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CREAM CHEESE - LABNE made at home from FAT FREE YOGURT
or 1 -2 % fat yogurt.

I got this recipe from a friend. I made it today and it will be ready tomorrow afternoon
Great as a snack or for breakfast
Every couple of hours (NOT at night...smile...) I drain the whey away.
I'm making mine with low fat plain yogurt, but I know it will be successful also with fat free yogurt.


INGREDIENTS

32 oz. fat free Greek plain yogurt
1 teaspoon or more, to taste 1/2 or 1 teaspoon salt per 600 ml (1 pint)
Juice of one lemon
Cheesecloth or damp muslin or fine cotton cloth
Colander
Large glass container or a large bowl

METHOD

In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, salt and lemon juice. Taste and adjust.

The yogurt should be poured into a sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth.
Allow it to drain overnight, (NOT in the refrigerator, but outside on the kitchen counter or over the sink), or tie the corners of the cheesecloth and suspend the bundle over a bowl or the sink.
The whey will drain away, leaving very light, soft, creamy white curd cheese.
Eat it as is, or add a little olive oil, pepper, or paprika, if you wish.

By tomorrow afternoon , and cheese will be ready. I know it will be delicious, because I have tasted this home made cheese once before.
This is the first time I'm making it.

Enjoy




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7/6/14 8:07 P

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DESSERT POLENTA

I tasted a sample of this dessert and it was very tasty.
I never ate Mascarpone cheese.
If this dessert is rich, I'll eat a small portion for one serving.
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
Salt
1/4 teaspoon cadamon1
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 orange juice and zest
3 tablespoons butter
4 ounces mascarpone

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium size pan bring the water to a boil. Slowly add in the cornmeal while mixing constantly to avoid lumps.
Add the sugar, salt, cardamom, allspice, orange juice and zest and simmer 15 minutes while stirring occasionally, being sure not to let it stick on the bottom.

2. Turn off heat and allow butter to melt and fold in the mascarpone.
Pour polenta onto a sheet tray and place into the refrigerator to cool.

3. Once cooled, cut polenta into desired shape and top with fresh fruit.

Enjoy






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4/20/14 8:42 P

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I bought today Faro and I wanted to see how it will work in the slow cooker, instead of using Quinoa or Steel cut Oats.
Absolutely WONDERFUL results!!! The Faro was soft, melts in the mouth.
I eat it for breakfast with soy milk, or it is a dessert, or a snack.
You can find it in the bulk section of a whole food store, or in a package in the organic section in the grocery store.

FARO PORRIDGE IN THE SLOW COOKER

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Faro
4 cups of water
2 fresh apples, washed and diced with the peel
3 long cinnamon sticks
A little Splenda brown sugar blend
Few dry cherries
Some cranberries
Few dates, diced
A little Stevia

METHOD

Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker on HIGH setting for about 3-4 hours.
Watch it carefully. Make sure you don't BURN it (remember! It is on HIGH setting) . It is done when the Faro is soft and smooth, with a little liquid in.

Really a great discovery. I love it!





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3/21/14 9:16 P

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FARRO SALAD

I bought in the grocery store the faro salad in the salad bar.
Amazing!
The best ingredient was small pieces of DREID APPLES. So Yummy.
The recipe in the link below resemble the one I had. Mine had fewer ingredients. I'll ask to give me the ingredient's list of the faro salad. I hope they will.
The best ingredient was small pieces of DREID APPLES. So Yummy.
The ingredients I was able to see are red pepper, scallion, silvered almonds and dried apples.


www.shutterbean.com/2011/farro-salad
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This one is also similar, but without the garbanzo beans.

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10/9/13 9:01 P

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WHEAT BERRIES SALAD Recipes

I Love Wheat Berries. Here are some recipes that I will try.

*** Wheat berries salad # 1
Courtesy of Ellie Krieger, the food network

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-kr
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*** How to cook wheat berries on the stove # 2

www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-tender
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hewy-wheat-berries-and-farro-cookingR>-lessons-from-the-kitchn-189553


*** Sweet potatoes and wheat berries and egg # 3

naturallyella.com/2012/11/21/sweet-p
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*** Sweet berries salad with dried fruits # 4
Courtesy of Cooling light

*** Wheat berries salad # 5
www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-
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*** Wheat berries bowl breakfast # 6
Courtesy 101 cookbooks

www.101cookbooks.com/archives/wheat-
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rry-breakfast-bowl-recipe.html


*** Wheat berries salad with red fruit #7
Courtesy of eating well

www.eatingwell.com/recipes/wheat_ber
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_salad_with_red_fruit.html



*** Wheat berries winter salad # 8
Courtesy of the kitchen

www.thekitchn.com/recipe-sweet-crisp
y-
winter-whe-134103


*** Warm wheat berries salad # 9
Courtesy of health

www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,5040
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00107648,00.html


*** Wheat berries salad # 10
Courtesy of cooking light

www.myrecipes.com/recipe/wheat-berry
-s
alad-with-dried-fruit-10000000671003/


*** Wheat berries salad with dried fruits and chocolate. Rich. Great for company # 11

www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/detail/2
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*** Wheat berries salad with dried fruit # 12
Courtesy of yummy.com

www.yummly.com/recipe/Wheat-Berry-Sa
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d-With-Dried-Fruit-My-Recipes?columnR>s=3&position=1%2F56







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9/21/13 10:21 A

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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
Looks delicious. I'll make it for Thanksgiving
I can eat it for breakfast too.
Great dessert too.


www.healthygirlskitchen.com/2012/11/
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9/15/13 7:33 P

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HIGH PROTEIN CRUSTLESS QUICHE
SO EASY TO MAKE
YUMMY!

I served it to guests . They finished the quiche very quickly and asked for the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound frozen mixed vegetables I used 2 POUNDS of frozen mixed vegetables
8 Oz. light cream cheese (Is Farmer's cheese lower in calories and fat than cream cheese?)
8 Oz. low fat cottage cheese (I used 2 %)
3 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
Pam spray or very little margarine/butter to grease the pan lightly
Square or round pan, about half of the size of 9X13 pan

DIRECTIONS
Pre - heat the oven to 350 degrees
1. Cook the frozen vegetables according to package instructions. Drain the water out and move to a large bowl.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with the vegetables
3. Grease the pan. Transfer the mix from the bowl into the pan4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the quiche is done (I baked it longer)
Check with a knife in the middle to see that it's done.

That simple!





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8/24/13 4:12 P

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SLOW COOKER BREAKFAST QUINOA
From a wonderful cookbook called: Crock-Pot, the original slow- cooker Diabetic recipes

I made it today and I love it.
If you like Whole-Grains including Quinoa, you'll love this recipe too. It is always good to try new recipes.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups Quinoa
3 cups water
3 packed tablespoons brown sugar (I used Splenda brown sugar blend)
2 tablespoons maple syrup (the real pure one!)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I used only 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and I added 3 cinnamon sticks)
3/4 cup golden raisins (optional! I used half raisins and half dried cranberries)
I added the dried fruits in the beginning.
Sliced strawberries and banana (I didn't use it. It was good enough without it. I like it with Vanilla soy milk)

METHOD

1. Place Quinoa in FINE-MESH strainer, rinse WELL under cold running water.
Transfer to Slow cooker.
2. Stir it water, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cover: cook on low 5 hours or on high 2 1/2 hours or until Quinoa is tender and water is absorbed.
3. Add raisins, if desired. for the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking time. Top the Quinoa with strawberries and banana.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information per one serving

Calories: 233
Total fat: 3g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 47g (the GOOD Carbs!)
Cholesterol: 0g
Fiber: 4g
Sodium: 9 mg

Dietary Exchanges:

1 fruit
2 starches
1/2 fat








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6/8/13 8:21 P

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Fran's Sweet Wheat Salad - Fantastic!

