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Celebrating World Porridge Day: A Nutritional Delight! 🥣

Porridge – We Love Ya!…

Porridge, the ultimate comfort food, is deservedly taking the spotlight on October 10th as we celebrate World Porridge Day! As a leading Dietitian, I’m thrilled to share the wonders of this versatile dish with you. So lets celebrate health together with why you should eat poridge!

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Why Porridge Rocks:

  1. Nutrient Powerhouse: Porridge is packed with essential nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and minerals, making it a perfect start to your day [1].
  2. Heart Health: Its soluble fiber content helps lower cholesterol levels, promoting a healthy heart. Did you know porridge oats are wholegrains and contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan, which can help lower your cholesterol level if you have 3g or more of it daily, as part of a healthy diet. (A 40g serving of porridge oats contains 2g of beta-glucan.)
  3. Energy Boost: Porridge provides a steady release of energy, keeping you fueled and focused throughout the day – no reaching for the snacks straight after breakfast.
  4. Customizable: Sweet or savoury -using fruits, nuts and spices, you can personalize your porridge, add to soups/sauces making it a versatile and tasty treat.

Celebrate with a Porridge Party!

Let’s turn World Porridge Day into a memorable event! Gather your friends, schoolmates, or community members for a Porridge Party. Share recipes, swap ideas, and savor different porridge variations. Don’t forget to capture the moments and spread the joy on social media using #PorridgeDayCelebration!

A Porridge Recipe we at 121 Dietitian love…

Oat Fibre Pancakes

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1-2 eggs depending on size
  • 1/4 cup (can use gluten-free) oats (blitz in a blender for smoother flour consistency)
  • 1tbsp of milled flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 spoon almond butter (optional)
  • butter for cooking

Mash the banana with a fork, break and whisk in the eggs, oats, salt seeds and cinnamon until smooth.

Add the nut butter and swirl into the batter.
Heat a teaspoon or oil/butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Cook for about 2 minutes, on medium heat until set. Cook on the other side for another 30 seconds.
Serve with berries.


Let’s make this World Porridge Day a celebration of health, taste, and togetherness! Happy porridge-making, everyone!

🌐 Sources

  1. AwarenessDays – World Porridge Day 2023
  2. NetworkLeeds – Celebrate World Porridge Day with Mary’s Meals
  3. National Today – World Porridge Day
  4. Twinkl – World Porridge Day 2023 | Teaching Resources
  5. Chelmsford Star Cooperative – Celebrate World Porridge Day


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