Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal

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I am a changed woman.

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I have embraced my love of oatmeal and there is no turning back!!

I was chomping at the bit today to try out the Lunchtime Oats I was dreaming up all morning. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I was willing to throw caution to the wind!

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Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1.75 cups water
  • 1/2 cup frozen veggies
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly minced garlic

Toppings:

  • Organic Black Beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley flakes
  • P.C. Sundried Tomato and Herb Seasoning
  • P.C. Organic Primavera Spaghetti Sauce
  • Hummus
  • More black pepper

Directions: Throw oats and water into a pot on medium heat and stir frequently for 5 mins. Add frozen veggies directly into pot, black pepper, sea salt, garlic. Cook for about 7-8 more minutes on low-medium heat, stirring often. Pour into bowl and add toppings!

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I showed the French side for those of you who get a kick out of seeing French on our labels. ;) Biologique = Organic.

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After cooking, I poured it into the bowl and it looked like pure heaven. But of course, I knew it was not complete…

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I treated the oatmeal as a baked potato and I loaded on the toppings! Spaghetti sauce, hummus, parsley, black beans…oh my!

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I used this beautiful wooden elephant spoon that I picked up in Mexico.

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I rest my case.

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To say this was pure bliss in my tummy is an understatement. I can’t remember a lunch that I have adored this much in a long time!!

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Expect to see lots of Lunchtime oats in the near future! I am currently testing this batch to see how long it keeps me full for. Will report back with results!

Do you make savoury oats? What do you put in them?

I feel like the combos are ENDLESS. I already have my next Lunchtime oats planned out- Pizza Oats.

On today’s agenda:

  • Workout (30 min treadmill hill workout, speed 4.1, incline 12%)
  • Speed Clean house
  • Bake 200 Glo Bars
  • Huge Bakery Ingredients delivery + call to pay
  • Blog
  • Packaging + Shipping
  • Pick up OSGMOM from Toronto airport (her flight was delayed from snow!!)
  • Pick up a few groceries + figure out dinner
  • Catch up on 2 weeks worth of email
  • Finish Whittle My Middle Exercises
  • Import invoices into Excel Spreadsheet
  • Take after picture for Whittle My Middle

Enjoy your day!

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Sarah December 10, 2009

I have honestly never made savory oats before. I keep saying I’m going to try but I think I’m nervous, ha ha! Yours look pretty good though :)

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Dawn (HealthySDLiving) December 10, 2009

I have yet to try savory oats but this definitely makes me want to–I love all the toppings you used!

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Christie @ Honoring Health December 10, 2009

I had savory oats this morning but nothing even close to this. Amazing!!! I know what I am eating for breakfast tomorrow!

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caitlin December 10, 2009

oh i love savory oats! try this combo http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/recipes/lunches-and-dinners but you’d have to find a sub for the cheese, i suppose… hmm.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2009

Looks delicious!!!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 10, 2009

I can’t believe as a new convert, you already tried savory oats! I have been so scared…

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Julie @ Wearing Mascara December 10, 2009

Oh those look SO good! I’ve never thought of oats for lunch… let alone your future pizza lunch! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Have a great day!

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Ashley December 10, 2009

Savory oats sound so lovely!

Have you thought about doing something similar w/ flaked quinoa? They cook quickly like oatmeal but pack in a little extra protein. I enjoy them in the morning for breakfast (with sweet toppings like I would oatmeal) but I imagine they would rock the savory toppings as well.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2009

Great idea…I will keep my eyes peeled for it!

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Joanna December 11, 2009

The local healthfood shop here does a wonderful breakfast/snack with cold cooked quinoa, baked pears (all mashed in), raisins, pumpkin seeds and honey (or agave, can’t remember). It’s available with or without yoghurt, and can be zapped in the microwave on a cold day. It’s delicious, naturally sweet, and also can keep you full for hours!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com December 10, 2009

Pure Bliss. Looks delish Doll!

Now get back to work ;) busy bee!

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 10, 2009

wow your day is so packed . . . now I’m starting to feel guilty about being so stinkin lazy all day since I have a million things to do

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Jenn December 10, 2009

New reader, here. ::waves::

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing a recipe for savory oats. Everyone in the blogosphere seems to be entranced by oatmeal but all the recipes were sweeter and I’m just NOT a sweets-in-the-morning person. LOVE IT and CANNOT WAIT TO TRY.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2009

Hello and welcome!

Im not a big sweets in the morning person either. I think lunch oats or even dinner oats are more my style, but I can see myself having regular oatmeal on weekends!

