You may have noticed that I add cinnamon quite often to my food. I don’t just do it for the flavor boost either.
It’s about time we talk briefly about the health benefits of cinnamon and why you should shake it on your food whenever you have the chance.
In addition to adding flavor, as you can see from this cute infographic that I made for us, cinnamon is a nutritional and health powerhouse.
I can vouch for some of the claims as my menstrual cycles have definitely seen a positive difference since sprinkling cinnamon into my food on a daily basis over the last few months.
Once I made a conscious effort to shake the cinnamon into my oatmeal and on my apples every day, I absolutely noticed a change at that time of the month. Without getting too graphic, my PMS dissipated and how it says anti-clotting affect on the blood? Yeah, it’s true, which also means, cramps were much less intense which is a really big deal in my world.
Add cinnamon to your:
- Apples, bananas, peaches -> any fruit!
- French Toast
- Baked goods
- Sweet potatoes
- Roasted veggies especially butternut squash!
- Chili < – yes, your chili
Moving on to some other meals from Monday…
I was super hungry today (not that I am not super hungry every day) so after my usual second breakfast followed by an apple, I felt like a power bowl.
Sweet potatoes, brown rice, spinach, chick pea/avocado mash and a steam fresh mix of broccoli, snap peas and some asparagus.
I realized that I haven’t been eating vegetables at lunch lately and I also realized I haven’t had mashed chick peas with avocado in quite some time so it was time to bring it back.
I was running errands in the area of Fresh Market so yes, I stopped in to see what fruit they had on sample.
I do love the cotton candy grapes but I don’t love the price so I had a bunch and left without buying them 🙂
I have been busy roasting up a potato storm over the last week and used up all of my Japanese sweet potatoes.
I had a few Japanese sweet potato wedges left over so Monday’s dinner included some of those plus a new batch of regular roasted sweet potato wedges.
I love combining tomato sauce with sweet potatoes. This was a version of my Italian style power bowl recipe.
The main reason I haven’t shared my favorite peanut butter chocolate chip dip recipe of the moment is because 1) I eat it too fast to allow it to pose for a proper picture and 2) I don’t use exact measurements but need to do so in order to offer you a recipe.
I left out the chocolate chips Monday night but when I do finally share the recipe with you (my goal is next week), you can be sure the mini chocolate chips will be included.
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Are you a cinnamon fan? What do you add it to the most and do you think you notice any of the health claims?
Have you tried cotton candy grapes yet?
Favorite way to eat a potato?