Starting Fresh

Erase sugary cereals from the morning menu and treat the kids—and you—to natural ingredients before leaving the house. After all, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day.




SPROUTED QUINOA GRANOLA WITH  HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE 

Yields: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS FOR THE GRANOLA 

  • 1 cup  homemade applesauce (see below) 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 
  • 3 Tbs. tahini 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 12 oz. sprouted quinoa 
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds 
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon pinch of salt 
  • ¼ cup raisins  
  • ¼ cup goji berries 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE APPLESAUCE 

  • 10 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced  
  • 1 cup water pinch of ground cinnamon 
  • sweetener of choice (optional) 
  • squeeze of lemon juice (optional) 
  • Note: Most apple varieties will work in this sauce, but a sweet variety will eliminate the need to add sweetener.

DIRECTIONS

TO MAKE THE APPLESAUCE: Put the apple slices in a large saucepan, add the water and cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples break down into a thick sauce. This will take about 20 minutes. Pour the cooked apple into a blender and whizz until smooth. Add any of the optional ingredients to taste. Store in a refrigerator for 1 week, or freeze.

TO MAKE THE GRANOLA: Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a small bowl, mix together the applesauce, maple syrup, tahini and vanilla until you have a thick paste. In a large mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and salt. Pour the apple sauce mixture over the quinoa and seeds and stir to combine. Spread the granola evenly over a baking pan lined with nonstick parchment paper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the pan, stir the granola minimally to ensure you keep nice big clumps and bake for another 20 minutes, until toasted.

Allow the granola to cool, then stir in the raisins and goji berries. Store in an airtight container.

Sprouted quinoa has almost double the nutrition profile of regular quinoa. Sprouting it decreases the level of phytic acid, a substance known to be an ‘anti-nutrient’ that can be found in grains and inhibits the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Sprouted quinoa is also easier to digest!” —Sara Monk, registered dietitian, Riverfront Nutrition, Edgewater

FLUFFY GLUTEN-FREE PANCAKES

Yields: 5 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour  
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup homemade apple sauce
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

FINISHING TOUCHES

  • sliced bananas  
  • fresh berries
  • jam
  • coconut yogurt
  • maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high flame and, when hot, pour 2⁄3 cup of pancake batter into the center of the pan. Spread it into a circle with the back of a spoon, keeping it reasonably thick. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Slide a spatula underneath the pancake, flip it over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes before removing it from the pan. Put the pancake on a warm plate and cover with a dish cloth. Repeat until you have used up all the batter. 

Serve with banana slices, berries, jam, coconut yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Buckwheat is a seed rather than a whole grain, so it’s very high in protein and fiber. And not only is it naturally gluten-free—making it a great option for people who have trouble digesting gluten—it’s packed with antioxidants and is a nutrient-dense food.”—Sara Monk, registered dietitian at Riverfront Nutrition in Edgewater

PROBIOTIC CHIA & SPIRULINA JAR

Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHIA PUDDING

  • 2 cups nut or seed milk 
  • 1 Tbs. honey or other sweetener (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract   
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PROBIOTIC SPIRULINA YOGURT

  • 2 cups cashew yogurt 
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla powder
  • 1 Tbs. honey or other sweetener (optional)
  • ½ tsp. spirulina powder pinch of salt

FINISHING TOUCHES

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. bee pollen (optional)  
  • ¼ cup coconut chips
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds 

DIRECTIONS

TO MAKE THE CHIA PUDDING: Blend the nut or seed milk with the honey (if using) and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir in the chia seeds until well combined. Soak until the seeds have absorbed all the liquid and become gelatinous. This mixture will keep for 3 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

TO MAKE THE YOGURT: Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender until well combined. To assemble, put a layer of strawberry slices around the edge of the bottom of a parfait jar and add some yogurt. Spoon a layer of chia pudding on top of this. Finish with more strawberry slices, bee pollen (if using), coconut chips and sliced almonds.

