Morning Glory Oatmeal

standard February 27, 2017 Leave a response

Happy Monday! Since we are at the end of the month, and weekly menus are still consisting of Hello Fresh boxes, I thought I’d share a bonus Monday recipe that’s been on repeat this past month.

My go-to favorite oatmeal in the winter is creamy pumpkin steel cut oats topped with drippy creamy peanut butter. But once the holidays are over and pumpkin becomes harder to find, the thought of boring plain oatmeal is just not as appealing. This variation came about as I was thinking toward Spring and muffins and smoothies and warmer weather breakfast options. However, I still wanted the creamy, heartiness of oatmeal.

This morning glory oatmeal combines the classic flavors of carrots, coconut, dried fruit, and nuts with the comforting homeyness of chewy steel cut oats. Perfect through the wintery cold months or anytime of year you are craving a bowl of oats.

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Morning Glory Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 6

Calories per serving: 330 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 c steel cut oats
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 c water
  • 1 c carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1/4 c walnuts

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add vegan butter and let melt. Add oats and toast, stirring until well coated in the butter and starting to brown.
  2. Add coconut sugar, applesauce, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir to combine.
  3. Slowly add almond milk and water, 1 cup at a time, stirring to mix in as you pour.
  4. Stir in carrots, raisins, and walnuts. Let simmer over medium-low heat until all liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is thick, about 20 minutes. Stir often to prevent sticking.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with toppings of choice (Extra nuts, raisins, or nut butter is always recommended!)
http://www.neatandnutritious.com/morning-glory-oatmeal/

Nutrition

Per serving: 330 calories, 54 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat, 9 g sugar, 120 mg sodium, 18 g sugar

Vegan Morning Glory Oatmeal

Friday Favorites: February

standard February 24, 2017 Leave a response

We’ve made it through the end of another month! The shortness of February always makes it seem to disappear so fast to me. But March means baby month! Today’s Neat roundup is a bit random, but all good articles from around the web that really stuck with me. And a lovely Nutritious list of drool-worthy eats that anyone is welcome to make and bring over for us to eat! 😉

Neat:

  1. How to Make Goals and Intentions Stick // Continuing on January’s theme of how to stick to goals past January, this model is helpful for any time of year.
  2. Relationship Advice for Couples with Different Diets // People ask me all the time how I handle the husband and I having different diets. This is how it works for us.
  3. Why Kids Need Minimalism // Something I’m bookmarking to remember as I venture into motherhood.
  4. Go Small with Goal Setting // My goals for March are going to be extremely small. And that is okay. Sometimes progress is made with baby steps. This is also something I find true for my nutrition counseling clients.
  5. The 23 Minute Post-Run Routine // Definitely something I was not good about doing before getting pregnant, and something I am for sure going to focus on as I start running again postpartum.

Nutritious:

  1. Vegetarian Kale Taco Salad // Kale + Tacos? Oh yeah! I’d just swap the yogurt for an avocado in the dressing and omit the cheese.
  2. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Enchiladas // A genius combination.
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites // If I still had the energy, I’d be stocking my freezer with these babies!
  4. Farmer’s Market Vegan Breakfast Bowl // A hearty, protein and veggie packed meal, perfect for a weekend brunch.
  5. Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl // This reminds me of one of my favorite dishes at The Steeping Room here in Austin. Fresh veggies, hearty quinoa, and ALL the peanut sauce!

Winter Citrus Salad

standard February 22, 2017 Leave a response

Chilly winter weather usually means warm, hearty comfort meals. But sometimes, you just need a refreshing, crisp reminder that Spring is just around the corner. Or, if you’re in Texas, the weather is changing so fast from day-to-day, that it might be warm enough to tempt Summer with a bright, juicy meal. This salad is full of winter produce, yet hints at warmer weather ahead with its crunchy cabbage, refreshing cucumber, and bright fruits. Quinoa adds bulk and protein, while pepitas add iron to complement the citrus (Gotta maximize nutrient absorption wherever we can!) Summer, we are ready for you!

Winter Citrus Salad

Yield: Serves 2

Calories per serving: 441 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 c lettuce
  • 2 c spinach
  • 1/2 c cabbage, shredded
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1/2 c cucumber
  • 1/2 c carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 c quinoa, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp raw pepitas

Instructions

  1. Toss lettuce, spinach, veggies, and quinoa together in a large serving bowl. Peel and segment one orange and add to salad. Zest and juice the remaining orange.
  2. In a mason jar or bowl, combine orange juice and zest, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, agave nectar, and lemon juice. Shake or whisk to combine.
  3. Toss salad with dressing until evenly coated. Top with walnuts and pepitas. Serve fresh.
http://www.neatandnutritious.com/winter-citrus-salad/

Nutrition

Per serving: 441 calories, 57 g carbohydrate, 22 g fat, 10 g protein, 497 mg sodium, 19 g sugar