ABC to Healthy Eating – Sneaky Mom

 

Oat Meal: Instant oat in low fat milk, with nuts, raisin and honey.

Oat meal is a no no to my son eating choices. I’m the only one in the house who thinks a gluey mix of oat and milk as heaven sent. My mom too is on the same side as my son, although mom does drink her thin oat gruel from time to time, to escape continues nagging from her two military like daughters. Then one morning while making lempeng (Malay version of the French crepes), I added oat to the batter. 

Oat to flour ratio is 1:2

Everyone noticed the difference in taste and appearence in their lempeng but they don’t mind. Lempeng is best served with curry of course, as well with honey and cream, pancake style.

The ratio of one oat in the form of instant oat, to two flour seems to be working ok. Too much oat we could end up with fragile and breaky lempeng. But go on and experiment.

Oat added lempeng (aka: thin pancake) - Plain.

Oat lempeng smeared with chocolate souce & cream cheese

Selamat mencuba! (Happy Cooking).

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ABC to Healthy Eating – Fruit and Vegetables

This post is dedicated to all of us who think eating healthy is out of reach, or otherwise boring. Not another apple please! I have enough of apples too, or for that matter carrot. The problem is I love to eat. Big plate of anything.  So we are back with fruits and vegetables as the easiest way to feast on low calorie food.  How about we start with a fruit and vegetable salad?

Ingredients: apple, carrot, tomato and orange.

An apple, orange, a tomato, and one carrot.

Add to these fruits and vegetables collection two more ingredients; lemon & olive oil.

Add to the bowl, lemon & olive oil

Next, get your ever willing son to slice and dice! Do not worry of his seriouness, he was enjoying his task really.

Cut your apple to bite pieces

Put back all your cut fruits and vegetablesl in the same bowl, add  in a tablespoon of each;  lemon juice and olive oil, then  a pinch of salt. Mix them up a bit, and there, your very own sweet crunchy fruits and vegetables salad. Anyone wishes to have a fancy presentation can always dress the salad with some mints and edible flowers too … ok may be hibiscus is too fancy. Lets stick with that mint, for now. 

Crunchy fruit vegetable salad & pancake mix

Both the salad and pancakes make a satisfying breakfast. As for the pancake step by step making , will write about it in another post 😉

In state of motion

Light and reflection

Dear readers, welcome to bareheart’s blog. It is about travel, cooking, eating and being together. Most of all it is about living. Mine mostly. Yours; that you have to tell me. It is about growing, getting older, making choices and sharing. A hope too that this be a beginning to some serious writing. Amen.