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October 29 – National Oatmeal Day

 

It’s National Oatmeal Day!

I don’t remember eating a lot of oatmeal as a kid. I don’t even eat a lot of oatmeal now. I know it’s healthy and I should. It’s filling and low in calories and makes the perfect breakfast or snack food, it’s also delicious baked in cookies.

The mascot for the Quaker Oats Company is The Quaker Man. He is the oldest advertising mascot in America. He was registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877. The character purposely embodies the values of the Quaker faith—honesty, integrity, and purity. Enjoy National Oatmeal Day and celebrate its history and tastiness!
 
 
 
 
 

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National Salsa Month – Recipe #3- Pear-Chutney Salsa

 

 

 

Please enjoy the third recipe of the month for National Salsa Month: Pear-Chutney Salsa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Salsas That Cook : Using Classic Salsas To Enliven Our Favorite Dishes
 
 
 

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National Salsa Month – Recipe #1- Pineapple Salsa

 

 
Please enjoy the first recipe of the month for National Salsa Month: Pineapple Salsa
 
 
 

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!May 1st – 31st is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

What a great time to promote the benefits of physical activity for adults.

Getting active increases your chances of living longer and can help you:

   *Control your blood pressure, blood sugar, and     weight
   *Raise your “good” cholesterol
   *Prevent heart disease, colorectal cancer, and     type 2 diabetes

Here are some tips to help you get active:

  *Aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity a week. This     includes things like walking fast, dancing, or biking.

  *Do muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. Be sure to     strengthen all major muscle groups including the legs, hips, back, chest,     stomach, shoulders, and arms.

It’s also the perfect time to teach your children a healthy lifestyle and help combat childhood obesity by getting your child more physically active and interested in sports.

Getting your child involved in soccer, t-ball, flag football, or gymnastics, etc., can help them build motor skills, encourage a healthy lifestyle and continued physical activity as they get older. Although some parents may want to avoid the competitive environment, it’s important to remember most youth sports for younger kids are non-competitive.

Unfortunately, around age 9 is when many sports begin to get competitive. If your child isn’t interested in competitive sports take this month to find a sport or league that can get them more active. Check your local YMCA, schools, and church leagues.
 
 
 
 
Presidential Proclamation–National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
 
 
For info:
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Dept W, Tower Building, Ste 560, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.
Phone: (240) 276-9567. Fax: (240) 276-9860.
Web: www.fitness.gov or www.presidentschallenge.org.
 
 
 
 

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April 30 – National Oatmeal Cookie Day

 
There are different kinds of oatmeal cookie recipes. My favorite is made with butterscoth morsels and coconut. They stray from the typical oatmeal raisin, not that there’s anything wrong with oatmeal raisin.
 
Actually, oatmeal raisin cookies are the more healthy kind of this cookie. Oats are a good source of fiber and protein. You can experiment with substitutions and discover what cookie recipes are successful for your families taste. Start by testing one substitution at a time.
 
 
To make your cookie recipes healthier try these substitutions:
 
 
*Replace regular flour with whole wheat flour
*Replace butter with apple sauce or mashed banana
*Use two egg whites for one whole egg
*Use a sugar substitute in place of original sugar
*Replace peanut butter with soy butter or sesame butter (good choice for peanut allergies)
*Add nuts and dried fruit for extra fiber
 
 
The addition of dried fruits and nuts greatly enhances the nutritional value of a cookie. If the texture of dried fruits such as prunes, raisins, cherries, and cranberries is not preferred, they can be boiled and mashed to add sweetness without sugar. Or they can be ground and added as a puree to the cookie dough.
 
 
Try out this scrumptious recipe from Sunny Anderson from the Food Network for a fun twist on a classic cookie:
 
 
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cookies
 
Ingredients
 
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped dried peaches
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
 
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
 
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Slowly add egg and continue mixing. Slowly add flour mixture, oats, peaches, walnuts, and white chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
 
Line 2 sheet trays with parchment. With wet hands make 20 balls from the dough placing evenly among sheet trays. Press down on cookie dough with palm of your hand to make a flat circle.
 
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and still a bit tender in the center. Remove from oven and let sit on sheet trays 1 minute. Remove to cooling racks to cool completely. [1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
[1] Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cookies (http://blog.tinyprints.com)
 
 

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April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day

 
April 28 – Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!
 
 
Blueberries are the second most beloved fruit, right behind strawberries.
 
Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. In 1916, Elizabeth Coleman White, the daughter of a New Jersey farmer, developed the first commercial variety of blueberry based on the wild varieties growing in the region. Today, Driscoll’s blueberries are grown year-round by farmers in the U.S. [1]
 
When compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries rank number one in antioxidants. Blueberries are low in sodium, high fiber and potassium, and only 40 calories per ½ cup serving.
 
There is nothing bad about blueberries. The chemicals in blueberries may inhibit cancer cell development. The fruit is reported to have a beneficial effect on a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections, and blood pressure. The leaves help block replication of the hepatitis C virus. And a recent study found that wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression. They also help reduce bad cholestrol that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
 
Feel good about celebrating this day. Blueberries are good for you.
 
Remember fresh never frozen blueberries, enjoy.
 
 
Recipe for Blueberry Pancakes, enjoy.
 
 
 
Source:
Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice (http://www.ereleases.com)
 
 

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National Coffee Cake Day


Today is National Coffee Cake Day, and there are so many wonderful coffee cake recipes. Coffee cakes are sweet cakes usually meant to accompany coffee. They are usually single layer cakes, baked in a loaf or bundt pan.

I wanted to find a coffee cake that would be somewhat healthy. I came across this recipe for Low Fat Blueberry Coffee Cake. It has a great texture, and it will appeal to all cake lovers, not to mention the blueberries and nuts are healthy for you.

Enjoy the day with a great cup of coffee and cake.

Related Articles:
Low Fat Blueberry Coffee Cake (www.egglesscooking.com)
 
 
 
 

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