By Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Start the day in a balanced way with these lovely baked oats. Oats contain healthy unsaturated fats, protein, dietary fibres, disease-fighting phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. They are an excellent slow release carbohydrate (which help to keep you full for longer) and contain beta glucan, a prebiotic soluble fibre which is great for the gut and heart health, lowering ‘LDL’ cholesterol.
Eggs are just wonderful and contain numerous vital nutrients (some of which help to balance blood sugar levels) including protein, vitamin D and choline (important for brain health in the developing foetus).
Strawberries are an all- round fertility supporting fruit . They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They also contain good amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds. Their seeds also contain some omega 3 -enjoy whilst they are sweet!
Ingredients (makes 2 portions)
80g old fashioned porridge oats
200g natural live yoghurt
How to make
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Mix all of the ingredients above, in a bowl together and transfer to small ramekins. Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until turning golden brown. Sprinkle extra fresh strawberries and a few seeds over the top. Why not make a few- keep in the fridge and reheat the next morning Enjoy!