Chia seeds are packed with nutrients that can energize you. Just two tablespoons provides you with six grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of fiber, which keeps you feeling full. As another finishing touch, you can add mango to your jar; this will increase your daily intake of vitamin C and help boost your immune system.” —Jamie Pepper, registered dietitian, ShopRite, Northvale

Edit Module

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Find Events

May 2019

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring at Historic New Bridge Landing. The Tricorne Dance Ensemble under the direction of...

Cost: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free

Where:
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main St
River Edge , NJ  07661
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Historical Society
Telephone: 201-343-9492
Website »

More information

Celebrate Memorial Day with a salute to the Americans who gave their lives in service.  The Waldwick Band is a volunteer music organization based in and supported by the borough of Waldwick,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Contact Name: Mahwah Public Library
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

Brian Aberback of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority discusses the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of the Meadowlands and the remarkable story of its environmental renaissance. He...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Contact Name: Mahwah Public Library
Website »

More information

Spring into a clutter free home even if you have trouble letting go. Come hear Jamie Novak's humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Using the secret of 10&10...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bogota Public Library
375 Larch Avenue
Bogota, NJ  07603
View map »


Telephone: 201-488-7185
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

Join our distinguished panelists Joseph Chuman, Professor, Columbia University and Teacher, Ethical Culture Society; Charlotte Bennett Schoen, Global Activist; Cheryl Mallen, Educator; Brad Ruder,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Senior Source
Shops at Riverside
Mall 2nd floor, next to Bloomingdale's furniture
Hackensack, NJ  07601
View map »


Sponsor: Senior Source and The Defining Moment Foundation
Telephone: 201-342-0962
Contact Name: Michele Silver
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Thinking about Spring, warmer temps, sunny skies and getting in shape? BEGINNERS RUNNING SPRING PROGRAM sponsored by the North Jersey Masters non profit running club is starting up it's next...

Cost: $90.00

Where:
Ridgewood Duck Pond
1133 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
View map »


Sponsor: North Jersey Masters
Telephone: 201-540-9701
Contact Name: Linda Ferraro
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

An Amazin’ year it was! Join us as we share memories of the 1960s Mets from their 1962 humble beginnings as the worst team in baseball to their triumphant 1969 season as World Champions....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Contact Name: Mahwah Public Library
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

The Tea - Interview With The Stars Gospel Stageplay   Date(s) - May 24th at 7pm and May 25th at 6pm. Location - Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) 102 State St,...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Hackensack Performing Arts Center
102 State St
Hackensack, NJ  07601
View map »


Sponsor: Get Write Entertainment LLC
Telephone: 979-217-1334
Contact Name: Tony Williams
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM  HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HILTON HOTEL  650 TERRACE AVENUE, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ ON SITE REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES CLASSES DEALING WITH ...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  07604
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Community Development
Telephone: 201 336-7206
Contact Name: Jacqui Atkins
Website »

More information

Thinking about Spring, warmer temps, sunny skies and getting in shape? BEGINNERS RUNNING SPRING PROGRAM sponsored by the North Jersey Masters non profit running club is starting up it's next...

Cost: $90.00

Where:
Glen Rock Duck Pond
149 Alan Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: North Jersey Masters
Telephone: 201-540-9701
Contact Name: Linda Ferraro
Website »

More information

Call today to find out more about this program 201-744-2822

Cost: 197.00 - 397.00

Where:
Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts
53 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle A Ahles
Website »

More information

The Tea - Interview With The Stars Gospel Stageplay   Date(s) - May 24th at 7pm and May 25th at 6pm. Location - Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) 102 State St,...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Hackensack Performing Arts Center
102 State St
Hackensack, NJ  07601
View map »


Sponsor: Get Write Entertainment LLC
Telephone: 979-217-1334
Contact Name: Tony Williams
Website »

More information

Ocean Galleries welcomes renowned Canadian-Lebanese Impressionist, Samir Sammoun, over Memorial Day weekend for his first ever exhibition in Stone Harbor. Samir began painting oils at the young age...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Telephone: 609-368-7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit Module