Last week I posted an image on Instagram about incorporating veggies at breakfast. A number were skeptical about how veggies could be added to oats…so I’m here to show you how to do that! Check out the recipes below! We have an apple cinnamon cauliflower overnight oat, a zucchini bread overnight oat and a carrot cake overnight oat!

In 2021, I’m encouraging you to keep it simple when it comes to setting nutrition goals. For example, adding veggies to meals where you wouldn’t normally find them – for most (including myself) this is breakfast!

Why this goal? You’re getting an extra dose on micronutrients and fibre + you’re likely lowering the caloric content of your meal.

Please share with me how you’ve incorporated veggies at breakfast! Would love to hear more ideas!

Apple Cinnamon Cauliflower Protein Oats

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice (frozen)
  • 1 cup of large flaked rolled oats
  • 3 cups plant-based milk (I use pea protein milk or soy milk)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt/non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 apples, chopped
  • oil spray

Directions

  1. Spray a saucepan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add chopped apples, along with maple syrup and cinnamon. Saute until the apples become softer, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all of the remaining ingredients together.
  3. Top the oats with the cooked apples. Enjoy!

Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of large flaked rolled oats
  • 3 cups plant-based milk (I use pea protein milk or soy milk)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt/non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • oil spray

Directions

  1. Mash banana in a bowl. Mix in all of the other ingredients and divide into 4 servings.


Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of carrot, finely grated
  • 1 cup of large flaked rolled oats
  • 3 cups plant-based milk (I use pea protein milk or soy milk)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt/non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. Enjoy!


Written by Nicole Osinga, RD, MAN, BASc

I'm a Registered Dietitian who works with clients in the Durham Region! I use evidence-based recommendations to help you achieve your nutrition goals. I have many hearty and delicious recipes to share! My office is in Courtice, ON. I regularly work with clients from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Newcastle, Bowmanville and Courtice.

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