Healthy Breakfast Bites Keep You Fueled All Day Long
Busy day at work? Heading out on a hike? Bake these avocado oatmeal bites to take on the road or on the trails. Hillsborough County Aging Services Dietician Brian Taylor walks you through how easy it is to make avocado breakfast, or snack bites, as part of the Mindful Mondays Eat Well series. Ingredients and recipe below video.;
Brian Taylor leads the County's Eat Well, Age Well program, which empowers senior residents to prepare simple recipes, which can lead them to create healthier meals, and improve their diet and overall health and well-being. However, Taylor says it's never too early or late to improve your diet.
People of all ages should focus on eating well balanced meals to improve physical and mental health. Brian Taylor and Aging Services have teamed up with Hillsborough County's Mindful Mondays to show residents some easy and delicious recipes. For more information, click here.
- 3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cup dates, pitted, chopped (about 12 oz.) or ½ cup raisins.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 4 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Cream together oil, avocado and brown sugar in a large bowl, then stir in yogurt and eggs. Add oat mixture to avocado mixture and stir until combine, then stir in dates or raisins.
Using a 1/4 cup measure, transfer the mixture onto lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies 2- inches apart. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Mindful Mondays promotes different ways you can make your mental health a priority but not take up too much of your busy schedule. From chair yoga virtual classes to tips on how to decompress after a long day, Hillsborough County's Mindful Mondays has various interactive resources for you to access no matter what day or time it is.
Interested in more mindful videos that help improve your mental health? Check out the Mindful Monday's YouTube Playlist.
As part of our commitment to wellness, all participants in the videos have been fully vaccinated.