wellness/Fitness thread 5/9/03

  1. "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."

    Foster C. McClellan

    Each day is full of possibilities. Tonight, will you go to bed congratulating yourself for what you accomplished or angry at yourself for another lost opportunity? Another new day = another new chance to try.

    Going to go to the student gym on lunch today and check out what's available. It's so close to work I could just pop over on lunchtime if i want to, and many coworkers do. It's a wonderous thing to work in a place that actually supports its employees' well-being.

    Recipe:

    Granola (I usually cut this recipe in half for just the two of us) - it's a great thing to know what's in your food!

    1/2 cup honey
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup hot water
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    6 cups rolled oats, (one 18 ounce carton)
    1 cup wheat germ
    1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1 cup raisins

    Preheat oven to 350 *F Lightly coat two 9 by 13 inch baking pans or a large roasting pan with vegetable cooking spray. Place honey, brown sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Heat until steaming (or put in bowl in micorwave.) In a separate bowl combine oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and if desired, coconut and walnuts. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and stir , leaving only a few lumps. Spread in prepared pans and bake for 15 minutes-stirring every 5 minutes. Can also be baked at a lower temperature until dried. Remove from oven and stir in raisins. Allow to cool thoroughly. Store in jars or a plastic bag.

    Have a terrific day!
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