Savory Oatmeal –not just for breakfasts!

Photo by Bobbi Misiti

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • pinch of salt
  • Lettuce, greens, spring mix or any other green
  • drizzle of organic extra virgin olive oil
  • drizzle of balsamic or flavored vinegar of your choice
  • Feta cheese, crumpled
  • Kalamata or other olive, pitted and organic
  • chopped scallions or onions
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Protein toppings of your choice; eggs, fish, chicken, etc.

Instructions

For the Oatmeal:

Bring coconut milk, water, oats, and pinch of salt to a boil.  Boil, stirring often until desired thickness, about 10 minutes or so.

While the oats are stewing, prepare your greens in a bowl, drizzle with oil and vinegar and salt and pepper.

Scoop the oatmeal on top of the greens, top the oatmeal with cheese, olives, and cilantro, top with your protein source, and sprinkle with cilantro.

Oatmeal is a very healthy food loaded with fiber, however the way most people eat it (for breakfast with sugar) makes it a blood sugar nightmare … Here is a very healthy way to eat this delicious power food.

This is just a start to the ways you can make Savory Oatmeal Bowls for Dinner, below is an outline of the base recipe along with several variations:

Base Recipe : Bed of greens and salad veggies drizzled with olive oil and nice vinegar of your choice, sprinkled with pumpkin or hemp seeds.  Top that with the oatmeal as made in the main recipe.

To this base recipe you can add any of these options to complete your meal:
#1 Sauteed Kale, red onion, yellow tomatoes, Hummus drizzled with pesto, and a sprinkling of Pecorino cheese.
#2 Asparagus and sun dried tomatoes, rosemary, canned wild pink salmon
#3 Avocado sliced, sweet pepper, poached eggs.
#4 Spinach, tomato, eggs, and hemp hearts
#5 Lentils, Spinach, and Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)
#6 Sauteed together Kale, zucchini, and spinach, topped with scallions and dill.
#7 Sauteed mushrooms and spinach, topped with eggs of some type and red pepper flakes.
#8 Sauteed cabbage, black beans, avocado, and Nooch (nutritional yeast)
#9 Kale sauteed with ginger and chilies, tamari, sesame seeds, hard boiled eggs.

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