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3/14/12 6:09 P

Anything "counts" as carbs ... or protein ... check the label. :D

I like oatmeal; I make mine with either coconut or almond milk. The almond milk is sweeter (to me), and so I don't add any other sweetener when I use that. Honey and brown sugar or even molasses sounds good ... but I try not to add anything really "sugar" to my foods. A little bit of fruit or some finely chopped nuts are good.

I avoid peanut anything as much as I can. They're not really "nuts". I love the taste, but if I want a nut butter, I use almond or make my own of other nuts. I've got some yummy cashew going at the moment! mmmm

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3/14/12 12:55 P


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3/14/12 11:44 A

Whole Oat Groats, Bob's Red Mill brand: 180 calories per 1/4 cup dry - 3g fat - 30 g carb - 5g dietary fiber - 1g sugar - 7g protein.

Steel Cut Oats, Bob's Red Mill brand: 170 calories per 1/4 cup dry - 3g fat - 29g carb - 5g dietary fiber - 0g sugar - 7g protein.

Quaker Oats-Old Fashioned: 150 calories per 1/2 cup dry - 3g fat - 27g carb - 4g fiber - 1g sugar - 5g protein.

All 3 products also contain 10% DV of Iron.
All grains are carbohydrates, as are fruits and vegetables.

As to how it breaks down in your individual nutrition plan, that's up to you. How many carbs are you shooting for each day? How much protein?
You can't go wrong with whole-grain especially oatmeal so long as you aren't dumping tons of sugar on it.

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3/14/12 11:43 A

To add some protein to your oatmeal cook it with fat-free milk (protein!), and add a small teaspoon of peanut butter (protein!), some honey for sweet & top with fresh berries. I call it peanut-butter-and-honey-oatmeal....YUMMY!

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3/14/12 11:15 A

Rolled Oats” contain only rolled oats so nothing harmful is going into your body. Oatmeal is a good source of protein and iron. In addition it has soluable fiber & oatmeal might help to reduce the risk of diabetes. Add in some berries for more fiber, especially blueberries. 3/4 cup of oatmeal has shown to help lower cholesterol & can help you lose weight.
Yes oatmeal contains complex carbohydrates. A bowl of oatmeal contains about 31 g of carbohydrates. Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber. Its a good choice on any diet because it is high in protein besides. I change mine up with added SLICED ALMONDS, blueberries, 1 tbls of peanut butter, cinnamon, applesauce. It's all good!

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3/14/12 10:35 A

It's grain based. The oats themselves are 60% carbs. 13% protein. Then it depends a bit on what you add to them.

So yeah, in the sense of the plate model, or other dividing things up into servings/categories of 'carbs' 'protein' 'vegetables' etc. It counts as a carb.

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3/14/12 10:28 A

These days I eat oatmeal most weekday mornings, and am wondering how it breaks down in terms of carbs and protein in one's daily nutrition plan.

Can anyone who is knowledgeable please share? Thanks!!

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