I love Jane Brody's two cookbooks: Good Food book and Good Food Gourmet. This recipe is from Good Food Gourmet.
Her recipes are wholesome, easy to make and taste great. In purpose, Jane does not add nutrition information to each recipe.

Notes!
1. I added extra chopped parsley
2. I added 2 tabelspoons of Splenda brown sugar blend. I like this salad sweet.
3. I also added the juice from one orange, and I used the whole orange rind
4. I'll try it also with wheat berries (hard) and wheat berries (soft) and also with Quinoa.
I'm sure it will be great.
5. Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just add protein.
Can be eaten as a snack and as dessert (sweet)
6. I added the walnuts (used, instead of pecans) with the dressing. It was still crunchy.

INGREDIENTS

SALAD

2 cups boiling water
1 cup coarse bulgar (preferably whole-grain) In middle-eastern stores buy Bulgar # 4
1/2 cup currants
1/4 cup minced Italian parsley

1/2 cup chopped pecans

DRESSING

2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon fresh ly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the boiling water and bulgar, and let the bulgar stand for 45 minutes or until it is tender but crunchy. Drain any remaining liquid.
2. Combine the bulgar with the currants and parsley.
3. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, and add them to the bulgar mixture. Chill the bulgar until 1 hour before serving it.
4. Before serving the salad, stir in the pecans. Serve the salad at room temperature ( eating it cold was also great).

Enjoy




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2/25/13 6:02 P

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Thank you, Amy, for posting this recipe.

MAKEOVER: BUCKWHEAT OATMEAL WAFFLE


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PLAIN, FAT-FREE (GREEK) YOGURT DIP/SPREAD

*** One cup of Fage Greek yogurt, fat free, plain, is 3 PointsPlus

You can use Greek Yogurt or other brand names that are fat free, or, if you like, low fat.

You can eat 1 cup of it for breakfast, lunch , dinner, or snack.
All the added veggies are zero PointsPlus

I made it and it is delicious!
I spread it on oneslice of the only breads I eat now which are:

1. Trader Joe's Sprouted whole- wheat bread
2. Trader Joe's Sprouted Rye bread
3. Trader Jo's Sprouted multi - grain bread.

Why?
Because each slice is only 60 claories and only 7 grams of Carbs.
One slice is 1 PointPlus
Two slices are 1 PointPlus

DIP/SPREAD

to 1 pound of plain yogurt (fat free) add:

Cucmbers, diced small
green onion, chopped fine
Lots (or less) of FRESH baby dill, chopped fine

You can also add:
Red peppers, diced
Radishes, diced

Mix all and refrigirate.

NOTE!
It is recommended to include in every meal Protein, Fat and Carbs.
That's why I use sometimes 2 % Greek Yogurt (for the fat), Bread for the Carbs and Yogurt for the protein.





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RICE PUDDING
Serves 8 (or more)

* I made it yesterday. Unbelievable!
* I used Splenda blend
* Ground almonds are sold at Trader Joe's and are called almond meal
* I used SUSHI rice. It's the best for rice pudding. I bought it in the bulk section of a health store.
* You need to be in the kitchen while making it. To stir often and to check if most milk evaporated.

INGREDIENTS

4 oz/1/2 cup short-grain rice
39 fl oz/ 4 1/2 cups milk. I used 1% milk. I'm sure it will taste even better with higher fat milk.
2 TBS. orange flower water ( at middle eastern stores)
2 oz/1/4 cupcaster (superfine) sugar. I used Splenda blend.
4 oz/1/2 cup ground almonds (almond meal)2 TBS. coreflower (cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (Not more)
2 TBS. honey

DIRECTIONS

Put the rice in a large heavy-based with 1 cup (9 fl oz) water and a pinch of salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occationally, for 5 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed.

Set aside 1/2 cup of the milk. Stir 1 cupof the remaining milk into the rice, bring to a simmer, and when the rice has absorbed the milk, add another cup milk.
Continue to add the remaining milk in this manner, ensuring each addition of milk is absorbed before adding the next.
The rice should be very soft in 30 minutes, with the final addition of milk barely absorbed.

Meanwhile, steep the raisins in 2 teaspoons of the orange flower water for 15 minutes.

Mix the sugar with the ground almonds to break up anu lumps in the almonds.
Stir into the rice mixture and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch with the reserved milk until smooth and stir into the rice. When thickened, simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the almond extract and remaining orange flower water. Stir the pudding occasionally to cool it a little.

Pour the pudding into a serving bowl and when a slight skin forms on the top, sprinkle with the soaked raisins and drizzle with honey.
Cool completely before serving to individual bowls.




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Low calorie whole- grains breafast recipes, courtesy of eatingwell.com


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I've tasted this dip in a party and it is yummy!
Very easy to make.

DIP, SNACK, SPREAD, BREAKFAST...High in Protein!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup part skim Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped fine
green onion, to taste, chopped
4 slices Turkey-Bacon, cooked crispy and chopped

Mix all and refrigerate overnight.
Tastes even better the next day.





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Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Cups

4 oz turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon
1/2 medium green bell pepper -- chopped
1/4 medium onion -- chopped
5 large eggs
1 can sliced mushrooms -- (12 oz) drained
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese -- (2 oz)

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 6-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium skillet ove med-high heat, cook tghe sausage, pepper and onion for 5 min or until the sausage is no longer pink. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and cool slightly. Stir in the eggs and mushrooms. Evenly divide into muffin cups. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 min or until the egg is set.

This recipe serves 6.

Per serving: 140 calories, 9g fat, 12g protein, 4g carb, 1g fiber, 195mg choles, 400 mg sodium

Source: WW Recipe review, Christy







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Did you know that quinoa is the only whole-grain that is full vegetarian protein.


Quinoa porridge
Notes! I've only made this recipe. I LOVE it! I'll make it again and again.
I didn't have almond mik, so I used soy milk with 1/2 teaspoon (or less) of almond extract.
Instead of regular brown sugar, I used the Splenda blend of brown sugar.
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Quinoa pudding from allrecipes
5 Points+ per serving

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Warm and nutty cinnamon quinoa recipe

www.101cookbooks.com/archives/warm-a
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Quick and easy quinoa chocolate recipe

www.ridiculouslyhealthy.com/recipes/
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Quinoa Porridge

theshiksa.com/2012/05/15/quinoa-porr
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Quinoa porridge with blackberries

blisstree.com/eat/what-to-eat-when-y
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Quinoa porridge

www.thekindlife.com/forum/thread/qui
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Quinoa porridge with bluberries and pecans

www.closetcooking.com/2008/02/quinoa
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QUINOA PARFAIT

Cinnamon apple quinoa parfait

www.preventionrd.com/2012/03/cinnamo
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Another cinnamon apple quinoa parfait

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Bluberry quinoa parfait

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Perfectly peach quinoa parfait

www.eatingbirdfood.com/2010/08/quino
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Birchermuesli

So many recipes for Bichler Muesli
With pictures
Enjoy


**** Some information about the history of Birchermüesli:


"Birchermüesli" was invented by Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner (1867-1939), a pioneer of the biological health medicine and whole foods diet.

Dr. Bircher was active in Zürich and he had a great impact on our feeding habits. Around 1900, he suggested that cereals, fruits and vegetables are more valuable food than meat, but his colleagues did not agree with his points of view. But even if the public opinion did not follow his ideas, he had more faith in his own experiences than the current doctrine.

While at that time meat was regarded as the best suited and most valuable food for humans, vegetables and fruits were considered food of the poor people. But Dr. Bircher continued to believe in what he called "food of the sunlight", meals based on biological, natural ingredients. He created a recipe which is known today worldwide as "Birchmüesli". He was also convinced that health care should be much more than just medical treatments. In 1897, Dr. Bircher founded a health clinc in Zürich, where he practiced a holistic therapy which included whole foods diet, a daily walk, bathing and sunbathing. He even set up exercise equipment, so we can see his health clinc as a kind of a fore runner of the gym and fitness centers as we know them today.


