Here's a delicious -- and healthy! -- alternative to oatmeal for these wintry days.
YIELDS:1 cup (2 servings)
1 cup prepared quinoa (follow instructions on box; as with rice, you can make one large batch and keep it in the fridge for later use) 1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy, soy, almond, rice, etc.) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (if using unflavored milk) 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar 1 tablespoon raisins 1 tablespoon raw walnuts or pecans 2 tablespoons oat bran
Place all ingredients in saucepan.
Turn stovetop burner to high and place uncovered saucepan on top. Bring mixture to a boil.
Once boiling is reached, lower heat to simmer and cover saucepan.
Turn heat off after 5 minutes. Let saucepan sit on stove for a minute.
Uncover saucepan, stir, and transfer contents to bowl.
Top with 2 tablespoons oat bran.
NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving; assuming recipe is made with unsweetened soymilk):