Healthy Every Week Challenge

In a bid to get fit and fabulous I have spent the past week doing Food Network's (Healthy Eats) 'Healthy Every Day Challenge.


The premise is, they challenge you to change one thing about the way you eat for a week; the hope is that this new habit will manifest itself in your daily life. This weeks challenge was to eat breakfast everyday. Something I don't struggle with myself, so instead I spent this week trying to vary what I have for breakfast.






Weetabix and skimmed milk
In these yummy pictures is everything I've had for breakfast this week. Along with the recipes for my Oaty Pancakes.

French Toast


Egg on toast
Oaty Pancakes
Next week the challenge is to eat more whole grains, something I definitely need to try and do. Why don't you come over and join us all this week at; http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2011/12/18/join-us-for-a-healthy-january-challenge/


Oaty Pancakes


This is such a great recipe to get my fibre (from the oats) into your kids. You can't even taste that the oats are there, and its going to give you and them the extra energy you need to get through the day.
The recipe uses my ratios of oats to flour but change them to what suits you. Overall you need 110g of oats/flour. Its up to you in what ratio you do this.


Serves: 4
Propoints: 5


Ingredients:
60g self-raising flour
50g rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
150ml (1/4 pint) skimmed milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 pear, sliced


Method: 
Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, egg and milk in a bowl, and whisk until well combined.
On a medium heat place a frying pan. Once hot spray with cooking spray and add 1 tablespoon of the pancake mixture at a time. Like with American pancakes you will know when they are ready to be flipped as little bubbles with appear on top (around 2-3 minutes). Place the pancakes in a warm oven.
In the same pan place the pears and syrup, until they are warmed through and have begun to caramelise. 
Serve with the pancakes.


H xo
Healthy Every Week Challenge Week 1 + a Recipe for Oat-y Pancakes

3 comments

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

WOW!! You've been doing great!! I love it! :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

You have been doing great! This really is something I should do as well, breakfast is usually something that I skip altogether! Looks like you're on the right track to a happier, healthier self!

Helen said...

Thanks for the comments Ladies. This little support network we've got going is wonderful! I just hope it all pays off this evening @ weigh in!! xo

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