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Overnight Oatmeal - WOW! Each recipe comes with a great picture.

Many healthy ways that minimize your cooking time. It "cooks" itself overnight in the refrigirator. Great Website.
Enjoy!


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Overnight Oatmeal - WOW! Each recipe comes with a great picture.

Many healthy ways that minimize your cooking time. It "cooks" itself overnight in the refrigirator. Great Website.
Enjoy!


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I was told by a Chinese person that he eats 8 treasure porridge every day. It has many health benefits.
8 means many. The ingredients can change in different recipes.
Here are some examples of what 8 treasure porridge (congee) can include.
You can google "8 treasure porridge recipes" to find many other unique recipes of this porridge.

I HAVE to make it. I tasted it and it is delicious.

recipes-for-food.com/eight-treasure-
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recipes-for-food.com/eight-treasure-
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Here are some great ideas from our members for a delicious health breakfast.
Enjoy!


MOM2CBJ

My new favorite way to prepare is oatmeal is to use 1/2 cup old fashion oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, 1/2 cup water, cut up banana, cinnamon and vanilla. Microwave for 4 minutes and then top with Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Flaxseeds.So yummy and filling!

IMAVISION

This gal enjoys her morning oatmeal & since my beloved MrV (whose cereal of choice is Cheerios) doesn’t join me in that delight, I make an individual half serving this way:

Half a cup of water into a bowl - add six to ten raisins (to sweeten it quite nicely) - pour a fourth cup of dry oatmeal on top – put into microwave for four minutes – remove – stir – sprinkle with cinnamon – enjoy a tasty bowl of hot oatmeal!

SASSYTHING52

rasins and apples

HUNGRYWOMAN2

This is a loaded question. It is one of my staples and I make it in many ways. I will provide only a couple of examples.

I always will add a spice such as apple pie or pumpkin pie.
Fruit is one of my favorite toppings.
I freeze bananas since they are so high here and will often add them along with almonds or pecans to the oatmeal.

Sometimes, it is a simple sprinkle of granola.

MASRITE

Ok, that sounds so yummy. Going to have to try that. I' need something new. Tired of just plain, old oatmeal. Thanks for sharing!!


I've made pancakes with my oatmeal.

1/2 c oatmeal
1 c egg whites
splenda
cinnamon
whatever spices you want
blueberries

Mix all together, then add blueberries. Pour half into a small frying pan and cook like a pancake. Repeat with the rest of the batter. I'll top it with sugar free syrup. Yummy!

PERSISTENCEMIMI

Today I was a bit adventuress.
I went to the bulk section of whole foods store and made a new mix for my oatmeal.

Farrow
Barley
Steel cut oats
Soft wheat berries
Rolled oats
Millet

I mixed them all and stored it in a glass sealed jar.

In the slow cooker I put:

1/2 a cup of the mixed whole grains
2 cups water
1 diced apple, cored, seeded and peeled,
1 diced pear, cored, seeded and peeled,
few dried cranberries
Agave, for sweetness
1 stick of cinnamon
Pinch of cloves

It's cooking right now in the slow cooker, on low, for 6 hours.

When done, let it cool and refrigirate.

I like it hot with soy milk.

YUM!
I LOVE oatmeal!!!

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Thank you, sarahinfl for posting this recipe. Sounds wonderful. I'll make it this week.

BIG CHOCOLATE COOKIE

This is an ancient WW recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake about 10-15 minutes.

1 T. Reduced Fat Peter Pan Peanut Butter
1 T. + 2 t. hot water
1 t. vanilla
1/3 C. dry milk
2 t. cocoa powder
1/2 t. Baking Powder
3/4 oz. oatmeal
2 T. raisins
4 packets Splenda

Mix peanut butter and hot water until smooth in a medium bowl. Add
vanilla.

In small bowl mix the remaining ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir until
combined well. Place on butter sprayed cookie sheet and bake -- do not
underbake. Outside of cookie will be dry.

330 calories, 51g carbs, 7.5g. fat, 4.75g. fiber





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I like this cookie very much. I add extra banana to the mix.

Makes two big cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. dry oatmeal
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup non fat dry milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 banana, ripe, mashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons raisins
3 tablespoons water

INSTRUCTIONS

Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients. Divide into two cookies on a sprayed baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 5 to 8 minutes. Don't over bake.
This makes tao soft cookies

Exchanges
1 cookie = 1 bread, 1/2 milk, 1 protein, 1 fat & 1 fruit

I don't have nutrition information for this recipe.



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This could be a quick breakfast on the run

Bluberry Flaxseed Muffins with Chef Meg


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I'm not sure to which recipe are you're reffering to... Can you please let me know. Thank you.

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Have you tried making this with their black bean burger?

Isn't it funny how all of a sudden you can look down at your stomach and wonder to yourself, "Who put that there"?


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I hope it will be a delicious breakfast!!!!

I bought small equal amounts of three Whole-Grains at the bulk section of a healthy store
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1. Winter (HARD) wheat berries
2.Thick cut rolled oats
3. Steel cut oats

I mixed them well and pur 1 cup of the grain mix in the slow cooker.

I added:

4 cups water
Dried cranberries
2 fresh apples, peeled, cored and sliced
6 small fresh peaches from the local fresh market, peeled and sliced )without the pit.

Either 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high

I can't wait to try it tomorrow with soy milk and stevia.

I'll let you know how it turned out.

Whole-Grains are so good for out health


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I tasted it and the experiment is a HUGE success.
The three grains go well together.
I especially like the winter hard wheat berries.
The fresh peaches from the local market added great flavor.

Excellent breakfast, snack or dessert ANYTIME.
Very filling.





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Thank you, Teresa (HUNGRYWOMAN2), for posting this revipe.

compliments of Recipe .com

1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup skim or light soy milk
2 Tablespoons ground flax

Calories 272
Total Fat 7
Sat Fat 1
Carboydrates 43
Fiber 7
Protein 16




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Thank you Teresa (HUNGRYWOMAN2) for posting the recipe

With sugar issues, it is necessary to add extra carbs and ensure I have something with me in case of a sudden sugar drop. Here is something I found courtesy of Diabetic Living Every Day Cooking.

This recipe makes 24 bars. Per bar: 126 cal, 3 grms tot. fat(0 sat) 30 mg sodium, 24 carbs, 1g
fiber, 2 gms pro. ( Exchanges 1 fruit, .5 starch, .5 fat, 1.5 carb choices)

Nonstick cooking spray.
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup nugget wheat and barley cereal ( such as Grape Nuts)
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons cooking oil
2 7-ounce packages mixed dried fruit bits
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2.,Line an 8x8x2 inch baking pan with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray. Set pan aside.
3. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, cereal and ginger. Add egg, applesauce, brown sugar, honey, oil; mix well. Stir in fruit bits, sunflower seeds, and walnuts, Press mixture evenly into pre-pared pan.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Lift edges of foil to remove bars from pan.

Enjoy!






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Very Healthy Green Smootie

I made today this healthy smootie and it is WONDERFUL!!!
What a great way to sneak in green leaf vegies.
I should call it "Very healthy GREEN smootie". My husband liked it too except for the green color.
We're not used to drink GREEN smoothies.

1. I did not taste at all all the green leaf raw vegetables.
2. I used more fresh ginger, lots of ground cinnamon and allspice. Only 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, and Stevia to taste. The Ginger was noticable the most.
3. I uesd half spinach and half swiss chard, and I'll continue to explore with all green leaf vegetables.
4. I have the VitaMix machine for 7 years and I use it almost every day. Now I know I'll use it every day.(mine is model 5000)
The VitaMix really liquify everything and it's like drinking juice with no pulp (like water).
I'm not sure if a regular blender will bring the same result (turn everything to liquid)
5. I also used the skin of the apple.
6. There're lots of green smoothie recipes in the new VitaMix cookbook. Every recipe has full nutrition information.

