Pairing oats with anything other than blueberries or bananas may seem odd to a lot of folks. My husband in particular said: leave MY oatmeal alone! This after I told him what I was doing this morning. I made his standard breakfast, his favorite, then set out to make mine.
Simply stir in to your regular oatmeal:
- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast to make them cheezy
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash’s table blend
- top with the toppings of your choice. Today I used:
- cubed butternut squash
You can add broccoli, diced peppers or any other veggie you like. Use your imagination! We love ‘farmer bowl’ type breakfasts that are loaded with things like hash browns and veggies – so the variation on the morning oatmeal is done with those bowls in mind. We once had an amazing breakfast bowl at St Francis Fountain in San Francisco. It was called the Nebulous Potato Thing. We make a really healthy variation of it now as well. It’s great for dinner or breakfast.
The base for our healthy version of the Nebulous Potato Thing is shredded potatoes, mixed veggies, red peppers, and kidney beans. We then top it with green onions, salsa, cilantro and now and then avocado.
So use your imagination when it comes to breakfast – think outside the cereal box and get unconventional!