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postheadericon Blueberries Make the Most Delicious Smoothies

Blueberries are delicious!

Blueberries

Blueberries

I love blueberries! They are not only full of flavor, they are chock full of nutrition. Breakfast time is when you need to get some nutrition into your body so you can feel good & give your body the energy it needs to start the day off right. Blueberries have tons of Vitamin C, are high in manganese, have lots of dietary fiber, lots of antioxidants, and are low in calories. The nutritional qualities of this special fruit are simply some of the best found in fruits. If you live somewhere in which fresh blueberries aren’t available, simply buy them frozen. Frozen blueberries are flash frozen (as all fruits are) so they still contain all the essential nutrients that will keep your feeling strong and healthy.

Recipe

This Blueberry Smoothie recipe is one that you will love so much you’re sure to add it to your list of favorite healthy breakfast meals. It’s easy to make and great for those mornings when you’re running late because you can throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend away, and then take it with you.

Ingredients

Apple Juice – 1 1/4 cups Orange Juice – 2 tbsp Banana – 1 large Blueberries – 2 cups, semi-frozen Raspberries or Blackberries – 3/4 cups (really, you can add any of your favorite berries here) Ice – for a little extra-added texture (optional) Walnuts – 1/8 cup (optional)

Directions

Simply toss all the above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite container, preferable one that keeps drinks super cold so the smoothie doesn’t start to melt and separate as smoothies tend to do.

Suggestions

You can add blueberries to a variety of breakfast foods. Sprinkle them on top of your waffles, pancakes, or french toast. Or put them on your yogurt, along with some flax seeds, chia seeds, and granola.

 

postheadericon Food – Eat a Super Food for Breakfast & Get Lots of Nutrition with Very Few Calories

Food provides us with nutrients

Food = Nutrients!

Food

We all know that we need to eat food to live. What’s important is the types of food that you choose to eat. You’ll need to make sure that (at least most of the time!) you choose to eat a food that is full of the nutrients so that your body gets the nutrients it needs so you can feel good throughout the whole day.

Super Foods

Super foodsare foods that are high in nutrition yet are low in calories. These super foods are foods that can help you stay healthy, lose weight, are easy to use in recipes, and are best of all – delicious! It’s important that you do your best to make healthy food choices, as well as trying to incorporate a variety of these healthy foods into your everyday diet.

List of Super Foods

(for breakfast)

Blueberries

There are lots of easy ways to add blueberries to your breakfast meal! This super food is amcheap michael kors uk perfect addition to both hot and cold cereals. Or pour a handful of blueberries on top of pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Blueberries taste fantastic on top of non-fat yogurt.

Non-Fat Yogurt

Eating non-fat yogurtis a great super food and is a great way to get a high dose of protein, as well as calcium, B-vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Non-fat yogurt also contains probiotics, which are good bacteria that helps keep your digestive tract healthy as well as helping keep your immune system strong.

Eggs

Eggs are a consider to be a super food because it contains lots of nutrients all neatly packed in a little oval package. The versatility that eggsoffer are also one of the reason why this super food is so popular!

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a super food that although is not usually associated with a breakfast meal, makes a great addition to a variety of breakfast meals. Simply cut them up and bake them in a 420° oven for about 25 minutes. Drizzle them with olive oil and add a dash of salt while being sure to turn them once about 15 minutes in.

Berries

Berries are one of the super foods that are super easy to add to just about any breakfast meal. There are so many various types of berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries – the list goes on and on.

 

postheadericon Syrups – What’s your Favorite Syrup for Pancakes? Waffles? French Toast?

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup – Syrups add flavor to your breakfast meal

Syrups

There are quite a lot of syrups available to pour over your favorite breakfast food, such as pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Maple syrup is said to be the #1 syrup that people choose to pour over their breakfast meal, and I believe it! It’s pure and simple flavor tends to highlight a variety of breakfast foods. Although the price of pure maple syrup may/will be higher, it’s well worth it! There’s also blueberry syrup, boysenberry syrup, apricot syrup, blackberry syrup, cherry syrup, butter pecan syrup, strawberry syrup, and more. So as you can see, there is definitely a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a syrup to add some yummy flavor to your breakfast meal!

Syrup Ingredients

Syrup is basically made up of sugar and water. Additional ingredients are added depending on the brand and flavor. Be sure to avoid any syrups that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup(HFCS), which is banned in Europe due to its unhealthy side effects such as obesity and diabetes.

