Sweet Breakfast Barley Bowl with Pear and Walnuts

A white bowl of barley topped with pears and walnuts on a blue tablecoth

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, bestselling author and nutrition expert www.franceslargemanroth.com; @FrancesLRothRD As a parent and professional, I’m always looking for easy, yet flavorful and delicious recipes that can be prepped ahead of time and taken on-the-go. With the warmer weather and longer daylight, it’s all the more important to be satisfied so I can seize the day. Enter one of my go-to breakfasts bowls. Both the barley and pear are high in fiber (this recipe has 17g per serving!), to keep you feeling full until lunch. Instead of making the individual servings, you could use the whole batch of barley at once and top it with the sliced pears and walnuts to bring to a picnic or other summertime gathering. Bosc and Red and Green Anjou, so called “winter pears” are in season at the moment, and only ripen evenly to Continue reading

Chai-Spiced Baked Oatmeal with Poached Pears

Ingredients 2 cups milk 2 chai tea bags 2 large eggs PLUS 2 egg yolks ⅓ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats 1 firm ripe USA pear, such as Bosc or Anjou For garnish 1 ripe USA pear, such as Concorde or Anjou ½ cup fresh berries, such as raspberries or blueberries Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and warm over medium heat until steaming. Add the teabags, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. In the meantime, combine the eggs and yolks in a small bowl and whisk thoroughly with a fork. Once the tea has infused the milk, remove and discard the teabags. Add the brown sugar to the hot milk and stir to dissolve. Next, add the cold whipping cream, Continue reading