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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 3 tablespoons Hearty Oatmeal Mix-In: Coconut
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 325F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss oats, quinoa, nuts/seeds/fruit, Hearty Oatmeal Mix-In, and salt together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Heat Organic Coconut Oil and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until completely melted and emulsified. Immediately pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine, then spread into a flat layer on the lined sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and fragrant. *Nutritional information calculated with 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds and 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
- 300 Calories (kcal)
- 14 Fat (g)
- 7 Saturated Fat (g)
- 38 Carbohydrates (g)
- 3 Fiber (g)
- 17 Sugar (g)
- 8 Protein (g)
- 25 Sodium (mg)
Two of the key chemical components of almond nutrition are antioxidants and ‘good’ mono-unsaturated fatty acids, both of which support heart health and prevent various cardiovascular symptoms from developing. Almonds, in particular, supply antioxidant flavonoids, plant-based elements present in the almond skin that work in combination with vitamin R to reduce inflammation and boost artery health.
Almond nutrition also comprises of key nutrients to support heart health, which includes copper, arginine, calcium, manganese, potassium, and magnesium. Research suggests that almonds have a constant ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol-reducing effect, specifically in people with high diabetes and cholesterol.
It help prevent damage from taking place within artery walls and shield them against the harmful buildup of plaque. Almond nutrition benefits also make them a perfect food for supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, besides combating obesity and weight gain – three of the main risk factors linked to stroke and heart attack.
Not only is coconut granola a delicious breakfast food but it is also very filling. Eating filling foods may help you eat fewer calories and lose weight. By delaying the time it takes your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in it may increase your feeling of fullness. Beta-glucan may also promote the release of peptide, a hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This satiety hormone has been shown to lead to reduced calorie intake and may decrease your risk of being obese.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease in kids. It's an inflammatory disorder of the airways — the tubes that carry air to and from a person's lungs. Although not all children have the same symptoms, many experience recurrent coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Many researchers believe early introduction of solid foods may increase a child's risk of developing asthma and other allergic diseases. However, studies suggest that this doesn't apply to all foods. Early introduction of this breakfast, for example,(because of presence of oats), may actually be protective.
Your energy for the day is dependent with what you take for breakfast. Go ahead and try this delicious meal and see it for yourself.
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