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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How to Choose the Best Cereal

Eating cereal for breakfast can be a quick and healthy way to help you lose weight or maintain your weight loss; but only if you choose the right cereal! Studies show that breakfast eaters are leaner than those who do not, and are more successful at loosing weight (National Weight Control Registry). But with the huge number of breakfast choices available, choosing the right breakfast cereal can...
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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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Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  People tend to shy away from steel-cut oatmeal because it takes a long time to cook,  I’m not going to tell you otherwise.  It takes about 30-40 minutes of cooking time. But on weekends or on days when you need to be more than just fueled, spend some extra time to make a breakfast that nourishes and satisfies your body from the inside out.   Eating 3/4 cup of oatmeal a day...
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Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Corn Tortillas

“Huevos Rancheros” or Ranch-style eggs are perfect for a week-end breakfast when your craving something special and don’t want to eat out.    The sauce is adapted from Diana Kennedy’s “The Art of Mexican Cooking”.  It’s so easy to make yet so delicious.  Serve it with a strong “cafecito”. Makes about 3 cups. Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves 1 15 oz can stewed tomato 2 Jalapenos...
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