As I keep myself focused on updating the business plan, I can’t help but keep myself from browsing recipes and looking for possible items for my menu. I received this great recipe from a publicist on behalf of the new book, The Carblover’s Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim for Life by Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth (Oxmoor House, $24.95). I am a HUGE advocate for eating carbs, especially when considering a balanced diet. Several articles and books have proven that eating carbs is actually healthier than avoiding them, especially if you are active (busy job, exercise regularly, etc).
Health magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Ellen Kunes and Senior Food & Nutrition Editor Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, teamed up to teach the nation the truth about carbs in this book set to release next week. From the book: “Hundreds of new studies show that a breakthrough ingredient called Resistant Starch, found exclusively in carb-filled foods, has the power to turn off your appetite, turn on your metabolism, and improve your health and mood! These magic carbs – such as bananas, potatoes, and brown rice – form the cornerstone of the CarbLovers diet and are the secret to losing weight without hunger or cravings.”
Here’s a recipe from the book, as well as a new item in the running to make the menu! If you’re interested in reading more of The Carblovers Diet, visit their website at www.carblovers.com or pick up a copy from Amazon (or your bookseller of choice).
With a whopping 7.6 grams of Resistant Starch plus some metabolism-boosting fiber and MUFAs, to boot, this is an ultrasatisfying morning meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients: 2⁄3 cup water _ 1⁄3 cup uncooked quick-cooking pearl barley _ 1 banana, sliced _ 1 teaspoon honey _ 1 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
Instructions: 1. Combine water and barley in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 6 minutes. 2. Stir and let stand 2 minutes. 3. Top with banana slices, honey, and sunflower seeds.
Makes: 1 serving Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 410; Fat 6g (sat 0.5g, mono 2g, poly 2.5g); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 10g; Carbohydrate 86g; Sugars 21g; Fiber 14g; RS 7.6g; Sodium 15mg