Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's time for breakfast!

These waffles are great for someone who needs more fiber or who is trying to lower their cholesterol. They're tasty, too. I love topping them with fresh or frozen fruit.

Oatmeal Waffles or Pancakes

2 cups quick oats
1⁄2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 cups water
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoons corn oil

Mix well together.
There should be no lumps.
Bake in a waffle iron, or like regular pancakes.

Add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon or powered sugar.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Fresh Morning Delight!

This creamy oatmeal is perfect for those cozy winter mornings with a good cup of coffee. Or serve it to your kids with some hot chocolate. Not too sweet, not too bland, and it has fresh fruit!

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

2 cups water
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
2 tablespoons raisins
1 apple - peeled, cored and cubed

In a medium saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and syrup. Heat mixture to a boil.

When water is at a boil, reduce heat and add in oats. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until all water is soaked by the oats. Remove from heat, stir in apples and raisins and serve.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

How to Ethically Build a Home Based Business!

I am a firm believer in having ethics when it comes to anything in life... most especially when you're running a business.

I also believe in respecting people's personal space. I don't believe in going to someone's "virtual door" and messaging them to buy this or try that.

I will post things to my timeline or I will share something from my business pages and if they ask me for information or if they want to discuss it further, I let them come to me. People don't want to be sold to every single time they come onto their social media accounts.

This is why I have my business pages, or my blogs. There are so many other ways to work a home based business. I honestly believe that building trust with someone, is just the beginning in having ethics. No one wants to come online and get a message, where all it seems like, is the person wants to get a sale. We come here to socialize with one another. If it happens to come up in casual conversation, that's fine, but don't set out to talk to someone just to get that "sale" you are looking for.

Here are several ways that you can post your home based business on social media, without invading someone's personal space...

(1) Create your own business page or Facebook group. This way you can ask your family and friends if they'd like to join and this gives you the opportunity to ask them for feedback on how you can improve your content or the layout of your group or business page.

(2) Join Facebook groups that allow you to sell things in them. Just be sure to follow the rules of those groups, as they are all different. They usually have pinned posts that you can read when you first join.

(3) Create a blog where you can post product reviews or testimonials to the specific brands of products you are looking to sell. For example; I have a health blog that I post health related content, recipes, etc. And I occasionally will post a product review, do a giveaway or post any special discounts that I may have going on. I even offer my coaching services to anyone that tries a product that I recommend.

(4) Create business accounts on other social media platforms, like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc. It makes it easier for people to find you and does help you grow your business but also helps you learn from other home based business owners.

My reason for this post is to help you build your business but to do it respectfully and ethically. Think of it as, people helping people. Helping others isn't about making a sale, but listening to them and building a relationship with them.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fuel your WORKOUT!

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout... how to use the power of nutrition for optimal results!

When it comes to fitness, there are certain universal questions that experts hear almost every day: How can I get the most out of my workouts? How can I lose weight faster, burn the most calories, and feel energized enough to power through every training session? While there are other elements that may affect your unique situation, there's one simple answer that applies to all of these questions: Eat! More specifically, eat the right foods at the right time.

Like many women, I used to think the best way to lose weight was to work out hard and wait until mealtime to eat. I now know that the key to getting and maintaining a knockout body is a combination of regular exercise and eating the right foods at the right times. Feeding your body before and after every workout is essential for burning the most calories, staying energized, building lean muscle, losing weight, and speeding up recovery.

Article courtesy of Shape magazine!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

What is the difference between good fats and bad fats?

It all depends on the source of food you are getting it from! The fats to avoid are trans fats and saturated fats. ... These fats will raise LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower your HDL (good cholesterol). The reason these fats are so unhealthy is because most of them have undergone hydrogenation.

What are the good fats we should eat?

Choose foods with “good” unsaturated fats, limit foods high in saturated fat, and avoid “bad” trans fat. "Good" unsaturated fats—Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — lower disease risk. Foods high in good fats include vegetable oils (such as olive, canola, sunflower, soy, and corn), nuts, seeds, and fish.

What is the bad fat?

It is essential for blood clotting, muscle movement, and inflammation. For long-term health, some fats are better than others. Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Bad ones include industrial-made trans fats. Saturated fats fall somewhere in the middle.

Why good fats are important?

You need fat to help you absorb certain nutrients, such as fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K) and antioxidants (like lycopene and beta-carotene). 3. Fat is important in giving your cells structure. ... Omega-3 fats, a type of unsaturated fat, are important for optimum nerve, brain and heart function.

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