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Breakfast Porridge or Salad

Ingredients:

  • Seasonal Fruits of Choice (ie, 2 apples, or 1 apple and 1 pear, pineapple, or fresh fruits)
  • 8 oz Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Carrots, finely diced
  • 2 Ribs Celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup soaked almonds, walnuts, or pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp Flaxseed, ground
  • 1 or 2 cups organic, non-pastuerized yogurt (see yogurt instructions) or Keefir
Salad Instructions:

Cook oatmeal with raisins in the water and set aside. Chop carrots, celery, fruit, and nuts with knife, or in a Food Processor (S-blade) to desired consistency, add cinnamon, nutmeg, flaxseed, and lemon; then combine all ingredients, including the cooked oatmeal into a bowl and enjoy combination over a bed of leafy green or Romaine Lettuce.

Porridge Instructions: To enjoy this dish as porridge rather than salad, prepare it according to the salad-making instructions above, except slice and dice the lettuce very finely and mix them in thoroughly with all other ingredients.

Note for Diabetics: Although this dish contains many of the same ingredients you will find in a green smoothie, because it is not blended into micro pieces, it is far better suited to your body's physiological makeup and because it takes longer to digest than smoothies, it lends itself to more stable blood-sugar levels and to greater health. The Fruited Breakfast Salad and/or Fruited Veggie Porridge should become a mainstay to your breakfast diet. By comparison, for anyone struggling with high blood-sugar levels, smoothies are blended so finely, they tend to digest quickly and often can cause exceptionally high blood-levels for a diabetic or insulin resistant individual.

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Yumm!!!
Just curious if this is intended to be for one person or more? I made this salad this morning and shared it with my 3 and 5 year old children. They ate it after I warmed it up a bit and added banana slices. I think I might have eaten half of it. It's a lot of food!
It is a lot of food, although not a lot of calories really. My wife and I share this recipe between us, or if she doesn't eat some, I'll eat more later in the day. One of the benefits of using a nice mix of fruits, grains, and vegetables is that for the calories consumed there is always plenty of satiation. Happy holidays Brooke!

this sounds great but what if you can't eat oatmeal or yogurt. It has been hard to find what I can eat for

breakfast that is good for me like this, ideas would be very helpful.

The yogurt is optional, so you can just leave that out.

As for oatmeal - can you not eat it because of celiac disease? You could substitute other gluten-free grains like quinoa, millet, or brown rice.

I am confused - this recipe has the oatmeal included to both the salad and the porridge - but elsewhere it says if you are trying to lose weight you should not include the grains. Do we just leave out the oatmeal. I have never cooked my oatmeal is it ok to eat it raw when I am ready to include it?

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