Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Cranberry-Raisin Toasted Oat Cereal

Here’s a great way to make your own healthy toasted oat cereal! I really like the taste of toasted oats—they have a richer, slightly nuttier flavor when they’re toasted in the oven. This cereal is not sweet like granola and it’s not as crunchy as granola either, since it doesn’t have a honey or maple syrup coating. But if you like the idea of eating pure toasted oats with dried cranberries, raisins, and nuts mixed in, then this cereal is for you! The cranberries and raisins give it a nice natural sweetness and the nuts give it a nice crunchiness!

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Pumpkin Spice Yogurt

If you like pumpkin-flavored foods, this is a super-easy recipe you can make for breakfast or even as a snack. It’s made with pure pumpkin puree that’s mixed into yogurt, with honey, cinnamon, and other spices added in. And it’s topped with a sprinkle of your favorite granola!

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Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake

If you’re harvesting your garden veggies or buying them from the farmers’ market, here’s a tasty recipe you can use them in! I call it a Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake—the rice cooks up right in the pan of this casserole-style side dish. And lots of veggies are layered over the rice. All these ingredients bake up in a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, and broth (or water). I really like the lemon juice/olive oil combination—it gives the rice and veggies a great flavor!

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Frozen Berry Smoothie

Here’s a great smoothie I tend to make more in the summer, but it’s great any time of the year! I use frozen berries in this smoothie, which makes it convenient because I don’t have to worry about having fresh berries on hand—I just pop them out of the freezer whenever I want to make this!

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Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

I saw this smoothie at Food.com and was kind of intrigued by the blueberry/green tea combination, wondering just what that would taste like. I had plenty of green tea on hand, some blueberries in my freezer, and vanilla yogurt in my fridge, so I didn’t have to buy a single thing to make this, which was nice! You do have to plan ahead a little before you make it though, because it works best if you brew the tea the night before and refrigerate it so it’s chilled in the morning.

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