Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal Recipe is one of my favorite breakfast dishes. It is an easy-to-make, healthy, and hearty dish that will leave you feeling satisfied long into the morning.
This oatmeal recipe comprises oats, non-fat Greek yogurt, and walnuts. I like to flavor it with cinnamon and dried apricots. It has a wonderful sweet taste with a satisfying texture. If you love oats, this oatmeal is for you.
Why I Love This Recipe?
Oatmeal is an incredibly hearty and satisfying breakfast. It can be a bit intimidating for those who have never tried it. It is sadly not something people seem to be on the most. I believe that it needs to become a more popular choice in the mornings.
If you suffer from joint pain or want to be healthy, I recommend that you add oatmeal to your daily meal planning.
How To Make Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal Recipe?
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoons of non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of dried apricots chopped into small pieces
- Microwave safe bowl and dish
- Spoon for stirring
In a bowl, mix the water, milk, and greek yogurt.
Microwave the mixture for 4 minutes on high power. It will start to bubble when it is done.
Stir well and serve it over oatmeal with cinnamon and apricots. Enjoy!
1. Take this recipe and make it your own. If you want your dish to be sweeter, add more honey or dried apricots.
2. If you want this to be a tad bit thinner, I recommend that you add extra water.
3. If you are going to eat this for breakfast, make sure you eat it with some protein like nuts or an egg on the side.
4. You can use any milk of choice in this recipe, but I like the richer flavor of the 2%.
1. The nutritional information and proportions are approximated and may vary depending on the brand of yogurt used. You may replace it with half a cup of milk or water
2. You can use any winter fruit in this oatmeal recipe: frozen peaches, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
Nutrition Facts Of Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal Recipe
Each serving includes:
|Total Fat||13 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
The nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used.
05 Amazing Health Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal Recipe
1. Helps Lower Cholesterol
Oats have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect by lowering the bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.
2. Great Source Of Fiber And Protein
The total amount of carbohydrates in this recipe is 18 gm. An average portion of this recipe contains 6 gm of carbohydrates, which comes from oats and dried apricots. Oats are also a decent source of dietary fiber. Studies have shown that dietary fiber positively affects your bowel movements, cholesterol level, and overall digestive health.
3. A Good Source Of Manganese And Zinc
Oatmeal is also a good source of manganese and zinc, which have been associated with many health benefits such as the reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases
4. A Fat-Burner
A study on male athletes showed that a diet of fiber and fiber-rich foods like oats led to a lower body fat percentage than a control group.
5. Helps Lower The Bad Cholesterol
Oats have been reported to have a cholesterol-lowering effect by lowering the bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. The LDL and HDL cholesterol impact your heart health and overall health.
Is oatmeal on the Mediterranean Diet?
Absolutely! Oatmeal is an excellent addition to the Mediterranean Diet. It is a whole grain and has been shown to impact overall health positively.
What kind of oatmeal can you have on the Mediterranean Diet?
You can have any oatmeal. I prefer the steel-cut kind as it is more nutritious and has a unique texture.
What is the typical Mediterranean breakfast?
A typical Mediterranean breakfast includes fruit, yogurt, nuts, and a piece of bread. You can have oatmeal on a Mediterranean diet, and adding oatmeal will make your meal more nutritious.
What is the healthiest way to make oatmeal?
My Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal recipe is what I consider to be the healthiest way to make oatmeal. The combination of oats and yogurt makes it very easy to digest, which is important on a diet as you consume small portions several times a day. They are also both very nutritious foods that contain plenty of essential nutrients.
Is almond milk OK on the Mediterranean diet?
Yes, you can use almond milk as long as it is unsweetened. It is also a great source of calcium and protein.
Can you have peanut butter on the Mediterranean diet?
Peanut butter is fine if you choose one with no added sugars. You can easily make peanut butter with natural ingredients like peanuts, salt, and a little oil if you want extra creaminess.
How Long Will It Take To Prepare?
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time:5 minutes
- Total Time:15 minutes
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Servings: 2
Is It Safe For Pregnant And Nursing Women?
You can consume this recipe as it is or if you want to take organic oatmeal that is made with less sugar and refined grains. This recipe is safe if you don’t have any allergies.
Can I Freeze And Store It?
Yes, you can freeze this recipe and enjoy it at a later time. The best way to do this is to cut them into bars, lay them on a baking pan and freeze them for about 2-3 hours before storing them in an airtight container or a freezer bag.
This delicious Mediterranean Diet Oatmeal recipe is what I consider to be the healthiest way to make oatmeal. It contains plenty of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which makes it a great way to start your day on a diet.
If you have any questions about this recipe, please feel free to comment in the comment section below. I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.