Food Prep

Hi Ladies!

I hope you enjoyed our very veggie dinner last night and got some new ideas for quick and healthy food preparation. Here’s the recipe I mentioned for Overnight Cherry Almond Oatmeal. No excuses for skipping breakfast when it’s hot and waiting for you!

1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
6 cups water
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2/3 cup dried cherries (or any dried fruit)
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ (I sub ground flax for extra Omega-3’s)
1/2 cup sliced almonds

1. Add the first 5 ingredients (oats through almond extract) to the crock of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Mix well, cover and cook on low for 8 hours (while you sleep!)
2. When you’re ready to eat, add cherries, wheat germ and almonds and stir to mix. If desired, serve each portion with a little fat-free skim milk. Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to five days, but may require a little more milk or water when reheating.

Serves 6
Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 1 gram
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 gram
Monounsaturated Fat 3 grams
Carbohydrates 34 grams
Fiber 8 grams
Protein 6 grams

Don’t let the Easter Bunny tempt you too much!

Mary Carol

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