If you like to eat oats for breakfast, you need this THM oatmeal hack in your life.
So if you have followed Trim Healthy Mama for very long, you know that Pearl and Serene are always coming up with cool hacks to make foods more nutritious.
They put okra in brownies and cottage cheese in ice cream. You will find perfectly sunned mushrooms in their ground beef. And you can bet any smoothie that crosses their table has something green in it.
If you have read a few of my posts, you might think I’m a rogue Trim Healthy Mama because I am typically a little resistant to veggies on my breakfast table or okra in my brownies.
The sisters put veggies in everything! And while I am usually intrigued by the newest trend, I don’t often jump on the train for a while.
So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered a hack for oatmeal that I don’t *think* they have ever posted about. I know Pearl has made sweatpants oatmeal and PPP oatmeal but has she ever done this hack to her oatmeal? I don’t know but maybe she will tell us!
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THM Oatmeal Hack (Boost the Nutritional Value)
As I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I saw an oatmeal phenomenon. It rocked my world. People put what in their oatmeal?!
My first thought (because I’m not a good THM rule follower) was nope, no way, not happening. I’m not Pearl. I can’t put some weird vegetable in my oatmeal. That sounds like a miserable way to enjoy your morning breakfast.
Sounds dramatic but those were really my thoughts. But for some reason this week, I lost my mind and said what the heck and dumped some cauliflower rice in my oatmeal.
And I didn’t die – even kinda liked it.
I kind of liked cauliflower in my morning oatmeal. Who am I? The further I get on my THM journey, the less I know. I’m certainly not the breakfast veggie hater that I was just a few months ago.
Then today, I did it again. Cauliflower in my breakfast bowl. I tweaked the amount of oats and cauliflower and this time I loved it. And the THM oatmeal hack was born.
Can You Taste The Cauliflower in the Oatmeal?
No! It takes on the flavors of your oatmeal. And really unless you are picking through each spoonful, you can’t even really see it.
The cauliflower does a great job of blending in with the bowl of oats making it virtually undetectable.
Why Add Cauli Rice to Oatmeal?
Adding cauli rice to your oatmeal is a great way to add in a vegetable to your morning meal. It seems to be easier to saute some mushrooms in an omelette or throw some spinach into scrambled eggs when you are eating an S meal.
But getting veggies in with your E oatmeal has always been tougher. Not many people want to eat a bite of kale with their oats. So using this THM oatmeal hack is a great way to get a few bites of veggies in with your E breakfast.
How Do I Make Cauliflower Oatmeal – THM Veggie Hack
The great thing about this THM oatmeal hack is that you can adapt it to work for any of your favorite stove top oatmeal recipes.
Here is the recipe that I used:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1.5 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar
Heat the oats, cauliflower rice, almond milk and sweetener until boiling. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and dump in 1/3 cup of frozen wild blueberries and serve. This makes one serving.
And if you have never tried wild blueberries do it. I learned about them from the sisters and they are so tasty plus they have enhanced nutritional value when compared to cultivated blueberries.
Since oatmeal is a healthy carb, this is an E recipe.
Protein Source for This Recipe
There is a small amount of protein in oatmeal and cauliflower. However, you will probably want to bump up the protein a bit to make sure you make it to the 3 hour mark for your next meal.
You can add some egg whites to your oatmeal to bump up the protein or eat them on the side. You could also add a protein powder to a shake or collagen to your coffee if you like.