Adapting recipes to specific dietary needs doesn’t have to be hard at all – and best of all – can be done with NO COMPROMISE IN FLAVOR. You bet!
Here are two very easy-to-make steel cut oats breakfast recipes that are very much the same – with just one slight exception. The recipe on the left is made completely with ingredients that are anti-inflammatory (AID in the title=Anti-Inflammatory Diet). The recipe on the right contains raisins, which can be substituted by any choice of dried fruit. Dried fruit, however, can cause discomfort to those with irritated digestive tracts. Removing the raisins/dried fruit is an easy fix.
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Steel cut oats: nutty flavor, complete protein source, complex carbohydrate, fiber rich, anti-inflammatory, and highly versatile in both sweet and savory recipes. Great stuff! Here’s how they look compared to rolled oats.
Want to know more about what steel cut oats are, why they’re a bit more nutritional than rolled oats, and how to cook them as easily as possible (they take about 25 minutes to cook – almost completely hands-free)? Just click any picture on this page for a complete, easy-to-follow step-by-step picture book recipe. Read more »
Here’s how to vary the flavor of microwave cooked oatmeal using commonly found ingredients. First, though, a couple quick points:
1. Flavors and tastes are exceptionally personal. The ingredients you see below work great together – for me, but my taste is not your taste. For example, you’ll see in the picture below that I use plain nonfat Greek yogurt, which I love for its flavor, thick texture, and high protein content. You, however, might not like Greek yogurt – or any yogurt at all for that matter – and that’s ok. Skip it, replace it with something else – and do the same for any other ingredient you see below to make your simple to exciting oatmeal all yours. Read more »