Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for being patient as I was taking a little break from the blogging world and enjoying the week with my family. We had a great time hanging out at home, relaxing, playing and enjoying kids being out of school. This Christmas season was so wonderful. We really tried to center this Christmas on our Savior and the true meaning of Christmas and it really made for such a better, and more fulfilling Christmas season. It makes me excited for next year to try even harder to slow down a little and enjoy the simple things in life. That sure seems to be a lesson I keep needing to relearn, doesn't it? :) Hope I'm not the only one!
Now..onto the preverbal New Year's traditions of wanting to eat healthier and lose weight. I'm sure I'm not the only one anxious to lose a few holiday pounds (okay...how about 15?!?). I think I enjoyed myself a little too much this season. A few too many parties and holiday recipes has me desperate for eating healthier. I am excited to have you join me through this process of healthier eating throughout the month of January--and 2016. I will be sharing with you some of my favorite healthy recipes, new recipes I am loving, and lots of healthy habit-tips that I hope you will enjoy.
Cranberry Almond Steel Cut Oats
2 cups steel cut oats
4 cups water
1-2 cups almond or rice milk
1 cup fresh cranberry sauce (or canned)
1-2 cups fresh cranberries (or dried)
1/2 cup almonds, sliced (candied is also delicious!)
In a rice cooker (or saute pan), add the steel cut oats and water and stir. Cook the steel cut oats on the brown rice setting until they are tender and cooked through. Once they are cooked through, stir in the fresh cranberries (or you can use dried cranberries). Spoon a good portion into your bowl. Pour as much rice or almond milk as you wish to your cereal. Top with the cranberry sauce and chopped almonds. If you need more sweetness, drizzle with agave nectar or some brown sugar.