I am starting a new segment on my Facebook page and blog where I will describe one of my favorite meals or snack ideas – often it may be a simple creative twist that will change-up the usual option. Recipes will be kept simple so that you can recreate these food ideas for yourself and even add your own innovative variations .
To start off the segment, I wanted to talk about the most important meal of the day, breakfast.
Create a new breakfast option – using less cereal and more nuts and seeds. After cooking oatmeal, portion out ½ of what you would usually eat.
Top with handful of two or more types seeds and nuts (raw preferably): Pumpkin, chia, hemp, and flax seeds were in my refrigerator (this is where they stay fresher). I add chopped pecans and sprinkle with cinnamon and add a touch of sweetener (maple syrup) . I love the different textures – creamy and crunch.
What’s the benefits of seeds and nuts ? They contain a treasure trove of minerals and vitamins. Plus, their oils, proteins and fiber helps to keep hunger away and makes oatmeal a different experience .
Oatmeal – organic steal cut (my preference)*
Seeds: chia, flax, pumpkin, hemp, sunflower
Nuts: chopped pecans or other chopped raw nuts
Flavor with cinnamon and maple syrup
* You can substitute oatmeal with plain organic yogurt or quinoa
I hope you try out and enjoy this delicious and gorgeous meal for your next breakfast.