Recipe: Cinnamon Danish

What’s on my mind? DANISH. MUST. MAKE. DANISH. I caught Martha Stewart making this delicacy on CreateTV during a workout, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! For those of you who know my blog, you might be surprised I’m posting this recipe, but I love my weekly treats. Our family eats super healthy 90% of the time and 10% of the time we eat what we want. We’ve taught our child the difference between “growing food” and “treats” and we feel she has a healthy relationship with food because we don’t make anything completely off-limits. Also, I’m all about COOKING FROM SCRATCH, and so although this food might have sugar and refined flour, it won’t have artificial colors, artificial flavors nor preservatives which makes it much healthier than something bought in the store. Plus, baking is always a great opportunity to introduce chemistry in a dynamic way, as my child always helps out with the cooking.

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Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Danish

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Here is the recipe:
I can’t wait for the weekend to throw down this recipe! Usually we have pizza on the weekend as our refined-grain meal of the week, but we’ll be trading that in this weekend for this delicious monstrosity. Thanks Martha!
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Inexpensive Protein and Fiber On The Go

My friends love to tease me about how prepared I am. I must have lived through some major disaster in a former life because in this life I’m like a human-Swiss-Army-knife-Eagle-Scout-MacGyver-combo  (ROTFLMAO as I type.) 

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In this spirit, I always have a small stainless steel tin (get on AMAZON here) filled with EXACTLY 3-tablespoons of chia seeds in it at all times. On those days when I’m wanting healthy fuel for my body but am sitting in a meeting or my car, I’ll just stir them into a large glass of water (or shake it up in my Klean Kanteen), wait 15-minutes for them to begin to sprout (they don’t actually sprout but they’ll become a bit gelatinous as they begin the sprouting mechanism), and then I chug. (Here is an earlier post on my recipe for “chia pudding.”)

 
It keeps me satisfied and energized. Here are the details!

-Unsaturated Fat 9-grams (15% RDA)
-Carbohydrate 15-grams (6%)
-Fiber 15-grams (60%)
-Protein 9-grams (for me that’s about 1/8 of what I eat daily in protein and equivalent to a jumbo egg)
-chia seeds are also a good source of potassium, calcium and iron

I purchase this brand of organic chia seeds in a 3-lb pouch from AMAZON for about $11. So much more cost effective and less sugary than protein bars or shake mixes. 

I usually drink it slowly over the course of an hour. It tastes like nothing. For more on the benefits of chia seeds check out this article

Enjoy and be a spark in the world!

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