Bread

Ah bread – for those of us lucky enough NOT to have a gluten allergy, bread is a wonderful thing. However, following a Heart Smart/Diabetic diet means you need to switch to whole grains and reduce your salt and sugar intake. For us, most of the commercial breads were no longer an option.  Yes, there are plenty of higher-end “artisan” breads to buy,  but the loaves are often quite expensive since there are only two of us we’d either have to freeze a portion of the loaf (which is always an option) or waste too much of it.

For us, our best option is to make our own bread – this way we substitute the sugar and reduce the salt. Our choice was the Zojirushi Home Baker Mini Bread Maker*

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Breakfast Meal Plan- Oatmeal

pexels-photo-216951.jpegOne of our ‘go to’ breakfast meal plans consists of Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt and a Banana.

We make larger batches of oatmeal and then heat them up each morning as we need them.

We prefer the Sultana raisins over Thompson because they plump up nicely. This is also why we put them in with the boiling water, so they’ll get nice and juicy.

By adding the eggs, the oatmeal seems to be more satisfying and we don’t feel hungry as quickly.

Here is our recipe for Eggy Oatmeal :

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