Hi there! How are your NYR going? Hope you are staying on track. For a little extra motivation, I thought I would share with you some of my goals this year. I have less than two months (!) to finish up my 30 Under 30, so this is a priority for the New Year! I have a lot of good goals on there and I really need to get going on a lot of them! One major thing on there that I want to make a resolution for the WHOLE year is to create a financial plan. I really want to have a plan for paying off my law school loans and saving up for a rainy day! I’ve been working at it for awhile but I think I need a good solid plan moving forward. Also, I really want to move forward with M.O.B. and make it the best it can be! I’m hoping to have a lot of cool new stuff for you guys throughout the year!
O.k. O.k I know you want to know my health goals for the year. Well, I really want to try and get on a good eating plan. I mainly eat healthy and I also indulge (essential for balance!), but I want to see if I can really cut out the extraneous stuff and focus on making healthy choices the majority of the time (this translates into no more Swedish fish after lunch!). Anyway, to help me along with this goal, I’m taking my first step by making a healthy breakfast. Hope it helps you reach your goals too!
We have all heard again and again (and again) how important breakfast is on a daily basis. It keeps your metabolism revving, prevents overeating later in the day, keeps our blood sugar ups and generally helps us lose/maintain weight and stave off obesity. We also know that mornings are crazy and sometimes sitting down and eating a healthy breakfast just isn’t an option. This Healthy Tropical Muesli is one of my absolute favorites. It tastes totally delicious and a small amount is very filling. Plus the tropical notes keep me warm and thinking about the beach during those cold winter months. You can make this on the weekend or the night before so all you have to do is grab n’ go in the a.m. Try it on its own or with some greek yogurt.
Healthy Tropical Muesli
2 cups of rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts (unsalted and raw)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup agave or honey
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
Dash of salt
Assorted dried tropical fruit, chopped (mango, pineapple, papaya, guava)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, macadamia nuts and coconut in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, combine oil, agave or honey, spices and salt. Pour the wet mixture in with the dry mixture and toss to combine evenly.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and spread mixture evenly. Place baking sheet in oven for 15-20 minutes, tossing mixture once during cooking.
4. When mixture has been lightly toasted, remove from oven and combine dry fruit. Enjoy!