Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal is a recipe I love for so many reasons!  First of all it is super easy to make.  Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl, pour into a baking dish, bake and breakfast is served!  Another reason why this recipe rocks is that it has some amazing ingredients.  Strawberries and raspberries are in season and are delicious this time of year.  Both of these summer berries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants.  This recipe also contains quinoa (keen-wah), which is a high fiber and protein packed super food.  So without further delay, I give you…..

Quinoa Summer Oatmeal Recipe

Ingredients

  • 16 egg whites
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 tsp agave
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered with tops removed
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Beat the egg whites, olive oil, almond milk, and agave.
  3. Fold in the quinoa and berries.
  4. Lightly coat a casserole dish with olive oil spray.  Pour in the quinoa-berry mixture.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the liquids have been absorbed.
  6. Once it has cooled, cut it into quarters and divide the quarters amongst 4 sealable to-go containers, and keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
  7. When ready to eat, unseal a portion of the lid and microwave for 3 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition

This recipe in inspired from Bob Harper’s “Skinny Meals”, it makes 4 servings and each serving contains 327 calories, 21g of protein, 44g of carbs, 8g of fat, and 6g of fiber.  This recipe is also a great vegetarian option.

Grocery List

Below is a chart of price comparison grocery stores. When reviewing this chart, keep in mind that the prices may have changed slightly from when I visited these stores. Whole Foods only offers organic options, and also offers coupons and cash back programs to its Amazon Prime members. The Target prices do not include the 5% red debit card discount, cartwheel offers (since these change weekly), or the $0.05 off per bag for any bags used from home. Also be sure to check Publix’s current bogo list. If you really desire convenience both Publix and Target offer delivery, and Target also offers buy online/store pick up too.

There are two different prices listed for Target’s quinoa.  This is because Target offers “Simple Balanced” pre-cooked quinoa, which I always get because it’s so quick, convenient and tasty.  Before doing step 2 of the recipe, rip the top off of the pre-cooked quinoa bag and microwave according to the package instructions (you’ll need two pre-cooked quinoa packages for this recipe if you decide to go this route).

Price Comparison Chart for Quinoa Summer Oatmeal

Left over raspberries?  Use them in the 200 Calorie Beet-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe.

Are you enjoying the summer season produce as much as me?  What are your favorite summer fruits and veggies, and what recipes or snacks do you enjoy preparing with them?



Leave a Reply