Quaker Brings Oatful Goodness to Pakistan

Quaker Oats launched officially in Pakistan last week and to celebrate this news, two #OatsomeBrunch took place, one in Lahore & the other in Karachi. Many Celebrities, Socialites and Influencers were seen at the launch while the set up was wonderfully done in green & yellow colors. Overall, the feel was very green and healthy and the brunch was hosted by none other than our very health conscious & amazing chef, Mehboob Khan.

Okay so let’s move on to the good part. The idea of this write-up was to share this wonderful news with you along with some of my favorite Oat recipes (for when I was eating healthy & looking after myself). As we stepped in 2017, I have made a resolution to get back to clean eating and perhaps this very post will not just motivate me, but it will motivate you as well to add healthy good in your regular diet. 🙂

So here goes my favorite (delcious and yet very quick) recipes for you:

1) Overnight Oats in Greek Yogurt

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup Quaker oats

  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 0-2 tablespoons honey

Method: So, this is a very basic recipe of classic overnights oats. For a Berrilicious Breakfast, before eating it in the morning, you can add fresh berries/strawberries, some cashew nuts/almonds, basically whatever you like. If you want a Chocolaty Breakfast, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and peanut butter each. The best thing about these oats is, they taste amazing, you can add whatever fruits/nuts you like and it keeps you full for longer as it is a rich source of fiber. 🙂

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2) Banana Oat Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk

  • 2 bananas

  • pinch of ground cinnamon

Method: Blend everything together. If you like it chilled, add some icecubes before blending and you are ready for an energy boost. You can also top the smoothie with chia seeds or some nuts for that extra energy you require to go through the day!

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3) Oats Chicken Haleem

  • 2 piece of boiled & shredded chicken

  • 1 cup Quaker oats

  • 1-2 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1-2 teaspoon corriander powder

  • ⅓ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon Roasted zeera

  • 1-2 tbsp of oil

  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or as required)

Method: Cook oats in water, add boiled shredded chicken after 4-5 minutes, add all the masalas and let it cook more for 3-4 minutes. You can also add peas or any other vegetable for added flavor/nutrition. I have always liked this one with Chicken only. In the end, give tarka of zeera in 1 tablespoon of Oil and serve!

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4) Masala Oats (Vegetarian version)

Same recipe as above, just add the following:

  • 1/2 cup boiled Peas (cut in cube shape)

  • 1/2 cup boiled Carrots (cut in cube shape)

  • 1/3 cup boiled Tomatoes (cut in cube shape)

  • 1/2 cup boiled Potatoes (cut in cube shape)

Method: This one is a variation of Oats Chicken Haleem. However, we will use half of the quantity of water so 1/2 cup water or less would be enough. Once the Oats are cooked, add peas, carrots, potatoes (or any other boiled vegetables of your choice). Just make sure the veggies are cut in small cubes shape. Stick with the same masalas or add more (as per your tastebuds, you can make it spicy too).

In the end, if you are also a meat lover, add some chicken cubes/shredded chicken or beef. I prefer this one with lots of veggies and no meat. You can also add chicken powder for taste. Also, I don’t give oil tarka in the end but I stir fry all veggies in 1tbsp or less and then add these in the oats. Gives a very delicious flavor!

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I hope these recipes will be helpful. They make tasty and very quick meals. If you are diabetic or prone to diabetes or If you suffer from high blood pressure, add Oats in your daily intake. It not only helps regulate your blood sugar level, it helps you in losing weight as well and keeps away the bad cholesterol (LDL). There are just so many benefits so don’t forget to make these meals or experiment your way. 🙂

Do share your favorite healthy recipes with me in the comment section below. I’d also love to hear your feedback on these recipes. till next time.. Happy Eating! ❤

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