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» 10 Tasty, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

» 10 Tasty, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Post written by Leo Babauta. You get up in the morning, you rush to get ready for work, you rush out the door without a breakfast. Perhaps you grab a bagel and cream cheese, perhaps a muffin, perhaps an Egg McMuffin. If you’re lucky, you get a pastry, a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausage and eggs, or an English fry-up. Unfortunately, when it comes to being healthy, none of these options is a great way to start your day. Several readers asked about healthy breakfast ideas, and in truth, it’s a dilemma that many of us face each day. The first problem is a problem, because it means that you start the day with an empty stomach. The second problem is also a real problem, because traditional breakfasts don’t usually come in healthy flavors. Too sugary or carb-filled. What does that leave us with? But how do you find the time? Oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberries & almonds. Kashi Golean Crunch. Scrambled tofu. Fresh berries, yogurt, granola. Grapefruit with whole-wheat toast & almond butter. Related:  Healthy Eating

50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts from Around the World – Written by Victoria Philpott Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet? Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend. Salivating. If you’ve got a tasty recipe for a breakfast you’ve made in a hostel kitchen, let us know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Phew, and that’s it! Follow me on Twitter @VickyFlipFlop and let me know what you think of them all… And if I’ve inspired you to travel the world to sample them, remember you can always book your cheap hotels with us at Thanks to everyone for the images from Flickr. Related posts

Breakfast Recipes from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Oatmeal IdeasSpice up your oatmeal with some fresh fruits, nuts, raisins and/or dates. It makes for a tastier breakfast and provides you with additional nutrients that will be useful throughout the day Cut up your vegetables or whatever you want to add the night before. The next morning all you have to do is cook and enjoy! Prepare this recipe ahead of time. These pancakes are delicious! Mr.BreakfastRecipe SourceBreakfast RecipesVegetarian Breakfast Recipes A Feast for the Eyes: Cinnamon Toast the Pioneer Woman Way ***Welcome Pinterest Visitors!I'm so glad you decided to clink on this recipe, that has suddenly gone viral on Pinterest. I do hope you like what you see, will take the take to leave a comment, and I hope you'll come back to visit. When I was in high school, I can remember racing to the cafeteria to buy a slice of their famous cinnamon toast. I can't begin to describe it, but I longed for some of that toast many, MANY years later. I mean, how hard is it to make cinnamon toast? On a Saturday morning, this was destined to be made.The night before, I removed a stick of butter so it would be nice and soft... this morning, I preheated the oven to 350F. Do you really need a recipe for cinnamon toast? ** NOTE: Many of my readers have bought the Digital Recipe Reader. Back to the recipe... Twist #2: Smush the butter, add the sugar and cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla. Spread on slices of bread, completely covering the surface all the way to the edges. Place toast on a cookie sheet. Ahhhh.

How to Make Oatmeal: 15 steps Steps Method 1 of 5: Rolled Oats Oatmeal that is steamed and then flattened is referred to as "rolled oats". They look like flakes. Oatmeal Step 1.360p.mp4 00:00 00:05 00:05 spaceplay / pauseescstopffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster (latest Chrome and Safari)←→seek . seek to previous 12…6 seek to 10%, 20%, …60% 1Measure out two parts liquid, one part oats. Method 2 of 5: Instant Oatmeal This kind of oatmeal has been pre-cooked and dried. Method 3 of 5: Steel-Cut Oats Instead of being steamed and flattened, the inside of the oat kernel is chopped up into pieces, making oatmeal that looks a bit more like chopped rice. Method 4 of 5: Dry Oatmeal This is a novelty and may sound strange, but it tastes great. Tips Ad Warnings

Sarah at Welcome to the Good Life WOO HOO! Call me a big nerd but my heart's pounding because i'm so excited and honored to be here!!! my name is Sarah and i keep a blog over at Welcome to the gOOd life. it's a diary written by me (and sometimes by my hilarious husband) of the good and the ugly as a wife, a stay at home mom, raising two kids under three-just a year apart, and also my weekly DIY sewing projects. so should we get on to my DIY project? inspiration: squeezebox top from anthropologie picture from an anthropologie review blog. i think i literally gasped when i saw this top online. i instantly fell in love and knew i had to have it! i bought 2 white shirts, one in xs which is my size and one in large. i got the large shirt in round neck for more fabric while i got the xs in a scoopneck. you'll need: 2 shirts scissors matching thread pins estimated time: 1-2 hrs. project cost: very reasonable(mine was $8 for both shirts) skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate 3. take one of the piece and begin making the pleates. 4.

Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc) : AskReddit Homemade Pop Tarts Skip to Content May 29, 2010 Homemade Pop Tarts When I was little I always looked forward to visiting my dad’s house on the weekends and all the delicious treats he let us eat that were forbidden at home, like Pop Tarts! We made brown sugar cinnamon, strawberry jam and one chocolate one for the Prudent Dad. Get our process in pictures after the jump and the complete recipe here! And helped brush it onto the bottom layer of dough: Mommy made the filling and Scarlet helped place it on the pop tarts: Daddy’s chocolate one is in the center and a little too full: Second layer of dough on top: Poking holes to let steam escape: Baked, with slight chocolate explosion: Posted By Jaime 11 Comments TAGS: Entertaining + Food, Kid’s Cooking, Recipes 11 comments Trackbacks Pop Hearts! « Previous post Next Post » Search Find a Project Custom Search Hello Fabric Friday {Click Here} {Click Here} From our Partners Recent Jacinda Instagrams Recent Jaime Instagrams All do-it-yourself activities involve risk.

