Dietitian & Nutrition Expert Annessa Chumbley shares her tips to help shoppers explore organic & natural food choices at their local grocery store.

 Apple Oat Waffles

1 O Organics egg
1 organic apple, such as Gala, cored and coarsely chopped with skin on
1/2 teaspoon O Organics® ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup O Organics® almond milk
2 cups whole oats

Optional Toppings: sliced apples, cinnamon, maple syrup or whipped cream.

1. In a blender, add ingredients in order beginning with egg, apple, cinnamon, salt, almond milk, and oats. Blend until all ingredients are combined, stopping blender to stir ingredients if needed.
2. Brush waffle maker with coconut oil or nonstick spray. Use 1/3 cup batter per waffle. Cook until golden brown. Top as desired!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving size 2 waffles
Makes 6-7 waffles

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Serving Size: 2 Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258.3
Total Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 389.1 mg
Potassium 134.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47.4 g
Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
Sugars 10.0 g
Protein 8.4 g

Maple-Glazed Quinoa Porridge

4 cups cooked O Organics™ Quinoa
2 – 3 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 teaspoon O Organics cinnamon
1/2 cup figs, chopped, torn or sliced
4 tablespoons almond butter
6 tablespoons O Organics pure maple syrup, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt (unless quinoa is already salted)

toasted almonds
chopped apples
smashed raspberries or blackberries
toasted unsweetened coconut

1. In a medium large saucepan, add quinoa and 2 cups coconut milk, stirring over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low.
2. Stir in cinnamon, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, and figs. Simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Remove porridge from heat. Stir in a little more coconut milk.
4. In a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons of maple syrup & almond butter. Microwave for 15 seconds, and stir together. Drizzle hot maple glaze onto porridge. Scoop into bowls and add toppings on, and more chopped figs if desired. Enjoy a morning bowl of fall comfort!

serving size: 1/2 cup
serves: about 12
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182.0

Related links: Safeway