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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Also too...

A couple weeks ago I decided to make Rice Krispy treats using brown crisp rice. Um, you should also too. Holy cow! SO GOOD! I'm not sure exactly how great a benefit you're getting by using brown crisp rice over regular krispies, but I know they taste good. And the ones I use (Barbara's) are organic, so hey, there's a plus. Additionally, I add 1/4 C. milled flax seed to the marshmallows and stir it in right before adding the crisp rice. I think it gives it a nice nutty taste and really does add nutrition!

Chrysta, you were asking about homemade granola cereal that's healthy also too. Maybe take a look at this recipe (there are tons of recipes on that site. I'm a SLAVE to that site.)? I'm not an expert on health. Maybe Kelly (health guru extraordinaire and good friend) will chime in.

7 comments:

Sara K. said...

Brown as in chocolate?

Also too on the LEAVE AT HOME list for the reunion, healthy food.

Just sayin'

Chi-townRawlins said...

Dude, you had me at "leave at home."

Pooh said...

Except ginormous salads, Sara. We be needing some ginormous salads, just because it's summer and all...

Thanks for that recipe link, Anna. I was looking up granola cereal earlier and the recipes I'd come across all had lots of sugar. Like, brown sugar AND maple syrup AND honey AND molasses. PEOPLE!!! I've got to go to tropical paradise and pose for pictures in two weeks!!! South Beach Diet Phase One DOES NOT include those things! At least with Jennifer's granola, the honey involved is small and I can sub in the Splenda brown sugar mix to cut that down by half. I may have to experiment with using the granular Splenda instead, but I have a feeling the granola needs the moisture in the honey and brown sugar to form its clumps...

Kelly said...

I would also too like to make a comment in relation to the granola bar. I thought the link you provided was a nice healthy one...add some dried fruit (cherries or cranberries ) for some antioxidants and you'll be sittin' pretty. However, I think in the case of most granola bars, because there is usually a sound dose of sugar involved, they should be looked upon as a treat, no as something to meal on. Should you make them instead of buy them, oh my preservatives yes! Should you eat them instead of some weird protein bar? Please yes. Should you eat them instead of an apple...do I have to answer that?

Christy said...

Anna, did you try the recipe I sent you?

Chi-townRawlins said...

I actually haven't. I really love the recipe I've been using so I've just stuck with it.
Also, too. The recipe link for Chrysta is actually supposed to be granola cereal, I think?

Pooh said...

Yes. Granola cereal. After Phase One on South Beach I can add fruits and complex carbs like whole grains back in. I'd been wayyyyy addicted to sugar lately, which, between that and the Effexor I was on until recently, caused me to put on over 15 pounds between December and May. I was obviously not too happy about that so I'm trying to lose it again. I love to have my cereal in the morning though, so I wanted a recipe to make one with low low sugar content, lots of whole grains, protein, nuts and dried fruits. I haven't made "Jennifer's granola" yet (the one you linked to), but I'm gonna. I'll let you know how it comes out.