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Baked oatmeal with walnuts and berries


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I have a new favorite Sunday breakfast recipe. It is baked oatmeal with walnuts and berries. I love this recipe because it is easy to make, it is healthy and it makes the whole room smell of cinnamon and berries. In our house, baked oatmeal disappears in seconds and there are never any leftovers. I don’t add sugar, maple syrup or any other sweeteners but you could add a dash of honey if you like. It is really simple and quick to make. My kids love to help out: mixing, stirring, sprinkling and tasting as we go along. To give your breakfast an extra Omega-3 boost you can sprinkle freshly ground flax seeds on the oatmeal once it’s on your plate. Continue reading

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What are the top healthy eating ideas for 2014?


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The start of any new year goes hand in hand with making new resolutions. If there is one resolution that you make this year, pledge to eat a healthier diet. Not for me, but for your own health. You will be able to better fight diseases, see your own energy rise, have fewer cravings, you will be in better mood, it will be easier to control your weight and you will even have less wrinkles. Making a switch to eating healthy does not have to be difficult, just pick one of my ideas and incorporate it into your everyday life. It is that simple.

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Is eating breakfast good for you?


I strongly believe it is.

Although this topic has been discussed for years, the lack of consistency of reports and newspaper articles has been frustrating for many. Take for example a study published in the American Heart Association Journal, Circulation, in July 2013. This study followed the eating habits of almost 27,000 men between 1992 and 2008 and concluded that “eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower cardiovascular disease risk”. In fact, in this study, the men that skipped breakfast had 27% higher risk of dying from a heart attack or other coronary heart disease. However another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in September 2013 concluded that “the belief in link between eating breakfast in the morning and cardiovascular benefits exceeds the strength of scientific evidence”.

So how do we know if eating breakfast in the morning is good for us?

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