Posts tagged ‘Oatmeal’

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.

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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?

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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!

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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?

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