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Breakfast Nutrition: Simple Solutions for a Healthy Start to the Day

    We all know that the right foods make all of the difference when preparing students for a long day at school, or learning at home. But, many of us simply do not have the time to prepare wholesome morning meals. Here are three simple recipes that can be created the night before and served quickly during the rush of the morning routine.   Slow Cooker Oatmeal Place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and, viola, you have a whole meal waiting for you when you wake up. Add raisins, milk, honey or fresh fruit to make each bowl unique. 1 cup... read more

Jeff's Potato Pancakes

(Jane practices for a date) Everybody Loves Potato Pancakes.  It’s true.  This recipe comes from Jeff Basom, chef at Bastyr University and it is quite the favorite among the students for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I love them served with sausage and homemade applesauce. Perfect.  Printable recipe?  Click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary... read more

Steel Cut Oats

(Steve boldly alters the recipe) What are most American breakfasts missing?  Fiber, fat and protein.  Not on Cookus Interruptus.  Man up to a big bowl of hot oat cereal in the morning. Add raisins, nuts or do it the Steve way with peanut butter. To save time, soak oats the night before.  Cynthia splains it in the recipe…click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant... read more

recipe for . . . success?

There are so many design- or production-related things things to blog about, but for right now, this is about all I can handle. (i.e., I’m under deadline and am supposed to be doing layout at this very moment—so I’ll make this quick!)I don’t (like to or choose to) cook. But I make an exception when it comes to . . .Laura’s Not-So-Secret Recipe forProtein-Packed Production Fuel, er, Oatmeal1/3 c rolled oats2/3 c water1T chopped walnuts1T raisinsdash cinnamondash salt1/3 c chopped apple1/3 c cottage cheese1. Throw everything except apple and cottage cheese into a... read more

Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies

I love this combination with scrambled eggs or tofu instead of toast. It’s a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables at breakfast. If you want to make this a meal in itself, add some tempeh, tofu, or beans.1 tablespoon oil1 small onion, diced3 medium potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces1 bell pepper, seeded and diced5 to 6 mushrooms, chopped 1 cup chopped broccoli or cauliflower1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (thyme, tarragon, etc.)1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress or parsleySea salt and black pepper to taste Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion... read more

Applesauce Muffins

These are so quick to make! Kids can help stir the batter, and spoon it into muffin tins. These muffins are egg- and dairy-free, and you can easily double the recipe1/4 cup oil1/2 cup molasses (for increased sweetness use half molasses and half honey)1 cup applesauce1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. cloves 1/2 cup raisins (optional) Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Mix the oil molasses, and applesauce. Mix together the dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir in the... read more

Creamy Greens Smoothie

By Cathe Olson I give a lot of workshops on toddler eating and what I suggest to parents is that you take the food that your child likes and see what you can do to make it more nutritious. Smoothies work great - you can add tofu or yogurt for protein, nut or seed butter or flax oil for fatty acids, and veggies for vitamins. A leaf or two of kale in a smoothie does not hardly change the taste. This smoothie surprises everyone because it tastes so good. You really don't taste the kale at all. This is an excellent snack while breastfeeding because the greens help to... read more

Fresh Fig Orange Smoothie

By Cathe Olson Figs are a good source of iron and the vitamin C from the orange helps it to be absorbed. The yogurt adds protein, and the calcium makes this a nutritious, low-carb snack.1/2 cup orange juice1/2 cup yogurt1 orange, peeled and broken into pieces5 fresh figs, cut in half1/2 cup ice cubes Place ingredients in the blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Yield: 1 to 2 servings Note: Those avoiding dairy can use soy yogurt or silken tofu instead of dairy yogurt. Variation: Try one frozen banana instead of the ice cubes. Also, try it ... read more

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