One of the toughest things about being a working mom (to me, at least) is ensuring my kiddos get nutritious meals when I’m not at home (or am just trying to get out the door in the morning). We eat a lot of fruits and veggies and other healthy foods in our house. It seems I’m always worried about what and how much the boys are eating…you can read more about my irrational anxiety regarding the boys’ nutritional intake from my very first post here.
I work for an organic yogurt company and I’ve read too many studies solidifying the link between healthy foods and healthy bodies. I really believe in eating as few processed foods as possible. I always try to serve organic milk (& all dairy products), meats, and fruits and veggies. We definitely don’t eat perfectly in our house but we try to be concious of what we’re putting in our bodies.
So, I was super excited when I found Pamela Salzman’s website with lots of healthy recipes and tips. I tried out this recipe for “Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal” for breakfast this morning and was thrilled with how well it worked! I love Steel Cut Oatmeal but hardly ever have the time (or the patience) to make it because it takes so long to cook. This is the perfect solution for a busy Monday morning for our house!
Here is the recipe:
overnight steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
optional: additional drizzle of milk such as almond milk or raw milk
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add oats and salt. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand overnight.
The next morning, reheat over medium heat, stirring in some milk (about 1/4 -1/3 cup) if desired for extra creaminess.
(*I added French Vanilla yogurt in place of milk this morning..it was delicious)
*To make 6 servings, increase water to 6 cups and oats to 1 ½ cups.
We topped our oatmeal with a little maple syrup, chopped walnuts and fresh blueberries. The boys and even The Builder loved this! It was definitely a hit and I highly recommend it!
Have a wonderful & healthy week!