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Savory Oatmeal with Shallots and Spinach

This quick, single-serving breakfast (or dinner!) packs a super-savory flavor punch and feels like a bit of a treat (if you're into that umami sort of thing, ahem). But in reality it's full of protein, complex carbs and leafy green goodness to fuel your bod.


  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 generous cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups good vegetable broth (this is my favorite by a long shot)*
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 hard- or soft-boiled egg, optional


  • Place shallot, spinach, oats, broth and soy sauce in a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until oats have softened into a porridge. Transfer to a bowl and top with a boiled egg if you like.
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