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Sarah W. December 10, 2009

i’d be interested on how full this keeps you – i love oatmeal but can’t eat it anymore because it doesn’t keep me full from breakfast to lunch. in order to do that i have to add a nut butter, but I HATE nutbutters in my oatmeal. i supopse i could add plain nuts but that would get borrrrrrring.

your oatmeal combo would be great using quinoa instead! hubby does quinoa pilaf using frozen mixed veggies plus onion, mushroom – soooooooooo good! mm and with black beans?!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2009

This is perfect b/c I just bought a huge 25 pound bag of quinoa! haha

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Aaron December 10, 2009

Savoury oats is a great idea! I always do the sweet oats in the AM, but this just opens up a whole new world of combinations!

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Carolyn December 10, 2009

I would have never thought to make oatmeal like that. Maybe I’ll try it one of these days.

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Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now December 10, 2009

I’ve GOT to try this out!!! Thanks for the idea.

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VeggieGirl December 10, 2009

Haha, hooray for such a delicious embrace! :-D

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Krista December 10, 2009

I like savoury oats. When I make them I plop an egg on top….and parm cheese.

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Shelly December 10, 2009

The minimalist had a great article on savory whole grain breakfasts a few months ago- you could totally apply that to lunch.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/dining/18mini.html

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Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries December 10, 2009

Omg I think hummus + oats is one of the best flavor combos EVER!! Love that you’re getting into oats :)

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Suzanne December 10, 2009

I was just telling my coworkers the other day that oatmeal is like a blank canvas for whatever you’re craving! I love savoury oats, too! My fav is with an over-easy egg, black beans, and hot sauce (not so vegan friendly, but still delicious!).

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Corinne December 10, 2009

Another variation to try is oats with pesto and spinach/kale. I’ve done it loads of times with buckwheat as well and it is divine!

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Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar December 10, 2009

I really LOVE that spoon.

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Courtney December 10, 2009

Yes!This looks awesome and I can’t believe I have never thought to put hummus on oatmeal. I put it on everything else. Thanks for the ideas!
Courtney
adventures in tri-ing

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rungirlrunn December 10, 2009

The only savory oats I’ve tried is oatbran with a runny egg & cheese on top. I’ll have to branch out a little…

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Janna December 10, 2009

You are a brave woman. Not only have you hopped on the Oatmeal train but you’ve also entered ‘Savory Oats” territory in record time.
I’ve been eating oatmeal for over a year now and I STILL haven’t gotten up the nerve to try savory oats! And I don’t think I will be brave enough to try it anytime soon :) I’m sticking with my whipped banana oats for now.

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Bridget December 10, 2009

Holy YUM! Those oats look fantastic :) I tend to only eat oats at breakfast and have never made savoury oats…..that might have to change now!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 10, 2009

I have never made savory oats before – but yours look totally delish! I guess I always think of oats as sweet, but since they are so plain on their own they’re pretty much the perfect base for anything. I will be trying some frozen veggies in mine soon!

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Ameena December 10, 2009

What a great idea!! I am definitely going to try this.

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Annie December 10, 2009

Hi, Angela – I’m sorry, I’m a notorious lurker, but I was just wondering if the holidays could bring some healthy gingerbread recipes to OSG? I’ve got a mega craving for some adorable little gingerbread men!

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Nikki T December 10, 2009

Oooo…This is a grand idea!

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Nikki T December 10, 2009

I would’ve never thought to have Lunchtime Oats, but…I may have to give it a shot after seeing yours!

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Cate December 10, 2009

I love the Biologique! I moved to the US last year from Canada and realize I miss the bilingual everything :)

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Kelly December 10, 2009

Wow I definitely never thought of Lunchtime oats…yuck.

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Tania @ Moment Anew December 10, 2009

Hmmmm….I think I’ll have to give this a try!

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Liz December 10, 2009

ZOMG! I’ve never had savoury oats. I’ve been wanting to try an egg on my oats though. I’m pretty confident it’ll be amazing…I guess you don’t eat those though!! :-0…vegan eggs anyone?

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Jackie @ TriToLose December 10, 2009

I’ve never thought of savory oats. They look delicious. I think I see them in my future…. :)

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Lizzie December 10, 2009

I am SO excited about this post – I am needing some new lunch ideas that are portable and nutritious and this definitely looks like it fits! Can’t wait to try it out – thanks for the idea!!

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Michelle @ Eatingjourney December 10, 2009

I Love savoury oats…they are the BEST!

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Karla December 10, 2009

I’ve never tried savory oats but after seeing all your delicious pictures I want to try!!

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Christy December 10, 2009

Wow, what awesome oats! That might just be my dinner tonight! :D

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liane December 10, 2009

Ok, I LOVE oats. LOVE THEM. but i’ve never thought of oats with veggies, topped off like a baked potato before.
I’m oddly repulsed and inspired by the thought, so I will be trying this!

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Kristie Lynn December 10, 2009

Those oats look absolutely amazing! I’ve done something similar involving oat bran, frozen veggies, beans and hot sauce but I think the hummus and spices would kick it up another notch!

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