Coconut Carrot Cake Spiced Oatmeal

IMG_7936My family loves oatmeal and we eat it almost every morning. Oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring as you can cook it with a variety of different ingredients to change it’s flavour. This recipe uses the ingredients typically found in carrot cake plus I add coconut and banana to make it even tastier. I like eating this dish as the carrots count towards my 5 serves of vegetables that I try to get each day. And oats are super healthy as they are a whole grain that contain resistant starch. Continue reading “Coconut Carrot Cake Spiced Oatmeal”

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Toasted Nut Muesli

I thought I would kick off this blog with my favourite recipe. It is so easy to make and provides a wholesome breakfast for the whole family full of wholegrain oats and nutritious nuts.

Contrary to popular belief, eating nuts in moderation does not make you fat. In fact, several studies have found that a moderate intake of nuts (a small handful a day) helps prevent obesity. Studies have found that eating nuts causes a release of hormones that increase satiety, which controls appetite.

Nuts contain protein and fibre in addition to numerous micronutrients including B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, selenium, manganese, and copper. The types of fat in nuts are the heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (omega 3’s) fats which have been found to lower LDL cholesterol.┬áStudies have found that people who eat nuts several times a week have a 30 to 50 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

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