A good friend of mine, whom I would’ve never imagined to suffer from high cholesterol, has high cholesterol! In order to curb his cholesterol, WE, I say ‘we’ because we are food ninjas of the highest class, will no longer eat or seek out pizza, steak or hot wings as frequently as we do. Then, I began to think of what we could savor that would be a healthy alternative to polish hotdogs and Quaker Oats popped into my head. Remember, all those commercials about eating a bowl of oatmeal a day can lower your cholesterol? Well, I got to thinking how I could possible make plain oatmeal exciting.
Oatmeal with warm cinnamon fruit compote
Quarter of an apple (diced into cubes)
1/4 cup combo of dried cranberries and raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
1. Mix all the ingredients together into a small pot and cook until apples are tender and liquid becomes glossy and syrupy. Stir occasionally. About 15-20 minutes.
2. Prepare oatmeal according to directions. Serve prepared fruit over hot oatmeal. Splash of milk if you like 🙂