I was not a fan of oatmeal up until a few years ago. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the first time I ate oatmeal, it was instant oatmeal. I was immediately turned off by the sweetness and texture. A couple of years ago, I took a bite out of my husband's steel cut oats and I absolutely loved it! If you haven't tried steel cut oats, it is the way to go! Over the past year, I have made steel cut oats two ways, one sweet and one savoury.
Savoury oatmeal is a good way to change things up if you are bored of the regular sweet oatmeal combinations. This savoury oatmeal recipe is so simple - you won't even have to look at the recipe the second time you make it. Use whichever types of vegetables you have on hand. Mixed frozen veggies would be the easiest, but feel free to chop up some fresh mushrooms, broccoli, or any other veggies in your fridge.
There are different types of oats you can buy at the store. My favourite are steel cut oats, which are the...
I will be starting a new series called "Simple Swaps". This blogging series will take a look at everyday products you may have in your kitchen and how you can make a "simple swap" to a healthier alternative. Making healthy changes doesn't have to be dramatic and overwhelming. By making ONE change in your kitchen at a time, you are:
more likely to make the change into a healthy habit (for life!)
more likely to feel in control of your change rather than feel like the changes you are making are controlling your life
more likely to feel motivated to make more healthy changes after you have successfully made one change
Most of the food products I will be featuring in "Simple Swaps" are items often disguised as healthy or a common staple in your pantry.
Today's item is the beloved: peanut butter.
We all love it. Whether it's smeared on a piece of toast paired with your favourite jelly or by the spoonful, peanut butter is an essential item...
If you are on Instagram, you have likely seen the trendy #MeatlessMonday, a hashtag to promote plant-based meals. Even if you are not a vegetarian, incorporating more vegetables and plant-based foods can help you eat in a healthier and more sustainable manner. Trying a meatless meal on Mondays is a great start! This recipe for veggie burgers was inspired by a video I saw on Facebook - once I saw how easy they are to make, I decided to try making my own.
While most veggie burgers use black beans as a base, this recipe uses black beans, quinoa, and lentils. Talk about triple threat! To make these burgers even easier, cook your quinoa and lentils the night before. Make extra quinoa and lentils so you have them on hand throughout the week to use in other recipes like salads, stews, and soups.
These veggie burgers are:
High in fibre
Packed with protein
Rich in iron
The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Take the #pulseple...