This is a simple breakfast. Its something that I do often. I waffled over if I should post it because it is so simple. But it is delicious vegetarian, full of protein, nutrients, and vegetarian. Which my body seems to run better on anyway. =)
It took about 15 minutes all in all to make.
So simple as it is here you go:
4 egg whites
1 cup of portabella mushrooms sliced.
1 cup of sweet peppers sliced
1 green onion sliced
2 Morning Star Farms veggie sausages
1 tsp of olive oil
Follow the package details on sausages.
Saute lower half of green onion, and mushrooms, add the sweet peppers.
Move the veggies to the side, add egg whites and scramble.
Serve up warm and enjoy.
Stats: Calories 244, Fat 8.4 g, Fiber 6.7 g, Carbs 18 g, Sodium 527.7 mg, Protein 27.2 g
I hope you get a chance to try this delicious and healthy breakfast. I added a plain bagel to get some carbs in. Let me know what you think.
Another smoothie day. It is going to be to cold for smoothies soon, so I have to get my smoothie on. I decided to make another smoothie bowl for lunch.
This is gluten free, uses natural sugars, dairy free, vegan, healthy/full of vitamins, and so yummy.
I wanted to get some protein in there. So I added the PB2 Chocolate. It is a chocolate peanut butter powder. It is great on waffles, in waffles, on toast, in smoothies, in shakes, on smoothie bowls. You get the picture I am sure.
2 cups of frozen fruit
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk
2 cups of water
2 tbs of PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter powder
1/2 tbs honey
Pinch of Slivered almonds
Blend the frozen fruit till you have tiny pieces, almost looks like rice
Add liquid and blend till smooth
Add toppings and enjoy
Calories 371, Fat 19.2 g, Fiber 14.4 g, Carbs 73.7 g, Sodium 161.5 mg, Protein 11.1 g
Thank you again for reading. I hope you get a chance to try this.
Not feeling stellar about myself today. So in order to avoid going back to bad habits of not eating or avoiding eating, I made myself this lunch. It is so tasty.
So enough talking here is the recipe.
Lime Tilapia Herb Salad, with Rice
1 cup of cooked rice -cook rice to directions on package
70 g or about 2 cups of herb salad mix
2 radishes or 25 g sliced
1 tbs or 10 g rosemary olive oil
100 g or 2 filet of fish pan seared
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Cook rice according to instructions
Place a tsp of oil or spray pan with pan spray. Let pan get screaming hot, add tilapia and sprinkle with salt, cracked black pepper, and cayenne. Cook about 3 minutes turning only once. Squeeze lime over fish toward end of cooking.
Place 2 cups or 70 g of herb salad mix in a bowl. Slice up the radishes and add to the bowl. Add 1 tbs of oil to the salad bowl. Add salt and and squeeze of lime and toss. Add hot fish flaked in the pan to the bowl.
Plate rice, and salad and enjoy
Recipe stats: Calories 429, Fat 17.3 g, Fiber 3.8 g, Carbs 40 g, Sodium 70.2 mg, Protein 38.6 g
I hope you get a chance to try it. Let me know what you think. When ever I have days like this, I try to do the opposite of what my bad habit is. I try to do the healthy positive option that is the opposite. In this case for me it is eating healthy and enjoying good food, instead of avoiding it. Thanks for reading. My respect to you and your family.
So today I made pancakes. Well I made two types of pancakes. Ones for my kiddos. I will link to the recipe that I use for pancakes. Pancakes I make for my kiddos.
Then I made a protein packed pancake that does not have added sugar, till I added a little bit of local honey.
These were so good. Usually protein pancakes tend to be a little dense and these look like they will be but they are not. Pssstt… the secret is the baking powder.
I ground up rolled oats in my blender to make my own oatmeal flour.
The only sugars in this are natural sugars. Yay for whole foods.
Recipe: Wholesome Whole Food Pancake with Berries (yields 2.5 servings, or about 2 pancakes per person)
2 bananas smashed
1.5 cups of rolled oats, that you blend in your blender to make a flour
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tsp of baking powder
Berries that you like, or other fruit
Honey to taste
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 cup or 140 grams of berries
Grind up the the oats, pour into a big bowl, add salt and baking powder.
On the side of the bowl smash the two peeled bananas till they are are about 95% smashed.
Add two eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix it all together.
In a hot pan, use a pan spray, and add some batter to the pan. You will have to spread this out on your own. It will be thick and want to stay in one clump. The more you spread out, the faster it will cook. Cook till the inside of the pancake is just finished.
Cut up and wash fruit you want to add to your pancakes.
Stack some pancakes, add fruit, and drizzle with honey.
Calories/Stats: This is for one serving with the mixed berries added, but not the honey Calories 363, Fat 7.7 g, Fiber 8.7 g, Carbs 63.5 g, Salt 275.3 mg, Protein 11.6 g
If you have read this far, thanks for reading. I hope you have a fantastic week, and keep up making good changes for you and your family.
