Quinoa Oat Green Khakhra (Indian Thin Crackers) & First College Breakfast!

Before I headed out to college, my mom and I had made a Quinoa Oat Green Roti (Indian flatbread). There’s this other famous Indian snack called khakhra that is basically a thin Indian cracker – crunchy and savory! One morning, my mom tried roasting the green roti on the stovetop for a little bit longer than needed for roti and it become hard and crunchy, just like khakhra! It is a really thin cracker, which makes it ideal for any one to enjoy on-the-go as well. So, if you want a healthier version of a cracker with some hearty leafy greens added, check out this recipe for Quinoa Oat Green Roti here and simply roast the dough after rolling it for about 5-7 minutes longer till it becomes harder and crunchy. Enjoy with anything; culturally, this snack is enjoyed in the morning with tea or for a snack in the afternoon!

look how thin!

Next, for a yummy recipe! I just moved into college successfully – very tiring process and it rained thanks to that silly hurricane, but everything is good now thankfully! For breakfast this morning, I decided to try out Shiloh Farm’s Oat Bran that I had recently discovered in my local health food store. It’s a hearty breakfast since oat bran is filled with fiber and protein – one serving has a whooping 8g protein and 7g fiber! It’s a healthy and delicious way to start off your day and you can top the oat bran off with literally anything, just like oatmeal! I choose some apple slices, cinnamon powder, and flaxseeds. Feel free to play around with yours – you can add nuts, fruit, dried fruit, brown sugar, nut butters, milk, chocolate chips, etc!

—————————————————————————————————–

The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

1/3 cup oat bran

1/2 cup almond milk (optional)

1 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tbsp flaxseed, ground

—————————————————————————————————–

Directions

1. On the stovetop, cook your oat bran in water till the water starts to evaporate and the oat bran becomes like porridge. Add your milk if you wish and let it cook for about another minute till the milk and oat bran start to bubble a little to the consistency you wish. Stir frequently.

2. Pour the oat bran into a bowl. Top with your desired add-ins and enjoy warm! If it is too hot for you to eat, place in the freezer for a few minutes and then enjoy.

Advertisements

Protein & Omega-3 Packed Sandwich

Starting your morning off with a healthy dose of protein and carbohydrates has proven to keep you fuller for longer and to give you more energy to start your day. This morning, I decided to make a protein filled sandwich and threw in some healthy omega-3 fatty acids while I was at it! It was a pretty easy breakfast and only took ten minutes to make. You can even make this as a lunch or dinner entree, or eat it after you workout for muscle recovery. I hope you enjoy!

—————————————————————————————————–

The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

3 large eggs (I used 2/3 cup of egg beaters but feel free to choose which egg you want)

1 cup raw spinach

1 cup raw mushroom, sliced

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

2 slices of whole grain bread (I used Arnold’s Whole Wheat Thins)

3 sprays of PAM (you may want to use olive oil or butter, feel free to choose any oil base)

 —————————————————————————————————–

Directions

1. Spray or evenly distribute your sauce pan with your choice of oil base. Place the spinach and mushrooms (you can alter the vegetables chosen as per your choice) into the saucepan and wait till they have fully cooked.

2. Pour the eggs. As an omelette starts to form, sprinkle the top with flaxseeds. In the meantime, toast your bread.

3. As one side of your omelette is finished, flip it and cook the other side. When it is finally well-done, fold your omelette into pieces as if a patty and place it between your bread slices. Bon appetit!

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Oatmeal

Being vegetarian/vegan, how much protein can we possibly eat? We’re known more for eating whole grains and my personal favorite is oats. Every morning, I make a new type of oatmeal, playing around with what I add into it to make it taste delicious. This morning, I made a blueberry almond oatmeal for breakfast that was both filling and delicious with added flaxseed, making it rich in omega-3 acids.

yumm crunchy and sweet

—————————————————————————————————–

The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

Serving Size: 1 bowl

0.5 cup rolled oats

.5 cup water or almond milk (you can use your typical daily milk if not vegan)

50 raw blueberries washed

10 raw whole almonds (if you want, you can soak them overnight to make them softer)

1 tbsp flaxseed ground

1 tsp cinnamon powder

—————————————————————————————————–

Directions

1. Place the rolled oats into a bowl and pour in the liquid of your choice (milk or water).

2. Spoon in your tbsp of flaxseed and microwave the oats for 1-2 minutes until they are completely cooked.

3. The bowl will be hot so be careful when you take it out of the microwave. Sprinkle the oatmeal with your blueberries and almonds, and top everything off with cinnamon powder.