Posts tagged ‘Whole Grains’

December 3, 2011

Cooking for Four When You Only Have Two


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.


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.


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.