Sunday, October 28, 2012

Witches Morning Gruel #SundaySupper

Green is good.

How would you like a morning meal that takes minutes to make and is healthy? That is what I have been looking for since I started training for a half marathon. In order to get longer runs in I have had to get up early a few Saturdays and have little time for fuel. This has left me dragging through my runs. At a recent running clinic the girls and I discovered an amazing new way to enjoy oatmeal.

Since my husband works late hours a lot I take the girls with me almost everywhere. Recently they attended a fitness and nutrition running clinic sponsored by our local grocery store. I set the girls up with fruit from the salad bar and a movie. They ate the fruit and ignored the movie. Fortunately the dietitians know us and were very accommodating. When Audrey begged for more to eat they started making a recipe they call Swiss Oatmeal. Mo helped and both girls devoured their helpings.

For the upcoming holiday we adapted the amazing dish to make it festive.

Witches Morning Gruel
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Minute Oats
  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 4 tbsp spinach puree
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. No need to heat or do anything but stir. If using plain yogurt I like to add a little honey to sweeten, 2 tbsp is plenty.

Those of you who do not make green monsters  might be a little unsure about the spinach puree. Spinach is an amazing puree to use because it is almost completely tasteless when cold. We use it to make green eggs.

Do yourself a favor and make a batch of gruel for quick fuel so you can be ready for whatever your week brings.

A simple meal.

Adding the green.

The #SundaySupper Team has decided to do Halloween up for us and share all of their cool recipes. Check them all out because they look amazing.

On the menu for our Trick-or-Treat #SundaySupper Halloween Party:

Bewitching Brews

Ghoulish Gruel: 

Haunted Snacks: 

Spooky Sweets: 

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day, this Sunday (October 28th) during #SundaySupper.  We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about all things Halloween.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your favorite Halloween recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

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  1. How neat - green oatmeal. I'm going to look for spinach puree because now I'm thinking of all the things to add it to. Great idea.

  2. Green oatmeal! How much fun! Thanks for sharing, wonderful idea. Love the pics of the girls!

  3. Perfect breakfast for Halloween morning!

  4. Spinach and oats ! You go mom :) ! I am sending my kids over :) Great job. Love the healthy habits you teach your kids !

  5. Love getting the kids involved!! They have fun and don't even know it is healthy! Great job :)

  6. What a wonderful and healthy recipe.

  7. What a cool (and creepy) breakfast idea! I love it!

  8. I guess this is what a healthy witch would eat in the morning. Cool idea!!

  9. This is so clever but I have to confess I don't think I could handle eating a green breakfast. But I bet it goes down well with the kiddos.

  10. This is such a clever way to sneak in a veggie. I love this idea!

  11. Wow! Spinach puree? I thought for sure that was gaucamole! :P Looks great!

  12. For a second there I thought it was guacamole. What a great Halloween dish that is healthy!

  13. I never thought to do a Halloween breakfast! What a fun idea!

  14. What a great idea! Oatmeal is already healthy, but way to make it even better!

  15. This is adorable. So are your kids. Love how into cooking they are. It's so cute.

  16. So do you cook the oatmeal first?

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