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Healthy Kid Approved Baked Oatmeal Recipe


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I have a new favorite breakfast dish.

Baked Oatmeal!

I kept hearing about it and finally decided to give it a try.

It reminds me of eating fresh baked oatmeal cookies.  I eat mine with a tall glass of milk.

Yummy.  Milk and cookies. Healthy baked oatmeal and milk.

Here’s my new recipe.  Give it a try.

Healthy Kid Approved Baked Oatmeal

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3 cups uncooked oats

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup low fat milk (you can probably substitute soy or other alternatives)

1 tablespoon canola oil or melted butter

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

4 egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)

¾ cup of fruit (blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples your choice)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl stir together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Mix in vanilla, milk, oil or butter, applesauce, and eggs.  Stir until well combined.  Pour your fruit of choice onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Spread oatmeal mixture over the fruit.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

I used fresh blueberries in this photo

Enjoy!

As you see, we did. :)

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Fit Meals Monday


Annett Davis, Olympian, Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great week last week.  We had a fantastic week!  I got back out on the beach trying to get in shape for my 2011 pro beach volleyball season.  It’s always extremely humbling to get back in the sand.  I always feel like I’m jumping 2 inches high and running as slow as a snail.  But, I always remind myself it’s only going to get easier.  I’ll be faster, stronger, and jumping high again in no time.  Well, I hope. LOL.   I forgot for a minute that I’m now 37, and in my 13th season playing professionally.  Whew, that’s a long time!  I never imagined I’d be playing this long.  But, we are still one of the top teams and doing great!

Besides training we had a great time homeschooling this week.  My son got to go on a 6 hour educational hike and team building workshop.  He had a blast!  We also visited the Quality West Wing.  The kids learned about our government.  They have an almost to scale replica of the Oval Office.  My son learned so much and had a ton of fun doing a half hour scavenger hunt trying to answer questions about Presidents, the Constitution, etc…   He also got to spend time pretending he was the President of the United States.  The icing on the cake was that on Saturday it snowed a tiny bit again at my Southern California home (and I don’t live in the mountains). This is only the second time in my lifetime that it’s snowed where I live, and both times happened this year!  Amazing.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this week we are doing something new!  I took off my regular Fit Meals Monday meal plan blog hop because of low participation :( and decided to join Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie.  She has a lot of great info to help you organize your home.  For those of you who came looking for my normal hop, please go to Org Junkie and feel free to join the hop there. Over 300 women post their menu plans there.

Here’s My Meal Plan For The Week!

I’m shopping from my pantry and freezer this week!  Trying to be frugal! I’ll shop mostly for fresh veggies and fruit.  Hoping to keep my grocery bill to $50 or less!  I’ll let you know if I make it under budget.  FYI all of the meals have links to the recipes I’ll be using (well sort of, I always modify).

Meatless Monday- Red Beans and Rice

Taco Tuesday- Healthy Fish Tacos served with cabbage, tomatoes, avocado slices, and cilantro cream sauce.  Baked Mexican  brown rice on the side.

Wednesday- Hoppin Johns (an African American dish usually served on New Years Day, thought to bring good luck) served with Sauteed Collard Greens (usually African Americans like to cook their greens to death, literally cooking most of the goodness out of them.  I started sauteing mine last year.  My kids actually like them better!)

Thursday- Chipotle!  We will use the Facebook buy one get one free offer that I told you about last week to buy their organic chicken bowls.  We order our bowls with chicken, very little rice, black and pinto beans, fajita veggies, corn salsa, pico de gallo, and a very little cheese.  We split our bowls between the 4 of us.  This week with the coupon it will only cost us $5.85 (plus tax)!!!

Fish FridayShrimp Lettuce Wraps (Ok well not fish, but they do live in the water, does that count?)  If you press the link you can show your kids the kids cooking show that shows how to make these.  My 9 year old son, and 5 year old daughter joined 9 & 7 year old kid chefs to make this delicious meal!!!

Simple Saturday- Baked “Grilled” Cheese Apple sandwiches (weight watchers recipe) served with Homemade Healthy Creamy Tomato Soup FYI “a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition revealed that a high dietary intake of tomato products reduced total and LDL cholesterol levels.”

