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leto says ...
All the dishes look nice and after reading the recipes i feel like eating breakfast everyday and spend more time cooking it! I find all of your articles helpful and i hope many people started eating healhtier after discovering your blog!
03/11/2012 9:40:58 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I always make a big batch of steel cut oats at the beginning of the week and refrigerate the leftovers. Then just warm it up each morning, and top with honey, cinnamon, coconut milk, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds. Delicious, and time saving!
01/07/2012 9:47:18 AM CST
Tiffany Leslie says ...
Travel Friendly Low Sugar Oatmeal / Muesli... Take one packet of unsweetend or lightly sweetened instant oatmeal (try the Raw kind), about 1/4 cup of berry/raisin muesli (my favorite is Dorset Berries & Cherries Muesli) and about a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Mix in a small bowl and microwave on high for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. The berries from the Muesli will sweeten this naturally but if you want it a little sweeter add a packet of Equal or Splenda to taste. This is a warm, hearty, and delicious.. not to mention extremely fast Breakfast!!! I travel a lot for work so I'll throw the dry ingredients (packet of unsweetened oatmeal & baggie of Muesli) into my suitcase. In the morning, I just grab a small skim milk from the hotel lobby breakfast bar and mix my oatmeal / muesli up in one of their bowls and microwave. Many hotels are even offering instant oatmeal these days but their varieties are generaly very high in sugar so I usually bring my own low sugar version. As with the recipies above, I like using milk in this instead of water. It gives it a more hearty flavor and adds another dimension to the meal.
01/07/2012 2:17:13 PM CST
Nicole B. says ...
I made up some brown rice in almond milk, adding a half teaspoon of cinnamon when it was cooking. Just tasted the rice and it's reeeally good! Looking forward to adding some bananas and almonds to it tomorrow morning.
01/08/2012 2:17:30 PM CST
Irene says ...
I agree with Susan. The calorie count and nutritional beakdown would be helpful. Everything sounds and looks fantastic but, when you put it all together it may be more than you bargained for.
01/09/2012 10:14:06 AM CST
Liz Masters says ...
Great recipes, you just left a major ingredient out: 100% Pure Local Honey!! Mega-Bennies by just adding a little bit! Thanks
01/10/2012 12:24:42 AM CST
ModernVintageCooking says ...
You can also cook a big batch of the grains ahead of time and then enjoy them cold with a bit of extra milk and the toppings suggested. I love cold cereal, so that sounds great. Doesn't millet need more liquid than the 2 to 1 ratio though? I thought it was more like 4 to 1.
01/10/2012 11:39:09 AM CST
Chef Sara Ray says ...
I make myself a bowl of Steel-Cut Oatmeal in water with a pinch of mineral sea salt. Once its done I add in some raisins, grounded flax seeds, chia seeds, raw sugar (sometimes honey)and 1 chopped patty turkey or chicken sausage. I love your Store and I was very Happy to have found those Purple SweetPotatoes....Thank-you
01/10/2012 11:36:52 AM CST
Laurie says ...
Also, what are your thoughts on soaking the grains ahead of time, a la Weston Price/Nourishing Traditions?
02/03/2012 7:46:57 AM CST
Captain Obvious says ...
They only claim eggs are handy, not healthy. Perhaps a re-read is in order...
01/04/2012 10:56:56 AM CST
Mary L says ...
Those look fabulous! I have been making steel cut oats in rice cooker with milk /water combo. Will add dried cranberries and cherries, sliced almonds or chopped pecans..need to try almond or coconut milk as alternative. @Bob, eggs are healthy! Especially from.chickens that are pasture raised. Not everyone is vegan, and knowing where your food comes from is more important.
01/04/2012 11:11:47 AM CST
Adam says ...
I'll definitely have to try some of these, they sound great.. I love grains like millet and brown rice for breakfast as for the egg issue.. you can check out information from doctors like Caldwell Esselstyn, John MacDougall, Joel Fuhrman, Neal Barnard and others if you want to read more on it but the basics are that eggs are high in animal protein, which is actually a bad thing, not a benefit.. animal protein is highly acidic to the body, causes inflammation leading to disease, as well as damage to the lining of the arteries.. eggs could also affect prostate cancer due to their high choline content.. there are plenty of other high quality sources of protein for someone choosing to avoid eggs
01/04/2012 8:30:11 PM CST
Roberta's Real Food says ...
