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
that is one goal of mine to start eating breakfast and include oatmeal in my list! hahaha!
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
2 Aug 10
If you really like it it's good. Honestly I don't really like to eat oatmeal. But I would be happy to make myself eat oatmeal in the mornings for its health benefits. Keep on eating it as it is one of the healthiest foods.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
yeah i know.. oatmeals are delicious and nutritious as well.. that is why i told myself to start eating healthyl
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
15 May 11
I have always loved oatmeal but it has to be prepared from scatch. As in, I don't like the instant stuff that you just add hot water to. It takes like nail polish remover to me and smells like it too. But I do love the oatmeal you buy and have to cook on the stove top. It is tasty and it is really healthy. I always add some fruit to mine or if I have no fruit in the house I will use some jam. And of course I also use milk. It's funny how we think we don't like something only to try it and realize we like it after all. I know this is the case with liver, for me and my daughter. When I was young we were made to eat liver and hated it, but then when I grew up and was on my own I started to like it for some reason. My kids didn't care for it when they were growing up but I made them eat a little every once in awhile because of the iron content in it, good for you. Now my daughter loves it and actually prepares it herself. We have a place together, my daughter and I, and she makes it about once a month. So yes, it's funny how we think we don't like something and then try it again later in life, to find out we like it after all.
• United States
1 May 11
Not only is it good to have oatmeal but it actually helps contribute to weight loss. The best rich taste you can get from oatmeal is when you add cinnamon, honey and milk to it. You can use ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks. It is definitely a good way to start your day.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
13 Aug 10
I have try oatmeals few month ago but I don't like the taste. I usually eat tasty Asian food so its feel so bland in my tongue. I have try to many way to make it more tasty but its never suited to my taste. If you O blood type its won't work on your diet, try high protein diet.
@bystander (2294)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
yes, i like oatmeal very much... it is healthy and light... lots of fiber and prevents the tummy from bulging...overall, oatmeal is a good food.... especially in the morning... the first meal of the day...
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I used to hate it because it was mushy and yucky for me. But as time went on, I realized that it was really good for my health and I stuck with eating it. Now, I don't have any trouble eating it. I can't say that I like it but I just gotten used to it.