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8/31/11 9:02 P

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i never liked the texture of oatmeal either but i am slowly getting used to it. Putting it through a food processor sounds like tip.

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8/27/11 5:48 P

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I wouldn't stress it. We don't need oats. there are plenty of other ways to get nutrition. Ever tried quinoa flakes or buckwheat cereals?
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But if you like you can put them in a food processor or blender and make a meal (coarse flour) and then pour hot water over them in a bowl to make an oatmeal with a much smoother texture. That's how I made baby food oatmeal when my boy was an infant. He love it. Now I rarely even do grains and don't even recommend them.


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8/27/11 2:49 P

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I had the same texture issue though not as severely. For me to overcome it I did much like was suggested earlier and reduced the amount of water quite a bit. Also, I have found if I make an overnight oatmeal with steelcut oats (which are much much different texture wise) then I do good.

I also suggest adding it to homemade granola, yogurt, or I also lake to make a very thick batch and use it as a topping over fresh fruit to make a healthy "fruit crisp" Best of luck!

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8/27/11 1:35 P

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I think a main problem UK and US people have is too much carb anyway in most of its forms so go easy on oatmeal and major on the protein, although it is certainly better for you than less natural foods.

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8/27/11 12:53 P

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I was the same way with oatmeal, but I find that if I turn it into a "cookie" I can handle it. I find that it takes on more of a cookie texture if I use about HALF the amount of liquid most people use. Or you could even make an actual healthy oatmeal cookie for one in the microwave.

I also like mixing Greek yogurt with oatmeal the previous night to have "overnight oatmeal" the next morning. The Greek yogurt softens the oatmeal, but doesn't make it mushy like mixing it with milk or water does.


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8/27/11 12:12 P

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I would blend it to a powder in your blender and mix it in smoothies.

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8/27/11 10:17 A

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I love to make meatloaf with oatmeal. If it' a texture problem and not a taste problem, try running it through a food processor to create a finer texture.

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8/27/11 9:40 A

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I agree that if it's a texture problem with cooked oatmeal, you probably won't get past it. Don't force yourself to eat something you dislike that much. If you want, you could try using it dry in other types of meals, instead of making it for breakfast. Make a meatloaf with oatmeal, crust a chicken breast or some shrimp with it, or make homemade bread. I know that www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recip
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8/27/11 9:31 A

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I grew up eating un-clean oatmeal with butter, milk and brown sugar so, when i decided to eat clean, i had to try different ways and now love the new way. But, if you are having trouble with the texture and can't get past that, i would say that your probably always gonna have that issue. If you really want to get it in, I would suggest incorporating into a smoothy. If you blend it into a protein shake or smoothie, you won't even know it's there.

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8/27/11 9:11 A

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Try as I might, I just can't do it!!!

I am reading Tosca Reno's, "Eating Clean Diet, Recharged!" She talks about eating oatmeal every morning as part of her routine. I have tried my whole life to 'like' oatmeal. I just can't do it. The consistency absolutely makes me gag. I try at least once a year, and think, "I can get over this!" And I take a couple of bites, my stomach starts to turn, my gag reflex starts kicking in... can't do it.

So now, I have this whole container of old fashioned oats. What do I do with them? Does anyone have any good eating clean ideas? I really want to incorporate the oats into my diet, but I really can't eat them the old fashioned way. I have added raisins and other fruits and the consistency makes me sick. I am sitting here after having just attempted yet again to eat a bowl of oatmeal, and my stomach is in knots. UGH! How can I incorporate the oats into my diet, without making oatmeal? Help!

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