Wholegrains (porridge), so good in so many ways

Wholegrains

Wholegrains are very beneficial in the diet because they help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, several forms of cancer and some gastrointestinal problems. The risk of both heart disease and diabetes may be up to 30% lower in people who regularly eat wholegrains as part of a low-fat diet and healthy lifestyle.

Eat porridge oats at breakfast and get 2 wholegrain servings. A bowl of porridge oats (40g serving of oats = 2 servings of wholegrains) meets 66% of the recommended daily amount of wholegrains.

Irish Oatmeal with diced cranberries, flaked almonds and orange zest;

Neven Maguire – TV chef and Proprietor of MacNean House

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 3/4 pint – 1 pint (11/2 cups/350-475ml) of milk, (according to desired consistency)
  • 4oz (11/2 cups/110g of Flahavans Irish Oatmeal
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • Toasted flaked almonds to serve

Cooking and Serving instructions

  1. Place the oats and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until soft & creamy
  3. Grate the orange zest
  4. Add dried cranberries
  5. Place in a bowl and serve sprinkled with toasted almonds

Sound health!

Source; http://www.flahavans.ie

 

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