Spring Cleaning Your Routine
The clocks have sprung forward and it’s time to simplify your busy lifestyle to maximize your workout results. We’re now well into our New Year’s resolutions, and it’s time to take a good look at the whole picture, diet included. Our slow cooker Irish oatmeal is the perfect balance of protein to whole grains, and is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Slow Cooker Irish Oatmeal
4 1/4 cups water
1 cup steel cut Irish oats
2 heaping tablespoons white quinoa
1 pinch kosher salt
Add all ingredients to a slow cooker the night before serving and stir to combine. Set slow cooker on low and allow to cook for 6-8 hours or overnight. In the morning, simply stir and serve! Oatmeal on its own is of course delicious and hearty, but toppings are a must to keep things interesting for your little ones.
Oatmeal Topping Ideas
Kid-Friendly: Top oatmeal with one tablespoon of natural peanut butter and chia jam – we love this version of chia jam from Gimme Some Oven, but be sure to skip the maple syrup + honey for a no added sugar option!
Tropical Berry: We topped our oatmeal with sliced strawberries, sliced banana, blueberries, chia seeds and shredded unsweetened coconut for a uniquely tropical berry flavor you’ll love.
Savory Oats: Oatmeal doesn’t have to be sweet to be delicious! Try topping the oats with a poached egg, avocado and sliced grape tomatoes like Root + Revel.
When it comes to enjoying on your own, the sky is the limit as far as toppings are concerned. Our best advice is to always have a variety of options to choose from to keep meals interesting for you and your family.
When you’ve put together your oatmeal masterpiece, be sure to snap a picture and tag us on social media so we can share our favorites with the rest of the #HSMfamily!
Get the printable version of the recipe by clicking here.