The wind is howling outside and the temps are dropping. That’s all the reason I need to stay inside and in some fluffy flannel pajamas. But when it comes to warming my belly, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of hot cereal. Usually, I’d reach for a canister of whole grain rolled oats…but oatmeal is so last year. It’s time to try something new: quinoa flakes. Because quinoa is just as filling and versatile as your old fashioned grains, you won’t feel like you’re jumping too far “oat” of your comfort zone. Read more →
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In France, this tweaked-toast dish is referred to as pain perdu, or “lost bread.” No, it’s not a reference to early-morning scavenger hunts for a decent breakfast. French toast traditionally is made with day-old or slightly stale (i.e. “lost”) bread, which is ideal for soaking up the liquid mixture it’s dipped in. In this recipe, slices of firm, dense, sprouted-grain bread absorb the healthy egg white batter well, while cinnamon protein powder spikes the nutrition and flavor. Consider your new morning favorite found!
On a cold, dreary day, you crave comfort food – something warm, soft and filling. But when another bowl of steel cut oats just won’t cut it, maybe a fresh-baked muffin will wake you up. No, you won’t gain five pounds just from the smell of these fruity quick breads. Yes, you will feel pleasantly satisfied after only one. For a brunch gathering or a midday snack, these naturally sweetened strawberry muffins are your new guilt-free, heart-warming treat!
Muffins are a delicious way to start the day. The cooler weather is bringing them back into my kitchen. This version isn’t excessively sweet (in an effort to keep sugar cravings in check), but is full of flavor and filling with protein and fiber-rich ingredients.
These muffins are great for the holidays too — bring a basket-full to someone’s home for brunch or enjoy one on Sunday morning with your favorite cup of tea.
Are you usually dragging your feet by mid-morning? Skip your usual breakfast and instead, start your day with one of these amazingly delicious energizing smoothies – then tackle your to-do list with ease!
Pumpkin is everywhere right now. As well it should be, because pumpkin is delicious, nutritious and a wonderful reminder that fall is in full swing! One of the best ways to embrace and celebrate pumpkin is with these fluffy, filling, gluten-free pancakes! They’re perfect for breakfast OR dinner. (Because having breakfast food for dinner is one of life’s little pleasures.)
Pancakes are a special Saturday or Sunday morning treat for families too busy to fuss with “homemade” on hectic weekday mornings. This recipe lets you enjoy a stack without the junk that fills frozen or “quick mix” varieties—but that’s not all. These Flax Jacks were created especially for my diabetic dad, Mac, who desperately missed the amazing taste of many of his favorite foods when they became off limits after his quadruple bypass surgery in 2010.
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