LC alternative to oatmeal?
Anyone have any low carb alternatives to oatmeal? I love to have something hot like that in the mornings.
The Quaker regular instant oatmeal packets are only 100 calories and 16 net carbs each; oatmeal is really good for you and you're not going to do better than that (carb-wise) with hot cereal! It wouldn't be suitable for Atkins induction, etc., of course. But for a moderate carb plan or maintenance, it would work.
Sorry I couldn't come up with alternatives!
I have found that if I make a protein shake with half the water, and mic it for about 30 seconds, it has the same texture. You could try it with your fav flavor and it might be what you are looking for.
I eat the hot flax cereal ALOT. I LOVE it.
3 tbs flax meal
3tbs whey protein pwdr(I use choc)
2/3 c water
1 tbs butter
1 tsp cinnamon
DaVinci vanilla to taste
1/4 c heavy cream, well chilled
Mix first 4 ingredients until smooth. Microwave approximately 2 minutes(it will puff up and try to spill out of your container-I just open the door and let it cool down and restart, repeat as necessary). Top with remaining ingredients.
2 carbs per serving if you use liquid sweetener. Adjust if you use powder form.
You can buy the Expert Foods Thickenthin not/cereal. It has 1.5 carbs and 1.5 fiber. You can eat it by itself or mix it with 1T oatmeal for a fairly low carb bowlful.
Why not the oatmeal?
I realize oatmeal isn't exactly low carb. But it looks like you are at a state of weight where you should be able to have whole grain carbohydrates back no?
Steel cut oatmeal is fantastic for you, made from whole grain oats, no preservatives or chemicals?
I think if you want the oatmeal, get the real stuff that is good for you and have it.
Oat bran cereal (hot cereal, tastes like oatmeal, has more fiber and more nutrients)has a lower glycemic load/index than oatmeal, especially instant which tends to be higher GI than steel cut or other oatmeal products:)
Make it even better for you by adding 1tsp of fibersure or another inulin (no grit, glop lol)based fiber additive ;)
I know that soy can be a bad word around here sometimes, but I eat it. Here are two recipes. The first one I like, the second I have not tried.
2T flaxseed meal
1 oz. soy protein powder
mix together with enough water to be a bit soupy and microwave for 1-2 min. I add cinnamon an splenda and it is more of a cream of wheat texture, but I like it.
2 oz. ricotta
2 oz. TVP (texturized vegetable protein - which is defatted soy) I buy mine in bulk at the health food store. Be sure not to get the chunks, but the nuggets that look like granola.
I also use TVP and unsalted soy nuts as a breakfast cold cereal with almond breeze.
I fix a bowl of "Maggie's Cereal" at least 3 times a week. I will also use the mix to make a One Minute Muffin for an early morning breakfast. The recipe for the cereal mix is equal parts, by weight, of flaxseed meal, soy protein isolate, and unprocessed wheat bran. I usually make it using 2 pounds of each ingredient. That quantity will fill 2 1 gallon plastic freezer bags. I keep 1 bag in the refrigerator and the other in the freezer, until I am ready to use it. I make many varieties of the cereal using different spices when I cook a bowl. My favorite is a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ground clove. Sometimes I will use just vanilla when I am going to add some strawberries to the cereal.
netrition carries dixie diners carb counter hot cereals and they are only 3 gram per serving. i love them. nice change from eggs. peaches and cream are good, cinn and apples, look on the site, not too expensive either. hth...
I think that for maintenance or pre-maintenance, oatmeal is great. If you like cream of wheat type hot cereals, do a search on "cj's breakfast" in the recepie room. It is really good.
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!
I like CJ's Breakfast, and you can 'doctor' it up with different flavorings.....
1/3 cup Ricotta Cheese
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon flax meal (I put 2)
vanilla sugar free syrup - to taste
How To Prepare: Mix first three ingredients together in a saucepan - cook stirring over medium heat until thick and bumpy looking. Add Flax and syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
A very simple hot cereal (and one I love!)
1 C. water
Bring to boil
Add 2 T. quick cooking oatmeal and cook 1 minute or so.
