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What's Cooking? Porridge with apple

4 January 2019

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Who doesn’t start the New Year promising to be a little healthier? Across the globe, people are ditching mince pies and chocolate for salad and smoothies; hoping to see their waistlines get smaller and their wallets a little fatter.

In this new feature, we’ll be sharing some healthy, low cost recipes with you that are easy to make at home.

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. Getting some food into your system first thing is a great way of kick starting your day so we wanted to share some energy boosting porridge recipes with you:

Goldilocks’ ‘just right’ porridge (serves 1)

Nutritional info (average):

175 kcal | 5g fat | 25g carbs | 3g fibre


50g porridge oats

350ml milk or water (you could mix both if you’d prefer)


Add both your porridge and milk/water to a saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil over the hob and leave to simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time to stop it sticking to the bottom of the pan.

If you don’t want to use the hob, you can try this in a microwave. Mix the porridge oats, milk or water in a large microwave proof bowl and microwave on ‘high’ for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.

Toppings ideas:

Goldilocks had to try lots of porridge recipes before finding the perfect mix , that’s why we’re sharing some different ideas for toppings to get a breakfast that’s ‘just right’ for you.

If PB and J is your ‘jam’ then dollop a 1 tablespoon of jam and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto your oats, you could boost the health factor by sprinkling a few fresh raspberries on there, too.

Got a sweet tooth? Try some apple pie porridge by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and brown sugar into your porridge. Serve in a bowl topped with sliced apple, pecans and maple syrup (1 teaspoon optional).

How about something savoury? Try mixing 2 tablespoons of grated cheese into your oats and topping them with 1/4 cup diced red pepper, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onions and 1 fried egg.

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