This was a very successful experiment.

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VERY HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE (VEGAN)

2 servings

I don't like vegetables as much as I like fruits, especially all green leaf vegies.
I got the recipe from two people who eat the vegan way. They drink it every day.

I'll use my VitaMix machine (a very high power blender and worth every penny) , but I'm sure it can be done in a strong blender.
The VitaMix machine liquify everything.
I'm making it this Friday. I'll let you know how it tastes.

Ingredients

About 6 cups of veriety of greens (aragula, spinach, swiss chard, kale, collard..etc.....
2 cups of unsweeten ALMOND milk
1 apple
fresh piece of ginger root, peeled
cinamon to taste
Allspice to taste
Maple syrup, to taste
Stevia, to taste (as sweet as you like it to be)





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Healthy Bobbys' Flay Brunch menu
Brunch that is good for your body

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South Beach Cottage Cheese Breakfast
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I experimented today with Wheat Berries, great whole-grain, using the slow cooker.
You can find Wheat Berries in the bulk section of whole food stores and probably in packages at Trader Joe's.

Crock Pot Wheat Berries Compote (dessert or snack)

Ingredients

1 cup Wheat Berries, dry, Summer ones, soft.
(The winter wheat berries are harder and take longer to cook and their color is darker).
4 cups water
2 apples, peeled, cored and cubed
2 pears, peeled, cored and cubed
Next time I'll add 1 stick of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or until the wheat berries are soft.

We added ground cinnamon and stevia to taste.
Delicious!

Enjoy!

p.s.
For those members on the "SFT" (simply filling technique), no counting is necessary because all the ingredients are POWER FOODS.
I'm so glad I'm doing the "SFT".

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What are Wheat berries?

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CREAMY PUMPKIN OATMEAL / CROCKPOT

2 cups steel cut oats
1 12 oz. can fat-free evaporated milk
1- 15 oz. can pumpkin (not the pie filling)
6-8 cups water
½ cup brown sugar (or use Splenda or maple syrup or whatever you like)
1 tsp vanilla
1teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or make your own ( 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ tsp cloves , ¼ tsp nutmeg)

1. Just put it all in the crock pot, mix until no chunks of pumpkin left. Cook on low for 8 hours (while you sleep). Yummy breakfast for the entire week. 2. For an apple version: substitute 2 cups sugarfree applesauce for the pumpkin. Add a large chopped apple. Substitute 2 teaspoons cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice.



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Best Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups Carnation powdered milk
1 cup Splenda granular
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1 (4 serving) pkg. sugar-free/fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more)

This makes about 3 1/4 cups of mix (13 servings). To make an individual serving, use 1/4 cup mix and one cup of hot water.
One serving is 60 calories/.5 gr fat/.5 gr fiber



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Wake Up Casserole
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8 item(s) frozen hash brown potato patty, prepared without fat, Ore-Ida
1 cup(s) onion(s), chopped
1 item(s) bell pepper(s), chopped
2 cup(s) shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
8 oz cooked lean ham, chopped
7 item(s) egg
1 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
1 tsp McCormick Ground mustard
1 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 350, spray 9x13 pan. Place hash browns in pan. Sprinkle with onion, pepper, cheese, and ham. In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour over casserole. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more.



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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

6 slices turkey bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
12 oz. package frozen hash-browns
1 onion, chopped
3 large eggs
3 egg whites
3/4 c. part skim ricotta (I substituted cottage cheese)
2/3 c. shredded reduced fat. Swiss
3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly grated black pepper
pinch cayenne

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 7X11 baking dish with nonstick spray.

Spray nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and cook bacon over med-high heat till crisp, about 4 min. Add potatoes and onion, cook, stirring till potatoes are tender and golden, about 6 min. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, beat eggs and egg whites in large. bowl. Add ricotta, 1/3 cup Swiss, Parmesan, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cayenne, stirring till blended. Stir in potato mixture. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with reserved Swiss. Bake till slightly puffed and golden and cheese is melted, 30-35 min.

Original poster said she doubles recipe and bakes in 9X13 pan about 45 minutes.


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MRS. ROARK'S LEMON PRONTO
FromThe slim gourmet cookbook
By Barbara Gibbons

I made this recipe last week and it was soooooooo gooooood.

Delectable Dessert as your Dairy servings

If you have a hard time getting your dairy servings
daily, or if you just want to enjoy a healthy delicious dessert, here is a delicious recipe.

Ingredients

1 large package (5 1/2 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix (I used sugar free, fat free)
2 cups skim milk
4 cups (2 pounds) part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup raisins

Directions

Combine the milk and pudding mix and beat until smooth.
Add the ricotta cheese and raisins, mix well, and chill.

14 servings
139 calories each.

Did you know?

1/2 a cup of ricotta cheese is one serving of dairy, while 2 cups of cottage cheese is also one serving of dairy.





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CRUNCHY STUFFED PEAR
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BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
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EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Grease a large casserole dish and pour in a full bag of frozen hash browns. Dice an onion and a green pepper and sprinkle them over the potatoes. Finely dice or shred your choice of meat - you can use leftover rotisserie chicken, extra lean ham, etc - and put that over the potatoes as well. In a bowl, scramble 4 whole eggs, 4 egg whites, 1 small can of diced green chilies and a 1/4c skim milk. If you want your casserole to be a little spicier, add several tablespoons of salsa to the eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes, then use a fork to gently lift the potatoes in a few areas to let the eggs soak down to the bottom. You don't have to stir it, just lift the potatoes a little. Top with your choice of cheeses and cover with tin foil. Bake for 45 minutes, then remove foil and bake another 15 minutes or until the eggs are set. This dish is generally low in points, but you'll want to plug it into recipe builder with your meat and cheese choices to be sure. You can make this dish the night before - I do that it all the time.




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PEANUT BUTTER HOT CHOCOLATE OATMEAL

1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of water
1 or 2 tbsp of peanut butter (depending on how many points you want to spend)
2 tbsp of sugar free fat free hot chocolate mix

Mix all of those together and microwave for about 2 minutes!!! You may add half a banana (or another fruit) and a packet of splenda!


Note!
I've made this recipe and it was so filling! I'll make it again and again because it keeps me FULL for hours!



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CREAMY PUMPKIN OATMEAL

2 Cups of steel cut oats
1 12 oz. can ff evaporated
milk
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
5 1/2 Cups water
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
(more to taste)
add sweetener to taste when
eating

Put all in crockpot, stir til all pumpkin is mixed in..cook on low for 4-6 hours.


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Big Breakfast Cookies
From the kitchen of GRANDMAPINK

Servings | 5

Breakfast | Community built RECIPE

Ingredients
1 1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup dry milk powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup Splenda
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup raisins

Instructions
Mix dry ingredients together; stir in applesauce; when completely moistened stir in raisins. (At first it seems impossible that the applesauce is enough liquid, but just keep mixing gently.)

Spoon 5 big cookies onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick coating.
Bake 15 - 20 min @ 350 degrees.

These freeze well.

Each serving is about 200 calories.




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CREAMY PUMPKIN OATMEAL (crock pot)
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I have fixed the following and really like it. I cut the Splenda in half and added more spices. I also halved this recipe (cooking just for one) and fixed in my "crockette" sized crockpot. Spray the crock first and stir about every hour. I also cut the time down to just 3-4 hours. 8 hours would have dried everything out for me. Just put leftover in the fridge and take out servings as you want them.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups steel cut oats
1 12 oz. Can fat-free evaporated milk
1 15 oz. Can pumpkin
5 1/2 cups water
1 cup splenda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup

1. Just put it all in the crock pot, mix until no chucks of pumpkin left. Cook on low for 8 hours (while you sleep). Great breakfast for the entire week.

