Smart Chia Seed Almond Breakfast.

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I’ve never dabbled with the chia seed craze but a friend at work shared this super simple recipe that I love.  She even brought some into work for a few of us to try to sell us and it’s so delicious!  It’s easy to make but you need to let it set over night in the fridge.  Here’s the skinny on what you need and what to do:

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2-3 t agave nectar syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon (I actually didn’t have cinnamon so I substituted with ground ginger)
  • Wisk or shake in mason jar make sure that all seeds and syrup is incorporated
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Eat with berries and chopped raw almonds if preferred

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Pre mixed and pre berries.

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After it set overnight, I added fresh raspberries.  It’s so tasty and filling.  The chia seeds expand and get soft like boba tea and it’s delightful.  I share this info though in case you are a texture person who does not prefer tapioca type textures 🙂

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The mason jar made it really easy for me to transport.  I never usually have time to eat at home in the morning but was able to eat once I got to work.

Start your week off healthy and strong – enjoy!

Protein Power Breakfast Hour

Lately, I have been reading more and more about eating a protein heavy diet filled with good fats in order to help build muscle and ward off the hungry feelings I get every few hours. I came up with this simple and tasty breakfast the other morning and it certainly has been keeping me full longer. 

DSC_1829(What you’ll need: corn tortillas, avocado, eggs, tomato slices, and feta cheese)

DSC_1831(Step 1: Warm your tortillas)

DSC_1836(Step 2: Cook egg whites while tortillas are warming)

DSC_1832(Step 3: Sprinkle warm tortillas with feta cheese. Goat cheese would work great here too)

DSC_1837(Step 4: lay egg whites on top of feta to melt the cheese a bit)

DSC_1834(Step 5: Grill your tomato slices)

DSC_1839(Step 5 & 6: Place the tomato slices on top on the egg whites and then layer on avocado. Additional salsa is a good option as well)

All of these flavors together make a delicious breakfast or lunch for that matter. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

 

Cupcake Quiche.

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When I was in Berlin last year, I accidentally found this amazing bakery with these scrumptious quiche muffins.  I thought of them the other day and decided to re-create them for our blog night when Chels and I get together.  It’s as simple as 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour (we used pastry flour), goat cheese, sea salt, and assorted fresh veggies (mushroom and tomato).

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We left out the seeds from the tomatoes because we didn’t think they’d bake well.

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It’s a tad messy during the process but we filled the cupcake dishes to the brim.

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Bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins and voila!  Amazing personal sized quiche for breakfast.

Enjoy!

Homemade French Crepes.

This weekend I made one of the most delicious and easiest recipes for breakfast: French Crepes! Honestly, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already so you should give it a try. And if I can do it, so can you!

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(You will need: 1 cup of flour, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, a half cup of milk, and a pinch of salt. The filling can consist of your favorite fruits and jams or my favorite, Nutella!)

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(In a large bowl, whisk the flour and eggs together)

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(Slowly whisk in the milk, a half cup of water, salt, and melted butter until you get a smooth consistency)

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(Pour the batter in a lightly buttered pan over medium high heat in quarter cup increments. The thinner the pour, the better)

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(After 2 minutes flip over your crepe and cook for another 30 seconds)

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(Add Nutella or jam, and fruit of your choice)

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(Fold in half and serve when warm)

You can also get creative for breakfast and scramble eggs with cheese and serve in your crepe. For dinner, I have made Pesto Parmesan Chicken crepes. It’s one of the simplest things to cook and it always impresses people because it looks fancier than it is. These crepes take literally 2 minutes and 30 seconds to cook, it doesn’t get better than that!