Dessert for breakfast

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I had dessert for breakfast yesterday. I know, scandalous right? Actually, not really.

It started out as a small bowl of oatmeal made with soy milk. I added a couple of scoops of my new love: Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter With Roasted Flaxseeds. So yum! (Thank you Claire, for the recommendation!) Then things took a turn...I had some leftover apple crisp in the fridge. Apple crisp contains apples and oats- that is breakfast-y, right? Yes! I added a big scoop of crisp to the top of my oatmeal and topped the whole thing off with just a little more soy milk.

Remember how I offered the suggestion to try new recipes like "breakfast cookies" to nurture yourself this season? Well, this is just another way to put a smile on your face in the morning without going overboard. This turned out to be a delicious breakfast and it wasn't complete diet debauchery.

As a part of my "dessert breakfast", I also included a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds and two tablespoons of hemp seeds. If you're not familiar with hemp seeds, don't panic! I know they sound like something that you have to buy in secret, but they aren't. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, iron, and omega 3s.

Here are the numbers for protein and iron (not including the apple crisp):

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