Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Brunch: Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

This weekend has been filled with yummy food and great fellowship and we are in full preparation mode for Super Bowl so this Sunday we are enjoying something quick and easy for breakfast which is so healthy and satisfying.  I created this last spring after returning from China with more than  I expected.  Being diagnosed and treated for  Giardia left me with chronic tummy troubles so I concocted these yogurt parfaits as a way of bringing some healthy bacteria into my system.  The greek yogurt is so delicious, great for the digestive system and the added flax is very beneficial for many different things.  Flaxseed supports normal functioning of the digestive tract and the fiber, alpha-linolenic acid, protein and SDG lignans found in the flax have heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids while the SDG lignans have antioxidant properties that have positive effects on balancing hormones.  All of which all of us need on a daily basis which is why this is my standard daily breakfast.  Now I typically don't serve it parfait style given that I don't have time to eat breakfast until I settle in at work and may get some teasing from my students if I whipped out my Lenox Crystal while writing tardy passes but it is nice to serve it this way when you are entertaining.  Of course if you aren't a fan of flaxseed you could always substitute granola instead.  So after last weeks sinful Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding, I hope I have redeemed myself with some healthiness.  ENJOY and may you be blessed!

This is my favorite kind of Greek Yogurt, I find it at my local King Soopers as well as Whole Foods

I purchase my flaxseed with dried fruits at Whole Foods.  I use 2 Tablespoons every day.

Voila, Delicious and Healthy!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

On the Campaign Trail

Wednesday evening our family had the  pleasure of attending a Rick Santorum Campaign Rally.  It was so much fun and brought back some fond memories of times when we were campaigning for various candidates while living in FL.  Election season was always a time we enjoyed, feeling strongly that as Believers it was our responsibility to contribute in promoting those whom we thought would honor the conservative values if elected.  I had even thought early in our marriage that Mike was destined to serve his country in political office however our lives took a different turn so we were thrilled to once again stand behind a candidate who probably is one of the most genuinely conservative politicians we have ever supported.  We were very impressed with Rick Santorum prior to the rally and were not disappointed after hearing him speak on Wednesday.  Although, the numbers indicate that he won't make it to the Oval Office and we will happily support whoever gets the nomination but whatever the outcome may be in the primaries we are honored and proud of men and women like Rick who remain faithful to their beliefs and stand strongly consistent in them once they arrive to their political offices.