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fruit smoothie-infused granola

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 20, 2021  |  1 Comment
If you accidentally spilled a fruit smoothie onto your oats and baked it, that’s sort of what this fruit smoothie-infused granola is! Instead of adding any kind of sugar or syrup to the recipe, you’ll get natural sweetness from a blended combination of banana and 100% fruit juice — a smoothie! (Hint: See lots more of my tips in How to Make Healthy Granola in 5 Simple Steps, According to a Dietitian.)
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savory oatmeal with greens, pumpkin seed “tofu” & tart cherry reduction

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 24, 2019  |  3 Comments
This is how I like to start my Saturdays … with a comforting bowl of savory oatmeal. And this one is loaded with goodness (hello anti-inflammatory ingredients!). It has a few steps … but you can quickly cook up the “tofu” and tart cherry reduction while the oatmeal is simmering. So, it’s simpler than it may seem.
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savory kale and crimini oatmeal with fried egg

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 22, 2016  |  1 Comment
What’s basically like risotto, yet based on oats rather than Arborio rice? Savory oatmeal! And I’m a ginormous fan of it! In fact, I wrote an entire recipe slideshow on savory oatmeal for Livestrong.com. Continuing on that creative and craveable culinary journey, I’ve got another one to share. This savory kale and crimini oatmeal with fried egg version is an entire meal-in-one that can help you break out of breakfast boredom. It’s got a Chinese-style twist and amazing taste. Hope you enjoy this big bowl of lovin’ as much as I do. Hint: Serve it for all-day breakfast! And try it for an on-the-go breakfast in a vacuum-insulated food container.
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savory spinach & goat cheese oatmeal

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 12, 2014  |  3 Comments
There’s no need to head to a quick-service chain for a breakfast bite on the go. Homemade oatmeal can be nearly as quick and simple. Pre-prep the ingredients the night before, if you like. Then skip the snooze alarm and whip up this great-tasting, good-for-you, comforting take on oatmeal. By going savory instead of sweet, it’ll be more satisfying than a few extra minutes of disrupted sleep anyway! Calories saved: 50 Why it’s better for you? Lots less sugar, lots more fiber and protein, and lots of veggie goodness
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