Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Motivation and Healthy Eating

As a motivational coach, I have found that two parts essential to success in a variety of life situations:
1. A well detailed, defined goal
2. A reason why the person wants to achieve the goal.

This pertains for all subjects, from achieving success in business or job, all the way to more personal goals of health, well-being and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

I council people to achieve many of those goals, but when it comes to healthy eating, there is one more factor that I will touch on in this blog on a regular bases: the taste and convenience of the meal.

Here is one recipe, you might want to try,that falls in the category of healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare. It is a family favorite!

Cranberry Bread

3/4 cup of cranberries
1 cup of sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups of unbleached regular flour
1 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour
4 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of orange juice
1 cup of fat free milk or soy milk
2 teaspoons of apple sauce

Mix all dry ingredients (excluding cranberries), add one by one egg, orange juice, milk and apple sauce, stirring until well mixed. Add the cranberries, fold them in gently.

Bake in a slightly greased (or better yet use a cooking spray) spring form cake pan - I have also made it in a oval casserole dish, which gave it a nice shape - at 350 Degrees for one hour

Enjoy warm with a glass of milk, or cool with breakfast!

Peace and Love

Claudia Blanton

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