Posts Tagged "oatmeal"

Back to School Breakfast Ideas 00

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

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How much time do you have for breakfast? You don’t have to wake up 2 hours early just to make a healthy breakfast. Whether you have 15 minutes or even just 1 minute, here are some great ways to start your day! Got 15 Minutes? Make a smoothie by blending fresh or frozen fruit. Toss in a handful of spinach or kale for an extra boost! Try this delicious Get Your Greens Smoothie to start your day...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

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Nothing says summer like strawberries and rhubarb! I made a special trip to the Green City farmers market in Lincoln Park this morning for some fresh summer goodies! I came home with strawberries as sweet as candy, local melrose sweet peppers, juicy red currants, and of course a bundle of rhubarb. This Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble is the perfect summer dessert for an all-American...

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies 00

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Don’t let the word “cookie” fool you. These little bites are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and the most important nutrient at breakfast – protein! Don’t let a busy schedule be your excuse to skip breakfast. These make the perfect portable breakfast for anyone on the go! Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies  soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil,...

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Soaked Oats

Soaked Oats

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Soaking or fermenting grains before using them to make porridge, breads, cakes, and casseroles is an age old tradition. Here are a few reasons why you should should jump on the ‘”soaked oats bandwagon” and give your digestive tract a break! All grains contain phytic acid in the outer bran layer. Phytic acid is an organic acid that combines with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron,...

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Baked Apple Crisp

Baked Apple Crisp

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With all of the apples I picked up at the orchard this weekend, I decided to make a healthy apple crisp! I grabbed this recipe from Clean Food and got cooking. This recipe is SO easy, and it tastes incredible! If you are looking for a great autumn dessert recipe, I highly recommend giving this one a try. I even sneak a piece every now and then for breakfast! Baked Apple Crisp vegetarian, vegan,...

Summer Fruit Tart 00

Summer Fruit Tart

Summer Fruit Tart

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In search of a healthy summer dessert I came across a recipe in Clean Food for a fresh fruit tart with an almond crust. I’ve never been the type of person to make pies or tarts but I thought I would give this one a try. And I’m so glad I did! This tart is not only healthy, its extremely delicious! Without the use of butter or sugar, this tart has a natural not-to-sweet flavor...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 00

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Baking cookies is the ideal way to spend a Monday night if you ask me. Last night I baked some vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, using a recipe from (you guessed it), Eat Drink and Be Vegan! If you haven’t noticed yet I tend to grab a different cookbook off of my shelf every couple of weeks and run with it. My idea of a relaxing night is lounging in front of the TV with a good cookbook to plan...

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Buying Bulk Foods

Buying Bulk Foods

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As you all know, I am obsessed with the bulk bins at any grocery store. Buying in bulk reduced unnecessary packaging, ensures that you pay for what you get, saves resources, and gives you the choice of buying as little or as much as you want! Here is a quick peak of the items in my pantry that I buy in bulk:   Oatmeal, Granola (this is my new local Milk & Honey Granola), and Rice...

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Muesli

Muesli

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One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is some old-fashion muesli cereal. While I do enjoy the occasional bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, I am more of a cold cereal person so muesli is the perfect match! So what is muesli you ask? Muesli (pronounced myoos-lee) goes back to the 1800’s when it was developed by a Swiss nutritionist. The cereal is made from a blend of whole grains...

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Cracked Wheat and Cracked Rye

Cracked Wheat and Cracked Rye

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The Christmas season is officially in full swing! Christmas is my favorite holiday of all time! This morning I am jamming to the Holiday Tradition channel on XM Radio and am planning on doing a little Christmas shopping and decorating later today! I slept in much later then planned today, I must have been wiped out from Thanksgiving with the family and my 6am Walmart shopping yesterday. For...

Banana-Oat Cookies 00

Banana-Oat Cookies

Banana-Oat Cookies

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I made these cookies last weekend and couldn’t help but make them again this weekend because they were so good! Here’s how can you make these delicious treats! Banana Oat Cookies  vegetarian, soy-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1 banana, mashed 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla 1...

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Hot Multigrain Cereal

Hot Multigrain Cereal

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Last night I made a big batch of this homemade multigrain cereal and put it in the freezer to stay fresh! I cannot explain in words the fabulous aroma that was coming out of my microwave while this was cooking, what a delicious thing to wake up to! If you love hot ceral and oats, you have got to try this recipe! Hot Multigrain Cereal vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free,...