Episode 8: Feed Your Sweet Cravings!

Recipe: Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Let’s get this straight…

Sweet is a flavor too! Just like salty, sour, bitter, pungent and savory/umami!

They’re ALL part of our biological human senses and need to be FED, especially in Winter.

If you’ve been feeding your sweet cravings with refined sugar, it’s time to phase that out (most of the time) 😜. Refined sugar will send your blood sugar and energy on a never ending roller coaster ride.

It’s more of a “borrowed” or “fake” energy.

Instead, try adding sweet foods throughout your day to satisfy your natural desire for sweetness in an earthy, grounding and healthy way. Then, watch your energy strengthen and your sugar cravings disappear!

There are many foods that we do not think of as sweet, but actually are…. like onions, root vegetables, grains, and many more. These foods are also rich in antioxidants, minerals and fiber. Learn all about this in Episode 8!

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 8 of Simply Seasonal

  • Learn why you get sweet cravings
  • How to satisfy your sweet cravings
  • What types of foods are sweet (you’ll be surprised)
  • The 3 natural sweeteners that we love the most

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Toppings: walnuts, greek yogurt


Instant Pot or Rice Cooker: Combine all ingredients (except toppings) and stir to combine. Set the timer on porridge setting and let it cook. When finished, serve with toppings. Stovetop: Combine oats and water in pot and cook according to oatmeal directions. About half way through cooking, add the rest of the ingredients. When the porridge is cooked to your liking, serve with toppings. Sweet!

If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.


Megan + Cara

4 thoughts on “Episode 8: Feed Your Sweet Cravings!

  1. I have enjoyed watching all your shows, you guys do a good job of giving great ideas and direction in a light hearted and fun manor. cheers.

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