Thursday, October 16, 2014

Food for Thought : Overnight oats are beneficial to healthy diet

Overnight oats have become an overnight success with many people lately. Overnight oats are basically oats that have soaked overnight to absorb the liquid you put into them. The benefits of oatmeal are well documented. It can help you lower your risks of certain cancers, help to lower your cholesterol, and can help decrease your risk of high blood pressure when consumed with an overall healthful diet that is low in fat. The fiber in oats also helps you feel full longer so they can help you lose weight and eat less. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy overnight oats:
1 .  Use small jars or plastic containers for a grab-and-go breakfast. Use one part raw rolled oats and one part milk or yogurt. Add any toppings or spices you would like, such as honey, brown sugar or cinnamon. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

2 .  Don’t add anything to oats you don’t want to get soggy, such as granola or crunchy cereals. You should add these just before eating.

3 .  Oats can be eaten cold or warmed slightly in the microwave.

4 .   Add fruit such as blueberries, strawberries or bananas. Get creative by adding a little chocolate or peanut butter.

Words of Wisdom :
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

"A laugh is a smile that bursts."

"Commitments don't have to be chains. They can be rich with meaning." They can be the wings on which our spirits soar."

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

Your  roving  reporter     Poppa


  1. Howdy Dad ,
    What a great post . Everyone should eat more oats , as you said , it will help lower your blood pressure / cholesterol ... if people had better eating habits , they would be so sluggish and have more pep .

    Sorry Dad , I had to use my truck today Hahahahaha!!!
    Your only daughter

    1. My darling daughter ,
      My thanks to you for posting it for me and the one on Maxy also .
      I did so enjoy myself and your man said it was all your idea .
      I use Man tricycle , he has out grew it . ( laughing my butt off).
      Your only Dad

  2. Poppa , you look so funny on the tricycle , we think you are so cute mama said she is glad you wore your hat if you fell on your head your brains would stay in . Mama is so funny poppa , we had oatmeal for breakfast , fruit and bacon and toast .
    Poppa we agree that grown ups find other people to blame if things do not go their way . we are not going to be that way . we love your post poppa mama made some pies and a cake .
    Wrote by Jenny

    1. Hello my dear grands .
      Just like your mama to say that now she is the smarty pants in the family . Your daddy and I also had oats for breakfast , he complain to the server his eggs was over cooked . Yes people complain that everything happen to them is someone else fault . No you guys are not going to be that way .
      I love all of you to pieces .
      Wrote by Poppa

  3. G.
    You are getting good at this and your information is always spot on , that's the sign of good reporting .
    People should have more fiber in their diets , eat more fruits , it's no joke about an apple a day will help keep the doctor away . Cooking with lots of spices and herbs also help your digestive system .
    Again , I say you are doing a good service and can hardly wait for your entertainment posts .
    Keep up the good work and I heard about your latest escapades . I truly hope you enjoyed your 3 day outing with your son , heard a little , waiting for you to fill me in . You devil .

    1. My dear Joanna ,
      It means a lot to know you think I am getting better , with all the awards you have , I think I am in good company .
      Thanks to you I have 'The Roving Reporter' now for some interesting stories , t will grow hopefully .
      Joanna my dear I sure did enjoy my outing and I got Nee a wonderful gift for thinking of it and arranging it for me . That girl is full of surprises . I will fill you in later today .
      I am a devil , am I not ? laughing my butt off .

  4. G.
    Nee told me she had to do your posts this week , you had them ready al she did was post them .
    As old as I am , I learn something new with each post you do .
    Will you start with the entertainment posts soon ? You will have a lot of material . Sam's Town , Horseshoe and Diamond Jacks called and said they was ready when you are . There are 3 more and the racetrack , ours make 7 . Clarence asked was you picking it up , I told him they will have to fax it to your home as Abram do Nee's .
    I seen you and Gil when you pulled in , glad you are back ,
    Waiting patiently

    1. Dear Jean and Harvey ,
      I keep 3 or 4 posts ready just in case I get in a push . I will get with them next week .
      I am glad I am back too , I had a ball with my son , I will tell you about it when you all come over today .


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