Welcome to another edition of “No Waste Wednesday“! Today, I’m shaking things up a bit by linking to Peas ” What I Ate Wednesday” because I think everyone needs to get on this Savory Oatmeal bandwagon!
Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of those foods that everyone considers to be healthy; it’s also most people’s breakfast of choice. I am not here to argue against either of these statements but I will encourage you to be open-minded. Oatmeal is not just a breakfast option and it’s definitely not just a sweet treat. I’m telling you, savory oatmeal is the way to go! I know this is a foreign concept and will take some getting use to so I’ll be patient. I actually came prepared so keep reading if your still not 100% convinced!
Sautéed Onions, Mushroom and Tomato Oatmeal topped with Avocados
How many of you struggle to get in your daily vegetable intake? Don’t lie…It can be a challenge but it doesn’t always have to be. If you are dead set on eating oatmeal for breakfast, try have it savory (even if it’s just once a week) and throw in some vegetable in there! Savory oatmeal is a great way to sneak vegetables into your diet.
Eggplant & Summer Squash Oatmeal
How many of you juice?–I do! I know there’s a lot of controversy about juicing but, what I love the most about juicing is that I am able to get the nutrient from those vegetables that I don’t like/want to eat. Personally I find it much easier to drink some veggies. But, then there’s all that pulp…what do you do with that? I am all for reducing #foodwaste so I will save the pulp and use it in recipes throughout the week. This week, I used the scrapes some my carrot juice and my leftover roasted garlic & avocado mashed potato balls to make the oatmeal dish below.
Broccoli, Carrot and Roasted Garlic Avocado Mashed Potato Oatmeal
- 1/4 c of the carrot pulp
- 1/4 c of chopped broccoli
- 2 roasted garlic & avocado mashed potato balls
- 1/2 c oatmeal
- 1 1/4 c vegetable broth or water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In an oiled saucepan, quickly heat through your carrot and broccoli. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- Add your vegetable broth and allow it to come to a boil. Stir in your oats.
- Reduce the heat and add in the mashed potato balls. Give it a stir.
- Add more vegetable broth or water if you find your oatmeal to be too thick. Adjust seasoning as well.
Would/Have you ever try savory oatmeal?
What are some of your favorite oatmeal toppings?