Heart Healthy Snacking with Rogers Foods Oat Blends
February 8, 2019
Heart health-conscious consumers are replacing their favourite bag of chips with wholesome snacks made from scratch to satisfy food cravings. They want convenient, nutritious and tasty snacks and mini-meals that easily fit into their on-the-go lifestyle.
Jane Dummer RD agrees, “This trend is creating a demand to take simple snack ideas and elevate them to delicious and convenient, yet nutritious, options. Healthy lifestyle habits including eating a balanced diet, being physically active, managing stress and living smoke-free have a huge impact on your health. Making one small change towards a healthier lifestyle, like adding oat-based healthy snacks to a balanced diet, can make a big difference. Rogers Foods Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains and Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains are high fibre with no added sugar, salt or additives. These Not Just Oats blends are the ideal ingredients to add to your grocery list for heart month and throughout the year.”
For years, Rogers Foods have been serving up wholesome goodness in delicious ways, so let’s celebrate Heart Month with three yummy and simple recipes using Rogers Foods Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains and Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains.
The word cookie has a new meaning for Heart Month. These delicious and nutritious cookies include Rogers Foods 100% Canadian Grown Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains, sunflower seeds, almonds and cranberries, packing four grams of plant-based protein and four grams of fibre in each one! Beyond breakfast, they are perfect as a grab-and-go snack along with yogurt for your morning break or after school for the kids.
These mini egg quiches created by @SneakyMommies are filled with heart-healthy veggies, including spinach, artichokes, onions and garlic, plus olive oil. The Rogers Foods Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains crust bakes along with the filling, so there is no need for a two-bake step. In addition, they can be made in advance for an ideal make-ahead breakfast or as part of your on-the-go lunch or evening mini-meal.
What’s great about these bites created by @SneakyMommies is that they only have six ingredients, including 2/3 cup (150 mL) of Rogers Foods Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains with quinoa, millet and flax, plus heart-healthy chia and hemp seeds. These bite-sized balls of goodness can be whipped up in only 15 minutes! Once they are chilled, enjoy them for your snack attacks at work, after exercise class and on road trips with the family.
Let us know your favourite heart healthy recipes using Rogers Foods Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains and Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains.
Photo Credits: Mini Quiche with Healthy Grains Crust; & Chia, Hemp and Ancient Grains Bites
Sneaky Mommies: Nicole Cook & Natalia Maurer – Recipe Developers & Food Bloggers