It is a lot more difficult finding time to blog than I thought it would be. I have so much happening with class right now. Tests and papers are due left and right. I am actually procrastinating on putting some finishing touches on my research paper to blog this.
So far I have lost 3 lbs after one week of changing what I put into my body. I have so many recipes to share, and they will be geared toward the busy mom who wants to make some healthy changes. I mentioned the water and I hope you all have begun to take hydration seriously. It's so vital to your metabolism. I am on day 12 of hydration and I feel a lot better for it.
The recipe I am going to share is actually a recipe that an instagram friend posted, but I tweaked it a bit. Breast cancer runs in my family and I have to be extra careful with consuming phytoestrogens, which means that I try not to consume a lot of soy or flax seed. This recipe orignially calls for a 1/2 cup of flax seed... but since it has phytoestrogen I changed the recipe to include a little bit more oatmeal and a tablespoon of chia seed, which is as benifitial as flax seed, only it doesn't contain the phytoestrogen.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats.
1 Tbsp chia seeds (I use black chia seeds)
1/2 cup of organic or all natural peanut butter (any "nut" butter will do)
1/3 cup of local honey (you can use processed honey, but the local honey has health benefits)
1/4 cup of organic semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix together all ingredients until they are well incorporated. If you like the sweet and salty taste feel free to add a pinch of salt. Get a small cookie dough scoop and roll into balls and place in a container. Then place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to firm them up.
These are great for a quick snack or breakfast. They take the place of pop tarts for my kids. They love them.
See you in a little while with more recipes:
Quick and Yummy Chicken Fajitas... Tabouleh... Pesto Whole Wheat Pasta... Coconut Lemon Breakfast bars.
Happy Healthy Eating... and "Eat like your life depends on it, because it does."