Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Week 2...Day 7...To Your Health
Today is day 7 of my second week of radiation therapy.
I see my Oncologist each Tuesday and as of today....
all is well with my skin...so far...I am going to start applying Cornstarch in the evenings after showering to keep the skin dry. Kind of like the good ole diaper rash prevention measures!
I am however, feeling quite fatigued already...but there is some remedy to this!
I had given my dietitian a sample and recipe of a wonderful homemade granola bar my daughter had given me. I wanted her opinion on it's nutrition for me at this time of treatment and it's benefits.
When I saw her today...she was beaming with a SMILE of approval!!
It is LOADED with VITAMIN E!!! She said all the ingredients are EXCELLENT and highly recommends staying with this for my daily diet regime....the in-between snack A.M. and P.M. It is a great source of FIBER!!!
She also enjoyed her sample so much she wanted to keep the recipe...So, I am also going to include it here for you.
TO YOUR HEALTH!
Home Made Healthy Energy Bars
2 Cups Whole Oats
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS ...set aside.
In separate bowl mix WET ingredients:
1/2 Cup Canola Oil(measure the oil first, then the honey for easy pouring)
1/2 Cup Honey
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Blend WET ingredients gradually into dry ingredients...
ADD...your choice of the following one or combined
1/2 cup nuts (Pecans..Walnuts) 1/2 cup dried berries or apricots or raisins
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Spray a 13 X 9 pan with PAM spray and spread granola evenly in pan. I use the back of a sprayed spatula to make sure it is evenly laid out.
You can use a cookie sheet if you prefer a thinner granola.
BAKE at 35O degrees....for 20-30 minutes.
Do NOT over bake or it will be dry. Should be just golden brown. I bake mine 20 min.
Cut into bars while cooling and still some-what soft.
I recently made them using dried mixed Berries and it was WONDERFUL! Yummy!
ENJOY ....To your health!!