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Diane’s Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal

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Diane’s Blueberry/Walnut Oatmeal

Ingredients:

½  12 oz  bag of frozen blueberries

1 cup of steel cut Irish Oatmeal (McCann’s Steel Cut Oatmeal )

½ cup chopped walnuts

Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil
  2. Add 1 cup of steel cut  oatmeal, ½ 12 oz bag of frozen blueberries, ½ cup of chopped walnuts,
  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  4. Simmer for about 30 -35 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed,stirring occasionally

Notes:  This recipe is great to double and re-heats well  Each 1 cup serving provides about 270 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrate, 5 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber

Hint: some diced banana on top can add some natural sweetness (½ large banana/or a small banana = 15 grams of carbohydrate)

Nutrition Notes:

Blueberries:

*awesome source of antioxidants, linked to improved memory

*rich in flavonoids, which protect against cancer and help with heart health

*low in calories and high in fiber

Steel Cut Oats:

*rich in soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol

Walnuts:

*contain more omega 3 fatty than any other  nut, which helps with heart and brain health

Cinnamon (included in the Pumpkin Pie Spice)

*can help balance blood sugar

Ginger,Nutmeg, Cardamom and Cloves (included in Pumpkin Pie Spice)

*can improve digestion

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