I must stress this doesn't work you get your cinnamon fix via sticky buns, muffins and carrot cake!
The good news is cinnamon is often a main spice in many festive dishes but aside from the obvious cinnamon with porridge, cinnamon on your chicken what else can you do to mix it up? Easy, have a go of these:
Cinnamon toastStick a slice of spelt (ideal as its Ph balanced) or wholewheat bread in the toaster. While you wait for the bread to pop up, mash a banana with 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon. Spread the ‘banana butter’ over the toasted bread.
Sweet potato soupFry a chopped onion and garlic in oil; stir in 1/2 tsp cinnamon and add chili, ground ginger. Add 200g sweet potatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in 100ml each of chicken stock and coconut milk; simmer for 8 minutes, then blend. It sure beats a supermarket sarnie.
Moroccan baked chickenBrown 2 chicken breasts in oil. Then chop half an onion and carrot, and fry with 1 tsp each of cinnamon, paprika, cumin, garlic and ginger. Stick in 100g brown rice and put in a casserole dish with the chicken, a tin of tomatoes and 500ml stock. Cook at 200°C for 35 minutes. Remember to have a side of green veg! This should serve 2!
BIG TIP!!!! Don't eat desert to close to your main course if you ave had a carbohydrate such as potato, pasta, rice. Have some water and leave stuffing the desert in until later when your body can 'handle' the extra calories.