Who doesn’t love waffles for breakfast? Kids will jump with joy if they know they are having waffles for breakfast… I personally don’t think frozen waffles are good for you as they are packed with preservative to make them last longer. Why not make them in the home. Believe me it doesn’t take long time to make it. You just need to invest in a waffle maker. Mine is a walmart brand I bought for $10 and it works pretty good. It is not fancy looking but it does the job. It’s working from past 7 years. This recipe is fool proof. You can blindly follow instructions and make it. Believe me your family will enjoy it and crave for more… This recipe is from Mondo’s Blog and it came out really good…You can go to the source if you want to…I am writing the recipe here too…
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 2 cup whole milk or buttermilk (I used buttermilk)
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
- 2 egg
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Butter and honey, for serving
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
- Heat a waffle iron about 10 minutes before the batter is ready.
- Do not oil the waffle iron. There’s enough oil in the batter.
- Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. (each waffle consisted of 1 cup of batter)
- Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven. Place waffles directly on rack.
- Drizzle some honey on the waffle and enjoy it warm. You will never go back to frozen waffles like us..
Exercise can have a huge impact in your life… It can change your whole life. Eat in moderation and exercise 30 minutes a day is all you need for a balanced life. Here are the exercises I am going to do for next 2 weeks. Hope it inspires you to create your own or follow this…
1. 1 minute plank do it five times:
The plank is a great exercise for building abdominal and core strength. The plank may look simple, but there’s a lot going on with this exercise under the surface. When done correctly the standard plank can be extremely challenging. I could hardly hold it for 30 seconds.
How to Do a Plank:
- Get face down on the floor resting on your forearms and knees.
- Push off the floor, raising up off your knees onto your toes and resting on your forearms.
- Keep your back flat — don’t round your back or let your stomach sink down.
- Try to hold it for 1 minute.
2. 30 Triceps Dips:
How to do a tricep dip:
- Hoist yourself up onto a bench, chair or step as long as it is stable and secure to take your body weight.
- Your hands should be shoulder width apart, with your fingers facing forward and elbows pointing backwards with a slight bend in the elbows.
- Ensure that your back is straight and close to the edge of the chair or bench.
- Your legs should be extended out in front of you, with a slight bend in the knee.
- Engage your core muscles and slowly lower your body down until your shoulder joints are below your elbows.
- Push back up until your elbows are nearly straight but do not lock them out.
- Repeat 30 times.
3. 20 deadlift and upright row:
With your knees soft and your feet together, bend forward at your hips keeping a neutral lower back & lower your weights toward the floor along the front of your legs until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Stand back up tall as you press your hips forward to stand straight. Pull the weights up in front of you by pulling your elbows up and out to shoulder height. Bend back down and repeat.. I didn’t use any weight. I just folded my fist up and pretended there was weight in it.
4. 15 Squat and Jump:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Start by doing a regular squat, then engage your core and jump up explosively.
- When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Land as quietly as possible, which requires control.
- Repeat 15 times.
5. 20 leg and arm kicks:
Picture explains clearly how to do it.
6. 35 cobra poses:
Lay on your stomach, place your palms flat on the floor on either side, raise the upper part of your body, while keeping your legs and feet firmly on the ground. This pose strengthens the spine, combats arthritis and sciatica, and massages the abdominal organs, benefiting the liver and spleen.
All pictures are courtesy of Google images.
These exercises took me 20 minutes to complete one set. Remaining 10 minutes I did a brisk walk. These exercises made my body pain like hell but it was worth it because my body is changing…
What are you doing this week? Please share your routine so that I can tweak it into mine…