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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Random Food Fridays - Super Food Oatmeal


Once again, I have been cooking more than I have been blogging. Getting good light for pictures in Winter can be tricky. Some of my favorite meals are warming, Winter treats and I'm glad I remembered to take a picture of my oatmeal before it was all gone! This oatmeal is full of nutrition due to my inclusion of many so-called "Super Foods." While weight loss is not an immediate goal for me, eating well is. I'm trying to make every bite count. This oatmeal is yummy and sees me through the whole morning, with low sugar, plenty of fiber and healthy fats. Please adjust to your tastes by using your own favorite dried fruits and spices. 

Super Food Oatmeal
2 cups water
2 tbsp. organic black strap molasses (a great source of minerals)
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup extra thick rolled oats 
Walnut pieces and coconut oil for serving

Place the water, salt, molasses, cherries, raisins and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and stir in the oats. Adjust the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir and serve topped with walnut pieces and a dollop of coconut oil. For me, this is three servings. 

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