Uplifting Recipes

4/21/2020 - 11:24:43 AM

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There’s a lot going on. How is it even possible to navigate everything that’s happening these days? However you manage, it’s important to eat well. As can be seen by our best seller page, there are many who agree with this thought. 

Many have tried our apple butters, our grains, and our snacks. Part of eating well is making sure we eat a variety of foods. Once you check our best seller page, be sure to continue exploring. We offer plenty of variety!

And speaking of variety, creative recipes and unique meal presentation are perfect for establishing new ‘ways of being’ in these unsettled times, bringing some semblance of order and purpose to our lives. 

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A quick look around, and you’ll see there’s lots of great recipes out there. I googled “organic oat recipes” and found plenty to choose from. Health.com has a page featuring “Oatmeal Recipes for Everyday of the Week”. With almost a dozen different oat recipes, it’s hard to choose, but if you’d like, you can start with these three…

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De-lish Oatmeal - Fruit & Spice, Yum!

By HEALTH.COM March 2016


  • 3/4 cup water 

  • 3/4 cup apple cider

  • 1 cup *rolled oats 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/2 cup diced pear 

  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries 

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 

  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk

*original recipe calls for organic rolled oats

How to Make It:

Step 1 - Watch the video: How to Make Chai Oatmeal

Step 2 - Bring water and apple cider to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in oats and salt; reduce heat to low, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3 - Add pear, cranberries, cinnamon, and vanilla, stirring gently to combine; cook 3 minutes or until oats are tender. Stir in pecans and milk.

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Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares - Not just for breakfast!

By LIA HUBER March 2016


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 

  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates 

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 

  • 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, softened 

  • 1/2 cup applesauce 

  • 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant) 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

  • 1 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

How to Make It:

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2 - Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring slowly with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Step 3 - Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and spread evenly.

Step 4 - Bake 25 minutes or until just golden brown around edges. Cool and cut into squares.

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Chia Chai Pudding - A chill that melts in your mouth

By LORI POWELL March 2016


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 

  • 3 chai tea bags 

  • 2 tablespoons honey 

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes 

  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds 

  • 1 cup mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

How to Make It:

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of almond milk to a boil. Add tea bags; remove pan from heat and let tea steep for 5 minutes. Squeeze bags to extract as much liquid as possible; discard bags. Stir in honey; let cool.

While tea is steeping, spread coconut on a small baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

Whisk yogurt, chia seeds and remaining 1/2 cup almond milk into cooled tea mixture. Divide between 2 2-cup-capacity containers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, top with berries and coconut flakes.

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