Looking for a healthy snack or dessert, or if you are me you will eat it for lunch, instead of lunch, cause it is easy and you can just grab it and go. Looking for that chocolate fix. That time when you just want something a little chocolaty, but full of vitamins, fiber and protein. Try this out. Also this is vegetarian, gluten free, and can be vegan if you leave the honey out and replace it with another sweetener.
Chia seeds are amazing…
If you have never had chia seeds before they are an ancient seed, used by the Aztecs and the Mayans. They a jam packed with nutrients, and are simply amazing despite their diminutive size.
“A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains :
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.”
If you want to read up more about them see the link above. There is a lot to love about these tiny power packed seeds. They are high in fiber, contain omega 3 fatty acids (so if you don’t or won’t eat fish, they are a great alternative source), and plant based protein. I will leave you to read about them if you want. On to the recipe.
Chocolate Chia Pudding yield: two servings
1 and 1/2 cup or 6 oz of Almond milk (you can use, soy, coconut, or even dairy if you want)
2 tbs or 1.4 oz of Honey (or to taste, also if vegan, you can use stevia to taste)
2 tsp or 2 cap full of vanilla ( you can use any extract you like, I often change it up, sometimes adding Kirsh just for a cherry flavor, or Calvados)
4 tbs or 2 oz of chia seeds
2 tbs or 0.66 oz of unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder (note: I use a heaping tbs, cause I like chocolate)
Pinch of salt to taste
Fruit that you like. (e.g. Berries, apples, oranges, etc.)
Mini dark chocolate chips for garnish
Mix all the wet ingredients first
Add the dry and stir till all of cocoa powder is incorporated.
Let set for 15 minutes, then stir again.
Cover with lid and let refrigerate for at least 4 hours. This is great to do overnight.
After set, serve with garnish and fruit.
Calories 274, Fat 13.1 g, Fiber 14.5 g, Carbs 40.3 g, Sodium 141.9 mg, Protein 6.8 g
I also make a version that is a Chai Chia pudding. Try saying that five times.
You have to add the Chai spices to the mix.
1/2 tsp of cinnamon 1/2 tsp of ground ginger 1/4 tsp of ground cardamom 1/8 tsp of ground cloves
Let me know if you are interested in any of my other versions. Thanks for reading.
Who needs take away when you can make beautiful tacos at home? Remember fitness is a way of life, a journey. So learning how to cook well for yourself is very helpful, and you don’t have to rely on take away.
I am a professional chef, and have a Culinary degree, with a specialization in Baking and Pastry.
This is what I make for my family at home. We love taco night and my kiddos love to eat my tacos. Currently my son and daughter are asking for another taco. He ate three already. I would say that is a good sign. These are all whole foods, and things I know where they came from.
The recipe includes the Pico De Gallo, and ground beef mixture. I have noticed that I have readers from all over the world so I will try to add appropriate measurements where I can to help you out. Some may wonder what a Pico De Gallo is, it is similar to a salsa, however, it is not as liquid and sauce like as a salsa. Pico De Gallo is also very fresh and you can add what you like to it.
I set up a taco bar, and let the kiddos decide what they want on their tacos. They both request all of the toppings. I love that my kiddos will eat lots of veg. Starting good habits early will carry them through life. That is the hope at least.
Pico De Gallo Recipe
1/2 onion small dice
2 small tomatoes diced or about 25 heirloom cherry tomatoes
1/2 seeded jalapeno
1/2 lemon juiced or a lime
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbs or Euro 1/2 oz of cilantro chopped – (if you don’t like cilantro leave it out)
Dice onions, dice tomatoes, small dice the jalapeno, add all ingredients to bowl. Squeeze lemon over your clean fingers to catch the lemon pips. You want to make sure to add lemon or lime as the acid really will brighten the flavors of your Pico.
Ground Meat Recipe
1 lb or Euro 454 g of ground beef or I also like ground turkey
1/2 onion diced
1 tbs or Euro 1/4 oz ground cumin
1 clove garlic
1 tsp or Euro 1/4 oz paprika
1/2 tsp or Euro 1/8 oz of cayenne pepper or ground chipotle pepper (add more if you like spicier)
1/2 cup or Euro 4 oz Beef stock or Turkey stock or Vegetable stock to taste
1/2 seeded small diced jalapeno
oil enough to coat bottom of pan
salt and pepper to taste
Dice the onion and saute on med/high till soft and caramelized, add meat, while it is cooking add spices on top. Brown the meat and cook till thoroughly done. Drain extra fat from pan, and add stock. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
I take corn tortillas and toast them over the open gas flame on my stove.
You can add more ingredients to the meat mixture. Granulated/Ground garlic, Cilantro, and ground coriander.
Healthy lunches… even when you don’t feel like eating. I have days where I am busy, and can’t/don’t think I have time to eat. I have days were I am just not that hungry. However, I know if I don’t eat I will be hangry later, and may make bad decisions. So its best for me to eat something healthy and protein rich instead. It seems to help and I can then make better decisions. I also know that I am working out a great day 5 to 6 days a week.
Today I am going to go run a 25 minute HIIT run, and then do a superset weight lifting workout.
“A superset is a form of strength training in which you move quickly from one exercise to a separate exercise without taking a break for rest in between the two exercises. ”