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Brain Power Granola

Here is a quick recipe for some delicious and healthy, Brain Power Granola. This is a great snack for anyone needing a little brain boost. You can also add milk to the granola for a great breakfast or add it to yogurt! This is a really yummy homemade recipe that you will love!

 

 

Brain Power Granola

 

2 cups regular oats (gluten free)

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds (I sometimes sub in some pistachios for walnuts or almonds)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking spray

1/3 cup dried cranberries

 

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 300°.

 

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

 

Mix orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cooking over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves, making sure you are stirring frequently. Remove mixture from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.

 

Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture we first created, stirring to coat. Spread this mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the granola is a golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl, then stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely.

 

If the Brain Power Granola outlasts a hungry household and you have extra, you will want to store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Posted in Food | December 22 nd , 2015 | 0 Comments

Kids Corner

This week on Kids Corner, I will be introducing you to a healthy recipe. The meal is quick, easy, and scrum-diddly-umptious! So without further a due, let’s get to the recipe!

 

Chicken, Zucchini, and Prosciutto: 

Ingredients:

1. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4. tablespoons olive oil

5. 1/4 pound (about 8 slices) prosciutto

6. small zucchini, thinly sliced into half-moons

7. clove garlic, thinly sliced

8. lemon

 

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400° F. Season the chicken with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper to give the chicken a little pop of flavor

 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 2 minutes per side so it turns golden

 

  • Once golden, transfer the chicken to the oven and roast for 8 minutes.

 

  • Meanwhile, in a second skillet, over medium heat, heat the remaining oil. Cook the prosciutto until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate so you can start serving.

 

  • Add the zucchini, garlic, and remaining salt and pepper to the skillet and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. This gives it a salty but a delicious flavor to all the vegetables.

 

  • Add the prosciutto and zucchini mixture to the skillet with the chicken, squeeze the lemon over the top, and toss. Divide among the plates so you or your family/friends can enjoy!

 

This is one of my family’s favorite meals, and it gives us a chance to work together in the kitchen to prepare it. After, we get to sit down as a family and talk about our day, and eat a delicious meal together. I think its important for all families to sit down together as a family because it brings everyone closer and creates a stronger bond between everyone.

Posted in Food | September 19 th , 2015 | 0 Comments



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