I,have started with a specific diet with guidance from the,books and recipes of John ( and Mary) McDougall. Dr.McDougall is a proponent of a starch centered plant- based diet. As a physician he has seen many patients benefit from this diet and do so for a long time. It is a much easier lifestyle to adhere to since it is very satisfying with volume of healthful nutritious food. The starches as a foundation provide that satiety as well as fiber and nutrients.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes plus winter squash , whole grains and legumes fill us up AND release nutrient rich energy.
What to eat in the morning? ( or save for lunch!!!)
Baked Oatmeal Casserole
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. Serves:4-6
This is a great recipe to make the night before, then just heat in the oven for a rich and hearty breakfast.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup rice milk or non-dairy milk
1 cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries, currants, or chopped dried apricots
1/2 box oil-free, whole-grain cereal, crushed
1cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup orange juice or apple juice
1/2 cup blueberries
Combine all the oatmeal ingredients in a sauce pot and simmer, on low heat, until done, about 6 minutes. Pour into a casserole dish and top with the crushed cereal. Cover and refrigerate until morning.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until the cereal is just starting to turn brown. While the casserole is baking, make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve the sauce over the hot oatmeal casserole (the sauce may be heated if you prefer).