Losing weight can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to shed pounds while still maintaining your health. A tasty and healthy way to do that is to make sure you’re eating enough fiber every day. Oatmeal is one of the best ways to add fiber to your diet, so in this article we’ll be looking at 10 different oatmeal recipes that can help you lose weight faster than ever before! You’ll be able to enjoy delicious dishes that are as healthy as they are tasty, and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything at all!
1) Oatmeal Breakfast Burrito
Prepare your egg in a frying pan or on the stovetop, along with some bell peppers, spinach, and onions if you want. Meanwhile, mix together some grated cheddar cheese and salsa in a bowl. Once eggs are cooked and vegetables are just wilted (about 2-3 minutes), stir everything together. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the egg mixture into each tortilla shell, roll it up like a burrito and place it on an oven-safe dish.
2) Egg and Veggie Scramble
One dish breakfast of eggs and veggies is loaded with fiber from the oats and a combo of cholesterol-lowering heart-healthy monounsaturated fat from the egg whites and polyunsaturated fats from the vegetables. Add some fresh herbs, like thyme or oregano, for flavor, then cook up in a frying pan using small amounts of olive oil or canola oil (because this recipe has no added butter or cream). Top with avocado slices, salt, pepper and your favorite salsa.
3) Cherry Almond Muffins
Cherry Almond Muffins are a healthy, gluten-free muffin packed with almond extract and fresh cherries. Even better? They’re pretty simple to make. First, you need to whip up the batter by combining vanilla protein powder with unsweetened almond milk, salt, and baking powder. The dry ingredients are then whisked together before mixing them with the wet ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
4) Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
Give your mornings a sweet start with this comforting and flavorful baked oatmeal that has the crunch of cinnamon. In a bowl, mix 1 egg and 1/2 cup of applesauce with one teaspoon of vanilla extract and set aside. Add in 2 cups of rolled oats and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus salt and baking powder. Pour in 1/2 cup skim milk, then stir in 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter.
5) Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait
In need of a quick and healthy breakfast? Try this Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait for an indulgent yet wholesome dish. This parfait uses yogurt, fresh-squeezed orange juice, pumpkin puree, coconut flakes, almond butter, quinoa and cinnamon – 10 ingredients you may already have in your kitchen!
6) Apple Strudel Parfait
In a bowl, whisk together 2 cups low-fat yogurt with one sliced apple, one tbsp honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Top with some old fashioned oats, nuts and dried fruit for texture and flavor! Eat as is or top with non-fat whipped cream.
7) Chocolate Hazelnut Spread on Toast
I like to eat my oatmeal topped with all sorts of things, including but not limited to fruit and nuts. However, my favorite topping is chocolate hazelnut spread. While any type of nut or chocolate will work well on toast, this recipe in particular will send your tastebuds into a frenzy!
Put 1⁄2 cup of chocolate hazelnut spread on 1 slice of bread, preferably whole wheat. Top the other slice with whatever you like (but don’t overdo it).
8) Apple Fritter Bread Pudding
This recipe is not your average fritter. Drenched in apple cider syrup, it also features pumpkin and maple for a fritter that’s as nutritious as it is flavorful. Start by cooking your oatmeal with water, apple cider syrup, salt, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. While the oatmeal cooks, whip together the eggs and milk with pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract.
9) Pistachio Green Tea Cookies
Pistachio Green Tea Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt (optional)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
10) Homemade Larabars
Homemade Larabars are great for weight loss, because they offer healthy ingredients and replace high-calorie ingredients with nutritious ones. They’re also a filling snack or breakfast. Here’s the recipe:
1 cup pitted dates (soaked in water)
1/2 cup almonds (soaked in water)
1/4 cup cashews (soaked in water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
To make one larabar, combine 1/4 cup of the nut mixture and 1/4 cup of the date mixture into a food processor and pulse until it becomes like dough.