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Monday, July 30, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
are pretty much a dietitian’s dream food. The soluble fiber found in whole
grains, such as oats, can help with blood sugar control – that is, soluble
fiber helps to prevent you from getting one of those short-lived bursts of
energy (that's often the result when we eat refined carbohydrates) followed by
that immediate and miserable crash.
overnight oats for so many reasons. They taste ah-mazing, they're fun to make,
and they're so nutritious, too. And the best part? Overnight oats are a
perfect on-the-go breakfast. Just set aside 5 minutes the night before, and the next morning, you'll have a healthy, balanced breakfast at your
fingertips. You can easily eat it when you’re in class, on the bus,
checking emails at your desk, on a hike, or sitting in the sunshine.
Raspberry Chia Overnight Oats
- Stir all ingredients together and place in a mason jar (but, any container will do!) in the fridge overnight.
- Grab a spoon, and go!Note: You don't necessarily have to use frozen berries and almonds. The best part of all is being able to experiment with the toppings.
Some other topping ideas include:Fresh fruit, such as sliced bananas or sliced apples.Dried fruit, such as raisins or dried tart cherries.Nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, or pistachios.Seeds, such as sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.Sweeteners, such as flaked coconut, a little honey or maple syrup.Granola, such as our Nourishing Granola. You can watch us talk about how much we love making our granola in this video, here.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
|A fruit salad from a friend's barbeque I went to last weekend. |
All berries from the Santa Barbara farmer's market!
½ cup brown rice
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/3 c carrots
¾ cup minced onion
¾ cup minced celery
2T sunflower seeds, toasted or dry roasted
1 teaspoon oregano
1 ½ teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon minced thyme
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 ½ minced garlic
2 large eggs
½ c flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
Day before serving: Bring 4 cups water to a simmer. Add lentils, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add barley, cover, and simmer another 15 minutes. Add brown rice, simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is cooked. Saute carrots, onion and celery in canola oil until tender, approximately 10 minutes. Add sunflower seeds, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, basil and garlic, and sauté 1 – 2 minutes more. Combine grains and vegetables and refrigerate overnight.