Started and supported each year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is once again upon us.  It feels like there is a national day or month for everything, including a lot of silly ones.  With such triviality, it has started to become easy to overlook these celebrations, but we beg of you, “DON’T DO IT THIS TIME!” This is one of the few of many national celebrations that raise awareness for something very important…you.

 

Day to day we are confronted with many choices when it comes to eating and drinking, and often like myself, we would prefer to indulge in that little naughty treat over a piece of fruit or a McDonalds breakfast sandwich over a nice bowl of healthy oatmeal. This month allows us to recognize the importance of balance and fully acknowledge food as a fuel source.  After all, “You are what you eat!”

 

We, at Horizon Custom Bakery, believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise.  In fact, like the beautiful treat above, created by Katie, I challenge you to take some of your favorite dishes this week and flip the health script by substituting out some ingredients for healthier ones.  Listed below is a link courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which gives some healthy tips, tricks, suggestions, and research to help you navigate your nutritional path.

 

http://www.nationalnutritionmonth.org/nnm/handoutsandtipsheets/

 

Please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share with us what you came up with or any tricks of your own for others to use.  Without further ado, we present this delicious recipe that is healthy, a good source of protein and energy, perfect for breakfast and can be vegan if made with almond milk instead of milk.

 

Ingredients

2C Rolled Oats

1.5 C milk

1.5 C water

1/4C Flaxseed meal

¼ C Hemp Seeds

1T Maple Syrup

Pinch of salt

3/4C Peanut Butter

Jelly –I used raspberry, but its really just a personal preference for whoever makes it!

 

Directions

Combine all the above ingredients (except the Jelly) in a mixing bowl until combined.  Pour into a pre-greased baking pan. I used an 8×8. Swirl or dollop jam on top of the mixture as desired.  Bake at 350F for about 35-45 minutes. Top with fresh fruit or Greek yogurt!

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