Steel cut oatmeal, a cholesterol-fighting breakfast

I love steel cut oatmeal anyway, so this wasn’t much of a challenge…

My cholesterol levels are starting to creep up, and I wondered why.

I went on an oatmeal wave a few years back, when my cholesterol levels were at their lowest, so I think it’s time to get back on it again.

It’s really easy to make a batch on Sunday that you can use through the week!

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Healthy microwave popcorn recipe for one

Healthy microwave popcorn is the best thing I can eat when I’m craving crunchy and salty. It’s got fiber, good fats from olive oil, and low-sodium salty goodness from Flavor God Everything Seasoning.

I use my Nordic Ware Microwave Popcorn Popper and good ol’ Orville Redenbacher to make a bowl that’s fast, easy, and chemical free.

Don’t ever buy those microwave popcorn bags again!

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Recipe: 300 calorie breakfast burrito (yeah, it’s small)

A well made breakfast burrito is one of the great pleasures of life.

And yet, the older I get, the harder it is to incorporate these little beauties into a healthy diet.

Especially since I track everything I eat with MyFitnessPal, and am keenly aware of where every calorie comes from. Six days out of seven, I log 1,300 to 1,600 calories (depending how much I exercise that day).

Then every Sunday, I enjoy myself one glorious CHEAT DAY.

I started to permit myself breakfast burritos only on cheat days. Because damn, these are usually calorie monstrosities, easily tipping the counter at over 500 calories.

(Omigod, I remember the old breakfast burritos I used to eat, at Burrito Factory in San Jose, bursting at the seams with refried beans, potatoes, fatty bacon, and sour cream. I would estimate that those burritos were easily over 800 calories. Maybe even 1,000!)

Here’s a lighter version, when you only need a little taste, without being weighed down by the whole enchilada burrito.

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