You want a good one? Oat bran.
I decided to buy it a while back, when I saw a lady scooping it up in the bulk section. I cornered her into a conversation to find out what she does with it. Turns out it’s just like cream of wheat! I love cream of wheat! But it’s like cream of oat!
I had only used it as filler in hamburger patties, so I decided to try it out on Monday. Since Monday was the start of my start over, I thought it would be a good healthy option. Little did I know that it’s a damn good thing my office is RIGHT NEXT TO THE BATHROOM. Holy shit. Seriously.
And light in calories! I cooked a quarter cup in a half cup of water. I added a tablespoon each of walnuts and dark chocolate chips, and the whole bowl came out to 140 calories! And it left me satisfied right up until lunch, which is about three hours! That’s fantastic!
I still have to google the nutritional goodness of oatbran vs porridge or oatmeal (hmmm, just realized the oat connection there).
Hmm… this site says:
Oat Bran, Rolled Oats, Oatmeal
These are steamed, rolled and flaked. Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat and is high in soluble fiber. They cook quickly (5-7 minutes) and are easily and quickly digested. Oat bran helps lower blood cholesterol levels because of their fiber content.
So from what I can tell, oatbran is just the outer casing of the oat, and does not have the same nutritional density as oatmail, which is the whole oat. Hmmm. Well, as long as NutriMirror has me in the green, and I’m getting my proper nutrients in my diet, I’ll stick with the oatbran, which is lower in calories and still has some nutritional value. If it allows me to eat more food overall, getting my nutrients there, then I’m all for it.