Archive for ‘Breakfast’

December 18, 2011

Sunday Oats

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They’re fancy.  I have time.  I devote it to food.  Obviously.

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And tea.  Because there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold Sunday morning.

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Want to know what’s inside my bowl?

  • Rolled oats made with water and milk
  • Pinches of cinnamon
  • Flax seed ground in a used coffee grinder; that makes them coffee flax (yummm)
  • Thinly slice banana
  • Smucker’s Natural drippy peanut butter

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The coffee flax really made the bowl.  A little hint of coffee flavor from what was left in the grinder, plus a dose of fiber and omega-3’s from the flax.  Just one tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams fiber!  Plus it’s a good source of omega-3’s which helps to reduce total and LDL cholesterol.  Thumbs up

If you are thinking about adding flaxseed to your diet, make sure you grind it.  A coffee grinder works great, or you can purchase the seeds already ground.  Grinding allows your body to access all the good omega-3 oils that it otherwise couldn’t reach in a whole seed.

Happy eating!

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30 Minutes Activity:  Walking, my favorite pastime.

December 3, 2011

Cooking for Four When You Only Have Two

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The leftover waffles turned into egg sandwiches!  Just warm two quarters in the oven or the toaster!  It fits one fried egg with a little cheese and ketchup perfectly.  A wonderfully satisfying and healthy breakfast.

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30 Minutes Movement:  Yoga to get my body warmed up this morning before Christmas activities begin!

Activity Factoid:  There is strong evidence that physical activity prevents weight gain, promotes weight loss when combined with diet, improves cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, prevents falls, reduces depression, and improves cognitive function in older adults.

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