Winter calls for warm and comfort foods. Although, oatmeal was never part of my diet nor my culture, I've learned to embrace the benefits of this soothing food to kick start my days, especially in the cold months. Now, it's a staple in my home.
My weekly meal prep and meal planning are paying off as there are days when the morning stiffness can last up to three hours, especially when the weather is damp and humid. Instead of reaching out for a cookie and black coffee with little nutrition value, I warm up some Quinoa Oatmeal for breakfast to boost up my energy!
✅ Seasonal Foods: Sweet Potato is rich in beta carotene (antioxidant), which converts into Vitamin A once ingested. For better absorption is best to consume it in combination with a fat source (Coconut oil in this case). Vitamin A is known for its benefits for eye health.
✅Fresh fruit (grapes) to add extra fibre, vitamin C and Vitamin K.
✅Meal prep tip: use cooked quinoa and baked sweet potato prepared in advance.
Here is the Sweet Potato & Walnut Quinoa Oatmeal recipe, a couple of variations, and a few meal prep tips. Enjoy.