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June 1, 2013

Need a Change to Your Breakfast Routine? Try a Recipe For Toasted Muesli

Recipe for Toasted Muesli Over Greek Yogurt and  Fresh Berries
Toasted Muesli Over Greek Yogurt and  Fresh Berries


This has been a day of free in my household. I am cheap. Not in the bad I don't spend any money on things that are important, but in the if I can find free entertainment I jump at it way. My oldest is at my in-laws house for the week so my youngest is by himself and needing entertainment. I am a firm believer in taking full advantage of local events so our day was filled with free or budget friendly activities. We spent time at the play center at the mall (love that place), went shopping for cheap locally produced strawberries, played on a retired train and spent time at the library. Everything except the strawberries was free and my youngest loved it. We also took a nice leisurely drive and talked about the various landmarks in our area. Best of all I discovered that the movie theater is having free movie Tuesdays again this summer, making one more cheap kid activity. My cheapness also extends to food. I love finding recipes that can be stretched to last throughout the week. Last week I tried a new recipe for Toasted Muesli from Martha Stewart Living magazine.

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It takes a total of 45 minutes, 5 minutes of which is active and makes 8 servings. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. My husband ate all of the pumpkin seeds before I was able to make the recipe, so I substituted unsalted sunflower seeds. I have never been able to find large coconut flakes, so I used the shredded unsweetened coconut I already had in my pantry. My youngest and I enjoyed the muesli over Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries.

If you liked your muesli sweet you will need to increase the maple syrup. I like to be able to add a small amount of sweetener to my yogurt, so this muesli was plenty sweet when added to my yogurt along with sweetener and fresh berries. It also made a nice snack right out of the bag without being used as a topping or stir-in.

For the recipe go to Toasted Muesli.

31 comments:

  1. I never have the energy to make nice food at breakfast time, I wish I did! This looks so nice and something I would order on holiday, what a treat. It sounds like you had a nice, free day! I love finding cheap (or free) things to do with the kids. It's not always easy these days!

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    1. I love finding cheap things too, but I agree that they are getting harder to find! Some of the time I have energy for breakfast, but some days I don't so I try to make things that I can stretch out and not have to prepare things new everyday :)

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  2. It sounds good, I haven't heard of Muesli though...I'll be keeping my eyes open for it since I'm curious now.

    You're right about the fun activities. My kids have as much fun with those as they do anything else.

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    1. It's just basically oats and fruits, nuts etc. You can eat it as a cereal or with yogurt. It's very easy and a nice way to eat more whole grains!

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  3. Hello, OMG your blog is going to get me into cooking trouble! Everything looks so delicious!!!

    Newest GFC follower from the Monday Hang Out blog hop! Hope you'll stop by my blog and follow if you'd like.
    -Kay
    California-diy-diva.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments :) Going over to check out your blog!

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  4. Sounds yummy! I love pumpkin seeds, and sunflower ones are good too. :-)

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    1. I love pumpkin seeds too, I just need to be better about keeping my husband out of them :)

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  5. I love your photographs. I know they are of food but they look very professional.

    I am a new follower via bloglovin from the blog hop. I hope you will follow me back at:
    http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2013/06/pacific-postcards-team-fathers-day.html

    Also if you could please visit my free standing shop www.PostcardsInTheAttic.com
    I am struggling to get this site on the map and really would appreciate the support. For some reason I had imagined it gaining popularity right away but... not so much.
    Thank you in advance
    Colleen

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    1. Thanks :) Going over to check out your sites, it can take a while for pages to get popular, I have had my site two years and it can still be up and down!

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  6. Sorry I meant I am following you via GFC. Thanks

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  7. I love doing local stuff that doesn't cost a boatload of money, too. That was a great opportunity for you to spend some one on one time with your youngest and it sounds like you made the most of it.

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    1. Me too, it's a great way to save money!

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  8. That looks absolutely delicious and would be a refreshing change to my breakfast routine!

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    1. Thanks :) My breakfast routine can be all over the place, sometimes great, sometimes gluten free cookies (not so healthy!).

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  9. Not sure why I just came through as anonymous. Haha!

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    1. I have had that happen to me before too, ever since google started google + I think my account hates me :)

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  10. The cute purple bowl reminds me to buy some colorful snack bowls for my tot. Haven't visited a mall for quite some time eh. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My kids love bright bowls, especially for fruit :) These bowls were from Walmart on clearance, I think I paid 50 cents each!

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  11. Visiting from The Clever Chicks - breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. :-) Thanks for sharing this great recipe - I love Martha!

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    1. Thanks for the visit! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals too, there are so many great options. I agree about Martha, she's great :)

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  12. Great option for a healthy and quick breakfast!

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    1. It really is a nice option for breakfast!

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  13. Everything always looks so good on here. I'm not the cook in our family; that's my husband, but maybe when I have time this summer I'll try one of these out myself and surprise him with unknown talent. Also like to refer my readers that do like to cook over to you for recipes ideas since they won't really ever be getting any from me.

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    1. That's okay, there are so many things that I don't do well :) Cooking is just the thing that I am good at (thanks to my mother). I am horrible at too many other things to list! Thanks for the sweet comments, I really do appreciate them!

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  14. Nothing wrong with finding free events! We have free museum and zoo days the first week of each month and I take full advantage! Free is good when you are a stay-at-home mom!
    This looks like a great morning treat, will have to give it a go!

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    1. I wish we had a zoo! The closet ones are over three hours away. I grew up 5 block from the one in Seattle and loved it!

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  15. I love the recipe for toasted Muesli and what a great and healthy way to start the day. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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