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MAC's Recipe of the Month: Jan 2018

MAC Nutrition - Monday, January 01, 2018

Nourishing Winter Breakfast

It’s January, and the weather outside is frigid to say the least. Oatmeal is a nourishing, warm meal that’s perfect for a winter morning. Oats are high in fiber and also have some protein, making oatmeal a filling and satisfying meal. Adding nuts and nut butter brings in more protein and healthy fats, and berries add sweetness and flavor. Frozen berries can be especially helpful in the winter if fresh is hard to find—you can even cook the oatmeal with the frozen berries so they warm up on the stove. This recipe uses steel cut oats for the extra chewiness they offer, but you can use rolled oats. Quick cook oats make this recipe even easier for busy mornings!

Balanced Oatmeal
Yield: 1 Serving


¼ cup steel cut oats
1 Tbsp. unsalted nut butter
1/8 cup unsalted nuts of choice
¼ cup berries


Bring ¾ cups water to a boil
Add ¼ cup steel cut oats and a pinch of salt
Reduce heat to simmer and cook 10-20 minutes until chewy (depending on the texture you prefer), stirring occasionally.
Add nut butter and mix in
Sprinkle nuts and berries on top

Approximate nutrition information per serving:
Calories per serving: 361
Fat per serving: 19g
Protein per serving: 12g
Total Carbohydrate: 29g
Fiber: 9.5g
Sodium: 11mg

This month's recipe comes from Louisa Paine, Registered Dietitian at The Mount Auburn Club. Personalizing recipes is one of our specialties!  

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The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your registered dietitian regarding any dietary modifications or nutrition-related questions.