Eat smart this spring and choose snacks with slow-release energy to make the most of your day. Oats are a wholegrain food that contain fibre and release energy slowly, which helps satisfy and keep hunger at bay. Foods high in fat, sugar and salt can leave you feeling hungry again soon after.
All About Oats has developed a number of easy-to-prepare, alternative oatcake recipes to inspire your snack selection.
Oatcakes contain beta-glucans that have been shown to reduce cholesterol, which may lower the risk of heart disease. They are also a good source of B vitamins, iron, potassium and phytochemicals including antioxidants
At approximately 200 calories or less, the following snacks are quick and inexpensive to make. Try two oatcakes topped with canned tuna, low fat crème fraiche and sliced spring onion; or two oatcakes topped with cottage cheese, chopped hazelnuts and shredded chicory leaves; or if you have a sweet tooth, try two oatcakes topped with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and a drizzle of honey.