Warm Up & Fuel Up
Touchdowns and apple picking, crunchy leaves and comfy sweaters. The arrival of fall and that crispness in the air calls for warming up and fueling up with our favorite foods, like nourishing whole grains. We know they are good for us (the American Heart Association suggests making half our daily grains whole). But how hard are they to prepare? We teamed up with a chef at Quaker to get his thoughts about cooking with oats and other whole grains, along with a few new warm and hearty recipes you have to try.
Flavor, Texture, Fuel
They may take a little more time to prepare, but whole grains are worth it. “Whole grains offer a range of flavors, as well as a palette of colors and textures that can really liven up a meal,” says Andrew Moltz, Executive Research Chef at Quaker. “Refined grains can get lost in a dish.” Find out more about whole grains, get expert cooking tips and delicious recipes on the blog.
Quaker’s ABC Meatball Soup contains just six ingredients. Combine lean ground turkey, oats and a splash of barbeque sauce or ketchup and you’ll have hearty meatballs in no time. Spoiler: The soup part of this recipe is just as effortless—and is one the whole family will love.
A Big Dill
For brunch, lunch or weeknight dinner, these Dilled Salmon Cakes will reel you in. Canned flaked salmon is combined with oats, fresh dill and other ingredients and baked, then topped with a sauce made with yogurt, chopped tomato, cucumbers, onions and more fresh dill.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.