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Raspberry Waffle Protein Mini-Breakfast

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In a mad dash out the door this morning on the way to my hair appointment, I threw together this delicious waffle raspberry combo! I was so thankful that I made extra protein waffles last week and froze them!

Having some extra pre-prepared meals on hand definitely comes in handy with a busy schedule. If it wasn’t for my excess of protein waffles, I would have only had a fruit smoothie for breakfast.

My metabolism is too high to survive off of a fruit smoothie for more then a couple hours, so this protein waffle was really a life saver!

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A Spicy Flatbread Frenzy! Sauteed Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Peppers, Cayenne and Oregano masterpiece.

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Lately I’ve gotten myself into a fabulous flatbread frenzy! After tasting my first flatbread a few weeks ago, I just can’t seem to get enough of them. I LOVE letting my healthy creative mind wonder. Coming up with flatbread toppings is almost as fun as eating the flatbread… almost.

I decided to experiment with spices this week. Oregano, black pepper, Cayenne Pepper and garlic powder seemed like a delicious place to start.

Those spices balanced out with grilled Sun-dried tomatoes, Red peppers, Zucchini slices, garlic coves and Mozzarella cheese ended up being the absolute perfect masterpiece.

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Make sure your front door is locked. I guarantee you that your neighbors will smell your delicious flatbread from miles away and come running!

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Gorgonzola Cheese, Anjou Pears, and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette dressing YUM!

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Gorgonzola garlic salad

You haven’t had a true salad until you’ve tasted this one. I know I know I know what you’re thinking; …garlic and pears??? EW!

WRONG! Think again. The savory flavors of the roasted garlic vinaigrette, go astonishingly well with the sweet Anjou pears.

This salad is quick, fresh and a delight side to any main course, or a perfect lunch all on its own 🙂

Ps oh my gosh you guys, these pictures turned out so great!! I’m getting so much better with my food photography!

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A Mexican Fiesta (healthy nachos) FEAST for two! I have the best boyfriend ever.

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After a long day of work, I arrived home and my boyfriend had come over and made me this DELICIOUS and HEALTHY Mexican feast for two!

He home-made those whole wheat tortilla chips, and even made a fruit smoothie to go along with it. The quesadillas are made with whole wheat tortillas and stuffed with avocado and real cheddar cheese. Everyone knows I’m an avocado addict, so I almost passed out when I saw this sitting in the kitchen waiting for me.

Healthy nachos, I think yes!

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High Energy Breakfast Ideas- Your questions answered!

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Hi!! Awe thanks for taking the time to come visit me, nice to meet you 🙂

Great question!

Breakfast for me is BY FAR the most important meal of the day. I start every morning WITHOUT fail with a delicious fruit smoothie (click here for my fruit smoothie page)

Fruit and veggies in a delicious smoothie is a FABULOUS way to kick start your energy level for the day.

Other high energy breakfast foods:

EGGS
Why:Rich in protein, eggs help prevent food cravings.

OATMEAL
Why:The complex carbohydrates in oatmeal provide vitamins and minerals that give us energy. (Simple carbohydrates, like those in white bread, carry the risk of being converted to fat and stored.) Go for old-fashioned or steel-cut oats. They’re high in protein and soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol and makes you feel fuller longer.


NUT BUTTER

Why: Butter made from nuts like almonds, cashews, and peanuts are filled with vitamin E, protein, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Concerned about fat? Nut butter contains monounsaturated fats—also found in olive oil—which are the good fats that lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

WHOLE GRAIN BREAD
Why: “Muffins, bagels, and low fiber cereals all give a temporary energy boost and then you’ll crash,” says New York Food Trainers’ dietician Lauren Slayton. Instead, choose whole grains to help stabilize blood sugar levels and fill you up until your next meal.

LEAFY GREENS
Why: Spinach, kale, chard, and other leafy greens are nutrition powerhouses. Try to work in other veggies, too—the recommended daily serving is 2 to 3 cups. You’ll fill your body with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

FRUIT
Why: In general, fruits are filled with fiber (pears, apples, berries, and kiwis), vitamin C (papaya, oranges), disease-fighting antioxidants (strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries), and cell- and muscle-building potassium (bananas).

SEEDS
Why: A handful of nuts and seeds such as flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds add great flavor and texture, but they also contribute protein, vitamin E, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3’s.

YOGURT
Why: A good no-cook breakfast option, yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium and protein.

If you balance every day with a great hearty meal in the morning, I guarantee you that it’ll be FULL of energy.

 

Remember to snack on healthy foods regularly too. That keeps your blood sugar up, and prevents you from getting sleepy!

Xox Brittany

(Thanks bonappetit.com)

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Why choose greasy chips, when a healthy salad is just as quick! 1 minute Caesar Salad

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Come on guys, we’ve all been there. Hungry, in a hurry, and just want a quick snack.

This 3 ingredient ONE minute Caesar salad will put your greasy bag of Lana potato chips to shame any day! It’s easy to make and the whole thing cost me $5 to make. That $5 is good for at LEAST 6 salads whigh makes each salad less then $1 a piece! Yes, that evens out to be LESS THEN THE COST OF A BAG OF POTATO CHIPS.

Ingredients:
Lettuce
Low-fat parmesan cheese
Croutons

If you keep a head of lettuce and your favorite dressing in your fridge, you’ll never have an excuse to go near those Lays. Compare your mental sanity after eating both:

Lays potato chips: why did I just eat an entire bag of those? I’m full of empty calories that will only dehydrate me and make me crave more salt in an hour.
Caesar salad: Yay I’m full of healthy calories! I feel SO good about eating this guilt-free inexpensive and easy snack!

Choose salad. No excuses!

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Spicy smashed Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Cheese

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These easy little potatoes are SO delicious, and way better for you then french fries!

Baked instead of fried, no grease or oil involved.

Ingredients:

  • Baby yellow potatoes
  • Fresh minces garlic
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) 
  • Cayenne pepper (or spice of choice)

What to do:

  1. Boil your washed baby potatoes for 5-10 mins (until relatively soft)
  2. Place baby potatoes on a tin foil covered cooking sheet, and pre-heat oven to 350
  3. Smash lightly with the bottom of a glass (or a potato smasher if you have one. I didn’t so the bottom of a glass worked great!) Make sure not to smash too hard or they tend to crumble and not look so appetizing. 
  4. Sprinkle grated Parmesan and fresh garlic over every baby potato, followed by cayenne pepper
  5. Bake for 5-10 mins (until golden brown)

So easy, so delicious, and a wonderful snack for in between meals!