Happy 1st Birthday to the Recipe Redux! I’ve really enjoyed being a Recipe Redux-er this past year, and look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with this awesome group of bloggers! Thanks to Regan Jones, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly for all of their hard work to make Recipe Redux so great!
To celebrate, we are bringing you “Small Bites to Celebrate a Big Event” with a focus on small bite desserts….YUM! I love it when dessert is involved
If I had to pick a favorite fruit, I think it would be the pear. Did you know there are over 5,000 varieties of pears grown around the world? How amazing is that? Anjou, Asian, Bartlett, or Bosc, I enjoy them all (well, I haven’t tried all 5,000 varities yet, but I’ll add that to my list of things to accomplish). I just love the grainy texture, and of course the juiciness, of a good, ripe pear. And they can be quite satisfying by themselves as a snack! Leave the skin on your pears for the extra fiber benefit while also getting some vitamin C and vitamin K. Enjoy this Pear with Walnuts & Yogurt recipe as a post work-out snack or for breakfast!
10 Days, 10 Ways is a new series for the Nutrition Adventures blog that will feature 10 recipes that fit into a similar category. In the spirit of all things heart healthy this month, the first 10 Days, 10 Ways is all about Oatmeal!! Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber, which has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Oatmeal is a blank canvas that allows you to create new flavor combinations, so the “oatmeal is boring” excuse won’t fly any longer! Just check out my 10 creations and be inspired to invent something nutritious and delicious!
And man do people love them. I made these for a diabetes support group meeting (there’s only 13 grams of carbohydrates per cluster!), then took some to work the following day…and I think I’ll be expected to bring more back soon!