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Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

blueberry pancakesSunday morning can be a great time to gather together and enjoy a good meal. Here is a recipe for pancakes using some whole-wheat flour (and white flour) and fresh blueberries. Our son Peter (#4) is our expert pancake man. I love that he likes to do it, although afterwards the kitchen resembles something out of the book The Cat and the Hat…and I am left looking for Thing One and Thing Two (no where to be found).
Having the pancakes sit while the other breakfast items are cooking makes for cold cakes…not good! So have everything else (eggs, juice, milk, softened butter, and syrup) ready to go so you can enjoy them right out of the skillet. Fresh blueberries are the best, but frozen work fine too. [Read more…]

The Importance of Breakfast for Athletes

breakfastConvincing me to eat breakfast isn’t that difficult. It’s my favorite meal of the day. Whether it’s a Zone bar (fudge graham), oatmeal (the real kind) loaded with nuts and dried fruit, or pancakes and bacon (only if I’m splurging), I love a good breakfast! If we are active during the day, breakfast is even more important. For athletic kids, it is crucial.

The following are some of the reasons Alan Tyson, physical therapist and owner of Architech Sports and Physical Therapy, gives to young athletes for eating breakfast everyday. I happen to believe they are true for us parents, too! [Read more…]