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Here is one of my favorite breakfasts so far (besides McDonald’s awesome Fruit & Maple Oatmeal!), that I got from a new book I recently bought. From what I’ve read, protein helps keep you full longer and peanut butter is “good” fat.
It is called “Raisin the Stakes.”
- 1 whole wheat toaster waffle
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (I use Jif with Omega-3 added)
- 2 tablespoons raisins or Craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries
Prepare waffle according to package directions. Spread peanut butter on waffle, top with dried fruit, cut in half, and stack.Serves 1 — Nutritional info, per serving: 349 calories, 12g protein, 33g carbs, 21g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 134mg sodium, 4g fiber.
Update: I just made an addition to this recipe that really adds some great flavor. I was pretty hungry this morning and know I want to bike ride in a bit. So, I made a true sandwich by adding a second waffle. I peanut-buttered one of the waffles and sliced up a banana and put several of those slices over the craisins. Can you say “YUM?!”___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tasty Mango-Blueberry Whitefish RecipeThis is a recipe I adapted from one of the Abs Diet books. However, I have adjusted the recipe to my liking.I reduced the red onion by 1 tbsp because the onions overwhelmed the mixture the first time I made it. I also didn’t want it too sweet, so I cut out 1 tsp sugar. Finally, they used Mahi-Mahi, but I couldn’t find it at the grocery store, so I used Whitefish instead. I always say – “improvise for pleasant surprise!”They suggest you serve with roasted red potatoes and steamed broccoli. That was a good call when I made it.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 tbsp minced red onion
- 1 tbsp fresh minced cilantro
- squeezed juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 1/2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper
- 1 tsp extra-virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 3 Whitefish fillets
- Mix mango, blueberries, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, sugar, jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Lightly smoosh the blueberries to release their flavor. Set bowl aside.
- Put oil in glass baking dish (or fry in pan) until cooked through and flaking easily.
- Top each fish fillet with some of the Mango-Blueberry mixture.