Monday, August 23, 2010

Steel cut oats w/zucchini and fruit

Steel cut oats w/zucchini and fruit

1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1 each yellow/green zucchini, finely grated
1t ground cinnamon
brown sugar, optional

Finely grate zucchini and add to the water. Boil for 2 mins. Add the oats and simmer on low for about 25-30 mins. Add fruit, I used fresh cherries and blueberries but you can add whatever you wish. Sprinkle with brown sugar if you like. This made enough for about 3-4 days worth of breakfasts.

Adding the zukes adds volume for hardly any calories, thus lowering the calorie density of the meal and helps you feel fuller faster and longer. Plus it helps get in some green and yellow veggies for the day. You cannot taste them once they cook down, as you can tell you cant see them too well either.

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