Breakfast, I love you. Oatmeal, you are amazing.
What’s great about oatmeal is that it doesn’t always need to be sweet and topped with fruit. This take on oatmeal packs all the benefits of the hearty whole grain, plus protein from… drumroll… lentils! Lentils are a staple in vegetarian diets. They can be seasoned to take on a variety of flavors… and you’ve probably seen them in curry dishes, veggie stews and on hearty salads.
Healthy Savory Oatmeal with Lentils
1 cup green lentils
1 cup gluten free oats
1 cup cubed sweet potato, cooked
1/2 cup salsa of choice
Optional toppings: eggs, mixed greens, tofu scramble
- Start by cooking the lentils and oats at the same time. Follow the cooking instructions on the lentil packaging, but also add the oats and 1 extra cup of water. You can also do the cooking in a rice cooker.
- After the lentils are cooked, top your oats with your favorite ingredients — greens, 2 Tbsp salsa, 1/4 avocado and maybe an egg.