Mouth-water Monday: Stew Your Wild Oats

A few weeks ago, I had a post about overnight oats for the sweet tooth: Betty Crocker Must Pie! This prompted one of my readers to ask about savory oats for people who don’t really like sweets and I began searching and found some delicious recipes for dinner! I was astonished by how much I loved the savory version for dinner. They are super simple and quick to make- even my husband made it for me!

Here’s why:

  1. Organic rolled or steel cut oats are perfect since you will be making them on the stove.
  2. Extremely tasty and filling for dinner from all of the fiber.
  3. Add a spoon of chili garlic sauce to give it a good taste/kick.
  4. Make 2 cups instead of what the recipes say to last a few days.
  5. Make sauteed veggies and add them in separately or eat on the side! And of course don’t forget to top it off with some Organic Soynuts to give a crunch if you’d like!
  6. Substitute them for pasta, bread or rice for any dish- much healthier!

Here are some of my favorites that I’ve tried for dinner:

Mushrooms, Onions & Parmesan Cheese Rolled Oats (360-400 calories)

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Ingredients:
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup mushrooms slices
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper, other spices to taste

Serves: 1

 

 

Directions: Cook oats in a separate pan and saute mushrooms and onions with olive oil and spices in another pan for 3-5 minutes. Combine the two and stir with some Parmesan cheese with salt, pepper and spices to taste.

Spinach and Roasted Veggie Oatmeal (400-470 calories)

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup sweet potatoes
1 cup cooked oatmeal
Salt, pepper, rosemary or oregano to taste
1 Egg cooked (optional)

Serves: 1

 

 

 

Directions: Cook oats with water in a pan & then add spinach and for about 10 minutes. Then add sweet potatoes and salt, pepper, oregano and other spices to taste. Stir in egg as preferred.

Basil Pesto Oats  (515-560 calories)

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Ingredients:
1 chopped garlic clove
2 tbsp pesto with basil on top
2 tbsp tomato sauce or a few sun-dried tomatoes
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 cup cooked oats

Serves: 1

Directions: After oats are cooked, add garlic, pesto, tomato sauce or tomatoes and stir for 10 minutes. Then, add cheese & any spices to taste.

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