Oats recipes for weight loss

Oats recipes for weight loss – Indian Style Veg Khichdi Oatmeal

Many of you asked me to share my diet recipes. Today, I am going to share two methods to prepare “Oats recipes for weight loss” that I eat mostly at dinner.

I found oats khichdi to be the best Indian weight-loss food. If you do not know what oats are. Here is a quick introduction to oats.

What are oats?

Oats are gluten-free whole grain & a good source of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

So, here comes my Indian weight loss oat diet, the oats khichdi, simple to cook and simply awesome:

Oats recipes for weight loss

Below is the oat veg recipe with only water, no oil: Very weight loss friendly diet

1. Oats Veggies Khichdi without oil

Ingredients

  1. 100 % wholegrain oats of your choice. (Check my favorite brand of oat)
  2. Cabbage, Soaked Mung beans (Green moong dal), Tomato, Capsicum (or, Bell Peppers), Carrot, Cauliflower, Peas, and Green Beans
  3. Salt and Turmeric
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Lemon
  6. Water

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How to cook oat Khichdi:

  • Chop all veggies described in point number 2 above in small pieces and keep it aside.
  • Take a saucepan and heat water around 400 to 500 ml on your stove.
  • Add all chopped veggies into the pan.
  • Add, salt as per your taste and turmeric (1 pinch) in it. Let all veggies boil properly for some time.
  • Check if all veggies are boiled properly and then add 4 to 5 tablespoons of wholegrain oats into boiling veggies.
  • Keep stirring properly to avoid getting any lumps.
  • Once all veggies are cooked and oats settled properly with them, add a pinch of black pepper into the pan.
  • Turn off the stove and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and finally a few drops of lemon juice into the pan and then mix well.

Take out your “Oats Veggies Khichdi” in your favorite bowl and enjoy your oatmeal.

Below is the second method if you prefer adding small quantity of oil into it.

2. Oats Vegetable Khichdi with little oil

Ingredients:

  1. 100 % wholegrain oats of your choice. (Check my favorite brand of oat)
  2. Onions, Cabbage, Green, Chilies, Tomato, Capsicum(or, Bell Peppers), Carrot, Cauliflower, Peas, and Green Beans
  3. Salt and Turmeric
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Ginger & Garlic
  6. Lemon
  7. Water
  8. Mustard Seeds

Cooking Method:

  • Chop all veggies in small pieces described in point number 2 above and keep it aside.
  • Take a frying pan and put 1 to 1.5 tablespoon of oil.
  • Let the oil heat and then add mustard seeds, chopped chilies, ginger, and garlic into heating oil.
  • Add all chopped veggies into the pan and keep stirring. Add salt as per your taste and then add a pinch of turmeric into the pan.
  • Keep stirring till all veggies are cooked well. Once all veggies are cooked, add water around 400 to 500 ml.
  • Keep stirring all veggies properly and then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of wholegrain oats into boiling veggies. Keep stirring properly to avoid getting any lumps.
  • Once all veggies are cooked and oats settled properly with them, add a pinch of black pepper and few drops of lemon into the pan and then mix well.
  • Turn off the stove and sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves into it.

This is how I lost 17 kgs in around 4 months: My Weight Loss Journey

Take out your “Oats Veggies Khichdi” in your favorite bowl and enjoy your “Oats Khichdi” – a healthy Indian dinner recipe for weight loss.

Nutrition Value: Oats Recipe (100g, approx values)

  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbs: 9.8g
  • Fats: 2.6g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Total Calories: 74

Why I chose oats recipes for weight loss?

One day, I tracked my total calorie intake which I used to eat before my weight loss journey. I was surprised to see the report, carbs & fat were beyond my imaginations.

I used to eat at least 8 rotis (bread)(4 lunch & 4 dinners) a day and sometimes rice as well in my lunch and dinner.

Most of my carbs were coming from rotis and rice. So, there was a dire need to work and control on my carbs intake and it’s cravings.

Not only this, I figured out I was eating more carbs sticking to some particular legumes in my meals. So, I thought to take care of my meal on the plate properly.

First of all, I reduced my daily rotis intake (8 to 2) and also replaced white rice with brown rice.

Though I am not much a rice lover. Rotis were my important part of meals and controlling cravings for rotis was a tough task.

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Oats for weight loss

There was a need for something that could fill the gap of my rotis. The need for something which could replace my rotis, control calorie, and fat; and healthy at the same time.

My sister used to eat oats sometime for her weight loss.

One day I asked her to prepare oats for me as well. I tasted it and found it really amazing for my dinner and a good replacement for my 4 Rotis at dinner.

I prefer eating something light in my dinner & not something heavy which is difficult to digest.

Oat veg khichdi came handy to me and really helped me a lot in my weight loss journey.

But, eating the same thing every night is boring. So, there was a need to do something innovative with my new dinner – taste-wise & health wise both.

Most importantly, you can consume oats recipes anytime, let it be your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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It does not mean you are free to add more oil, spices, etc because you are eating oats. Sounds funny, right?

I love playing with my oats recipes and love coming up with different versions of it, so that it tastes yum while having my dinner.

I had shared with you the way I prepare oats for my dinner. But, eating oats alone is not enough, you have to keep working out well to see some positive results. I shared some easy workouts. See here

I hope you like my Oats recipes for weight loss and now ready to get an important tip below.

I never ever prefer eating ready to eat or instant oats available in the market. I always recommend everyone to buy plain oats and then cook yourself at home. Homemade foods are always healthy.

My favorite Indian oat brand

I even receive many messages to recommend to them what brand of oats I buy. I personally feel Quaker oats is the good one and never changed to other brands as it was working well in my weight loss journey.

Nowadays, the world is going online, so I purchase my grocery online sometime. You can check the oats that I purchase below in the link.

You can check online in the link the oats that I buy to make my diet dinner: Check Here

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