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15 Problems You Can Solve with Oatmeal

11. Thicken soups, stews and dips: Runny dips are not exactly a health crisis, but they can be a party foul. Solve the problem with some ground oats or oat flour.

12. Fix crumbling meatloaf or veggie burgers: Similarly, oats are a healthier and heartier alternative to bread crumbs for binding burgers, meatloaf, meatballs and more.

13. Stinky fridge: Just as it absorbs skin oils and hair odors, oatmeal can absorb odors in fridges or bathrooms. Just leave an open container of oats in the fridge or other smelly spot.

14. Smelly ashtrays: Another odor-neutralizing trick is to line ashtrays with oats and absorb some cigarette smells.

15. Bored children: Finally, anyone who has left oatmeal in a bowl overnight can attest that it becomes hard and crusty, not unlike clay. Users on CafeMom, a parenting clearinghouse, recommend mixing two parts oatmeal with one part flour and one part water, and a few drops of food coloring, if desired. The resulting substitute for Play-Doh can be molded into virtually any shape, and painted once dry.

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2:47PM PST on Jan 11, 2015

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12:44AM PST on Dec 27, 2014

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4:08PM PST on Dec 26, 2014

One of the best ways to start your day.

4:11AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Start a good day with some good food

3:40AM PST on Dec 9, 2014

oats are really healthy food for the nervous system..

8:17PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

oatmeal is really healthy and good for breakfast. It will surely help you lose weight. it contains high fiber, slow down your appetites, and low calories. I suggest you read short list of oatmeal benefits: http://prescriptionfact.com/is-oatmeal-good-for-you/

1:01AM PST on Dec 3, 2014

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4:41PM PST on Dec 1, 2014

Sometimes the best treatments are the old tried and true. Thanks !

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I have no intention of joining a gym or buying special clothes, so these 'tips' didn't help me.

Must admit really didnt no very much about herbs,thankyou will save this

Very worrying. Know where your food comes from!

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