Oatmeal Diet Recipes
Steel-Cut Oatmeal With Fruit
For you oatmeal diet plan we have a nice oatmeal diet recipe to try out: oatmeal with fruit.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (optional)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons dried fruit, such as raisins, chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries
- 1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup, agave syrup, honey or brown sugar (more to taste)
- Fresh fruit (such as diced apples and pears, optional)
Combine the water, milk and salt in a large, heavy saucepan, and bring to a boil. Slowly add the oatmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the butter, dried fruit and sweetener. Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often until the oats are soft and the mixture is creamy. Serve, with added fruit stirred in if desired or refrigerate and reheat as desired.
A diet plan based on oatmeal has been promoted as a way to lose weight, reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart diseases and cancer. There is no specific oatmeal diet plan but all of the oatmeal diets are based on using oatmeal into the diet on a daily basis.
One method of the oatmeal diet plan involves eating nothing but oatmeal for the first week. You can eat ½ cup of oatmeal for each meal, which may be combined with ½ cup of skim milk if desired. Only use whole oatmeal. Instant oatmeal and granola bars should be avoided for the first seven days. Calories for the first seven days should be between 900-1200 calories per day.
For the next 30 days of the oatmeal diet plan continue having ½ cup of oatmeal three times a day in addition to their regular diet. Instant oatmeal is now permitted. Calories may now be increased slightly to 1000-1300 per day. A morning snack of ½ cup of fruit and an afternoon snack of ½ cup raw vegetables are allowed.
After 30 days of your oatmeal diet plan you may begin to eat your normal diet while continuing with one meal and one snack of oatmeal daily. Dieters are advised to limit their intake of fats when returning to normal eating.