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 Egg
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!!

HOPE

5 comments:

Kelly Johnson said...

They look and sound wonderful! When do we have tea? Love you and praying for you!

Pam--in Estonia said...

The granola bar recipe sounds yummy! I'll have to see if I can come up with a sugar-free version for myself :o)

Joy said...

going to copy this one down...thanks, HOPE.

~ Maria ~ said...

Oh Hope...this is when it really begins to take effect doesn't it? But your spirits are high dear friend!

Using the corn starch is a great idea. Your skin must stay dry!

I am so glad that your granola recipe is a hit with your dietician :) It looks absolutely yummy...I wonder, if I can use honey or maple syrup instead of the brown sugar? It will worth to try tomorrow :)

Keeping you close in prayer dear friend, May Our Lord Jesus Christ keep you filled with His Strength and His peace,

Maria

LDH said...

Good morning, Hope! This recipe sounds really good! I had a few minutes to read many of your posts on each of your blogs. Nice catching up a bit. Praying for you and sending best wishes as you continue through your treatments!

Kindly, ldh