Monday, January 27, 2014

My Power Oats + I was Published at Health Your Way Online

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day hands down.  I always feel the the most creative when I am making oatmeal.  This morning I made something inspired by my aunt.  She has this little device that helps get the pomegranate seeds out very easily, so the last time I was over I got a ton of seeds to use.  She mentioned that she uses them in her oatmeal!  Genius!  They are so sweet that you don't need to add any sweetener.  My power oats as I call them, have whole cooked oats, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, and roasted chopped almonds.  It was amazing!  I also had some eggs for added protein and I am still full! 

Are you a breakfast eater? It is such an important meal!  It sets you up for success for the rest of the day.  I have always been a breakfast eater, so for me it is easy to get up and eat.  You should eat within an hour of waking, after drinking a large glass of ice water, this gets your metabolism started for the day.  Your breakfast should always include protein, a complex carb (i.e. oatmeal) and some fruit or veggies (toss them in your omelet).  You are the most insulin sensitive in the morning so in order to stave off your insulin response (fat storing) you need to have protein.  If you are grabbing a bagel and coffee loaded with sugar you are turning off your fat burning response and turning on your fat storing response, continued for a long period of time results in serious health problems and fat gain, not exactly what you want.  It really is the most important meal.  What is your favorite healthy breakfast?

Health Your Way Online
 I want to share some exciting news...I have two articles published in Health Your Way Online.  If you haven't yet head on over and check them out! 
Here are the links:
Get Your Fitness Back on Track
Healthy Weight Loss Tips
Health Your Way Online is a great online resource for healthy living and workout articles.  Make sure to check it out.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.  They even host healthy living chats on Twitter on Monday nights 8pm EST.

Have an amazing Healthy and Fit Day!


  1. Breakfast is my favorite :) I LOVE oatmeal. I really love putting peanut butter in my oatmeal and topping with fruit...and sometimes chocolate chips. Delicious :) I ALWAYS start my morning off with fresh fruit...there's nothing better!

    1. I love peanut butter oatmeal too! Have you seen my recipe for peanut butter pancakes? I always make extra to have for a snack later in the day! Fresh fruit is so good, I usually have half a grapefruit too!