February is a month associated with love, great friendships, and pretty much anything that is associated with the heart.
In addition to the heart, there is also the electro-mechanical machine in our chest that also bears the same name.
February is American Heart Month, and with “African American women [being] at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group,” according to MUSC Health, it is important to protect the muscle that determines whether we are living, breathing creatures…or not.
This berry bread pudding recipe provided by Yahoo Voices offers a healthy alternative to many desserts that tempts our palate:
8 slices bread; preferably whole grain oat
2 cups of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of sugar
½ cup of egg substitute
2 tablespoon of melted smart balance or other light margarine
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup of nonfat milk
1/2 cup of light sour cream
Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Tear the slices of bread into chunks and mix it with the berries in the pan. Combine and pour the other ingredients over the top of the bread and berries, mixing slightly. Bake 30 min with foil, then 30 min without foil.