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Posts tagged "breakfast" (12)

Pecan Sticky Buns

October 9, 2015, 12:31 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 20 minutes.
Cooking Time: No more than 45 minutes
Serving size: 1 bun; Makes 12 servings.
3 Slices on the Slice plan. Ingredients
For the filling:
Puff Pastry Dough
12 TB unsalted butter, melted and cooled,
2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed,
3 tsp ground cinnamon,
1 cup raisins.

For topping:
1 3/4 cups chopped pecans (about 8 ounces),
1/2 cup ...

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Breakfast Has Benefits!

February 2, 2015, 3:00 pm ARTICLES

We all hear how "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but is it? For started, an adequate breakfast has been linked to the following: • Cognitive performance • Feelings of well-being • Weight management • Greater overall nutrient intake • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes But, what does adequate mean? Research tends to vary when it comes to defining what a healthy breakfast includes. However, the result of this abundant research has result...

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Manchego Jalapeno Grits

January 30, 2015, 5:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; makes about 6-8 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 1 tsp salt 1 ¼ cups uncooked quick-cooking grits* 16 oz manchego, shredded ½ cup light cream 2 TB butter 1 jalapeno, minced ¼ tsp pepper Directions Bring 5 cups water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high he...

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes + Honey Roasted Pistachios

October 17, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Pumpkins are nutritious power foods as they contain so many great vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins trump bananas in potassium content, which is vital to electrolyte balance and muscle function. Pumpkins have lots of fiber that is great for maintaining digestive health. Pumpkins contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are wonderful for your skin, your immune system, and preventing other oxidative damage. Pumpkins also have a generous Vitamin A content, which is needed for ...

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How healthy are smoothies? I went out and bought myself a Nutribullet. The promise of healthy smoothies and the quick breakfasts lured me in. So this is my normal everyday smoothies: a good handful of spinach; some fruit that is in season ( apple, pear, etc), I toss in a banana, and maybe some berries. 3 tb of Greek yogurt, 2tb of peanut butter, and some ground flax seed. (The PB and yogurt help with protein -- I'm vegetarian). Is this a healthy habit or am I fooling myself? --- Chris

September 29, 2014, 7:39 pm DISCUSSIONS

Chris - Thank you for your question!Smoothies can be a great way to get in nutrition on-the-go. It's all about the device! The nutribullet, ninja, and vitamix are all great options. The goal with the device here is to preserve the beneficial natural fibers found in the fruits and vegetables you are pureeing. Now, let's talk ingredients. While peanut butter is a great option for protein (especially for vegetarians), it is also high in fat. If you are not trying to lose weight or are at a healthy...

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Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie

February 7, 2014, 5:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: N/A Serving Size: approximately 3 cups - Makes 2 servings Slices: 0 Ingredients 1 ½ cups strawberries, frozen 1 cup almond milk (you may also use soy or fat free cow's milk) ½ English (hot-house) cucumber, deseeded and chopped into large chunks* 2 TB raw honey ½ lemon, juice of Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add ...

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Baked Oatmeal

November 8, 2013, 3:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5-8 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 40-45 minutes Serving Size: 1 piece, Serves approximately 8-12 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 cups quick oats OR 2-¼ cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 3 1/3 cups fat-free or 1% milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp vanilla ½ cup Dried fruit pieces and/or chopped nuts (optional)** Direc...

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Poached Eggs + Sorrel Pesto

October 11, 2013, 4:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 egg + 1 TB pesto + 1 slice toast point (1 “Slice”) - Makes 6 Ingredients 6 eggs 1- 6" Italian bread loaf, sliced on bias into ½- ¾ inch pieces garnish scallions, chopped Sorrel Pesto 1 bunch sorrel leaves, about 2 packed cups 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup walnuts ¼ cup fresh parmesan cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil TT Sa...

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Spiced Pear Muffins

September 27, 2013, 4:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Makes: 12 Muffins Serving Size: 1 Muffin (2 "Slices") Ingredients 1 ¼ cups flour, all purpose 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp lemon zest ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground ginger ½ cup butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3 pears, large, peeled/cored/cut into 1/8ths Directions Preheat ...

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Jalapeño Hushpuppy Waffles

August 12, 2013, 2:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 8 minutes Makes: approximately 5 waffles Serving Size: 1 8" waffle (2 ‘Slices’) Ingredients As needed,pan spray 1 ½ cups cornmeal ½ cup flour, all purpose ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 onion, small, minced 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg, lightly beaten Directions Heat waffle iron and grease well with pan spray. Combine ingredients until ble...

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Mixed Berry Chai Quinoa Grits

June 17, 2013, 2:11 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup mixture (makes about 6-8) Ingredients 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 4 TB chai powder mix 1 cup quinoa, washed for 30 minutes 1 cup berries, mixed (frozen/thawed or fresh): blackberries, raspberries, blueberries 1 tsp lemon juice ¼ cup raw sugar ½ cup skim milk, almond milk, or soymilk 1 TB cornstarch Directions Combine water and sal...

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie

November 7, 2012, 11:23 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5-7 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes [for garnish] Serving Size: approx. 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree`“ ½ cup vanilla yogurt, fat free* ½ cup skim milk 1 apples- cored, peeled, diced** 1 TB honey* 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. vanilla extract 4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 cup crushed ice 1 shot espresso, prepared (or ¼ cup coffee, prepared) (optional) for garnish: (optional) ½ cup...

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