Silicone heart/egg pancake rings
3/4 cup Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake and Waffle Mix
1 Tbsp Carrington Farms unflavored coconut cooking oil
3/4 cup skim milk
1 cup sliced strawberries or raspberries (or more if you prefer)
Using a whisk, stir ingredients until smooth with no lumps. Spray silicone rings with non-stick spray (preferably Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray) placing them lip side down on pre-heated, lightly oiled pan.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into each heart shaped mold. Cook until set. Remove the ring. Flip pancake to the other side until cooked through.
Place strawberries and raspberries on top of pancakes.
1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts* or low fat granola
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt in a glass or small mason jar (if you want to eat it on-the-go)
Layer 1/2 cup raspberries
Add remaining yogurt on top of raspberries
Place sliced strawberries on top
Add walnuts or low fat granola
Drizzle with honey
* To toast the chopped walnuts, place on a baking sheet in preheated oven at 400 degrees for a few minutes. Check frequently, making sure to toast and not burn.
We’ve all made our resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier as a new year begins. We start out strong and then lose steam. Why? The most likely explanation is that our goals are unrealistic. You don’t change a lifetime of behavior just because there’s a new year on the calendar.
I believe we should focus on trying something attainable. Not the usual “I’d like to lose weight” or “I’ll join a gym” resolution. I like to think of the new year as an opportunity to discover something new and fun, either alone or with friends and family.
Try a yoga class or a spin class. If you don’t enjoy it, try Pilates or Zumba. Continue this until you find an activity you truly enjoy. Or, try something new and fun with family and friends. Turn off the tv on weekends and go ice skating, snow tubing or even skiing.