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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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2:17AM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Are there any horses on Care2?

10:10PM PDT on Jul 30, 2015

I will be bringing oatmeal for flour this weeken, the try putting some in muffins, thank you.

4:49AM PDT on Jul 29, 2015

Thank you

10:03AM PDT on Jul 28, 2015


8:00AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Thank you for sharing this very interesting article !
Blessings for everyone.
Animals included !

9:05PM PDT on May 14, 2015


8:55PM PDT on May 14, 2015

thank you

8:47AM PDT on May 10, 2015

So far only eating them in muesli & delicious FLAPJACKS!!

3:43AM PDT on May 1, 2015

Health doesn't cost much, but values a lot

5:38AM PDT on Apr 29, 2015


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