Sunday, February 10, 2008

Breakfast - for - Snack Days

Ever had one of those days where nothing feels real? I've been floating around in a fog for most of today, and not because of any drug influence (though I'm sure that would actually help at this point). I've just been in a weird, off kind of mood, one that turns the world as you know it on it's head and shoves you out into the spotlight wearing nothing but a baggy pair of granny panties and a crop-top that you bought when you were 12 (yeah, sorry for that visual).

Anyways, here's a snack for days like this. I say snack, but you know, it works as a meal too, or breakfast... yeah... Oh! And it's healthy - you know, whole grains and organic yogurt and cranberries and a little twist of honey, I think it's a good add in to any type of day. Definitely good for when you're feeling in the limbo-ness between well and sick, when you aren't really sure what will agree with you. For more healthy inspiration, I'm sure that the ARF / 5-A-Day round-up at Sweetnick's will provide plenty of insight!

Limbo Oatmeal
Serves 1
2 tbsp whole-berry cranberry sauce (I make my own, adding a little blood orange zest)
1/2 tbsp honey, or to taste
2 tbsp "yogurt cheese" (preferably made with non-fat, organic yogurt)
1 packet plain instant oatmeal (your favourite brand, I use Quaker)
  1. In a small cup, mix together cranberry sauce, honey and yogurt cheese.
  2. Prepare oatmeal as directed, using a little less water than called for.
  3. Stir in cranberry mixture and eat.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 216.9
Total Fat: 1.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 326.6 mg
Total Carbs: 44.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
Protein: 7.0 g

Easy, cheap, flavourful and healthy. Delicious!

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