Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Porridge has undergone somewhat of a make over in the last few years. Most of us will have dark memories of being force fed porridge as kids. (Or is that just me?) 

Before I started eating it again recently, I'd have said that didn't like it. As a adult, porridge is warm, supper filling and makes you feel like you can conquer the world! It's also ready surprisingly quickly when made in the micro.

The following is the recommended portion per person.

• 30g Porridge Oats (Branded or generic are fine, just watch the salt content when buying)
• 250ml / ¼ pint of low fat milk
• ½ teaspoon of honey

  1. Add 30g of porridge to a small bowl
  2. Add the 250ml / ¼ pint of low fat milk and stir well
  3. Heat in the microwave on full power for 2 minutes
  4. Carefully remove (with a cloth) and add the honey
  5. Eat as it is, or add one of the following:

Add some fruit?
  • Half a small apple, cubed
  • A handful of  pineapple chunks
  • 10g of dried sultanas
  • Half a banana, sliced
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
Add some nuts
  • 10g mixed nuts
  • A couple of ground up cashews
  • 1 teaspoon of flakes almond
To Follow?
  • A glass of orange or fruit juice (with no added sugar)
  • A low fat yoghurt
  • 2 x slices of  Weigh watchers whole meal bread, toasted then spread with a little low fat spread

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