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The joy of BREAKFAST

Hey !

Three (3) quick, simple, nutritious and yummy breakfast ideas for you tonight (to make tomorrow a.m. perhaps !?)

1)

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Quinoa Porridge

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Made with white quinoa, chopped apples, lots of cinnamon, walnuts, blackberries, almond milk.

Other things that you could add to spice it up; chia seeds, almonds, maple syrup, banana, coconut pieces.

2)

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Tropical Smoothie

In a blender; apple, grapefruit, orange, almond milk, water, coconut, walnuts, spinach, ice, tofu, cinnamon

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Grapefruits are just so photogenic !

3)

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Tofu + Egg breakky scramble.

Sautee your tofu in coconut oil, add in kale and kale stems as well as any other veggies that you’ve got on hand. Add in eggs, top with salt& pepper + cumin

IMG_10325 Tips for your next Breakfast

  1. If you don’t eat a good, hearty breakfast – chances are that you might overeat later in the day
  2. Make sure that your breakfasts contain some protein and complex-carbs to keep you feeling full and energized longer. Carbs are not the enemy 🙂
  3. Choose whole grains, and if you’re gluten sensitive avoid Barley/Rye/Some Oats/Wheat/Spelt
  4. Make you’re breakfast a meal you enjoy, something that you’re happy about eating first thing in the a.m.
  5. Wake up early enough to have time to enjoy your breakfast, along with a coffee or tea. Mornings can be enjoyable, if you’re not in a panic!


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Back @ It !

New Year, New Blog…

What do you think of the new layout? So far, I like it MUCH better than my old one! I was finally able to customize it a little bit – and make it a little bit more ‘me’.

Though it was tough to get right back to school and work, falling into a normal routine is always appreciated. Over the holiday’s I loved relaxing and having no schedule, but it always feels good to get some structure back into life! Sure, I complained a bit to myself when my alarm went off the past couple of mornings – but it just takes a couple of days to get back into the groove.

Along the lines of “getting back  into routine” – I’m back to cooking for myself once again. I miss my Mom’s amazing cooking already – but now I get to experiment with new recipes from the new cookbooks that I got (Crazy Sexy Kitchen, and the Quinoa Revolution!)

BlogDec 009And this one – which I love!

Kris Carr is a cancer survivor who has “healed herself” through proper nutrition and living a ‘holistic life’… really awesome read so far!

Oddly enough – some good news follows this topic... I got an e-mail from somebody working for www.kris carr.com saying that one of my recipes will be featured on her site !  BEYOND ECSTATIC ABOUT THIS…

I forgot that I submitted it back in December – so it was a pleasant surprise to receive this e-mail! I’ll make sure to link to it when it gets posted!

…Oh yes – cooking for myself again = back to the usual’s (i.e. all my FAVS!)

Breakkie of Champs! Kale, egg, banana, almond butter, blueberries

Breakkie of Champs! Kale, egg, banana, almond butter, blueberries

YUM.

YUM.

Mid-Day Snack. Banana, almonds, dried crans

Mid-Day Snack. Banana, almonds, dried crans

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And for Dinner – I’m cooking up some Sweet Potato Fries, Quinoa and Kale – you say boring, I say delish !

What I’m really trying to get at here with my meals is just eating whole, natural and good quality foods as much as possible during the next few weeks. As much as I enjoyed mega-indulgence over the holiday, I just didn’t feel as good as normal – I guess I’m a true believer in the power of good foods + their outcomes on the human body 😉

Happy Thursday (I just wrote Tuesday, love these short weeks!)

I’ll be hibernating in my books for the next couple of days (back to school, assignments to do – here we go!)