App of the Month:
This app can be used to scan and read product bar codes and find out which products meet your needs based on allergen restrictions, such as dairy, eggs, and gluten or shell fish. The FoodWiz app is a new way to take your anxiety out of shopping if you suffer from food allergies or intolerances. The app tells you all you need to know about the ingredients of a product and which products you should avoid.
- There is a website available for further information about the app
- downside to this app is its inability to scan some of the bar codes
- A membership is required to use the app
Breakfast Recipe Ideas
Starting off your day with a healthy breakfast during the winter months is one of the best things you can do for your mind and body. It matters not only that you do eat breakfast but what you eat can impact your mindful and mindless eating habits later in the day.
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast promotes better mood and increased energy throughout the day. Here are a few breakfast ideas to keep in mind.
1. Avocado Toast
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread
- 1 boiled egg
- half of a ripe avocado
- Sea salt to taste
- Cumin powder to taste
- Fresh lime juice
Toast your bread accordingly. In a bowl mix together the avocado, sea salt, cumin and fresh lime juice. Crush all ingredients together to make a paste. Spread the finished paste on the toasted bread, top it with a few slices of the boiled egg and enjoy.
2.Coconut Banana Oatmeal
- 4 cups, from 2 14-oz cans, light coconut milk
- 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 very ripe bananas, plus 1 more banana for topping
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar (or sub brown sugar)
- ½ cup pecans
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (or sub unsweetened shredded coconut)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium pot add the coconut milk and bring to a boil, add the steel cut oatmeal along with the salt. Bring the heat to low and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally. Add two bananas to the mix and mash them into the oatmeal. Finally add the coconut sugar and continue cooking for 10 more minutes uncovered.
The pecans and coconut flakes are to be toasted in the oven for about 6 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown. Top the oatmeal with slices of fresh banana, and the toasted pecans and coconut flakes.
3.Winter Kale Breakfast Hash
- 2 cups kale, de-veined & finely sliced
- ½ large red onion, sliced
- 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Freshly cracked pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a 9” skillet to medium heat. Add butter to the pan and sauté chopped vegetables and garlic until soft. With a spoon, create 4 small nests and crack the eggs in them, cover the dish with foil paper and bake for 5-10 minutes. Remove foil and allow cheese to melt before removing from the oven. Serve with whole grain bread or pita.