Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm Good

Thank you so much for your concern. It was as I suspected, just something I ate. Other than feeling as if I didn't sleep at all (much), I am no worse for the wear and worked my day yesterday. Mrs. Blogoway, I'm sure you will sympathise when I tell you I had to stay later than I'd planned last night to adjust a color that didn't turn out the way I expected. (Who knew that mahogany was more red than warm? I do now! Thank you ash, for delivering me from red roots.)

Well, ever on my search for low carb now, (I do love a challenge.) I have to tell you I've struck gold this morning for breakfast! Breakfast is, for me, the hardest meal of the day because reaching for a cereal box is automatic. WELL! This morning I trolled the Internet for low carb breakfasts and found a use for something I discovered at the grocery store this week: Flax seed Meal. I only bought it because the doctor('s wife) told me flax has a lot of omega-3 in it. I had noooo idea what to do with it. Until today...

Flax seed "Pudding"

1/4 c. flax seed meal
1/4 c water (some liquid can be sugar-free syrup)
1 egg
Sugar substitute to taste

Mix flax meal, egg and water in microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for about 45 seconds. Moved cooked part to center of bowl. Add mix-ins. (to follow) Microwave at 45-60 seconds. Stir. Eat.

Fresh or frozen berries
unsweetened coconut
Peanut butter or other nut butters
cream cheese
sugar free syrup
sugar free jam or preserves
chopped nuts

This took no time to make, and was really good. I forgot to add sugar substitute before eating, but did add sugar free syrup to the water and it was mildly sweet. I was really surprised at how easy and how non-health food it tasted. (I'm sure that was because of the healthy spoonful of honey nut cream cheese I stirred in.)You know that dry, weird, health nutty taste some stuff has. There's 1 gram effective (net) carb, 9 grams of fiber, 12 grams of protein, and 243 calories.

Flax seed "pudding".
It's what's for breakfast.


Butterbean said...

You are the bomb, Hippychick! You might just get me back on a health food diet... I've strayed quite a bit... :-O

Mrs. Blogoway said...

that sounds good, I'm gonna try it.

I know (about the haircolor) I don't make a lot of mistakes, but when I do it's during the holidays when I'm rushed for time.