How to Pick a Breakfast Cereal The most healthful cereals are made with whole grains and not much else. If you’re trying to lose weight, control cholesterol or diabetes, or just need a lot of energy, your best bet is a hot cooked cereal of whole grains, such as oatmeal; or barley, brown rice or wheat berries cooked and served like oatmeal. Flavor it with raisins or other dried fruits, cinnamon, and perhaps a handful of nuts such as pinenuts. If you prefer cold cereal, you need to check the list of ingredients carefully. Once you’ve eliminated all the brands made with refined grains or partially hydrogenated oils, check for ADDED sugars (you want little or none) and fiber (you want a lot.) Raisins or other dried fruits will add a lot of grams of sugar to the listing on the nutrition panel; they are not distinguished from added sugars, so you can only estimate the amounts. Update on Partially Hydrogenated Oils (Trans Fats):I’m delighted to report that partially hydrogenated oils have been taken out of most cereals.

Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial At the suggestion of a friend, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a nice watercolor painting using plastic stencils! It really is quite a simple process and you end up with something that looks professional. I love sharing these little secrets with people. It's fun! So here is what you need to get started... Materials: watercolor paints paintbrush plastic stencils (I found some cheap ones at the dollar store) watercolor paper Step 1: Pick out the stencil you want to use and place it on top of your paper. Step 2: Hold the stencil down tightly with one hand. Step 3: To give it a varied look, add several different colors in random areas of the stencil. Step 4: Fill in the entire area of the stencil and ever so carefully lift the stencil away from the paper. Step 5: Let your painting dry completely and there you have it... your own mini artwork! Tips and Tricks:If you notice that your watercolors are bleeding around the edges of the stencil you can try mixing less water with the paints.

Looking to the Dietary Gods: Eating Well According to the Ancients (Photo: H.Koppdelaney) Just a few weeks ago, I received the following from Ryan Holiday: “…in the last 6 months, I’ve lost 15 lbs and am in the best shape of my life. Those of you who’ve read this blog for a while know that Ryan is 24-years old and works directly with Dov Charney as his online strategist for American Apparel. How did this philosophical bent accelerate his physical changes? Ryan made the above progress, in part, because he looked at how to transform choices related to food into a vehicle for larger transformation. So let us look to the ancients. This guest post from Ryan explores his thinking and features wisdom from Epicurus, Seneca, Epictetus, the Spartans, Montaigne and others. Enter Ryan Holiday I’ve been grappling with a dilemma. It’s a philosophical problem that’s thousands of years old, but fresh in an age of obesity, eating disorders and widespread factory farming: how does eating fit into the so-called “good life”? A student once asked Epictetus how he ought to eat.

Bakin’ the Bacon When you’re frying a pound of bacon, do you stand over the stove, turner or tongs in hand, hot grease popping and splattering as you turn, wait, turn, wait, turn… wait? There’s a better way. The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come celebratory breakfasts, including fresh-baked sticky buns, stuffed French toast, and savory brunch casseroles of all kinds. There’s not much crisp, golden bacon doesn’t go with. Nor can I think of a single person I know who doesn’t love bacon. Which leads me to believe most of us will be frying bacon at least once this month. Change the word “frying” to “baking,” and I’m with you. That’s right, baking. Not only does baking bacon save you the hassle of babysitting (baconsitting?) How much hands-on time and effort does it take you to fry a pound or two of bacon? Convinced? Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Bake the bacon for about 25 minutes, or until it’s started to shrink. Remove the bacon from the oven.

{she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt did you all have a good weekend? we pretty much got snowed in so during nap time I thought i'd scratch this little diy off my to-do list... This was the inspiration for this diy. i've had it pinned on pinterest for an eternity. so when I came across $3 sweatshirts at wal-mart the other day i felt like it was just meant to be. i resisted grabbing more than two (i am so bad when it comes to good deals) brought them home and gave them both a good wash and dry. the other one is white and i already have something in mind for it... like it? For more fashion DIY posts simply click HERE.

The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks - Health You can slather yourself from your forehead to your pinkie toe in organic lotions, but if you think that alone will make you glow, we have some bad news. From its well documented health benefits to its undeniable impact on physical beauty, good nutrition is the pillar of every kind of healthy lifestyle. That doesn't mean you need to swear off bacon and beer or anything. The trick is finding the right balance. But with new studies coming out every month about what we should put in our mouths—not to mention the unending discovery of mysterious superfruits from deep in the forests of wherever—it can be hard to keep track of what, exactly, we should be eating. To simplify things, here's a can't-go-wrong shopping list. This is the tenth installment in a series inspired by No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, a book by GOOD's features editor Siobhan O'Connor and her co-author Alexandra Spunt. Read more on their blog.

Granola Crusted Yogurt Fruit Tarts . Kitchen Explorers . PBS Parents Pin It I’m not a proponent of dessert for breakfast but I do love to eat breakfast with a dessert appeal to it. Today I’m sharing with you a Granola Crusted Yogurt Fruit Tart which takes a classic yogurt parfait and deconstructs it into a gorgeous breakfast tart that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, it will start your day with a great balance of nutrients (simple and complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats) to sustain you through the morning. These tarts are highly adaptable to you liking. You can add different types of add-ins depending on what you like to eat as well as your dietary needs. The crust is made from granola (without fruit), coconut oil, and a little bit of honey. Instead of a traditional custard or pastry cream filling, this recipe calls for yogurt. Lastly, each tart should be topped off with fresh ripe fruit. Enjoy! Pin It Pin It Pin ItTip: Use a flat bottom measuring cup to press the crumbs down firmly to the base and sides. Pin It Pin It Pin It Ingredients