Syrup Substitutes

If you don’t want to use regular syrups, you can use *honey, corn syrup or molasses. michael kors bags uk If you want to try and avoid the high amount of sugars that come in most syrups, try a sugar-free syrup, of which some are actually pretty good! If you want to avoid syrups altogether, try a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Or use your favorite jam or jelly, again making sure the ingredients don’t include HFCS. Or add some fresh fruit (preferably from your local Farmers Market), which is the healthiest option and naturally sweet. One delicious fruit you can add to your breakfast meal is Blueberries! Blueberries are full of nutrition and go perfectly with a variety of breakfast foods! Or you can create a fruit syrup, which consists of bringing to a boil 1/4 cup agave syrup, 3 tbsp corn starch, and about 2 cups of water (be sure to stir constantly so doesn’t stick to the pan). Once the mixture begins to boil, add 2 to 3 cups of your favorite fruit (you can puree it if you want, or leave it chunky) and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. *Important! Don’t give honey to any child that’s under the age of 1.

 

postheadericon French Toast – A Simple & Delicious Breakfast Meal Kids & Teens Will Love!

French Toast

French Toast – Delicious!

French Toast

I seem to have a lot of favorites when it comes to eating breakfast! French toast is another one of my all-time favorites so this particular french toast recipe is going to be one that’s simple, or in other words for kids as well as teens. When I asked my 9-year-old grandson what some of his favorite breakfast foods were, simple French Toast was listed in the top 3 (blueberry muffins was first as he just had some that very morning, and pancakes came in at a quick third). A French Toast breakfast is always a treat! It’s so easy to make a simple French Toast recipe that not only tastes delicious, you can add your own flair to it and make it something special. (After you practice a few times, maybe you can make it for mom and/or dad sometime as a surprise. It’ll definitely score you some brownie points!)

French Toast Recipe

The following French Toast recipe is one that both kids and teens will love! It’s simple yet has a lot of flavor, and is really easy to make. Ingredients: 3 large (cage-free) eggs 1/4 tsp of vanilla a dash of cinnamon a dash of sugar Directions: Heat a pan on medium heat. Add a little butter to cover the bottom of the pan so the French Toast bread won’t stick. (Olive oil works too, just not as well as good old-fashioned butter!) Add all ingredients together and mix well. Dip the bread of your choosing into the egg mixture and let the excess drip off, and then quickly and gently place into the pan. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side. You’ll know when it’s done when it turns a beautiful golden color. If you like you food more on the well-done side, simply cook for an additional minute or two. Place on a plate and proceed to make it your very own by adding any and all of your favorite toppings! Powdered sugar, fruit, nuts, and syrups are some of the more popular French Toast toppings.

Syrup

If you’re eating French Toast, syrupis a must! Some people like just a little drizzle while others like to drench their French Toast into their favorite syrup (watch your calories!).

Bread

When it comes to choosing the type of bread you want to use when you make your French Toast recipe, you can surely use your current, favorite bread. Know that the bread should be thick/strong enough so it doesn’t fall apart when you put it into the egg mixture. Leaving the bread out for an hour or so so that it gets a little dry will help keep it together. A few breads that are great for making French Toast include sourdough bread, whole-wheat/grain bread, brioche bread, and cinnamon bread. Or try banana bread for a whole new experience! There’s also French Toast bread, which most stores sell that is made specifically for French Toast as the slices are cut extra thick.

 

postheadericon Butter – Is Butter Really that Bad? Is Margerine any Better?

butter

Butter

Butter

People tend to have a taste for both fatty foods as well as sweet foods, making the taste of butter one that is very popular, especially at breakfast time when it seems to be used a lot! We tend to put this creamy treat on our pancakes, waffles, toast, french toast, not to mention putting a pat or two into a pan when we’re getting ready to cook our special breakfast treats. Butter is definitely a controversial subject when it comes to your health. When it is commercially made it consists of about 82%t milk fat, 18% water, and 2% milk solids. Salt is often added for flavor, while the unsalted form is often known as sweet butter. There are more than 120 compounds included, with only 5 key ingredients that make up the flavor – fatty acids, lactones, methyl ketones, diacetyl and dimethyl sulfide. There are also some vitamins included – vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin, E, and vitamin K, so it’s not all bad, right?

Is Butter Bad?

So… is butter bad? Well, my personal conclusion is that it is not too bad if used in moderation, which is how I feel about most foods. I also think butter has a different impact on different people. For example, some people have eaten it all of their lives and live to be 90 or 100, while others may end up with clogged arteries before they’re 50 because they choose to eat this dairy product. I highly suggest everyone visit their doctor for a thorough check up and then ask their doctor’s opinion on what they think about how butter may be affecting your life. I personally use butter instead of margarineor other forms of fat for cooking. I used to use margarine because I thought it would be a healthier option, but after reading that it really isn’t much better than good old-fashioned butter, I went back to using butter. I like the taste of butter much better, and just try to use it as little as possible when cooking and/or putting it on my toast. Yummy!

Butter Substitutes

Instead of using butter, try using fruit preserves or applesauce or even yogurt or hummus. I love all three of these substitutes, which I have to admit are all not only much healthier options they are all quite delicious. These substitutes are great when served on foods like pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Oh, that reminds me of a breakfast I used to eat (what happened?) that consists of toast with tomatoes and olive oil drizzled on top… no butter here and it’s delicious!