Veggie oats caldo - positivebodyph

MITCH’S RECIPE: Veggie Oats Caldo

Veggie oats caldo - positivebodyph
Gluten-free Veggie Oats Caldo

For almost a year, I’ve been having an oatmeal breakfast (mixed with sliced banana, seeds, coconut oil and natural peanut butter) on most days of the week. For variety, I prepare Oats Caldo two to four times a month on a weekend. Oats are among the most nutritious grains, containing  adequate amounts essential nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat), vitamins, minerals and fiber – such an excellent food source for weight management and heart health. Oats Caldo is a healthy, low-calorie, but satisfying meal especially when combined with vegetables with a neutral taste like carrots and spinach or kale. If you find it hard to incorporate veggies to your breakfast meals, then this recipe is a great solution. If you have a gluten intolerance (due to celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity like bloating, headaches, digestive problems and skin problems), choose gluten-free oats that you can get from a health store near you.


  • 1/2 cup regular or gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup spinach or kale, chopped
  • 4 whole Shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbsp spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp nori, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 pcs calamansi, sliced
  • salt and pepper


  1. Saute garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ginger, carrots and mushrooms and continue to stir for another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour water over sautéed veggies and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat, add oats, then stir for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, nori, salt and pepper.
  6. Cover for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with spring onions, calamansi and fried garlic (optional).

This recipe serves 2.

I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Quick Cooking Oats available at Healthy Options.  For this recipe, you can use any type of plain quick-cooking oats.

Mitch Felipe-Mendoza

Mitch created the website as a result of her intense passion for healthy living and wellness. She has been in the health and fitness industry for more than 18 years. She holds a master's degree and pyschology and is a licensed physical therapist. She is an American Council Council on Exercise (ACE) certified health and lifestyle coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor.

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