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    A Quick Breakfast

    Today Kathy is talking about the importance of breakfast and provides a ideas for a quick breakfast. We have often heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I have found that to be true.  After going all night without food, your body needs a boost to start your day.  Proteins, whole grains and fruits can give you the fuel that you need to get through the morning.  They stay with you throughout the morning and help avoid snacking and overeating at you next meal.  Eating breakfast increases your metabolism and helps to burn more calories. Many people like to skip breakfast because they are saving calories…

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    Blueberry Peach Oatmeal Bake

    This Saturday I had a little time to put together breakfast and enjoy it as the rain was falling and a cool breeze was flowing through the house. I had some peaches to use so I decided to put them in a variation of my favorite apple oatmeal bake. Ingredients: 2 Cups rolled oats 1/4 Cup raw sugar (sub brown if you don’t have raw) 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt 2 Cups milk 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons melted and slightly cooled butter 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract 2 Extra large ripe bananas (almost black), sliced 2 Peaches, diced 1 1/2 Cups blueberries (prefer fresh…

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    Brunch Egg Bake

    This brunch egg bake is great for weekend visitors. It is simpler than quiche but your guests will never know that you quickly threw it together. It’s also very versatile, swap out ingredients and add some for whatever you have on hand. When we have company visiting for the weekend, I will make this with the oatmeal bake that I love so much. You can even assemble it the night before and pop it in the oven when you get up. Ingredients: 5 Eggs, scrambled 1/3 Cup milk 1/2 Teaspoon pepper Day old bread, chunked 1 Tomato, diced 3 Handfuls of baby spinach 1/2 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded In a…

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    Apple Crumb Muffins

    We seem to be on a muffin kick these days but there is something about muffins that is so satisfying. I love these with a hot steamy mug of tea. Which may help some of you out there since parts of the U.S. saw snow! Muffin Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour 1/4 Cup sugar 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1 Teaspoon baking soda 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon salt 3/4 Cup apple cider or apple juice 1/3 Cup canola oil or applesauce 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract 1 Grated apple – any kind 1 Chopped apple – smallish chunks Crumb Topping:…

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    Raspberry Lemon Muffins

    Normally I start my day with some yogurt or oatmeal but every once in a while, I enjoy something different.  Muffins can be high in calorie and fat grams.  This is a fresh recipe for muffins that I have made some adjustments to so that they have very little fat (less that a gram) and about 110 calories per muffin.  Raspberry Lemon Muffins Ingredients: 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt 1/2 cup skim milk 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce Juice from 1 lemon 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt zest of 1 lemon 1 cup fresh or…

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