At a time when Americans realize that eating breakfast for dinner, or “brinner,” can pack a more nutritious punch, Grainful announces a line of savory meal mates made with steel cut oatmeal. The Steel Cut Sides provide more fiber and heart healthy nutrients than quinoa and bring a once traditional breakfast food to dinner table sass. Steel Cut Sides will be available in the Grainful online store at the end of July and will be on store shelves by fall 2015.

“These sides mix up your dinnertime routine beyond the same old rice or potato and give oatmeal a facelift,” said Chef Jeannine Sacco, Grainful co-founder and chief recipe developer. “Steel cut oats, mixed with a colorful palette of spices and fresh ingredients, bring a hearty and nutty flavor to any meal.”

The certified gluten-free and non-GMO Steel Cut Sides ooze whole grain goodness and are packed with protein. Each package contains steel cut oats, vegetables, a seasoning packet and preparation suggestions, as well as detailed cooking instructions that stress convenience. Steel Cut Sides are 100% all natural with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and are packaged in 8 oz. pouches that serve four. Available in four mouth-watering varieties, the sides retail for a suggested $4.99 – $5.99:

  • Cheesy Oats: A comfort food classic, made with creamy cheddar cheese and buttermilk
  • Tomato Risotto: Authentic Mediterranean flavor meets Italian-style flare
  • Madras Curry: A sweet and spicy companion to any meal, made with Indian spices, raisins and veggies
  • Jambalaya: A Creole classic for a Louisiana-inspired meal

The innovative line of Steel Cut Sides complements Grainful’s tried and true line of frozen Steel Cut Meals also made with steel cut oats. Introduced in 2014, the four varieties are prepared in individual kettle batches and include Vegetarian Chili, Porcini Mushroom Chicken, Unstuffed Pepper and Andouille Sausage & Oats. Each meal has one to two whole grain servings and carries the Whole Grain stamp. Grainful will introduce new varieties to the frozen line later this year.