Apple Walnut Steel Cut Oats

It’s only Monday morning and I already know this is going to be an extremely busy one! Since I’ve been up rather early this morning, I’m taking a breather and enjoying breakfast in bed and watching a little of Populaire on Netflix.

Mondays are a mixture of anxiety and excitement for many because most are looking to accomplish a whole lot, but also sad the weekend has come to an end.

As far as health goes, Monday is usually the day people say they will begin eating right. It’s a fresh start!

If you follow my Facebook fan page, you know I eat a lot of oatmeal. A few people asked me recently for some new ideas because oatmeal can get rather boring.

This time I had my steel cut oats with lots of ground cinnamon, diced sweet and tart apples, and roughly chopped walnuts.

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This was absolutely delicious and I highly recommend you try it soon!

Wishing each of you healthy bunnies a prosperous week!

xoxo,
Fifi

Blueberry Oats and Barley

I recently mentioned how important it is to understand what you’re eating, and to pay careful attention to low sugar options. This is very relevant when it comes to breakfast cereal. Many cereals are seemingly healthy, but the added sugar content often makes it so the fiber and nutrients you get, are offset by very high sugar amounts.

Oatmeal is a good example of this, since it has so little flavor without sugar. Some of the best tasting oatmeal has reined sugar and LOTS of it!

At home, I make my oatmeal with only natural ingredients. Sometimes it is a sweet treat later in the day if I haw sweet craving. Dried fruit such as raisins or dried blueberries work perfectly. They are very sweet, so just 2 tablespoons added is enough to add sweetness in every bite.

For this barley and oat combination, I added:
*1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
*1/8 cup dried blueberries
*1/4 cup rolled oats
*1/4 cup dried barley cereal
*1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
*1/2 to 1 cup boiling water

Slowly add boiling water until well combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cream (Vegan)

I’ve just posted a yummy and easy to make dessert that you’ll love if you love chocolate. It’s naturally sweetened with dates, and it also happens to be vegan! If you want the texture of the cream to be more firmed– just refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. I made more than I needed. so I used the cream for popsicles.

Pecan Cinnamon Apple | Snack Idea

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I believe in snacking. Most of us grew up hearing that we should have 3 square meals per day. As I’ve gotten older, I find that 3 to 4 meals plus two snacks works best. Snacks are bad when unhealthy choices are made, or when snacking is just out of boredom. Snacks are great when they work in between meals to keep you fueled, and can also provide nutritional calories from fiber, protein, and healthy (but low) dose of fat.

Instructions:

Core apple (I used a Granny Smith) and slice in half. Smear on 1 tsp natural nut butter. Add 7 to 8 pecan halves. Dust with 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon and a dash of sea salt.

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