Posts tagged ‘Chia Seeds’

December 1, 2011

Decadent Dinner


Sinful?  Definitely not.  It just looks that way.

I used this recipe for whole wheat waffles.  They’ve got a real kick of fiber!

I used these strawberries from the freezer.  They were super juicy!

While the waffles were cooking, about 4 cups of defrosted strawberries were mashed and heated until boiling.  I add about 1 tablespoon corn starch to thicken and 1 tablespoon sugar to sweeten just a tad.  They were slightly tart, but I like them that way.  You can always add more sugar if you prefer.


Served piping hot with a dollop of whipped cream makes for a divine dinner.  If I didn’t know any better I’d think I was treating myself to a real splurge!


What’s your favorite waffle topping?


30 minutes moving:  Neighborhood walk to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Activity Factoid:  There are two types of physical activity, baseline activity and health enhancing physical activity.  Baseline activity is any movement to preform activities of daily living.  Health enhancing physical activity is intentional movement, added to baseline activity to improve health.  Baseline activity is good for you, because the more you move the better.  However, you also have to make a conscious effort to add health enhancing movement to your life to reap the benefits of decreased disease risk and improved health.


October 27, 2011

Tricks and Treats

In honor of trick or treat night in our neighborhood I tricked my oatmeal into being an extra special treat.  Isn’t it festive?


Thank goodness it looks pretty in these pictures, because in the making it looked a little like…um…there’s not better way to say it…vom.  I thought yellow would be pretty, but it’s really just odd when it’s oatmeal.  The orange (made with pumpkin) was a little bit more normal for me, but still kind of weird.  Then when I was plopping them together I was really regretting going for the festive choice.

Thank goodness it still tasted delish, in addition to making pretty pictures!  I just didn’t really look at it after it was all mixed together!


The tricks in this treat:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • yellow food coloring
  • Nutella
  • chia seeds

Makes two treats. Ghost

Is the look of food important to you?  Or is taste all that matters?