2. For an apple version: substitute 2 cups sugarfree applesauce for the pumpkin. Add on large chopped apple. Substitute 2 teaspoons cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice.



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MILLET RAISIN CEREAL RECIPE


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BREAKFAST APPLE RICE
From MacDougal program cookbook,, page 224

I've tried it couple of weeks ago and my husband and I really liked it. I'll do it again.

3 servings

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 apple, cored and chopped (I used 3 Fuji apples)
1/2 cup apple juice, unsweetened
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (I'll try it also with sugar free, fat free syrup)
2 teasponns fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* I added Splenda to taste (Splenda brown sugar blend may work well too)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Combine all the ingredients in a casserole dish with a cover.
Bake in a conventional oven for 45 minutes or in a microwave oven for 10 minutes at full power, stirring once halfway through the cooking time (I used the conventional oven).
Serve hot.




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Alba drink mix
now called Fit and Frosty shake


www.albadrinks.com/index.php

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QUINOA MUFFINS - Martha Stewart

On the Go Breakfast/snack - High Protein
Freezes well
Video demonstration included

www.marthastewart.com/recipe/quinoa-
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Here is one way to lighten the recipe (from a review):

"My 11/2 yr. old LOVES my modified version. 3/4c. quinoa, 1/4c. flax. No oil:replace with applesauce. Bc ap. sauce is used only 1/2c. dark sugar. and no need for white flour. 1c. whole wheat flour, 1/2c. wheat germ, and 1/2c. wheat bran. I bake for 35-40 min. Results are fab. I get requests! Please experiment."

* You can use Splenda brown sugar Blend instead of real brown sugar, for less calories.

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Highlights from our workshop "BREAKFAST AND WEIGHT LOSS" - June 22-28

Day 1 - June 22

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good morning everyone

Thank you for joining our workshop. We are delighted to have you.
This is day one of our one week workshop.


You Want to Lose Weight and keep it off ?

You may think the answer is simply to eat less. Wrong. The solution is all in the eating.

You gotta eat breakfast!

Let’s face it. Life is busy. Mornings are hectic.
Preparing and eating breakfast takes time.
You are not alone.
It is something we all face.
But if you want to lose weight and be healthy,
YOU HAVE TO EAT BREAKFAST!
A HEALTHY BREAKFAST!

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. – Adelle Davis

It Works for Weight Loss!

**************************************

Let's start first with a little assignment and today's question.

emoticon YOUR ASSIGNMENT/CHALLENGE FOR TODAY:

1. Read at least one article from the many links provided below and tell us at least one new idea you've learnt today.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast every day this week.

emoticon TODAY'S QUESTION:

How many food groups you usually include at your breakfast meal? (the food groups are: Whole-grains, Protein, Carbs, Fat, Dairy, fruits and vegetables).

********************************

emoticon Here are some great ideas on the importance of eating a healthy breakfast for weight loss, followed by 11 excellent articles on today's topic.

LOW-ENERGY DENSITY FOODS
If you eat foods with high energy density, such as bagels, you rack up calories quickly. If you eat high-fiber, low-energy-density foods - such as oatmeal, strawberries, walnuts, and low-fat yogurt.
you can eat more and get fewer calories!

METABOLISM
First off, let's consider how breakfast relates to weight loss: You've just been asleep for 7 or 8 hours. Your body needs to recover from this brief period of starvation. Skipping breakfast keeps your body in "starvation" mode, while eating a good meal will give your metabolism a boost. This is because being inactive (and not eating for this extended period of time) causes your metabolism to plummet. If you're trying to lose weight, the last thing you want to do is keep your metabolism at this lowered state. Partaking of a morning meal will rev up your fat burning ability.

SKIPPING BREAKFAST
skipping meals almost always leads us to overeating. This is especially true in the case of breakfast, because you've just been asleep for 7 or 8 hours and your body needs to recover from this brief period of starvation.

GLUCOSE
The fuel that keeps our motors running is glucose. Your brain and your nervous system need glucose to work: that means walking, speaking, stretching, typing - any activity requires this fuel. If you don't supply it, your system resorts to finding stored carbohydrates or it tries to turn fat into glucose.

************************************

emoticon BREAKFAST AND WEIGHT LOSS ARTICLES

1. How to Build the Habit of Eating Breakfast

stronglifts.com/how-to-build-the-hab
it
-of-eating-breakfast/


2. Gain breakfast Lose Weight

www.readersdigest.ca/health/cms/xcms
/g
ain-breakfast--lose-weight_1409_a.html


3. Eat to Lose Weight

www.readersdigest.ca/food/cms/xcms/e
at
-to-lose-weight_1192_a.html


4. Why Eating Breakfast Equals Weight Loss

www.selfgrowth.com/articles/why_eati
ng
_breakfast_equals.html


5. Why you should eat breakfast like a king?

www.nation.co.ke/magazines/Living/-/
12
18/511260/-/s1iv1wz/-/index.html


6. Breakfast is for weight Loss Champions

weightloss.about.com/cs/eatsmart/a/a
a1
02202a.htm


7. How to eat breakfast to lose weight

www.ehow.com/how_2044046_eat-breakfa
st
-lose-weight.html?ref=fuel&utm_sourcR>e=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=
yssp_art


8. Lose weight eat breakfast

www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-wei
gh
t-eat-breakfast


9. What is Leptin?
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on
_articles.asp?id=273


10. Eating breakfast helps weight loss

www.mealsmatter.org/EatingForHealth/
To
pics/Healthy-Living-Articles/Eating-R>Breakfast-Helps-Weight-Loss.aspx


11. Trying to lose weight? Be sure to eat breakfast

www.health.am/weightloss/more/lose-w
ei
ght-be-sure-to-eat-breakfast/


emoticon Look for extra tips, ideas, healthy breakfast recipes and more throughout the workshop.


Let's start today with a delicious and healthy breakfast.

Bon Apetite!

Mimi

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Day 5 - June 26

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good morning everyone

Thank you for joining our workshop. We are delighted to have you.
This is day one of our one week workshop.


You Want to Lose Weight and keep it off ?

You may think the answer is simply to eat less. Wrong. The solution is all in the eating.

You gotta eat breakfast!

Let’s face it. Life is busy. Mornings are hectic.
Preparing and eating breakfast takes time.
You are not alone.
It is something we all face.
But if you want to lose weight and be healthy,
YOU HAVE TO EAT BREAKFAST!
A HEALTHY BREAKFAST!

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. – Adelle Davis

It Works for Weight Loss!

**************************************

Let's start first with a little assignment and today's question.

emoticon YOUR ASSIGNMENT/CHALLENGE FOR TODAY:

1. Read at least one article from the many links provided below and tell us at least one new idea you've learnt today.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast every day this week.

emoticon TODAY'S QUESTION:

How many food groups you usually include at your breakfast meal? (the food groups are: Whole-grains, Protein, Carbs, Fat, Dairy, fruits and vegetables).

********************************

emoticon Here are some great ideas on the importance of eating a healthy breakfast for weight loss, followed by 11 excellent articles on today's topic.

LOW-ENERGY DENSITY FOODS
If you eat foods with high energy density, such as bagels, you rack up calories quickly. If you eat high-fiber, low-energy-density foods - such as oatmeal, strawberries, walnuts, and low-fat yogurt.
you can eat more and get fewer calories!

METABOLISM
First off, let's consider how breakfast relates to weight loss: You've just been asleep for 7 or 8 hours. Your body needs to recover from this brief period of starvation. Skipping breakfast keeps your body in "starvation" mode, while eating a good meal will give your metabolism a boost. This is because being inactive (and not eating for this extended period of time) causes your metabolism to plummet. If you're trying to lose weight, the last thing you want to do is keep your metabolism at this lowered state. Partaking of a morning meal will rev up your fat burning ability.

