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Simple, Quick Breakfast

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 18, 2013 07:15

Morning meals are the most difficult to plan in our household.  Cardboard cereal isn't a part of the menu! 

This is a simple, easy to prepare breakfast that is sure to perk everyone's tastebuds up, giving your entire family a great start.

There is a formal recipe (which I don't have yet) from Ancient Path Produce and Grain (watch for their new Fb page and website coming soon) using Red Fyfe fresh ground flour.

Here is my version of Breakfast Streudel...

Baking pan with butter melted to cover bottom

Thin sliced apples to cover bottom of pan

Make one cup of pancake batter

Pour on top of the sliced apple

Top with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste

Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes

Enjoy

HOT timesaving tips, prep your dry ingredients the night before.

Photo credit:  Bonnie Newton

Serious HOT Food!

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 10, 2013 15:25

Here we are September  10, 2013 and I have been procrastinating about getting fit, eating better, being more productive.


One must start somewhere so today is day 1.   I don’t care about what the scale says (don’t own one anyway, never have) just want to be fit, lean and strong.


I always meal plan using a weekly menu, it saves time and money.  Well today my weekly menu was disrupted, what is any plan if it can’t stand up to a reasonable disruption?

I altered this kick ass recipe into a crockpot meal, substituting fresh garden produce and eliminated the oil, reducing the fat content.

 “Chipotle-Quinoa Chili” 

I love this so much, here it is so you and your family can enjoy serious food!


“Chipotle-Quinoa Chili Crockpot HOT Style”


1 Tbsp. oil (didn’t use oil)
1 yellow onion, chopped (fresh out of the garden)
4 cloves garlic, minced (fresh out of the garden)
2 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chipotle chili pepper powder
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained (796 ml/28 fl oz) (home grown,home canned)
1 can black beans, rinsed, no salt (540 ml/19 fl oz)
I can kidney beans,rinsed, no salt (540 ml/19 fl oz)
2 red peppers, coarsely chopped (canned, water packed)
1 cup corn (fresh out of the garden)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
4 green onions (fresh out of the garden)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (substituted parsley, fresh out of the garden)
1 cup shredded cheese Kraft Habanero (my pantry had marble cheese)
1 generous dollop of full fat sour cream for my 7 year old son, adds fat and takes the edge off the chili
Remove from heat, stir in green onions, parsley, top with cheese. 

*original recipe can be found at firsttastecanada.com

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Step One: Kicking the Cravings

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 13, 2012 11:30

Step One:  Kicking the Cravings

by HOT SalesForce Rep Gillian Thiessen
 
Or breaking the vicious cycle, call it what you like, the first step is the hardest step, imo!  Breaking free from the pull of all baked good containing WHEAT was my first challenge this summer.  I have known for some time that wheat products cause digestive upset of a rather public humiliatory nature.  So, I have some really good incentive to forego the sandwich bar, the donut shop, the bakery...
Day One and Two were awful.  Withdrawal stage.  I apologize to family and friends that endured this stage with me.  Day 3 started to get better, and Day 4 was a whole new world for me!  Feeling better is worth the pain of withdrawal.
 
Now that the cravings for sugar and carbs have settled down, I feel like I CAN make better choices.  Its like someone just turned on the lights and I have a shot at reaching my health goals, just in time too - getting up over the 4-0 mark means no more fooling around with my health, time to get in shape.  Looking forward to the journey, and I hope you will share your journeys with me.
 

Gillian Thiessen , Sales Representative www.HorseOwnerToday.com
 
gillian.t@horseownertoday.com 306-292-6768
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/horseownertoday

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Wellness

"Real HOT, Real Life"

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   August 1, 2012 21:44

 

Welcome to “Real HOT, Real Life”!   The Time is Now!


Hi, my name is Bonnie Newton!  I am the driving force behind HorseOwnerToday.com (HOT).  I am also Mom to a very active 6 year old boy and partner to an amazing man.  We live on a small farm, a full time job, run a herd of horses, a small business, and HOT.


My big why for embarking on the “Real HOT, Real Life” journey is simple….fitness, wellness, balance and abundance!  I have never lived a balanced life.  My priority is me, sounds selfish but it is not.   I must be fit to live a balanced life, to be the best I can be as a partner, a mother and a business owner. I must be well, my life must be balanced to live in abundance and this is the story of my journey.

Blaine Mackie of Mackie Physiotherapy said “Your physical self should lift up and enhance your mental self”.   My schedule has been bizarre for the past 3 years, working at a desk for hours daily, my physical self is dragging (some parts more than others). 


My first fitness goal is not to be a size 0, nor to achieve a perfect weight. I do not own a scale, never have.   My goal is to only carry useful muscle.  Fat is not useful, it is humiliating and unhealthy, a constant reminder of my “unbalanced life”.  I am trying to work up the courage to video myself and measure all the critical parts so I have a comparison.

My second fitness goal is to maintain a constant weight and body fat level.

How am I going to achieve my fitness goals?  Consistent nutrition plan, consistent exercise, and consistent hydration.

Which of these is toughest?  No contest there consistent exercise is the toughest goal.  I am busy and when trying to balance my schedule will remove exercise first.  No more!  Exercise is critical for me to be more productive, to maintain good health and maintain a high level of energy.  I enjoy exercise, just seem to be willing to sacrifice it and myself.

The hydration is second place.  I find it very difficult to drink adequate water so it has become a conscious exercise throughout the day.

The nutrition plan is what I find the easiest.  I like the food the Team Savino included in my nutrition plan, I like eating...ok honesty wins I love eating! (I can eat anytime, anywhere)

 

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