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!

Summer Fiesta.

imageOne thing I was very excited to come back to was making my own meals (weird, I know).  I loved trying all the different foods when I was gone but every once and a while I would crave one of my own weird creations.  This one is a new zesty mix I came up with but find it so refreshing I wanted to share.  It’s easy and healthy!

What you need:
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This may be the easiest thing to make but who cares, it’s delicious!

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1. Cook the burger patty
2. Take one tortilla and spread the avocado evenly across it
3. Then add a few scoops of the Pico de Gallo on top of that
4.  Place the burger on top of the Pico de Gallo
5.  Add a few mushrooms on top of the patty before completing the sandwich with another tortilla

You can really add or subtract whatever ingredients you’d like here.  It’s very simple and I must say I’m addicted.  I feel like a kid again with a lunchable only this is much tastier and I’m actually ingesting some veggies in the meantime.

Enjoy!

Berry Full.

IMG_8812While shooting for the blog a few weekends ago, Chels and I knew we needed to grab some snacks to take with us outdoors because we get real cranky without anything to eat for too long.  Chelsea had this great idea to throw some berries in a few glasses to bring with us so we could put them on the ground and know bugs weren’t going to get to them.  Then we realized these would be great party favors, table decorators, or even just a good way to display some healthy snacks.  Since it’s the season of ripe fruit, why not put some out for your friends/guests to enjoy!?

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This was an easy, accidental find but a great one at that!  Surprise yourself or a friend with a healthy snack and fun wine glass to take home 😀

Heart Beet Salad

It’s super important to fill your body with delicious and healthy food when you can. I love salads because I can mix and match whatever I want. Here is a simple salad that I made last night!

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(Place uncooked beets in a baking dish with orange slices surrounding them. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and add one cup of water. Cook for 45 minutes at 400 degrees)

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(Slice radishes will you wait for the beets to cook)

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(Slice a citrus of your choice, I love oranges)

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(Put it all on a bed of lettuce and add some goat cheese crumbles)

Make sure you dress with a vinagrette, I made a lime ginger basil which was super simple and very delicious!