3 Heaping dark flax seeds - put through coffee grinder. Probably yields about 1/2 C. flax meal.
Remove water from heat and add flax meal - stir - let set a minute or so -sweeten - top with half and half or CC milk.
Very good. :up:
This is what I eat.
2 tbl milled flax
2 tbl wheat bran
enough water to make it a little soupy
microwave for 1 minute
add butter, splenda and a small bit of half and half.
Reminds me of cream of wheat. YUMMY
This is really good...
Flax Meal Peanut Butter Hot Cereal
Recipe By : About.com
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breakfast/Brunch
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Splenda
2 tablespoons half and half
1) Pour boiling water over flax seed meal and stir well.
2) Stir in peanut butter and cinnamon and Splenda.
3) Let thicken for 1-2 minutes. Pour half and half over top and enjoy!
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NOTES : Note that a half recipe would be 2 T flax meal, 1/4 C water, and 1 T peanut butter.
That sounds good I may try that recipe!
You don't really taste the ricotta it picks up the flavor of the syrup/cinnamon, but it does have the texture of cream of wheat........
Isanewme........I'm going to try that one too I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER LOL
I just had this for breakfast this morning. I think it was tooters recipe.
2 tbl. oatmeal with about 1/4 C water in a bowl and microwave for about one minute- then add 2 TBL ground flax, 2 TBL ground pecans- a pat of butter and sweeten to taste. I also added a little cinnamon. You can also add a little more water and cream to make it the desired consistency. :up:
I will put in a second vote for dixie diner's low-carb oatmeal from netrition. It is awesome I have two servings most mornings for breakfast for 6 grams carbs I think.
An extremely good alternative to oatmeal is Quinoa.
It can be considered a super food.
It is high in protein and fiber and low on calories and carbs.
It has complete nutrition equal that of an egg.
It was so good, it was once outlawed by DEATH.
It was eventually rediscovered and introduced to the market.
Cooked, 3.5oz or 100 grams, oatmeal has 389 calories, Quinoa is 120.
Carbohydrates, Oatmeal 66, Quinoa 21.
Oatmeal has more fiber and more protein.
Quinoa however is about 8 times more expensive than oatmeal.
Quinoa has a nice nutty taste.
I mix 3/4 Quinoa 1/4 oatmeal, Flax Seed or meal, Protein powder, Cinnamon (NO Sugar) Coconut oil, and/or shredded Coconut. You can add chopped nuts for additional flavor, but even with NO sugar at all it is quite tasty without the nuts.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups Just Like Sugar Brown
Dash of salt
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup Calorie Countdown Milk
1 cup peanut butter (lowest carb is grind-your-own)
1 teaspoon vanilla butternut extract
2 1/2 cups ground pork rinds
In a large saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, salt, butter and milk. Boil mixture over medium heat for 1 full minute. Remove from heat immediately.
Add peanut butter and vanilla butternut; stir well. Add pork rinds and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls and let cool.
I found this on About.com/low carb:
Total Time: 10 minutes
1/2 C ricotta cheese
1/4 C pumpkin puree'
Sweetener and flavorings to taste
2 T flax seed meal (optional)
This cooks on the stove. I usually find it goes fastest in a non-stick skillet.
1) Mix up the ricotta with water to thin it out - quite thin if you want to add flax seed meal, which thickens it a lot.
2) Add an egg and beat well (I use a whisk) - you don't want a lot of strings of egg white.
3) Add the pumpkin and salt.
4) Sweeten to taste and add cinnamon and nutmeg or whatever. If I have it, I like to add a touch of Da Vinci's Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup.
5) Stir while heating on medium heat. When it goes "grainy", that's the egg cooking. Stir in the flax seed meal at this point.
Looking forward to trying it, I love pumpkin. I placed and order last night for several Da Vinci syrups.
Hot oatmeal: (6.5 carbs)
1/8 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup TVP (Bob's Red Mill brand)
1 cup boiling water
add the mix to the boiling water,
stir,cover with lid, let boil for two full minutes
turn off heat and let sit with lid on 7-10 minutes (might have to reheat a
add butter,3 tbsp heavy cream
1 packet splenda
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