Look at all those happy, healty kids. The Kellogg Corporation wants you to believe that by eating a processed carb and sugar-laden breakfast, these kids will be more “alert” in school and that their products build optimal nutrition. This is marketing genius at its height, folks. I know my readers will have enough saavy not to be fooled by the claims of such propaganda (which appeared in my Sunday paper this week), but I just couldn’t let this go.
I wasn’t going to post this week, but after admiring the amazingly perfect grain-free pancakes I had adapted, I felt that I had to share. My quest: To make a thick, fluffy, comfort-foodie pancake without using grain. Read the rest of this entry »
Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. This is totally true for me; I’ve always needed a full breakfast to get me going since I’m not a morning person. A complete breakfast, thanks to the cereal ads of our childhood, conjures up images of 2 margerined slices of white wonder bread, a tall glass of orange juice, a bowl of sugar-laden, extruded grain cereal, and perhaps eggs and bacon of some kind. I’ll keep the latter, and replace the sugar/grain component with some more filling, lower-calorie, nutrient-dense foods!
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Another myth often believed by traditional foodies is that good food can’t possibly be quick and easy to prepare.
Doesn’t everything have to soak for like 2 weeks before it can be consumed?
Thankfully no! Now granted, many of my breakfasts in my menu plans require lots of advanced preparation, but recently I concocted a deliciously satisfying breakfast “cereal” of sorts that had all the trappings of cereal: milk, crunch, and sweetness– but without all the yucky extruded, processed grains involved.
I call it “Apple-Cinnamon Crunch” and its 100% RAW!!
Here’s what I did:
Apple Cinnamon Crunch: The non-Cereal
1. Shred the apple into large bowl.
2. Toss with cinnamon.
3. Add walnuts, buckwheat sprouts, and raisins, if using.
4. Top with desired amount of milk or cream.
This alkalizing breakfast is light, yet filling, fresh, and alive!
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