Oatmeal for dinner? The new steel cut oats meal mate side dishes from Grainful make serving this delicious and nutritious kid favorite breakfast dish for your evening meal a reality. Eating breakfast for dinner can pack a more nutritious punch. Steel cut oats are better for you than regular oatmeal. The difference between the two is steel cut oats uses the whole toasted oat grain instead of rolling it out flat.
Oatmeal leaves you fuller, is heart healthy and can lower cholesterol, best of all kids love it. If you are looking for a healthy side dish or even a main meal for back-to-school dinner, Grainful’s Steel Cut Sides are just the thing.
“These sides mix up your dinnertime routine beyond the same old rice or potato and give oatmeal a facelift,” said Chef Jeannine Sacco, Grainful co-founder and chief recipe developer. “Steel cut oats, mixed with a colorful palette of spices and fresh ingredients, bring a hearty and nutty flavor to any meal.”
The certified gluten-free and non-GMO Steel Cut Sides ooze whole grain goodness and are packed with protein. Each package contains steel cut oats, vegetables, a seasoning packet and preparation suggestions, as well as detailed cooking instructions that stress convenience. Steel Cut Sides are 100% all natural with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and are packaged in 8 oz. pouches that serve four. Available in four mouth-watering varieties, the sides retail for a suggested $4.99 – $5.99 and can be purchased at Woodman’s Markets, Kings Food Markets, Festival Foods, online and other fine natural food markets.
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The innovative line of Steel Cut Sides complements Grainful’s tried and true line of frozen Steel Cut Meals also made with steel cut oats. Introduced in 2014, the four varieties are prepared in individual kettle batches and include Vegetarian Chili, Porcini Mushroom Chicken, Unstuffed Pepper and Andouille Sausage & Oats. Each meal has one to two whole grain servings and carries the Whole Grain stamp. Grainful will introduce new varieties to the frozen line later this year.
“We’re always experimenting at Grainful, and the aromas that come out of our test kitchens are ‘intoxicating,” said Jan Pajerski, co-founder and president. “Our team is always working with the steel cut oats to find great ways to prepare and pair them with other great ingredients. Oats are so versatile, which is why it truly makes sense to use them for any meal occasion, not just breakfast.”
Cooking these side dishes is simple. All you need to do is cook it in a saucepan on your stove top with water and let it simmer for about 25 minutes. Each meal mate comes with it’s own seasoning packet and you can mix lean meat and veggies to turn it into a family meal everyone will love.
For more information about Grainful, find a store near you and to purchase steel cut sides meal mates visit grainful.com.
*Disclosure: I received Steel Cut Sides Meal Mates from Grainful in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
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