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Weekly Videos: Cast Iron Skillets 101 and February Favorites

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This week on YouTube I shared two videos:

1. February Favorites: Where I share my favorite products of February including health foods, organization and nail polish. And a handbag. Because, duh.

2. Cast Iron Skillet 101: Cast iron skillets are something I use HONESTLY almost every day. I know they may be confusing if you've never used them before, so I teach you how to season it, care for it and where you can buy a new one. 

Remember, you can subscribe to get the videos to your inbox, or stick around and wait for this post! Happy last week of February- I'm ready for March!

Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut

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Oatmeal is a healthy start to your day...but could you me doing it better? I've been reading a ton of research on matcha and health. The big picture there is that matcha is a nutrition power house. It's green tea times ten (seriously though...1 cup of matcha =10 cups brewed green tea) and therefore loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. So naturally I wanted to find a way to not use it as intended. Matcha, which is a powder, has massive potential in the baking world, and this matcha oatmeal, is just one of the ways you can use it in your kitchen. 

With an intense herbal/tea flavor, matcha needs balance in the form of something creamy (hence a matcha latte) or something sweet. To make the matcha oatmeal taste great, you can just do it plain but the husband and I agreed it tastes awesome with crisp nutty sesame seeds, brown sugar, coconut powder and if you really wanted to add creaminess, cooking it with coconut milk. 

Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut
Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut
Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut
Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut

Matcha Oatmeal

serves 1

/// Ingredients ///

  • 1 Cup water (or coconut milk or dairy/alt of your choice. Water is the most calorie smart). 
  • 1/4 Cup rolled oats 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha (I used the brand Aiya
  • Coconut powder
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Brown Sugar 

/// Directions /// 

Cook oats on the stove. Stir in matcha powder. Sprinkle on sesame seeds, coconut powder and brown sugar. 

Matcha Oatmeal with Sesame and Coconut

Weekly Healthfully Ever After YouTube Channel Videos

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Have you guys subscribed to the Healthfully Ever After YouTube channel yet? This week I've started posting twice a week: Sunday/Monday and Thursdays! I think having a challenge of learning a new medium is keeping me from going insane this obscenely cold winter. Here's what you missed if you aren't on YouTube:

5 ways to make healthy eating more convenient: In this video I address a common complaint. People want to eat healthy but they feel it takes up way too much of their time. I give 5 tips to eat healthier in an easier way. 

5 essential kitchen tools under $15: I have very specific requirements about my kitchen and quality tools is one major 'must'. I shared my 5 must haves and what to look for in each tool. 


Have an awesome weekend!

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