Updated: Oct 20, 2018
We are so used to have porridge/ muesli/ granola…
- All those sweet or semi sweet ways to have oats.
But why not to eat oats as a savoury carb!?
It is so easy and so much quicker then any other carb such as spaghetti, rice, puree etc..
So, if to be honest, it is the perfect solution for lazy people who still want to weep a perfect healthy dinner in just 15 minutes.
You spice it up and make the veggies separate, you can also make an egg to put on top of it all...
But basically its easy peasy and yummy nummy.
This is a recipe to make a savoury oatmeal,
you can choose the seasoning, veggies, herbs, greens for your own taste.
You can mix and match, and make as many as you like during the week with just a little change or twist in the details.
You can always make the first stage, the cooked veggies for the topping, ahead, and so save time when you want to eat.
For 2 people-
for the oatmeal -
8 tbspoons of rolled oats
2 cups mineral water
(optional 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk from any kind for a more creamy texture)
1 tbspoon of mixed spices, choose your style -
Thyme + oregano + marjoram /
Paprica + cumin + coriander /
Curry + cardamon + coriander + chilli
*For kids you can use only a teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup greens
(kale, spinach, bokchoi)
2 tbspoons of mix herbs
(dill/ coriander/ parsley/ basil)
1 teaspoon of flex seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon of psyllium husk (optional, if so remember to drink a lot of water!!!)
For the toppings -
1 cup of veggies, sliced
(onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, pumpkin, leek, zucchini, string bean, mushrooms, tomatoes)
salt and peper to taste
Poached or Boiled egg for each diner (Optional)
For decoration -
Black sesame, seeds and nuts (optional)
First stage, you can also make ahead if you want your savoury oatmeal to be super quick
In a large saucepan (non stick preferred), cook the veggies by this order -
Onion and garlic
*If you don't have a non stick pan you can use a plant based oil spray and spray a thin layer of oil.
*You can add a bit of water to the sauce pan and cover while cooking the veggies so there is a steaming process as well. A great trick to avoid oil using.
in a small pot, add the oats, spices, water (or water and milk), flax seeds and psyllium husk.
Cook, while stirring every now and again, over low heat. it is very important to cook on a low heat so you let most of the liquid steam and create a thicker oatmeal.
when the oatmeal is almost ready, add the greens and the herbs, and let it soften.
In a different small pot make your eggs, if you chose to.
When the oatmeal is ready, transfer to 2 large bowls, place the veggies on top, and the egg as well.
you can decorate with black sesame, seeds, and nuts (you can also roast them on a small pan if you have some more time).
This Recipe is a part of "The Breakfast Club"
A special guide for a healthy way to go Back To School.
In a collaboration with Liora Houbara,
One of the leading Clinical Dietitian in Israel,
And an opinion leader in the field of nutrition, coaching and NLP.
Liora Houbara's Website