Friday, May 20, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine

This makes me laugh every time I see it.

video

Yup, you perfected it, buddy.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hats off to you GrapeNuts!

Breakfast is, hands down, my favorite meal of the day. For many, mornings can be very rushed, and mine can be too... but I always get out of bed and head to kitchen and make my meal first. And yes, as a result, I often have wet hair when I leave the house and no make-up on. But although I have not pampered myself externally, I have pampered my metabolism.


Eating breakfast first thing in the morning is required to keep your metabolism roaring and your body in a zone of fat burning. Equally important to eating right away though, is the quality of food that you consume. You want thermogenic foods. Foods that are SLOW digesting. Unfortunately, most of your breakfast foods out there are corrupted... with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, easy to digest starches and addictive additives. SO BE CAREFUL in your selection. I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfasts (I have many favorite breakfasts), but this one includes a breakfast cereal, instead of a raw grain, and I would just like to share my enthusiasm and support of more foods like this.



POST GRAPENUTS, you are right on the mark!! When I read the ingredients on this label, I was thrilled because there is no form of sugar in the ingredients. (When perusing the breakfast cereal isle at your large-chain grocery store, I double dare you to find a cereal that doesn't have some form of sugar in it!)






So here is one of my favorite breakfasts:

1/2 c POST GrapeNuts

1 c Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk

7 Strawberries or 1 c Blueberries


I need a big bowl for it all, but it is yummy. Then I cook up:


2 egg whites



I would just like to mention that Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk has 35 calories for 1 WHOLE cup, which is amazing and provides the right amount of healthy fat for this meal. I prefer it over any form of cow's milk. (Make sure it is unsweetened though!)






Bon Appetit!