Heart Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipes


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Our theme today is “heart healthy” recipes and I had originally intended on posting a “Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Bites” recipe since both chocolate and raspberries are known to be top heart healthy foods.  

Then…a snowstorm happened.  Let me preface this by saying that I live in Central New York and we are not only accustomed to large amounts of snowfall but we are also pretty much immune to it.  Let’s just say, a forecasted foot of snow really doesn’t phase us much.

To get to the point, this week’s forecast didn’t really call for much snow- maybe 6-10 inches or snow over a day or two but on Wednesday night, the snow started coming down HARD and I had yet to run to the store.  

I figured I’d just head to the store on Thursday morning quick after my morning run but when I woke up, I saw this….

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Yep.  3 feet of snow had fallen overnight and it was still coming down at a rate of 3 inches per hour.  Schools were canceled and digging out had to be done which meant mama didn’t make it to the store. 

So today, instead of the deliciously vegan chocolate dipped raspberries I had planned, I am going to be sharing with you some oatmeal recipes from the archives! 

Why oatmeal? Because it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber which are known to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. 

Heart Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipes

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bake  (shown above) because what’s better for breakfast than baked oats drizzled in an antioxidant rich blueberry reduction? 

Heart Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipes Cherry Pie Recovery Oats Recipe

Cherry Pie Recovery Oatsmaybe I spoke too soon, cherry pie oats for breakfast is actually pretty amazing. 

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Oatmeal Cookie Protein Smoothie or if you’re in a hurry, you can enjoy your oatmeal on the go in this delicious oatmeal cookie smoothie! 

I also have a few granola recipes that fit the bill and though they are not oatmeal per se, they do contain oats and are both low in fat and sugar and high in fiber! 

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Goji Almond Granola this granola mix is made with goji berries which are considered a super food since they contain all essential amino acids and are high in fiber! 

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Chocolate Strawberry Granola– this granola may taste like a treat but since it’s made with cacao powder and sprinkled with cacao nibs, it’s rich in flavonoids that are healthy for the heart. 

 Craving more recipes to satisfy your taste buds and keep your ticker ticking? Check out the linkup below and be sure to linkup your recipe if you have one to share! 

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36 Comments

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
Reply February 12, 2016

I could eat oats morning, noon and night. Thanks for fueling my love!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Oats are the best!

Courtney
Reply February 12, 2016

I love oatmeal-- and there's so much deliciousness here! That blueberry oatmeal breakfast bake looks particularly incredible.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Thank you! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply February 12, 2016

At least oatmeal can heal of winter woes....and hearts ;)

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Truth!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply February 12, 2016

I am just about to go have some oats myself! YUMMM

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    They're the perfect winter breakfast!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 12, 2016

Wow, that's a lot of snow!
I love adding oats to my smoothies, it makes them feel like more of a meal.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    I totally agree!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 12, 2016

Oh no! What a snow storm! When you say snow, you mean business!! Our town would NEVER dig out of that kind of snow until May! Glad you stayed safe inside :-) Great roundup, even if it wasn't what you planned.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    It was unexpected for sure but nothing we aren't equipped to handle! I think the oatmeal worked as a perfect back up plan anyway! :)

Sarah
Reply February 12, 2016

I love oatmeal, and there are so many kinds and ways to enjoy it. These all look amazing, I could go for the blueberry bake right now. I haven't had baked oatmeal in awhile until last weekend. A and I havery oatmeal almost daily during the winter, it's like a warm hug in a bowl!

Thank you for hosting!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    The blueberry oatmeal bake is my fav! Thanks so much for joining!

Kaila@HealthyHelperBlog
Reply February 12, 2016

Isn't oatmeal the best?! So comforting and delicious! I eat it ALL YEAR ROUND....I ever make it through bowls with sweat pouring down my face in the summer! LOL Worth it. All these recipes look great.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    It really is! :)

Kimberly G
Reply February 12, 2016

Yeah it sounds like the weather people definitely underestimated the storm! 3 feet overnight is just crazy, but glad that everyone is safe!

As always, thanks for posting your delicious recipes.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Yeah, we dug out eventually and of course, kids had school the next day :P Thanks so much for stopping by and checking them out!

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply February 12, 2016

I'm having oats for breakfast but that oatmeal bake looks way more amazing!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Haha, it is pretty delicious!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 12, 2016

I've been loving my oatmeal bake too I may need to try your blueberry reduction. yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Omg, it's amazing! Give it a try!

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply February 12, 2016

I'm so over winter. Digging out down here in Virginia takes forever, and we're still starring at piles of snow from our blizzard a couple of weeks ago.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Oh man, that is no fun! Looking forward to spring here too!

Kim Hatting
Reply February 12, 2016

Oh. My. Gosh. That Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bake looks SOOOO yummy! All of these recipes look amazing, truth be told. Thanks for sharing....I'm gonna try these ;-)

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Thank you so much for stopping by. The Blueberry Oatmeal Bake is everything you imagine it would be- SO GOOD! :)

Margo
Reply February 12, 2016

Not much of an oatmeal eater. It never seems to agree with me!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Aw man, sorry to hear that :(

Marcia
Reply February 13, 2016

These all look delicious! I'm kind of coveting your snow as well!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    It is kinda fun to have a big snowfall- makes me feel like a kid again!

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply February 13, 2016

I love oatmeal! That blueberry bake sounds right up my alley. Thank you!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    It is delicious, you should definitely give it a try! :)

Jenn
Reply February 13, 2016

I do believe i need to make granola. And those breakfast bakes sound delicious!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    Homemade granola is so dangerously delicious!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply February 13, 2016

Mmm those blueberries though :P
They're calling for snow here Monday..I really hope it doesn't hehe! I'm ready for SPRING.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 15, 2016

    OH no! Hope it doesn't snow too much for you tomorrow!

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