30 October 2011

Pumpkin Noatmeal

I love fall. I pretty much love everything about it: crisp air, changing leaves, and of course... pumpkins! Pumpkin anything makes me happy. I opted for a "fall" breakfast this morning and was so pleased with the results.

handful of walnuts
handful of pecans
2 tbsp ground flax
3 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 c coconut milk
1/4 c water
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp vanilla
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt

In a blender, pulse the nuts until coarsely ground. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until mixed. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until thickened and heated through.

I served Aubrey's with some raisins, a pat of butter, and extra drizzle of maple syrup. She ate up the whole thing!

26 October 2011

The importance of your Omega 6:3 ratio!

Found this great article about how a lower omega 6:3 ratio is good in many diseases of Western civilization. Read the abstract here. Basically, our typical American diets are too high in omega 6s and this promotes all kinds of diseases. We use Carlson's Very Finest Fish Oil in lemon in our household (Aubrey and Adria love it too!). Dr. Sears has a great article on the importance of Omega 3 acids in children's brain development. (Read it here.)