Pistachio Kissed Blackberry Pear Oatmeal
When you choose to eat amazing fiber-rich plant foods, not only do you get to enjoy great tasting meals that are budget smart, but you also benefit from the plethora of naturally occurring phytonutrients which support your immune system and overall health. Why not start this Valentine’s Day (or anyday) with a “kiss”, a bowl of my Pistachio Kissed Blackberry Pear Oatmeal, that is!
1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 ripe pear, diced (peeled only if you are sensitive to insoluble fiber)
1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2 Tbsp crushed pistachios, divided
Bring water and a dash of salt to a boil, add oats and simmer for 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in cinnamon and pear. Spoon half of the mixture into a bowl, top with half of the blackberries and a tablespoon of pistachios. Repeat with another layer of oatmeal, the remaining blackberries and sprinkle with pistachios. Take a second to admire your beautiful creation, then enjoy every, single bite! Eating smart tastes great and feels wonderful!
Recipe developed by The Nutrition Professor, Timaree Hagenburger, MPH, RD, HFS
Read my newspaper article about fiber, weight management and IBS that featured this recipe!
Timaree Hagenburger, is a registered dietitian and certified exercise physiologist with a master’s degree in public health. She is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College, conducts corporate wellness work, professional speaking engagements, and has a regular segment on California Bountiful TV. This delicious recipe, as well as a fun Oatmeal Foodie Bar, is part of her innovative cookbook – The Foodie Bar™ Way: One meal. Lots of options. Everyone’s happy. available at www.FoodieBars.coms