How many calories does one serving of Oats Chaat have?
One serving of Oats Chaat gives 201 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 152 calories, proteins account for 31 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 19 calories. One serving of Oats Chaat provides about 10 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Oats Chaat recipe. Oats is the last ingredient you thought would be used to make a chaat and yet it fits in so beautifully! The best part is that this unbelievably tasty Oats Chaat is so nutritious that you can munch on this snack without any guilt.
This chaat makes use of a unique meetha chutney that is sweetened completely with dates, without any jaggery, so it can be stored in the refrigerator and used to make this and other healthy chaats any time.
Whenever hunger strikes, all you need to do is assemble together oats, veggies, curds, kala chana sprouts and the perky chutney. You can also replace kala chana sprouts with any other sprouts of your choice.
Is Oats Chaat healthy?
Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Oats : Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. See here why oats are good for you?
Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.
Curd + Low fat Curds : Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet.
Kala chana : Kala chana is a healthy addition to your diet. Being high in protein and fiber, Kala Chana a good option for those aspiring weight loss. Like most pulses and legumes, kala chana also abounds in fiber, thus helping to keep you full for hours. When cooked with other healthy ingredients, kala chana is suitable for heart disease as well. Diabetics too enjoy them in restricted quantities. Brimming with calcium, they support bone health and being a good source of iron, they help build red blood cells (RBC) and hemoglobin levels.
Dates (Khajur) : 1 cup of dates (90 gm) gives around 8.05 gm of fiber and will lower down the cholesterol level and will also aid in weight loss. A cup of dates contain 703 mg of potassium (14.95% of RDA) which helps in the regulation of blood pressure and also prevents formation of kidney stones. Dates have a low glycemic index from 43 to 55 depending on the variety, so they are a boon to diabetics to satisfy their sweet tooth. See details for 8 super benefits of dates.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Oats Chaat ?
Yes, this recipe is good for heart and weight loss BUT have in restricted quantity. Try and cut the amount of chutney used in the recipe. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. When cooked with other healthy ingredients, kala chana is suitable for heart disease as well. Diabetics should enjoy this chaat minus the meetha chutney.
Can healthy individuals have Oats Chaat ?
Yes, this is healthy.
Oats Chaat is high in
1. Calcium : Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
2. Phosphorous : Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.
3. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
4. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to burn 201 calories that come from Oats Chaat?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 0 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 20 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 27 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 34 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.