Sunday- Healthy Homemade Turkey Chili with Green Salad

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

I’m sharing my meal plan with OrgJunkie.com for their Menu Plan Monday.

photo credit- Life.com


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How to Make Peanut Butter


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This is the first episode of Fit Meals By Kids!!! It features Mya and Victoria Davis, children of Olympian and Pro Beach Volleyball Player Annett Davis (founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids Club). The kids were inspired by two wonderful girls, Haile and Nia, that they had an opportunity to cook with on their webshow called Kids Can Cook. Today Mya and Victoria learned all about George Washington Carver and read about 105 ways to use a peanut. They were excited to try and make their own peanut butter in honor of the great Dr. Carver. They will show you how easy it is to make healthy peanut butter!  Grab your kiddos and have a seat.  Mya and Victoria will show them how to have fun in the kitchen! Your kids will love their “happy dance” at the end of the show! (I suggest you click the far right button of the video screen so you can watch it on the full screen view)

Do you like your peanut butter smooth??? or chunky????  :)

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How to Make Dr. Oz-Approved Poop


Twenty to thirty pounds. That’s what they say. Three hundred extra calories per day. That’s what they say. The weight will just melt off, especially if you are breastfeeding. That’s what they say. When I find them, I will show them forty pounds and a stash of bean burritos. Seven-hundred-and-forty calories and twenty-grams of fat each. And that’s just my pregnant lady midnight snack. I’ve tried lighting my “muffin top” (that special roll of fat that hangs over your non-mom jeans, creating that muffin-like appearance around what’s left of your waist) on fire while nursing, and even then the weight does not melt off.

Okay, this chapter is not about weight gain or weight loss, but . . . popping out a kid sure does a number on mom’s bod. Mothering little ones is physically exhausting. The sleep deprivation, the eating what you can when you can (usually while standing), the hip holding while house cleaning, the stroller pushing and folding, the back breaking baby Bjorn/slings, and the car seat carrying.

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That was an excerpt from my book Totally Desperate Mom: Keepin’ it Real in the Motherhood. Here’s a little more from Chapter 11: Taking Care of Mom Physically.

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The importance of good nutrition is nothing new. Back in 400 BC Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” But I imagine that in 400 BC food wasn’t so processed and artificial and there were no drive-thrus. That being said, not all modern-day food should be your medicine. This topic is vast and most of us probably know what we should be putting into our bodies. Eating healthy takes time and money; most people don’t have an abundance of either one. Do the best you can with what you have. I am an expert on nothing, but here are ten simple ways you can improve your eating habits—in mom-sized bites:

1. Eat breakfast. It gets your metabolism started and refuels your body from that long night of sleep. If you are in a hurry, grab some fruit and a handful of almonds or walnuts.

2. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Even if it is a small amount, try and eat a veggie at lunch and dinner. “Green smoothies” are a great and easy way to increase your fruit and veggie intake. You can make a regular fruit smoothie and add a green, leafy vegetable to it (spinach, kale, chard).

Here is a sample recipe of a smoothie I like to make:


2 cups rice milk (you can use fruit juice instead, like pineapple coconut juice, but it adds a lot more sugar)

2 cups of greens (add more or less depending on what your palate can handle)

1 1⁄2 cups frozen strawberries and 1 1⁄2 cups frozen blueberries

*My kids love to help me make the smoothies. But blenders are loud so we make them wear special headphones to protect their hearing and to make them look cool.

Blend the liquid and greens first to get the greens as pureed as possible. Then add the other ingredients and blend. If you want it to be a little sweeter, add a few teaspoons of maple syrup. This makes about 4 cups.

*Don't be alarmed if your smoothie is a different color than this. I used a different recipe for this one. As long as your smoothie looks like some kind of barf or poop - you're in the ball park.

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*That smoothie will also give you the bowel movement that you have always hoped for. You know, the kind Dr. Oz talks about :) Go make one! A smoothie, not a bowel movement. Get your mind out of the toilet. You must have young children.

For the other 8 tips you’ll have to pay me 1 Million dollars, or for a lot cheaper you can just Click here for your copy!

Wendy Hagen, Author "Totally Desperate Mom: Keeping It Real In The Motherhood"

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