Monday, July 23, 2012

Breakfast Research

First of all, I'd like to send my condolences and support to all the people affected by the events last week in Colorado. And hope that we don't politicize it and that as human beings we find the ways to prevent anything like this to happen again.

Going back to today's topic, I'm on the search of granola recipes... yes, I am! As I changed my current residence location also are changing my eating habits. The first task I have is in making Greek style yogurt which is not available around here {that is a major shame!}.

My mornings include a nice cup of green tea {caffeine + antioxidants = good thing!}, seasonal fruit {it just makes me happy} and yogurt with granola {protein + calcium + fiber = 3 good things}. The problem is that I was very used to a wide variety of flavors and nuts included in my granola and what is locally available is a bit limited, so I decided to find a few recipes that I will be trying over the next few days.

Eating breakfast is no doubt the more important meal in the day because it is the very first one we consume. Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast gain more weight that those who don't and also contributes to people snacking on more unhealthy foods throughout the day {especially the morning} to make up for it.

Granola is a great source of fiber  because of the grains included in it as well as being packed with vitamins and minerals with the addition of dried fruits and nuts. If you want to make the process of granola making faster you can always buy a basic one and add some extra ingredients like almonds, pumpkin seeds, chopped dried apricots, or dried cranberries... the sky is the limit!

One thing is for sure... I will be having some fun making this and finding some new ways to spice up my mornings!

Have a great and healthy day!