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  • Breakfast with Banana-Quinoa Waffles


    Nothing is better on a wintry morning than a hot waffle.   Try using your quinoa in this waffle recipe.   Using beaten egg whites make it a light and fluffy waffle!  It will be a family favorite!    Try using our powdered egg whites for a quick fix as well as freeze dried fruits!



    Banana-Quinoa Waffle
    Yield: 10 servings
    Prep time: 10 minutes


    ½ cup water
    ¼ cup quinoa rinsed
    1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
    2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 cup mashed bananas (2)
    3 eggs separated
    3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    1 ½ cups fat-free milk
    Fresh blueberries, raspberries, and or sliced strawberries
    In a sauce pan bring water to boiling; stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl and cool for 1-2 hours. Preheat waffle baker. In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl combine the quinoa, banana, egg yoks, butter, and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. In a clean medium bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer or wire whisk until stiff. Fold into banana batter. Bake batter according to waffle baker directions. Serve topped with berries.
    Adding beaten egg whites makes for a lighter waffle!

  • Eat a Healthy Breakfast

    Start Your Day Off Right!

    breakfastBreakfast is the most important meal of the day! It gives you that boost of energy to start your day off right and can determine a lot of how the rest of your day will continue. If you’re the kind of person that skips breakfast or eats doughnuts and other sweets first thing in the morning, you may often find yourself eating other junk foods throughout the day, and may experience things such as mood swings4, fatigue1, overeating3, and even weight gain2. None of that sounds good to me! So why not take a few minutes in the morning to feed yourself something that will in the long run help you with your physical and mental health? When you eat a nutritional breakfast in the morning, you’re very likely to find yourself feeling less hungry all day2 and less tired throughout the day because your body will have the nutrients and vitamins it needs to refuel your energy and strength.1 When you eat a healthy breakfast, you’re more apt to continue your day making healthy choices for snacks and other meals, leading to an overall healthy you. With that chain reaction of eating healthy, it will lend a helping hand in keeping your weight maintainable and healthy.3 Eating a nutritional breakfast every morning can also improve your concentration and performance in your daily activities.2

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    There are so many benefits to eating a good breakfast, and Rainy Day Foods is here to give you many nutritional meals today as a start for a better tomorrow! With such a variety of foods to offer, you could buy several and have a different breakfast all week long! Some examples of our great breakfast foods include having an omelet or French toast using our eggs, a bowl of cereal topped with our monthly special of strawberry-flavored apple flakes or any of our delicious and real freeze-dried fruits, or some nutritious muffins if you have time to bake. My family’s favorite and “fast” food breakfast is fruit-filled waffles with some fresh orange juice! If you don't have time to make fresh orange juice, try Rainy Day Foods vitamin enriched Orange Drink. It's delicious!

    mix up some waffle batter mix up some waffle batter


    Simply mix together a cup of buttermilk pancake mix and about a half a cup of water, and you will have two delicious and nutritious waffles in 5 minutes!



    add freeze dried raspberries add freeze dried raspberries


    Here, we added two handfuls of freeze-dried whole raspberries and let them soak in the batter for a few minutes before pouring it into our waffle iron.



    Eating Rainy Day Foods for your breakfast can help you start your day off right and prepare you to take on your day! So eat up! And enjoy a healthy breakfast!

    A fast and delicious breakfast!! A fast and delicious breakfast!!



    Contributed by Angelia Kunz

  • Raspberry-Peach Yogurt Parfait

    Spring has just arrived in my part of the country and it makes me want to trade in my hearty winter meals for lighter fare with lots of flavor.  This is a breakfast that you can put together by combining ingredients from your pantry with fresh items from your refrigerator  This would be a simple meal to make if you're just starting to learn how to use your food storage (a topic that I covered in last week's post).  The nutritional value to this parfait is also fantastic -- it has the appropriate balance of protein and carbohydrates to fuel your morning activities.

    Raspberry Peach Yogurt Parfait



    1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries, rehydrated

    1/4 cup freeze-dried peach slices, rehydrated

    1/2 cup fresh yogurt, plain or vanilla

    1/2 cup granola or cereal


    Layer the raspberries, peaches, yogurt, and granola in a small glass in any order.  Top with a dollop of yogurt and another sprinkle of granola. Serve immediately, or chill until ready to eat. Yield: 1 serving.

    Tips and Notes:

    Feel free to substitute your favorite fruits for the peaches and raspberries. Strawberries and blueberries would be delicious and give the parfait a patriotic color scheme!

    The French Vanilla Almond Granola is wonderful in this parfait, but I'm sure that the Super Nutty Granola would also be great.

    Contributed by Kate Wilt

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