Monday, April 15, 2013

REPOST: Easy meals low in cost, cooking time and calories

Healthy eating should be a part of our weekly diet. This article from Today shows some recipes that are not only low in calories, but also in cost and cooking time. Here’s one of them:  

Steel cut oats with apples and cinnamon

· Cost: $0.55
· Cooking time: 8 hours (only 3 minutes prep!)
· Calories: 250

· 1 cup oats, steel cut

· 4 cups water

· 2 apples, diced

· raisins, for garnish

· dash of cinnamon

Combine the oats, water and apples in the slow cooker. Cook on low setting overnight for approximately 8 hours. Garnish with raisins and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

The dish
We've heard over and over again that oatmeal is a great way to start your day. It’s good for you and especially good for those with diabetes. Steel-cut oats are even better for you than regular oatmeal, but they are a pain to make. use the slow-cooker overnight to prepare you steel cut oats. On the surface, the 8-hour cooking time can seem daunting, it all takes place while you're sleeping.

Additionally, the slow cooker allows for you to prep breakfast for the whole family at once.

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