Oats helps with weight loss by making you feel full longer. As the soluble fiber of oats is digested, it forms a gel, which causes the viscosity of the contents of the stomach and small intestine to be increased. The gel delays stomach emptying making you feel full longer. Continue to load oats to your diet for a successful weight loss program. Try this tropical granola recipe with nonfat milk as a breakfast cereal, stir in lowfat yoghurt, or sprinkle on top of frozen yoghurt or fresh fruits.
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit (177 degrees Celsius)
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, and almonds, mix well. In a small bowl, combine honey, margarine, ground ginger and salt, blend well. Drizzle over oat mixture, mix well. Spread evenly on 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan.
3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven, immediately stir in dried fruit. Cool completely in pan or wire rack. Store in tightly covered container.