Creamy, High Protein Breakfast Porridge
Oatmeal is by far the most popular “go-to” breakfast choice among health conscious individuals but a bowl of oats with a spoonful of maple syrup is entirely comprised of carbs. In this recipe we amp up your good ol’ bowl of porridge with lentils.
Per serving provides: 365 calories, 14g fat, 42g carbs, 12g fibre (30g net carb), 20g protein
- 2 tbsp Red split lentils
- ¼ cup Water
- 1 cup Unsweetened Non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp Whole chia seeds
- ¼ cup Choice of: Large flake oats, quinoa, quinoa flakes, or short grain rice.
- 1 large Egg (optional boost of protein)
- optional Cinnamon, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit
In a small saucepan, combine lentils and water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, and then add in the non-dairy milk, chia seeds and grain of choice. Cover with a lid and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the egg and cinnamon if using. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Garnish with your favourite toppings and enjoy this hearty bowl of creamy goodness.
Recipe can be doubled, and any leftovers can be stored in the fridge, and reheated the next morning.
Amanda Li is a Toronto-based Registered Dietitian, owner of Wellness Simplified, Professor at George Brown College and a foodie at heart. Upon completing a culinary arts diploma she knew she wanted to bring together her dietetic experience to create a nutrition coaching philosophy that is foodcentric and grounded in teaching individuals a basic life skill – nourishing their body, mind and soul. Her aim is to encourage, educate, and equip individuals with the hands-on food skills to make healthy eating the easier choice!