I said it yesterday…I have lots of time on the weekends, but weekdays are jam packed. Read between the lines: I have no life. But I spent this past weekend not only making an AMAZING anniversary dinner for Mr. Prevention and I, but I also tried TWO other new recipes…one being a Prevention RD original. *gasp* I know. But it’s actually really good!!
The first recipe dates back to an email I received last month from Courtney. She wrote me an email that said:
OH. MY. GOSH. You simply HAVE to try this recipe!!!!!!!!!!! I mean….seriously amazing. I can’t even put in to words how good this stuff is. I had it straight off the pan, and mixed in some vanilla yogurt……seriously, it’s better than cookies. OMG SO GOOD. You have to try this!!! You’ll never buy granola from the store again!
2 cups of oats
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp salt
a dash or two of nutmeg and ginger
1/4 cup almond slices
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Mix everything together and bake at 300º F for 30-45 minutes. Yield: 6 servings (1/2 cup each)
Nutrition Information (per 1/2 cup): 377 calories; 22.7 g. fat; 148 mg. sodium; 40 g. carbohydrate; 5.2 g. fiber; 6.8 g. protein
Result: Courtney speaks the truth!!!! This granola is without a doubt, hands-down the most UHH-MAZING granola ever! Even coconut-hating Mr. Prevention LOVED this granola! It is so crunchy and flavorful! THANK YOU, Courtney!! You are my granola HERO!
And the Prevention RD Original inspired by Nour of Practical Nutrition by Dietitian…
Individual Veggie Frittatas by Prevention RD
3 small red potatoes, finely diced
6 slices nitrate-free, organic turkey bacon, chopped
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp all-spice
non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add turkey bacon and potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are softened and turkey bacon begins to crisp, about 10 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally until spinach wilts down and mushrooms soften.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Egg Beaters, salt, pepper, all-spice, and half-and-half.
Add vegetable mixture to the eggs and stir to combine. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin full of egg mixture. Bake for 20-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for several moments before removing from tins. Yield: 12 individual frittatas
Nutrition Information (per serving): 106 calories; 4.8 g. fat; 108 mg. cholesterol; 257 mg. sodium; 7.5 g. carbohydrate; 1 g. fiber; 8.7 g. protein
Result: These were really good! They did well being reheated at work for a high-protein breakfast on-the-go. I love that they are low in calories, contain lots of fiber, and are low on the carbohydrates. I will definitely be making them again!
Jenna of Foodie in the City posed a great question to her readers last week: Do you ever find yourself comparing yourself to other bloggers and their accomplishments? If so, what do you to avoid that?
I left a comment that read:
It’s hard not to compare yourself to others, but it won’t get you anywhere positive to do so. There will always be someone faster, stronger, and more devoted. That’s just how it is! I admire people who are balanced and do things for them…not to say, “Look at me, blog world…I’m always doing bigger and better things!” It’s exhausting to always be putting yourself up to bigger and better…because you’ll never be GOOD ENOUGH. And that’s just not true!
Question: Do you try to keep from comparing yourself to others (bloggers or otherwise)? Do you think there’s a healthy balance of comparison to others, or is it always unhealthy?