SKIPPING BREAKFAST
skipping meals almost always leads us to overeating. This is especially true in the case of breakfast, because you've just been asleep for 7 or 8 hours and your body needs to recover from this brief period of starvation.

GLUCOSE
The fuel that keeps our motors running is glucose. Your brain and your nervous system need glucose to work: that means walking, speaking, stretching, typing - any activity requires this fuel. If you don't supply it, your system resorts to finding stored carbohydrates or it tries to turn fat into glucose.

************************************

emoticon BREAKFAST AND WEIGHT LOSS ARTICLES

1. How to Build the Habit of Eating Breakfast

stronglifts.com/how-to-build-the-hab
it
-of-eating-breakfast/


2. Gain breakfast Lose Weight

www.readersdigest.ca/health/cms/xcms
/g
ain-breakfast--lose-weight_1409_a.html


3. Eat to Lose Weight

www.readersdigest.ca/food/cms/xcms/e
at
-to-lose-weight_1192_a.html


4. Why Eating Breakfast Equals Weight Loss

www.selfgrowth.com/articles/why_eati
ng
_breakfast_equals.html


5. Why you should eat breakfast like a king?

www.nation.co.ke/magazines/Living/-/
12
18/511260/-/s1iv1wz/-/index.html


6. Breakfast is for weight Loss Champions

weightloss.about.com/cs/eatsmart/a/a
a1
02202a.htm


7. How to eat breakfast to lose weight

www.ehow.com/how_2044046_eat-breakfa
st
-lose-weight.html?ref=fuel&utm_sourcR>e=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=
yssp_art


8. Lose weight eat breakfast

www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-wei
gh
t-eat-breakfast


9. What is Leptin?
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on
_articles.asp?id=273


10. Eating breakfast helps weight loss

www.mealsmatter.org/EatingForHealth/
To
pics/Healthy-Living-Articles/Eating-R>Breakfast-Helps-Weight-Loss.aspx


11. Trying to lose weight? Be sure to eat breakfast

www.health.am/weightloss/more/lose-w
ei
ght-be-sure-to-eat-breakfast/


emoticon Look for extra tips, ideas, healthy breakfast recipes and more throughout the workshop.


Let's start today with a delicious and healthy breakfast.

Bon Apetite!

Mimi

**********************************

Day 7 - June 28

Today is the last day of our workshop. We hope you enjoyed this learning experience.
We shared so much knowledge and ideas that can help us in our journey of health and weight loss.
Thank you for participating. We do appreciate it.
Please let us know what topics are of interest to you so we can consider them for future workshops.

Your team leaders

Nancy
Teresa
Barbara
Lisa
Mimi

emoticon I would like to thank Nancy and Teresa (team leaders) for their superb presentations and for all their hard work. THANK YOU!

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TODAY'S TOPICS

BREAKFAST EXCUSE BUSTERS
FILLING FOODS

emoticon Today's challenge

Eat mostly filling foods, especiall vegetables that are so low in calores.

emoticon Today's question
What are your most favorite filling foods?

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emoticon BREAKFAST EXCUSE BUSTERS

By now I hope we don't have any excuses not to eat breakfast...smile...

Breakfast excuse busters article

weightloss.about.com/od/eatsmart/a/b
l_
breakfast3.htm



emoticon FILLING FOODS - foods that make you feel full.

Satiety is not a new concept.
One key to losing weight is to eat less, but it seems hard to drop the pounds if you are hungry all the time.

It would be frustrating to anyone to eat a meal than feel hungry an hour later.

The trick is finding foods that keep you feeling full.

Foods which fill you up fast, while also being low in calories, are your best friend.

The superb Weight Watchers Momentum plan introduced the Filling foods.
The list of the Momentum filling foods is almost exactly the same as the previous Core program food list.
The wording "Filling Foods" is more powerful and meaningful. Great choice of wording!
The Momentum program is a superb plan (NOT a diet!) that in addition to so many other benefits help us feel full longer (due to the concept of filling foods).

TO FEEL FULL LONGER

* Add volume

adding extra air and water to products has been shown to increase feelings of fullness.
Vegetables and fruits contain water, added volume.

* Go for high fiber foods

* Pump up the protein

* Optimize the carbs
Bran cereals, oatmeal, have the good carbs


* Bring back eggs
More filling food than many other breakfast foods

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Below are some excellent articles on filling foods and satiety.
Enjoy!

6 fast breakfast filling foods

www.nubella.com/content/view/5633/67
/



Filling foods can help weight loss

cbs4denver.com/health/Colorado.News.
De
nver.2.544570.html


Filling Up On Fewer Calories

www.diet-blog.com/archives/2007/11/0
6/
filling_up_on_fewer_calories_the_ameR>rican_way.php


Weight-Watchers - The Momentum Program on filling foods www.weightwatchers.com/plan/eat/inde
x.
aspx


Foods that make you feel full

www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/
he
alth/health/article1784574.ece


Satiety Index

www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_food_di
et
/satiety_index.php



Satiety: The Science Of Feeling Full

www.roseindia.net/articles/satiety-s
ci
ence-feeling.page



The 10 Most Filling Foods for "Dieters"

www.associatedcontent.com/article/82
28
97/the_10_most_filling_foods_for_dieR>ters.html?cat=5



The Most Filling Foods

www.squidoo.com/fillingfoods SkiptheDiet-FillUptoLoseWeight

Skip the Diet-Fill Up to Lose Weight

www.easier.com/view/Lifestyle/Health
_a
nd_Fitness/Diet/article-157146.html


The Filling Foods Collection

recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.as
p?
cookbook=6021


Fill up and slim down with quinoa


www.lifescript.com/Body/Diet/Diet-ti
ps
/Fill_Up_and_Slim_Down_with_Quinoa.aspx


Fill up and slim down with protein

www.lifescript.com/Body/Food/Good-fo
od
s/Protein_Foods_Fill_Up_And_Slim_DowR>n.aspx


Mimi




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I got this recipe from a great cook and it's wonderful!

BAKED MILLET PUDDING
Inexpensive!
Healthy!
Delicious!

One pound of millet costs only 99 cents at whole-foods store

Ingredients

1 cup millet
5 cups milk (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole milk)
Splenda/Stevia to taste

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together millet and milk
Spray corning or pyrex dish with pam.
Bake until golden-brown on the top (about 1 hour. Milk has to be all gone)
Do not cover the dish.
Add Splenda/Stevia to taste.


Suggestions for toppings after baking:

Ground cinnamon
Cocoa powder
Fat free sour cream
Splenda blend of brown sugar
Fat free chocolate syrup
Berries
Maple syrup
DaVinchi fat free syrups
Etc.....
Use your imagination for more toppings


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CREAMY PUMPKIN OATMEAL / CROCKPOT
Posted by Tia

2 cups steel cut oats
1 12 oz. Can fat-free evaporated milk
1- 15 oz. Can pumpkin
5 1/2 cups water
1 cup splenda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup

1. Just put it all in the crock pot, mix until no chucks of pumpkin left. Cook on low for 8 hours (while you sleep). Yummy breakfast for the entire week. 2. For an apple version: substitute 2 cups sugarfree applesauce for the pumpkin. Add on large chopped apple. Substitute 2 teaspoons cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice.


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Smoked Sausage and Corn Frittata
From cooking light
5 ingredients 15 minutes cookbook

I've made this recipe and it's Incredible!
Great also for company
So quick and easy
Great for any quick meal, brunch, or as a snack.

INGREDIENTS

prep time: 3 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Other: 2 minutes

Cooking spray
4 ounces smoked turkey sausage, quarted lengthwise and diced
1 1/2 cups frozen shoepeg white corn, thawed
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional (I used sweet paprika)
1 large egg
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced- fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided (I didn't use cilantro)

1. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
Add turkey sausage to pan: saute 4 minutes or until browned. Stir in corn and ground red pepper, if desired: reduce heat to medium-low.

2. Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl: stir with a whisk.
Drizzle egg mixture over sausage mixture to pan. Cover and cook 8 minutes or until almost set.
Remove pan from heat: sprinkle with cheese and 1/12 tablespoons cilantro.
Cover and let stand 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/12 tablespoons colantro: cut into 4 wedges.

Yield 4 servings
Serving size: one Wedge

per serving:

174 calories
8 g fat
1.6 fiber
13.8 protein
14.3 carbs
472 sodium


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Steel cut oats oatmeal
Posted by DAISY2971


I just made this for my kids bedtime snack. They've already asked for seconds. So simple, but so good.

4 C water
1 C steel cut oats
3 apples grated
cinnamon to taste
1 tsp vanilla

Cook in covered pan for 30 minutes stirring every so often. I added one of the apples about 10 minutes before it was done so there would still be a few pieces. Sprinkle with a little splenda and a bit of fat free half and half.



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Sausage-and-Egg Casserole
Posted by NCBEACHES

1 pound bulk turkey breakfast sausage
3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed white bread (about 6 [1-ounce] slices)
2 cups skim milk
1 1/2 cups egg substitute
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Vegetable cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well.

Combine sausage and next 5 ingredients (sausage through dry mustard) in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; stir well. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Note: Look for this sausage product in the fresh-meat or freezer section of the grocery store.

Yield: 9 servings

CALORIES 157 FAT 4.7g FIBER 0.4g


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Brie and Egg Strata
Posted by NCBEACHES


The night before, assemble and layer the casserole without the egg mixture (steps one and two); cover and refrigerate. Combine the egg mixture (step three), and refrigerate in a separate container. In the morning, pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture; allow the strata to stand for 30 minutes before baking. Substitute a French baguette or sourdough loaf for the flat Italian bread, ciabatta, if desired.


2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups diced unpeeled Yukon gold potato (1 large)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 pound ciabatta, cut into 1-inch cubes, toasted
Cooking spray
4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and chopped
1 cup egg substitute
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, potato, and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine onion mixture and bread.
Place half of bread mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half of Brie. Top with remaining bread mixture and remaining Brie.

Place egg substitute and eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, herbes de Provence, and pepper. Add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Let stand 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

CALORIES 205 FAT 6.9g FIBER 1.7g;




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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Prep this the night before for an easy breakfast or brunch.

Cooking spray
12 ounces turkey breakfast sausage
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 cups egg substitute
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 large eggs
16 (1-ounce) slices white bread
1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded reduced-fat extrasharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon paprika

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring and breaking sausage to crumble. Remove from heat; cool.
2. Combine milk and next 6 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

3. Trim crusts from bread. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Add bread cubes, sausage, and cheddar cheese to milk mixture, stirring to combine. Pour bread mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking or 3-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray, spreading egg mixture evenly in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle casserole evenly with paprika. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

CALORIES 184 FAT 6.8g FIBER 0.6g
Cooking Light, APRIL 2008



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I saw this recipe on WW.com and I've made it yesterday. Yummy! We loved it!!!

Notes!

1. It's a very healthy cookie because it uses healthy ingredients from 5 DIFFERENT FOOD GROUPS.
2. I baked it for exactly 8 minutes.
3. I added a little Splenda, for a sweeter taste.
4. Great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
5. I prepared everything while the oven was pre- heating.
6. I think it's about 4-5 points, but not sure... I'll figure it out next time I make it.7.
Next time, I'll make more cookies and freeze them individually.

BIG COOKIE

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Dry Oatmeal (I used old fasion oatmeal)
2 tabelspoons Chunkey peanut butter (I used reduced fat peanut butter)
1/3 cup Nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 Banana; mashed (add sweet. I added a Splenda for a sweeter taste)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 TBS. Raisins
3 tablespoons Water

Instructions

Combine all.
Divide into 2 cookies on a spryed baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F, for 5-8 minutes.
Do not over-bake.
This make 2 cookies.
Let cool before eating.

Exchanges:

1 cookie = 1 bread, 1/2 milk, 1 protein, 1 fat and 1 fruit.



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FLAVORED COFFEES
From WW.com

CAFE BAVARIAN MINT

1/4 c. powdered creamer
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. instant coffee
2 T. powdered bakers cocoa
2 hard candy peppermints

CAFE CAPPUCCINO

1/4 c. powdered creamer
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. instant cofffee
1 orange flavored piece of candy

CAFE SWISS MOCOA

1/4 c. powdered creamer
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. instant coffee
2 T. powdered bakers cocoa

CAFE VIENNESE

1/4 c. powdered creamer
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. instant coffee

Take ingredients for each individual flavor and process in blender on liquify until well blended. Store in air tight container.

TO MAKE COFFEE:

Cinnamon Chocolate Cappuccino Use rounded teaspoons of the mixes to taste.


Ingredients:
¾ cup skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup hot very strong coffee
¼ teaspoon sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cinnamon stick

Add your choice of sugar, splenda or splenda blend to your desired sweetness


I have a new favorite cocoa coffee drink that I "invented" a few weeks ago. I make this in a 20-oz. coffee mug I have.

Mix 1 packet Swiss Miss Diet hot chocolate mix (25 cal, 0 fat, 1 fiber) with approx. 1 C. hot water. Add 1 Tbsp. Coffeemate flavored creamer (35 cal, 2.5 fat, 0 fiber). I love both the chocolate raspberry and cinnamon vanilla flavors. Fill mug to the top with fresh brewed coffee.

I use the regular creamers, but you could use SF or FF. I haven't found the flavors I really like in SF or FF so I use the regular.


I make regular decaf coffee and pour it into a cup that has 1 or 2 teasp of diet hot chocolate mix in the bottom. I sometimes add a bit of vanilla to that or even diet coolwhip. I really prefer mine iced, and this works really well for that.


My favorite drink from Starbucks, was their Cinnamon Mocha, which was discontinued. I figured out a way to make it home, and have it every morning.

This makes 2 servings, so I use 2 coffee mugs.

Brew 4 cups of coffee-I use dark chocolate flavored beans, but you do not have to.

In each mug, put:

1 TBSP Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
1 1/2 packets Splenda
Generous Sprinkle of gound cinnamon, (I use about 1 TBSP)

Pour half of the brewed coffee into each mug. Mix well, and then add 1 TBSP FF French Vanilla Coffee Mate (liquid) into each mug.

The only points to count are in the creamer, and it is very low.


The Torino Sugar-Free Syrups are really good when added to coffee with hot frothed ff milk.


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Breakfast/dessert/snacks recipes using Elba drink mix (I'll use swiss Miss diet chocolate mix instead. 25 calories per package).

BABE RUTH
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1 pkg. Alba Drink mix
3 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
3/4 c. Grape nuts cereal
1 tsp. honey
2 or 3 drops water
Spray pan and spread. Makes 2 servings


ALBA 77 CANDY BAR
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1 packet chocolate Alba 77
2 tbsp. oatmeal or 1/4 c. granola
2 tbsp. water
Mix all ingredients. You may need to add a little more water. Roll into a log on waxed paper or plastic wrap. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until firm.


ALMOST SNICKERS®
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1/2 mashed banana
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 pkg. chocolate Alba
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. sweetener
3/4 oz. Grapenuts


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS
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2 tbsp. black coffee or hot water
1 tbsp. chunk peanut butter
1 pkg. chocolate alba
3/4 oz. uncooked oatmeal
2 tbsp. dark raisins
Combine liquid and peanut butter. Add other ingredients and mix together. Transfer to wax paper and form into log. (5 x 1 1/2 inch). Wrap in waxed paper and freeze overnight. 1 protein, 1 bread, 1 fat, 1 fruit, 1 milk.



