Hello and welcome back to another edition of Nerdie Foodie! This week we turn to oatmeal and porridge for another installment of the New Year, Nerd Fit series! Oatmeal? Porridge? Really? Why yes! It doesn’t have to be boring and best of all, it’s like a blank canvas. You can add your favourite fruits, spices and toppings to it. They are a great way to get in your daily fibre and fruit intake. And on top of that, help you feel full longer so that you’ll make it to lunch without having as many snack-y cravings (aka helping you prevent from over eating). Let’s go!
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
Rushed for time? Making overnight oatmeal can be a great way to ensure you get in a healthy breakfast but not have to wake up earlier to make it since it would have been done all the night before. Shay (What the Fork Food Blog) shares with us her recipe here!
Mickey Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Why not keep things in the winter-y pumpkin spice category? This overnight oats recipe from Disney Family is as bright, fun and colourful like the main mouse himself! It does require a bit more prep work for all the decorations, but if you want to keep it easy, simply leave it out and add your own toppings. Check out the recipe here!
This Aristocats inspired oatmeal is in the shape of Marie. Why not get a little creative and artistic with an ingredient that is something as simple as yogurt? Jessica (The Healthy Mouse) shares with us her simple yet pretty oatmeal recipe here!
Cinderella’s Oats and Quinoa Porridge with Ginger Tea
Want a bit of a fusion? Why not try this simple recipe that has a mix of oats and quinoa? Cinderella would certainly approve! The ginger tea included in this recipe sounds lovely, especially this time of year with the cold weather and the cold and flu season in full swing. Savita (Chef de Home) shares with us her recipe here!
Belle’s Enchanted Breakfast Porridge
If oatmeal really isn’t your thing, why not try this quinoa-based porridge recipe from Disney Family? Sweet and tangy all in the same bite! Belle’s enchanted breakfast porridge will be a tasty adventure in your mouth. Check out this fruit-filled recipe here!
What are your favourite ways to stay healthy this year? Share it with us in the comments!