Friday, March 26, 2010

Eating Healthy: Get Rid of the Processed Foods!

Hey Mom's! So, I have been on a misson to make my 2 year old eat vegetables and get rid of processed foods, only because the cost is crazy and half of the things on the, don't know what ingredient that is!!! Know what I'm saying? So, I will try to keep you guys informed.

I was watching Oprah today and she had Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution on ABC! The best! I am learning so much from his show. He says that God created food to help our bodies, but man made food to make life easy. Well, I guess, but your body is the Temple of the Lord and you have to watch what you eat or your body will simply shut down. With that being said, I will be posting the best recipes that I have tried with my kids to help you out. Easy and simply tasty! Chicken nuggets, for example - is it really chicken in there? I'm just saying! And processed pancakes...ew! So, below is one recipe. Enjoy! Please give me your feedback by posting here and let me know if it works for you!
Oatmeal Pancakes Harlem Chef Lindsey Williams (grandson of Sylvia Woods)

 (Oh yeah, my daughter doesn't even know it's oatmeal and fiber!)

 4-6 pancakes (6 pancakes if you make them small)

  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt(optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups of fat free milk or whole milk
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
 I add my own cinnamon and vanilla - it's your choice.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Mix well. In a medium bowl combine milk, egg and oil. Blend well. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients all at once. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix. Lightly grease skillet with cooking spray or oil. Cook and refrigerate any leftovers.

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