Rhubarb Baked Oats BreakfastCategoriesNutrition

Spring Delight – Rhubarb Baked Oats

Spring Delight: Rhubarb Baked Oats

Is there a better way to welcome Spring, than to bring seasonal ingredients into your kitchen? Rhubarb baked oats – recommended by our Nutritionist, Rachel – are a great way to start your day.

Serving: 2 portions

Cooking time: 60 minutes

 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 stalks rhubarb
  • 80g oats
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tsp. ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 400ml milk of choice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Rhubarb Baked Oats Breakfast

How to prepare rhubarb baked oats: 

 

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Grease an 8″ square baking dish.

 

Step 2

Place chopped rhubarb on the bottom of the dish, drizzle honey over the top and set aside.

 

Step 3

Mix the oats, baking powder, mixed spice and salt in a bowl. Distribute evenly over the rhubarb. 

 

Step 4

Whisk the honey, milk, egg, and extract in the second bowl.

 

Step 5

Slowly pour this over the oat mixture, letting it settle into the oats. Shake the dish gently to distribute to the bottom of the oat layer. If you want something extra colourful and sweet, add berries, raisins, etc., on top – press these in slightly. 

 

Step 6

Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is golden and the mixture has set.

 

Step 7

Top with 0% Greek yoghurt, honey, and berries to add an extra source of protein and micronutrients. 

Rhubarb Stalks

Recipe Benefits

 

Nutritional Value: Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin C and K, as well as  dietary fibre. When combined with oats which are rich in fibre, protein, and various nutrients, including manganese and phosphorus, the dish becomes a nutritious breakfast option.

 

Long-lasting Energy: Oats are a complex carbohydrate, providing a sustained release of energy throughout the morning, making rhubarb baked oats an excellent choice for those needing lasting energy for the day ahead.

 

Simple Preparation: Baked oats are easy to prepare in advance and can be stored in the refrigerator for several days, making them a convenient option for busy mornings. Simply prepare this recipe the night before, portion it out, and reheat it as needed.

Image of Netball girls in a circle with hands in the centreCategoriesEvents Student News

2024 BUCS Conference Cups Finals

2024 BUCS Conference Cups Finals 

The University of Birmingham and Sport & Fitness was proud to host was proud to host the annual 2023-24 Midlands Conference Cup Finals and support all participants during this exciting time.

Conference cup banner draped over Munrow arena spectator seats

On Wednesday 6 March, the campus welcomed University teams from across the Midlands for a full day of finals. We accommodated a total of 34 finals fixtures across 14 different sports, making it a day to remember. 

 

The action kicked off with lacrosse, hockey, badminton, basketball, and table tennis finals, all held at our Bournbrook pitches and Sport & Fitness facilities. From the first whistle to the last, every final witnessed a display of dedication and determination, as teams left nothing to chance on the pitches, courts, and tables. 

 

The day saw triumphs for two University of Birmingham teams! Our Squash M3 and Fencing M1 teams beat their opponents in style, clinching the Conference Cup titles, demonstrating sheer skill, strategy, and teamwork.

Fencing in Munrow Arena
Men's Squash standing in courts
Girl playing tennis on courts in NB kit
Rugby Union team in New Balance kit holding ball in the air

A big shout-out to the volunteers and event staff who made the event a success, along with the spectators who generated a fantastic buzz across campus.

Sports hosted at UoB at the 2023-24 BUCS Midlands Conference Cup Finals:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Three members attending yoga classes at Sport & Fitness.CategoriesMember News Psychology

Balance. Share. Rest – Mental Health Awareness Day

Balance. Share. Rest.

I am sure that for most of you, looking after your mental health has been something which has ironically been badgering you from all angles in recent times. As we celebrate Mental Health Day on Thursday 14 March, let’s commit to prioritizing our well-being and supporting one another in our journeys toward mental wellness.

Remember, taking care of your mental health isn’t selfish—it’s essential for leading a fulfilling life. With that being said, I’ll try and keep this brief, and to a few important words:

Balance

This should come as no surprise that if one finds oneself out of balance for extended periods of time, things can quickly take a turn for the worse. So, take a moment to step back and ask yourself if anything could be realigned in your immediate life.

Sharing

Often when we are struggling with some aspect of our lives, regardless of what that may be, we can immediately ease the situation by speaking to someone. This doesn’t have to be a trained professional, but rather just a friend, a family member, a colleague, or even just speaking to yourself, out loud. It may seem odd at first, but having a heart to heart with yourself can be quite affective.

Rest

Without realising it, especially in these information hyperdrive times, we can find ourselves in a state of overload. This may be realised in the form of an unusually overactive mind, or an uncomfortably tense body. If this is the case for you, factor in moments, or even days across the month, where you detox from the world, and all of its often-unnecessary complexities.

Wishing you all peace, balance, and resilience on your mental health journey.

 

Peter Antonio, Senior Gym Instructor

A headshot of Peter Antonio a Sport & Fitness Gym Instructor.

Looking to focus on your mental health this month? We have a host of activities ongoing from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 24 March 2024 in line with the BRIT Challenge. Follow the link below to find out more and get involved