Breakfast Quinoa: 1c - TrūRoots Organic Quinoa 2c - Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened almond milk 2tsp - Tone's pure almond extract 2tsp - ground cinnamon 2tb - golden raisins 2tb - toasted slivered almonds Cook quinoa, almond extract & cinnamon in almond milk according to package directions. Divide into 2 portions, top with 1tb each golden raisins and toasted almonds. Enjoy!!
01/04/2012 8:32:15 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Laurie Some feel soaking your grains/lentils/etc eases the digestive process but we always encourage the customer to seek out health and body response information from their physicians.
02/06/2012 9:00:28 AM CST
carol says ...
I buy a variety of the whole grains from the bulk section: oats, rye, kamut, etc., and mix them together with nuts, seeds, raisins and keep the whole lot in the fridge. Quick daily breakfast is either 2/3 cup of this with fruit, cinnamon, ground flax, a 'milk' and maybe yogurt. For variety, if I have time, I cook it like porridge. If you need it sweeter add a little dark maple syrup or honey, but the fruit and raisins are sweet enough for me.
03/26/2012 1:31:51 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
Someone early wrote that eating eggs is not healthy. I would like to clarify that eggs are a very healthy food. Yes, the yolk is high in cholesterol BUT eggs are one of the best sources of protein that is low in saturated fat (and total fat). Saturated fat actually can have a bigger impact on LDL (bad) cholesterol than cholesterol itself. Eggs are also an excellent source of choline, one of few natural sources of Vitamin D, a good source of B Vitamins...need I continue?
04/08/2012 6:41:20 PM CDT
Demi says ...
Can I just say? I'm totally in LOVE with the 360 Protein & Fiber Crunch Cereal!! Every morning, I have a bowl of steel cut oatmeal mixed with rolled oats since sometimes the steel cut gets a bit chewy. I found that I was missing some texture & decided to add some cereal (only ~1/4 c), but the prices for good ones were totally astronomical (around $5 & up!), but then I found this cereal & now I have to buy 2 boxes every week; one for my daily oatmeal toppings and the other for snacking. It's only 10mg sugar as well. Working out every day (yoga on "days off") means that I have to keep up the caloric balance, and with this cereal & oatmeal combo, I can't go wrong! This and chai green tea (16 oz) every morning...no wonder I've been feeling great everyday for the past 2 months! Only wish WF carried an organic chai green tea...I'll keep checking...Thank you, Whole Foods!!
05/01/2012 1:17:33 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I LOVE the almond rice combination! I used frozen organic cherries and almond slivers - delicious! It's high in calories, but with caution it's a great thing. *arguing whether or not eggs, or any food for that matter, is healthy or not is like arguing over religion. Perceptions vary.
05/05/2012 12:52:48 AM CDT
Gilbert Marrero says ...
Awesome article. I don't worry about the egg, soy or calorie issues since I and the article don't suggest you live on it or over indulge. Eat whole foods, eat a variety and don't eat until you're ready to pop. Another idea: Move! Walk, swim, dance. Shut off the phone, the computer and shoot the TV. And, when ever you feel the urge to be negative, consider how it's poisoning you and the world around you.
07/27/2012 6:52:10 PM CDT
sugarmagnolia21 says ...
I love these breakfast idea's, and looks like they would have a great combination of whole grain carbs, fats and proteins to really get that day started off right. I was inspired by these dishes and made one with a bit of a fall twist. 1/4 c oats, 1/2 c water, 1/2 t vanilla, 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 c pumpkin, 1 t honey added 1/2 c almond milk right at the end and topped with slivered raw almonds. It was delicious and kept me feeling great all morning long :)
10/23/2012 10:13:37 PM CDT
debrad1 says ...
Any suggestions for a subsitute for the oatmeal? I am very allergic to oatmeal.
12/19/2012 8:10:18 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEBRAD1 - Thanks for your question! There are a few bowls mentioned above using quinoa which would be a great substitute. Otherwise, I would suggest brown rice would be a similar consistency. Let us know what you think!
12/20/2012 2:48:06 PM CST
Bonnie says ...
These grain recipes are wonderful. A new addition to my breakfast routine. Thanks for the great ideas!
01/03/2013 5:17:20 PM CST
Bonnie says ...
These grain recipes are wonderful. A new addition to my breakfast routine. Thanks for the great ideas!
01/03/2013 5:17:25 PM CST
Margaret says ...
Can you use regular skim milk? I despise all non-dairy milks I.e. soya, almond, etc . . .the smell, taste & texture has me gagging, that I have to excuses myself from the table when a host/ hostess has served them.
01/09/2013 6:46:33 PM CST

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