If I was to imagine what it would take to satiate the appetite of a Greek god, it would guess hearty whole grains and heaps of veggies to fuel all those super powers. Even us mere mortals need healthy, wholesome foods to help us seize the day and make the most of it. My Zeus “Zoats” Zucchini Oats with Balsamic Roasted Grape Tomatoes is just what Mount Olympus (and all of us) ordered, a powerful plant-based meal that supports health, wellness and longevity.
The “thick” of this meal is a combination of steel-cut oats and shredded zucchini. Hence, the unusual yet epic name, Zoats. Oats have long been stereotyped as a breakfast food, but it’s time to break that myth - oats are just as amazing for lunch and dinner! Steel cut oats have a great texture and by adding shredded zucchini, you’re adding bulk to your bowl along with lots of great vitamins and nutrients. I’ve also mixed in Instantly Fresh Italian Herb Blend (I’ve found that Italian herbs and Greek herbs are surprisingly similar) and a bit of Greek yogurt to boost the creaminess and protein.
These savory Zoats would be flavorful and filling served “as is,” but topping with balsamic roasted grape tomatoes and a sprinkling of feta cheese and pine nuts will make you a hero amongst the fiercest of foodies. The complexly sweet tomatoes paired with a punch of salty feta and distinctive nuttiness of pine nuts is memorable atop a bowl full of Zoats.
It’s extremely easy to oven roast grape tomatoes and these little beauties will become the stuff of legends in your home. Roasted grape tomatoes can also be used on salads, in omelets, and atop lean meats. Using Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade from Litehouse makes this epicurean treat even easier.
Each generous-sized serving of my Zeus “Zoats” Zucchini Oats with Balsamic Roasted Grape Tomatoes has 382 calories, 13 grams of fat, 17 grams of protein and 7 grams of dietary fiber and no added sugar, only that which comes naturally from the tomatoes. You’ll stay light and lean for all that lightening bolt throwing!