It’s official, I love oats and eat them every day. They are low in Glycaemic Index and contain Soluble fibre which means they not only taste delicious but they keep you fuller for longer, can help stabilise blood sugars and can help reduce total cholesterol levels. This makes them key players in helping prevent heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
So when Nairns kindly sent me a beautiful box of yummy oat goodies to taste I was a very happy lady.
I’m a snacker, so the Biscuit Breaks were something I was hoping would be delicious yet healthy. These come in 2 flavours, both gluten free: Oats and Syrup or Oats and Fruit. Not having the sweetest tooth I prefered the Oats and Fruit version. I found these really tasty and a little too “moorish”. They come individually wrapped in packs of 4, for better portion control, calorie and fat content I’d prefer if they were in packs of 2, it would certainly stop me eating too many at once 😉 They are fabulous with a cup of tea by the way!
Each biscuit is 47 kcals, 1.9-2.0g fat and contains 0.6-0.7g fibre.
I saved the porridge pots for a day I really needed them. As soon as I was asked to go on a business trip to Holland, I knew that moment had come and put them in my suitcase. I’m notoriously hard to please at hotel breakfasts as I’m really not into a cooked brekkie and just want fruit, yoghurt and some sort of wheat free cereal. It can be tricky being on a special diet when travelling, these are perfect for the suitcase though.
I found the porridge pot really easy to prepare, simply fill to the mark with hot water, stir, cover and leave to stand for a few minutes and it’s all ready to go. I ate mine with fruit and yoghurt on the side.
My only quibble would be with the added sugar, it made the porridge too sweet for me. I don’t add sugar, sweetener or honey to my porridge. Having a sachet so you can add your own to taste would be a great adaptation and having the line for the water inside the pot too would also help.
Thankyou Nairns for some wonderful new products. Who else has tried them?
For more oaty recipe take a look at these: Healthy Oaty Bars, Banana and Sultana Flapjack and look out for my overnight oats post coming soon.