Kanwal’s Healthy Corner: 30-Day Challenge – Week 2
By Kanwal Ullah
We are now into week two of the 30-day challenge. How are you all doing? In one week I’ve managed to work out on five days and take 30-minute walks on the two remaining. Each day I’ve also made a conscious effort to eat right. If I did wind up overdoing it on one, I took it easy the next day!
One of the most important things I do every morning is eat a healthy, balanced breakfast. Breakfast is what keeps me fueled throughout the day and is a necessity. This week, I want you to focus on still getting your 30 minutes of activity each day, but also eating a healthy breakfast.
The weather has been cold and this is when I crave a hot and hearty breakfast. Lately, I’ve been starting off my days with a big bowl of oatmeal with non-fat ricotta or cottage cheese stirred in, topped with sliced almonds and raisins. This one meal gives me everything I need: fiber from the oats, protein from the dairy, healthy fats from the almonds and antioxidants from the raisins. I also stir in some cinnamon for added flavor!
Remember, this week should be focused on eating a healthy breakfast and getting your 30 minutes of activity going! Keep it up, you’re doing great!!
Below are the details for my hearty oatmeal breakfast.
- ½ cup of rolled oats, prepared with water, or 1 packet of plain, instant oatmeal, prepared with water
- ¼ cup of non-fat ricotta or cottage cheese
- 2TB. of slivered almonds
- ¼ cup of raisins
- Cinnamon (optional)
Once the oatmeal is prepared, stir in the cheese. Top with almonds, raisins and cinnamon.
Servings: 1; Calories: 435
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