As promised, here’s some of the ways I fix those yummy, nutritious foods talked about in my previous post. This will be Part I of II!
(I’m going to link Flax & Oat Bran together because of their similar consistencies which determines how I sneak them into foods)
|Flax seed (unground), ground flax, & steel cut oatmeal|
- Flax & Oat Bran: These are the easiest to sneak into any food! I buy flax seeds whole and grind them up in my Vitamix but you could also use a coffee grinder. I have both my flax and bran in easy reach on my kitchen counter in pretty glass containers. I sprinkle them onto nearly everything I make for both Connor and my hubby. For example, yogurt, oatmeal, pasta, cereal, in sandwiches, you name it!
- Yogurt: Oh, how Ilove yogurt! But how many of you pick the super sugary, flavored, extra yummy kind? I know I know it’s so tempting but it’s not doing you any good… when you buy yogurt try to look for the simplest in terms of ingredients. Ideally, you want plain yogurt that only contains milk, and live active cultures (those are the good bacteria we like) If you really want that fruity, sweeter flavor to your yogurt mash up or blend some fresh, organic fruits and throw them in there!
- Oatmeal: C and I have oatmeal many times a week! So easy and so good for you! I buy steel-cut oats (not the typical rolled) this kind is 100% whole grain. This is an easymeal to add all these “extras” that are so good for you. Try flax, bran,cinnamon, yogurt, and fresh fruit! Tip: Avoid instant oatmeal. Instant oatmeal is tricking you into thinking you’re eating something good for you but because of its extra processing the nutrients are removed and it full of sugar!
- Tofu: I saved the best for last! I never touched tofu before feeding it to C but now I eat it myself. It takes on the flavor of what you are cooking it with so try it with anything! Tofu is truly my go-to food. C will eat up every time! He’ll eat it cold and plain, cut into cubes, warmed up and mixed with veggies. I throw it in pasta dishes, blend it up in smoothies, cook it with my scrambled eggs. It’s worth at least one try! Stick to “firm” tofu versus “soft.” Firm as many more nutrients in it. Here’s an incentive, Moms and Dads… it’s known as an anti-aging food!
Mmmm… I’m getting hungry! Try these out if you don’t already and let me know what you think or if you have any other variations to these staples!
Quick Tip: Remember to keep your tofu in water and change the water everyday