Grainful’s Steel Cut Oats

You may have read the recent post on the wonders of overnight oats for breakfast, but who said oats couldn’t be enjoyed at other times of the day?

Grainful is an awesome new company that has made eating oats at every meal a delight. Just click here to see what products they offer!

Grainful’s journey into all things oats began when their hectic full lives got in the way of cooking at home and dining out. Not satisfied with the extensively processed products full of artificial ingredients available on grocery shelves, Grainful’s founders set out to create delicious, nourishing and convenient food options that fit with their love of great — REAL — food and passion for active and healthy living.


Grainful’s Steel Cut Sides

Grainful offers a range of ‘Steel Cut Sides‘. These sides are chef-crafted blends of steel cut oats, spices and vegetables that can be transformed into a delicious meal with the addition of meat, seafood or extra vegetables. The opportunities to create delicious dishes with Grainful’s Steel Cut Sides are endless.


As I totally love my breakfast oatcakes, I wanted to give a savory oatcake a try using Grainful’s Steel Cut Sides. Here I used the Tomato Risotto Steel Cut Side mix, and I served it with steamed kale and a matcha, and tahini sauce.

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Here is another one of my savory oatcake experiments. Here I used the Madras curry mix and served it with a kale, tomato and black bean mix, fresh avocado and sunflower seeds. I again drizzled over my matcha-tahini sauce (because it is awesome!).

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Click here to see more recipe idea’s using Grainful’s Steel Cut Sides!

Grainful’s Steel Cut Meals

Grainful’s frozen meals are really tasty and super convenient. I loved having them in my freezer ready for me to heat up after training. The frozen meals are again chef-crafted, and they have all been inspired by bold flavors from around the globe.

According to Grainful– the steel cut meals will leave you wanting more!

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I tried out Grainful’s Thai Curry which combines organic coconut milk, mild massaman curry, organic tofu, green beans, baby corn, sweet red bell peppers and 100% whole grain steel cut oats to produce a dish that is flavor packed and delicious.

These pic’s here show the Thai curry in its box (post heating):

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Here is the curry dish as part of my main meal:

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I really enjoyed the mild flavor and creaminess of the Thai curry, and it made for a great speedy meal post training. The only thing I would say is that the portion size was too small for me, and therefore I was left a little hungry after finishing my meal. I would therefore recommend adding some more veggies, and tofu to the dish before serving.

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Grainful’s Tuscan Bean and Kale Steel Cut meal was just as tasty as their Thai curry. This dish combined earthy Italian spices with kidney & garbanzo beans, chopped kale, diced tomatoes, garlic and 100% whole grain steel cut oats- a contemporary twist on a comfort classic.

All the ingredients in Grainful’s dishes are completely natural. Just take a look at what foes into making their Tuscan Bean and Kale meal: Water, Kidney Beans, Garbanzo Beans, 100% Whole Grain Steel Cut Oats (Gluten Free), Tomatoes, Kale, Tomato Paste, Onions, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Spices (Granulated Garlic, Parsley, Oregano, Basil). Really can’t complain there!

Here is the Tuscan Bean dish as part of my main meal:

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Here is a close up shot…..

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Again, I found the portion size rather small, but it would make for a great light lunch.

Overall, I really enjoyed Grainful’s products. Both, the main meals and side dishes were super flavorful and easy to prepare. I would thoroughly recommend trying out Grainful!

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