Oats make a delicious and healthy topping for meat and fish, as with these pork medallions. Oats are a nutritious wholegrain that contain the soluble fibre beta-glucan, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol. Because they are so versatile, oats can be used to make a host of tasty but heart healthy dishes.
This is lovely served with green beans and a wild and long grain rice mix or mashed potato. Add hot smoked paprika for extra flavour instead of the chilli powder.
Look out for the different types of oats: rolled and pinhead oats make great toppings on sweet and savoury dishes, while oatmeal is ideal for thickening soups and casseroles instead of flour.