@Lacey_Rivette I have been wondering why you choose rolled oats over steel cut oats? I’ve always been told by nutritionists in the past to go with steel cut over rolled.
Steel cut oats are great. I have included rolled oats in our plans on the basis that:
- They can be cooked in 10 minutes or less
- Are generally easier to find
- More familiar (especially to athletes new to winning in the kitchen)
- Easier to digest - Most of our athletes train in the mornings. Steel cut oats take a little longer to digest, meaning that it could cause GI upset if athletes are not eating them at least 2.5-3 hours before.
If you train in the evenings and prefer steel cut oats, I say heck yea… eat them! They are not necessarily any more nutritious than rolled oats though. The primary difference is their digestion rate
Steel cut tastes so much better than rolled oats!
Cooked steel cut oatmeal keeps great in the fridge. I’ve never gone beyond a week as I finish it in that time but 7 days for sure with no loss of taste or texture. 2 minutes in the microwave and its as good as fresh made (actually quicker than the 2:30 it takes to make “instant” steel cut oatmeal). A double batch gives me breakfast for 5-6 days.