Gluten-Free Oatmeal Crisps

The best thing about these gluten-free oatmeal crisps is that they take practically no time to make. This perfectly sweet snack can be made in under 20 minutes and will satisfy your dessert craving.

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Oatmeal Crisps
Servings
4dozen (approximately)
Servings
4dozen (approximately)
Oatmeal Crisps
Servings
4dozen (approximately)
Servings
4dozen (approximately)
Ingredients
Servings: dozen (approximately)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and oats.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk or use a mixer to combine the butter, agave nectar, and vanilla until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
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Energy-Packed Breakfast

While there is no doubt that eating breakfast is important, what you eat for breakfast is a key component. I rarely miss a morning meal and neither do my kids. Although the kids eat a hearty meal in the morning, I find my body responds best to a small and healthy meal—a cup of organic granola cereal or muesli with almond milk, a cup of low fat or non fat greek yogurt and fresh fruit, or a fruit and vegetable juice (in the juicer). When I start the day with one of these options, I feel refreshed and ready for the day.

A typical breakfast in our house looks like this:

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Some people may argue that they are too rushed in the morning to make breakfast and get out the door in time for work, school, etc. Others may argue that they skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight. Whatever the excuse or reasoning, I urge you to make time and give yourself a wholesome and nutritious breakfast. It will get your day started on the right foot by recharging your brain and body and allowing you to be more productive and efficient throughout the day.

With regard to weight loss, research shows that skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually cause weight gain! Focus on eating a small, healthy meal in the morning – you may find that this helps, rather than hinders, the weight loss battle.

Pressed for time in the morning? Here are a few tips for choosing a healthy, wholesome and fast breakfast:

  • Pack a brown bag breakfast the night before and take it with you
  • Make a smoothie the night before and freeze for morning
  • Eat cereal or yogurt for a fast morning option
  • Set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier. How you feel throughout the day after a healthy breakfast is worth the 10 minutes!

Do you eat breakfast in the morning? Does it make a difference in your day? Do you have a favorite healthy breakfast you want to share?

 

Roasted Vegetables for Summer Enjoyment

There are certain foods that not only taste great but also make you feel great. Roasted vegetables do that for me. Whenever I eat this savory dish, I feel like I’m taking care of myself. Although I like vegetables and prepare them in many different ways, roasting is by far my favorite.

This dish is so simple to make but will impress even your vegetable adverse family members or guests. For this recipe I made the yellow, purple and orange carrots the stars of the dish but you can pick just about any vegetables including squash, asparagus, cabbage, etc.

It’s a great recipe to incorporate into your summer meals. Enjoy!

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Roasted Vegetables
Servings
2
Servings
2
Roasted Vegetables
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place all ingredients on a baking tray and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberries and banana make for a perfect combination in this smoothie. Made with 5 simple ingredients, this protein-packed blueberry smoothie is sweet and refreshing. With a little bit of vegan protein powder, it can be a perfect breakfast or post workout snack. If you can’t find fresh blueberries simply use frozen.

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Servings
1
Servings
1
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Servings
1
Servings
1
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the almond milk, blueberries, banana, protein powder, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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Pear & Blackberry Crumble

I admit it: I have a sweet tooth. Sometimes I crave a sweet treat at the end of a long day. I try to limit my indulgences to once a week and keep them gluten-free. This one is full of pears and blackberries (or raspberries if you prefer), and is accompanied by a crumble made with gluten-free oats and almonds. The crunch of the crumble is the perfect balance to the tender and juicy fruit. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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Pear & Blackberry Crumble
Servings
4
Servings
4
Pear & Blackberry Crumble
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Filling
Crumble
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  2. Add pears and gently mix until all are coated. Gently fold in the blackberries.
  3. Divide filling evenly between 4 ramekins. Each ramekin should be over-filled as they will settle slightly after baking. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor combine oats, sugar, almonds and coconut oil to make crumble. Slowly add water while pulsing.
  5. Evenly distribute crumble on top of the filling and bake for 20-25 minutes. Crumble should be lightly brown but take caution not to let the crumble burn.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve warm.
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