by Amy Chaplin in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, August 5, 2014
by Merritt Watts in Healthy Recipes, May 18, 2014
When apricots are ripe and at their peak, they have an irresistible tart, tangy and almost floral flavor. And because the flesh of an apricot is quite thick, the fruit makes a great addition to smoothies, requiring little more to achieve a velvety consistency.
To make this particular smoothie substantial enough for breakfast, I also like to add in oats and yogurt. Rolled oats may seem like an odd ingredient to use in smoothies, but when soaked and blended, they deliver creamy texture and earthy flavor — plus added fiber. The result is a smoothie that will keep you going until lunch.
by Amy Chaplin in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, March 25, 2014
So you thought you and your oats were pretty close. After all those mornings waking up together, you knew everything about each other … right? Turns out, your old friend has been leading a secret life. A surprising life. A savory life. Curious? Check out these five recipes that will have you thinking outside the oatmeal bowl.
Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie (above)
Make your smoothie more satisfying by grinding oats to a fine powder in the blender before adding all that nutrient-rich fruit. It amps up a standard sip with fiber and and adds a hearty texture. You may even want to break out your spoon for this one.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, May 17, 2011
Make this tasty breakfast porridge when you need a change from the usual oatmeal routine. Creamy and warming with fragrant spices, this is the perfect dish to liven up any morning. Coconut milk adds a welcome richness to the steel-cut oats and the saffron and vanilla bean contribute an exotic twist. Sweetened by apricots and a touch of honey, this is a breakfast fit for the gods.
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2011
- Eggs and cheese: (nutritionally) better together.
Some foods just taste great together, like milk and cookies. But others pairs actually work together to help your body get the most nutrition bang for its buck. Here are 5 of the most powerful food combos.
Eat it together: 5 power food combos »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, September 14, 2010
- Celebrate one of our favorite food "holidays" with a homemade oatmeal cookie.
In honor of National Oatmeal Cookie Day (officially April 30!), we’re celebrating this classic cookie. There are so many reasons we love this delectable treat — here’s how it can be part of a healthy diet.
Our best oatmeal cookie recipes »
by Karen Ostergren in Reader Tips & Comments, March 6, 2010
Oats are definitely healthy eats, but instant oatmeal often gets a bad wrap. A bowl of classic oatmeal packs a hearty dose of vitamins, protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. So, what about the packets? We’ve got the facts on this convenience food.
Get the scoop on instant oatmeal »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, March 1, 2010
This week, readers shared some favorite dishes to help keep your wallet — and your waistline — healthy. Plus, find out one reader’s trick for cutting the fat in creamy soups.
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by Karen Ostergren in Reader Tips & Comments, October 31, 2009
These days, who’s not watching their wallets along with their waistlines? After some number crunching, we came up with top foods that give you maximum nutrition for your food buck.
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by Karen Ostergren in Reader Tips & Comments, October 3, 2009
We celebrated lots of holidays this week — Halloween, National Oatmeal Day (Thursday) and National Chocolate Day (Wednesday). As always, you, our readers, had great ideas for all of them — from cooking with pumpkin to overnight oats. Here are our faves from the week.
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Breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day, and you all shared some great ideas for starting the day off right. Read on for new twists on morning favorites — eggs, pancakes and oatmeal.
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