WIAW…Savory Oatmeal

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Broccoli, Carrot and Roasted Garlic Avocado Mashed Potato Oatmeal



  1. In an oiled saucepan, quickly heat through your carrot and broccoli. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Add your vegetable broth and allow it to come to a boil. Stir in your oats.
  3. Reduce the heat and add in the mashed potato balls. Give it a stir.
  4. 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? 


10 thoughts on “WIAW…Savory Oatmeal

  1. Even though I have heard of savory oatmeal, I’ve never really tried it and I don’t know why! I mean, it’s a grain just like farro or barley! I’m going to make a point of trying oatmeal in a savory way now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love the concept of savory oatmeal but have yet to try it. I don’t have a sweet tooth so even my breakfasts are usually savory egg muffins or sometimes even dinner leftovers. I’m convinced to try some of your recipes!

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