Healthy Recipes

Our holiday present to you–2 recipes with anti-aging ingredients!

Today we are offering you 2 healthy recipes to enhance your weekends–one for baked oatmeal and one for a green tea beverage.

In the weeks to come we will discuss the benefits of oatmeal and green tea. Today, however, just the recipes are provided for your palate and good health! Enjoy! (Please note that the oatmeal recipe is not low calorie, but because monounsaturated fat and oatmeal are used, the recipe is a healthy one.)

Baked Oatmeal

(Recipe courtesy of Whitingham Farm Bed & Breakfast in Whitingham, Vermont)

Ingredients:

1 cup milk (We use non-fat)

2 eggs (we use egg substitute to equal 2 eggs)

1/2 cup oil (we use light olive oil for baking)

2 cups instant oatmeal

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Blend milk, eggs, oil, and brown sugar in blender. Combine with oatmeal and baking powder. Allow to rest for 14 minutes. Stir and transfer to buttered (we use Smart Balance Spread) 1-quart baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with hot milk, syrup, or vanilla yogurt.

One of the nicest things about baked oatmeal is that you can make a batch and reheat it! It’s great served with berries or bananas!

While many of us are aware of the antioxidant power of green tea, we may avoid it because we don’t like the taste. By mixing the tea with a fruit juice (grape works well)the tea taste is diluted. Many people have commented on the following recipe, stating that they finally have an appreciation for tea!

Fruity Green Tea Punch

Prepare green tea by pouring hot water over green tea bag. (We prefer to use decaffeinated tea). Let steep for 5 minutes. Combine tea with an equal amount of your favorite fruit juice–grape is good. Another favorite is combining it with peach juice…or how about a little of each? Experiment! This recipe may be served either hot or cold. Before you know it, you just might become a tea lover.


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