Oats For Weight Loss: 5 Easy Recipes To Try

Losing those extra kilos from the body is the toughest challenge ever, and we do everything for it. From exercising for hours to controlling our unhealthy cravings, with constant effort, the desired goal can be achieved. Our diet plays a vital role in our weight-loss journey. Adding nutritious foods with low calories and fibre to your meals can give you the best results. This includes seasonal fruits, green vegetables, and legumes.

Oats are another food item that can help you lose weight. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants, this gluten-free whole grain has several benefits, like reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering sugar levels, improving digestive health, and weight loss. According to Healthline, oats slow down the emptying of the stomach, which leads to reduced calorie intake, which is good for weight loss.

As a staple breakfast, oats are very easy to prepare. But did you know it can also be included in other meals? Apart from oatmeal, there are many recipes that can be prepared with this healthy grain. From breakfast to dinner, here are five oat recipes for you that can help get rid of unwanted fats:

Oats Chilla-For Breakfast

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  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 1 onion  
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 cups of water
  • Spices and herbs, as per choice


  • Take oat flour and mix it with 2 cups of water.
  • In the mix, add seasonings to taste and vegetables like onion, tomato, and black pepper.
  • Add a small quantity to a pre-heated pan and cook on both sides till golden brown. Serve hot with your favourite dip.

Oats Smoothie-Post Workout


  • 1 cup low-fat milk (or almond milk)
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 3-4 deseeded dates
  • 3 tablespoons of instant oats
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  • Add all the ingredients to the blending jar.
  • Blend it into a fine smoothie. Pour the oat smoothie into a glass.
  • Garnish with sliced dry fruits, berries, or any chopped fruits. Serve.

Oats Khichdi For Lunch

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  • 2 cups oats, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 baby corn, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of corn kernels
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of green peas
  • 4-6 French beans, finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 inch of ginger, finely chopped
  • 4-6 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry roast jeera and black peppercorns. Add five cups of water, all the veggies, baby corn, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, and salt, and let it simmer till the vegetables are cooked.
  • Add oats and salt, and cook for another minute. Serve hot.

Oats Bhel: An Evening Snack


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup black chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 2 teaspoons of tamarind chutney
  • 2 teaspoons of green chutney
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice


  • Heat a pan, add the oats, and toast them until they are crisp, or for about 3 to 5 minutes. Toss the oats in between for even toasting.
  • Transfer the toasted oats to the bowl and let it cool. Meanwhile, chop all the veggies.
  • Now add the chopped onion, carrot, cucumber, tomato, and black chickpeas. Add the chutneys and chaat masala. Mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro, drizzle with lemon juice, and serve right away.

Oats Paneer Bowl-For Dinner


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2.5 tablespoons paneer
  • 2 tablespoons of yellow capsicum
  • 2.5 tablespoons of red capsicum
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Water as required


  • In a pan, add butter, paneer, and mixed herbs. Roast it till golden brown, remove, and keep aside.
  • Then add ginger, garlic, and oats; roast them. Then add yellow and red capsicum.
  • Mix well, add water and salt, cook it, and add herbed paneer. Serve warm and enjoy.