DIET BREAKFAST BAR
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1 packet Alba 66 or Alba 77 chocolate, dry
3/4 oz. uncooked oatmeal
1 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. peanut butter
2 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. water or cold coffee (more or less to hold together)
Mix all ingredients together, wrap in foil and put in the freezer.




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Yummy Old Fashioned Oatmeal with Apples & Cinnamon

* I made this recipe yesterday. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!
* So HEALTHY!
* Very easy to make
*Make it for the whole week for a quick breakfast, snack, or take it to work
* Add skim milk if you wish


3 apples, peeled and sliced (any apples you like)
1 1/2 cups Quaker oats, old fasioned (NOT instant or quick!)
Water, enough to cover the apples when cooking
Splenda Brown sugar blend, to taste (or Splenda, stevia...etc...)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or less, to taste)


Put the apples and cinnamon in a medium pot, cover the apples with water.
Boil the water, lower heat and simmer until almost tender.
Mash the apples a little.
Add the old fashined oats and continue cooking about 10 minutes until oats are cooked.
Mash again everything.

Refrigirate

Enjoy!


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I've tried something new today and it worked so well.

SLOW COOKER WHEATBERRIES, BULGAR AND QUINOA FOR BREAKFAST, SNACK OR DESSERT
Good for the whole week

1/2 cup WINTER wheatberries
1/2 cup whole-wheat bulgar
1/2 cup quinoa
6 cups water
2 apples, peeled and diced
2 pears, peeled and diced
1-2 TBS. dried fruit as crangerries, raisins..etc...
Ground cinnamon to taste (add AFTER cooking)
Splenda/stevia to taste (add AFTER cooking)

Put everything (except sweetener and cinnamon) in the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.

One serving for me is 1/2 cup of the grains with 1/2 cup soy milk.
Add Splenda and cinnamon to taste

The wheatberries are fantastic!
Great combination of grains!

Tomorrow I'll add 1 cup frozen blubberies, thawed, or any frozen or fresh fruit.

YUMMY




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Breakfast Tempeh Hash
By Jolinda Hackett

4 potatoes, diced
water for boiling
1 package tempeh, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:
Cover the potatoes with water in a large pot and bring the water to a boil. Allow to cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.
In a large skillet, sautee the onions, potatoes and tempeh in olive oil and soy sauce, stirring frequently to cook all sides of the tempeh cubes. add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.




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CREAMY PUMPKIN OATMEAL (crock pot)

2 cups steel cut oats
1 12 oz. Can fat-free evaporated milk
1 15 oz. Can pumpkin
5 1/2 cups water
1 cup splenda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup -- (O pts)
1 tsp vanilla

1. Just put it all in the crock pot, mix until no chunks of pumpkin left. Cook on low for 8 hours (while you sleep).

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Three Hot Cocoa Mix recipes


Weight Watchers Hot Chocolate Mix recipe
Makes 32 servings

Ingredients
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
1 cup cocoa powder
4 teaspoons cinnamon

Preparation
1. Mix all ingredients together well.
2. Store in an airtight container.
3. To serve, place 1/4 cup mix in cup and add 3/4 cup hot milk, stirring until mix is well blended.

WW POINTS per serving: 2
Nutritional information per serving: 117 calories, 1.5g fat, 1.1g fiber

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3 cups fat free powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup splenda
1 box fat free sugar free pudding mix

mix all together store in airtight container

1/4 mix with 1 cup water. 2 per serving.

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2 cups Carnation dry milk powder
1 cup Splenda
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1 (4 oz.) pkg. instant Vanilla sugar free/fat free pudding mix
2 TBLSP. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together. For one serving, mix 1/4 cup cocoa mix with one cup hot water.

1 serving = 60 calories/.5 gr fat/0 fiber




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Steel Cut Oats in CrockPot
Wake up to a warm filling breakfast with very little effort! Leftovers store in the fridge and reheat nicely in the microwave.

POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 12

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 8hrs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Course: breakfast


Ingredients
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 cup water
8 serving Quaker Steel Cut Oats (dry) that's 2 cups dry Steel Cut Oats

Instructions

Put all ingredients in crock pot before you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning, it's ready! It really needs a full eight hours to get to the right consistency, but then you need a good night's sleep, too...

This recipe makes twelve 3/4 cup servings at 2PTs each, but you can then jazz it up however you'd like. I love it with 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, a tiny bit of milk and maybe a tsp of brown sugar (bringing it to 3PTs). It's also good adding 1/2 ripe banana and a little bit of chopped walnuts (Making it 4PTs).



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Cranberry-Wheat Pancakes

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I love banana in my oatmeal, strawberries are great too!

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Cottage/Pumpkin/Apple Breakfast

1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 Cup No Sugar Added Apple Sauce
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg or cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 Cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener


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BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Makes 6 generous servings
5 points each serving.

Can be assembled the night before
Delicious!
You may double it and bake it in 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

1/2 lb Jimmy Dean Roll low fat Sausage
2 egg yolks and 6 egg whites - can use Egg Beaters
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (can use other low fat cheese)
1/2 chopped onion, saute
1 TBS. milk
1/2 cup canned chopped green chilies
2 cups frozen hash browns
Fresh ground black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Saute onions in a large skillet sprayes with Pam.
Set aside.
Saute sausage.
Drain on paper towel.
Beat all eggs togeter.
Add cheese, pepper, cayenne and chilies.
Spray 9x9 baking dish.
Line baking disn with hash browns, onions and sausage.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until egg mixture is firm. Serve hot.
Can be served with salsa.



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Pina Colada Oatmeal Bake
In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups quick oats, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 cup splenda.
In another bowl, mix 1 cup ff milk, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 tsp coconut extract, 1 tsp rum extract, 2 ripe mashed bananas, 4oz crushed pineapple in it's own juice.
Add the dry ingredients to the other bowl and blend.
Cook in 8x8 sprayed pan for 30 - 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Then cool and place in fridge.
171 calories, 2 fat, 4 fiber. Serves 6.
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What do you put in your oatmeal?

*** I love to put 2 T. PB2 and 1 T. fine chopped walnuts or instead of the walnuts I put 1/2 chopped banana. Need some new ideas. How do you jazz yours up ?

*** I love PB in my oatmeal, too. But I don't do it every morning.

I'm mostly about different fruits and flavored extracts.

~ Strawberries and vanilla
~ Peaches and almond extract
~ Banana and maple extract
~ Blueberries and cinnamon
~ Apples (cooked overnight in the crockpot) and vanilla

*** I like to add nuts, too, on days when I know I'll have the points to spare.

*** I also do chopped banana and either 1 T. walnuts or 1 T. slivered almonds, but my favorite is oatmeal, 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries,and walnuts.

*** SLIVERED ALMONDS, PEANUT BUTTER & CINNAMON AND SPLENDA!!!

*** I eat Oat Bran and use a 1/3 cup of Oat Bran w/ a cup of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries.
I also like to add a banana sometimes and sometimes I put 1 tsp. of flax oil

*** A splash of real maple syrup and a few pecans.

*** I put instant sf chocolate pudding powder in my oatmeal for a snack at night. In teh morning it is berries or cherries with cinnamon.

*** I like dried fruit-cherries, apricots, cranberries- a little brown sugar and a sprinkle of nuts.

*** I mix in cinnamon and splenda top with SF syrup and a few blue berries....de-lish

*** I like to add a little sugar free apple pie filling, or sugar free brown sugar cinnamon or caramel coffee syrups. (We add the syrups to eggs when making french toast too)

*** I've put in a few frozen peaches and some almond extract...into cooked oats cooked with a little milk.

*** Flavored non dairy creamers!

*** 2 teaspoons of flax seed oil (tasteless) & some cinnamon. And I make mine with milk.


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