Walnut Granola

If you love granola and have been told to stay away from the sugar and fat laden versions of it, this recipe is for you.  This granola recipe has less sugar, oil and salt than most store bought versions and it still tastes great.  You can’t completely leave out the oil  otherwise it won’t be crunchy.  It’s become a staple in our home.  My daughter takes it to preschool...
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Amaranth Porridge

Amaranth seeds may be tiny but they are nutrition powerhouses.  These tiny little seeds are a great source of protein ( 9g per 1 cooked cup) as well as contain iron, magnesium, zinc and fiber.  Unlike other grains, they also provide the essential amino acid, lysine.  Most people get enough lysine from meats, cheese, fish and eggs but if you are vegan or an athlete you should make...
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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

These pancakes are not only easy to make, but they are also high in protein.  I like to make them on Sunday mornings with a big pot of hot tea or coffee. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can also use them frozen; they will defrost when cooked in the skillet. Ingredients: Makes 6 pancakes 1 3/4 cup or 15 ounces of skim or part-skim ricotta cheese 1 Tbsp sugar 1 whole egg 1 egg white...
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You know eating breakfast is important but putting that into practice can be a challenge.  These frittatas are your new best friend.  By making them in a muffin pan, they are portion-controlled and easy to eat on the go.  Plan ahead and make them on Sunday night and you have breakfast for the week. I used zucchini in this recipe but you can add kale, spinach, bell peppers or any...
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Mango-Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite week-day breakfast foods.  I also drink them for a pre- or post- workout snack.  They are so easy to make, and can be poured into a to-go mug, that there is no reason to skip breakfast.  You can make it your own by adding different kinds of fresh or frozen fruits, and adding either milk, soymilk, yogurt or combination thereof.  I love Trader...
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Breakfast Cranberry Scones

I love that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating these scones. These scones are not only good for you but they are a snap to make.  They are high in fiber, protein and low in fat.  The scones are a perfect breakfast-to-go for you and your kids.  Add your favorite cup of coffee, or a glass of milk for your kids, and go. If you want to make these vegan, you can substitute 1/2...
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