Recovery Day – The Best Homemade Oatmeal

When on a diet or even simply trying to start a consistent breakfast routine, most people gravitate towards oatmeal. However, even though it seems like a simple breakfast, it can sometimes be daunting. Oatmeal can either be incredibly healthy or crazy sugar-packed, so it’s important you develop a fail-proof oatmeal recipe.

Below we have a fast oatmeal recipe that guides you through a step-by-step process of how to make easy, fast, and healthy oats.

Healthy Oatmeal | Yields 2 

1 c rolled oats 
1 c milk (nonfat, coconut milk, etc)
1 c water
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
1 tsp honey or agave 
Toppings of your choice such (chia seeds, peanut butter, or fresh berries)

  1. Add in oats, milk, water, and salt to a pot. Bring to a boil and then let simmer until thickened. Remove from stove.
  2. Divide equally between two bowls and serve with 1/2 teaspoon honey or agave. Add in toppings.
  3. Enjoy! 

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Recovery Day – Fast & Easy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a favorite when going out to eat, but it’s often hard to recreate at home. It can be overly-cheesy, under-seasoned, and often takes way too long to make in your own chicken.

However, we have a fast and easy recipe for chicken parmesan that’s also health-conscious. In 25 minutes, give this recipe a try and integrate into your everyday meals!

Fast and Easy Chicken Parmesan | Serves 2

1/2 c whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried Italian herbs
salt and pepper (1 tsp each)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 chicken breasts
1 c tomato sauce 
2 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Fresh parsley

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix in breadcrumbs and parmesan with the Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. Set to the side. Heat coconut oil in ovenproof skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture. Flip until chicken is well-coated. Place all the chicken breasts in the hot skillet with coconut oil and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. 
  3. Once fried, put the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. 
  4. Add the tomato sauce to skillet and place thin mozzarella slices on top of each chicken breasts. Put back in the oven for 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Serve warm with fresh parsley and zucchini noodles as a healthier option. Enjoy!

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!