Oatmeal is famous for its acquaintances slimming attributes. This food can become your best ally, when it comes to losing weight in a healthy way. Even celiacs can consume this grain as long as they verify on the labels of the product that it does not contain gluten. Taking this caveat into account, oatmeal is one of the most effective foods for weight loss and good nutrition. Because it has among its qualities the ability to create satiety and detoxify the body.
There are many ways to consume oats: in water, in smoothies, pastries and soups. Perhaps one of the most effective for weight loss is water and soups. In RecetasGratis we share with you a perfect recipe for anyone who needs to lose a few extra kilos or who wants to keep fit: oatmeal soup for dinner. A light, healthy and very effective soup both for dinner and breakfast. Also very tasty, cheap and very easy to prepare!
4 diners 45m Dinner Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Recommended for vegans, Recommended for vegetarians, Recommended for weight loss, Popular in Autumn-Winter, Boiled Ingredients:
- ½ cup oatmeal
- 2 carrots
- 2 chives, chives or green onions
- 1 zucchini or Italian zucchini
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 celery
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- 1 liter of water or vegetable broth
- 1 can of sweet corn or 2 ears
- 1 jet of olive oil
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 pinch of salt
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
Place the oatmeal in a bowl of water the night before the preparation. The next day, discard the water, wash the cereal twice under the tap, drain and set aside. By soaking this cereal before you make it, you get a much more digestible and flavorful vegetable and oatmeal soup.
Wash and chop the vegetables, preferably in cubes. Cut the branches finely or into slices, except for the spinach, which you must chop with your hands or a plastic knife, discarding the stem first. And if you want to use natural corn, wash, peel and shear the cob. Then, pour water into a saucepan and incorporate the grains. Let them cook until the grain feels tender. Calculate an average of 20 minutes, more or less, everything will depend on the type of corn and its maturity. On the other hand, if you prefer canned corn, just discard the water, wash a little under the tap and drain with a strainer. Then, place a pan with olive oil, wait for the oil to heat up, and meanwhile organize the next step.
Pour a liter of water or vegetable broth into a saucepan. Put cook the oatmeal for 10 minutes, over medium heat. You will see how easy and fast this oatmeal soup is prepared for dinner!
Sauté chopped vegetables (except spinach) over medium heat. Stir and salt and pepper. When you see that the onion is transparent, remove the sauce from the heat. This step concentrates all the flavor of this healthy oatmeal soup.
Trick: It is advisable not to overcook the vegetables, because then they will also be cooked in the casserole with the oats.
Add the sauce to the saucepan with the oatmeal and stir. If you notice that the oatmeal and vegetable soup is very thick, add more water. Grind the salt if necessary.
During the final 3 to 5 minutes of cooking the soup, add the spinach. It is advisable to wait until this moment, because if you cook too much, they lose many nutrients.
Delicious, easy and quick to prepare! The oatmeal and vegetable soup It is ideal for dinner, as it is light to digest, nutritious and satisfies you. You can accompany it with a corn arepa, toast or crackers. Do you dare to prepare it at home? Please share your comments with us and if you feel like it … a photo of your culinary creation!
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Benefits and contraindications of oatmeal soup
This oatmeal and vegetable soup can not only be used for dinner, you can consume it even throughout the day, but it is advisable do not extend this diet for more than three days. It is preferable to consume this food at dinner or even some breakfasts, but you should definitely have a full lunch. This way you will not force the body and lose weight more naturally. Remember, the extra kilos are gained little by little and also must be lost. This preparation is also ideal for those who want to cleanse the body, stay healthy and fit or anyone who wants to try a different soup.
But what are the benefits of oatmeal soup for dinner?
- Its high fiber content favors intestinal transit. For this reason, it promotes the elimination of toxins and fats that are harmful to the body.
- Keeps the body nourished and muscles healthy. Thanks to its high index of minerals such as iron, zinc, sodium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, etc. Therefore, it prevents flaccidity after losing weight.
- Absorbs and eliminates harmful cholesterol, in the same way excess water and toxins, thanks to the large amount of soluble fiber.
- It has omega 6 or linoleic acid, ideal for purifying the blood of triglycerides and cholesterol.
- It balances the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood, improving cardiovascular health and promoting weight loss.
- It produces a feeling of satiety, which prevents excessive consumption of food due to anxiety.
Whole grains and legumes are the most common foods rich in phytates. Phytates reside in the seeds of plants, their function is to release minerals during the germination process, this drives the birth of new plants. However, for years there has been a controversy around phytates and their influences on nutrition.
Phytates have the ability to bind minerals (zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, and magnesium) and slow their absorption. For a long time, phytates were considered antinutrients, however, today it is known that they offer many benefits to the body and that the contraindications they present can be counteracted with adequate culinary treatments.
A relevant culinary treatment is to soak. Soaking or "activating the seeds" favors the phytates to transform into phytic acid, thanks to the release of phosphorus and other minerals. Thus, the seeds are more digestive and lose antinutrients. On the other hand, soaking helps to clean the seeds, hydrate them and enrich their flavor.
Another contraindication of this cereal, may be its use in celiac people. Despite the fact that oats contain rather proteins called avenin that are not toxic to most celiacs, as they can tolerate them, sometimes the grain is contaminated with other cereals. How does this happen? Because this grain is often grown near wheat fields (also barley and rye) or is produced in factories where these celiac-damaging cereals are also processed, since they contain gluten. The result: oatmeal is contaminated and is not suitable for consumption by people who are celiac or allergic to gluten. Be that as it may, if you suffer from this ailment and want to consume oats, first consult your doctor.