Build a better breakfast bowl in 5 minutes with Real California Dairy. Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a Recipe Redux contest sponsored by Real California Milk products and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Have you noticed, people are changing the way they eat? We’re eating simplier. We’re eating less processed foods. We’re cutting back on sugar and adding in more fruits and vegetables. We’re experimenting with a myriad of whole grains, from quinoa to sorghum. But one thing hasn’t changed: the foodie in all of us is not willing to compromise taste! Make no mistake, allowing taste to rule is a good thing! Satisfaction can be, and should be, a goal for healthy eating. (We tend to eat less when we’re satisified.)
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Today, Real California Cottage Cheese is at the heart of my wholesome breakfast bowl. Prepping it, is as simple as combining these five ingredients (and fresh mint to make it pop) ....into cereal bowls side by side. Then spoon into the layers and savor the texture and terrific taste and of eating real food, real simple. One single bowl has only 320 calories and is filled to the brim with benefits including: a source of healthy fats and whole grains, protein rich (18 grams per serving), high in fiber (6 grams) and a source of both calcium and iron. It’s as delicious, as it is eye appealing. Join me in enjoying the taste of eating right, build yourself a Real California Breakfast Bowl!
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Real California Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- dash of salt
- 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
- 1 cup 1 % milkfat lowfat Real California Cottage Cheese
- 2 tablespoons pecan pieces
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- fresh mint, optional garnish
for the oatmeal
Combine water, oats and salt in a 2 cup microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Mix well. Set aside.
to assemble breakfast bowl
1. Place frozen wild blueberries in a microwave safe bowl. Use defrost setting for 1 minute or until thawed.
2. Arrange prepared oatmeal, cottage cheese, blueberries and pecans side by side in two cereal bowls. Drizzle each bowl with maple syrup. Garnish with fresh mint.