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Banana-Nut Oatmeal

By combining Resistant Starch powerhouses—banana and oatmeal—this morning meal alone gets you halfway to your Resistant Starch goal of 10 daily grams. The walnuts add some omega-3s, too, for extra fat-burning.

Resistant Starch: 5.2g

Health AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 1 serving (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Total: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

1. Combine oats and 1 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes.

2. Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon.

Carb Star: Oatmeal 4.6 grams of Resistant Starch per 1/2 cup raw or toasted oats Oatmeal for breakfast might help you eat less all day. In a series of experiments, researchers in Italy replaced the flour in bread and pasta with oats. They found that even when these foods had identical calorie counts, oat eaters consumed fewer calories over the course of the day.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 57g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
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