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Dinner for breakfast? Always.


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Good morning beauties. I woke up this morning feeling lovely. Today is a rowing day for me so that’s def going down this am!

Have you ever woke up and just wanted something that isn’t your typical breakfast? There I was slicing strawberries and bananas up and I just was not in the mood! So what did I do? Sautéd up some broccoli with ponzu sauce garlic ginger etc. I added fresh avocado 🥑 and black sesame on top. As far as eating healthy (80/20 approach for me) I don’t care if you eat fruit salad or stir fry for breakfast. Just eat something with some color.

All my love,

Grace

😃 see you guys later!

Low Carb Lox!


Who doesn’t love a thick New York style bagel smothered in cream cheese, topped with velvety ribbons of perfectly smoked salmon? Add a mimosa and this girl right here is in heaven. I love a good old fashioned lox bagel!

Unfortunately for me, if I look at a bagel I will gain 10 lbs. I am not even kidding. So I had to come up with a simple way to get my lox craving in without killing my 30 carbs a day “diet”. This is so simple it hurts. Yet so GOOD!!

The best thing about recreating this meal was that 2/3 items are basically carb free. Cream cheese can have 1-2 carbs in it which is totally fine. If you want to use cream cheese, use cream cheese. There are no rules here! 🙂 But I took it a step further. I used the following.

Mission Soft Taco Carb Control Wraps– link here

http://www.missionmenus.com/en/products/view/carb-balance-flour-tortilla

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and 1.5 tbsp of Mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is nice because it has 0 carbs, it’s light and just went really well.

I literally just smeared the cheese on the wrap, added 2 slices of smoked salmon and bam. Done.

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Total Net Carbs= 6.

This breakfast will be for sure on repeat. If you are low carbing it, DO THIS NOW!!

Cedarlane Omelet Review!


  • I never know what to make for breakfast. About 4 years ago, I went on a smoothie binge and literally drank a smoothie every single day for a year. That kind of died out. I am always looking for other options. http://www.cedarlanefoods.com/ asked me to try out their omelets. They are a 30 plus year natural company with healthy but still super convenient choices. With 20 grams of protein per omelet I knew this would make a good breakfast for when all I had time for was to pop something in the microwave. They sent me four flavors.
  • Spinach and mushroom
  • Garden vegetable with mozzarella.
  • Turkey bacon, vegetable and cheese.
  • Green Chile, cheese, and ranchero sauce.

chiliIMG_7116.JPGThe green chile was my favorite. It was filling, and spicy but not too spicy. I love mexican for breakfast!

IMG_7117.JPGThe spinach and mushroom omelette left me super full! I always love the combination of spinach and mushroom so this was a win.

IMG_7034.JPGThe turkey bacon omelette was good too! My only complaint? Needs more bacon. Everything needs more bacon 😉

IMG_7036.JPGThe veggie omelet was my least favorite of the bunch. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t amazing. A little bland. I added some hot sauce and that helped.

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Is it cheaper just to make your own egg white omelet for breakfast? Absolutely. Do you always have the time to chop up your veggies, get your protein together, and cook. Oh and not screw up the flip part of the omelet?! Ha. No you probably don’t. These are great in a cinch. Left me full for 3-4 hours.

Check out their facebook! They have a ton of other products ranging from tamales to enchiladas.

https://www.facebook.com/cedarlanefoods

Pizza Omelet.


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This was fun! I took one egg, and 1/4 cup of eggwhites and beat them together. I added some garlic powder and oregano as well.

Preheat oven to 375.

Cook egg mixture on top of stove like you would a normal omelet. Do not flip it though. Just cook it through until the egg patty for the “Crust” is solid enough to transfer.

Carefully transfer egg patty to a non stick bake sheet. Add toppings. I added–

2 tbsp of sauce or use marina, a few turkey pepperoni, and 1/4 cup of mozzarella.

I baked it for about 5 minutes until cheese was melted. Around 230 calories.

 

Easy homemade turkey sausage.


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Stop spending money on pre-made sausage patties. Make them at home!!
Per serving-
4 oz of ground turkey. I used 93/7.
A little bit of sea salt.
Cracked pepper.
At least 1 heaping tablespoon of sage.

Mix together. Form patties. Fry in a nonstick pan about 4 minutes a side. Delish!

Sunday Sunday.


It’s raining here in the Keys. This makes me happy and sad. Sad because it means no snorkeling or swimming. Happy because the sound of rain is deliciously romantic. It also means I have the entire day free to play inside.

Breakfast was exceptional this morning. My husband and I made poached eggs for the first time. It is time-consuming, but delicious. I lightened up my eggs bene by skipping the Canadian bacon, and making a delicious fat free sauce. I also used a multi-grain english muffin. The sauce was plain Chobani greek yogurt, and some grey poupon honey mustard mixed together. It turned out creamy and delicious. You can do so much with Chobani plain greek as a base! I also added on some fresh slices of organic tomato and served it with organic strawberries. It was divine.

beneI just finished day 2 of the 30 day shred. WOOSA!

Now I am just sitting around listening to the rain and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of this gray day! Have a great rest of the weekend friends.

I leave you with my little water gnome Silas. He loves drinking from the faucet. He will actually harass you UNTIL you give him running water.

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Oatmeal Banana Cookies! (2 ingredients).


I totally found this recipe by searching for “recipes to make with old bananas”. Perfect!

http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix 2 large ripe bananas + 1 cup of rolled oats together to make a batter.bananaoatmeal1

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That is it!  Shape cookies. Whatever size you like. I made 10 medium sized cookies.

OR you can add in other things. I added 2 tbsp’s of walnuts, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Mix well and shape. You could add raisins, chocolate chips, almonds, whatever you want.

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Bake at 350 on a GREASED sheet for 15 minutes.

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What a great little way to kill a sweet tooth. Oatmeal cookies in the morning? Why not?

Delish. Must make!

Meal Prepping.


I decided to make a weeks worth of meals to save myself some time in the kitchen. To make it simple I decided on two breakfast options, two lunch options, a variety of snacks, and two dinner options. My plan looks a little something like this.

Breakfast.

  • 1 cup of high fiber cereal with 1 cup of almond milk + 1/2 cup of fruit + 1 homemade turkey sausage patty.

OR

  • 1 egg 1/2 cup egg-white + veggies. 1 slice of ezekial 7 sprouted bread topped with 1 tbsp of nut butter.

Lunch.

  • Chicken Enchilada soup served with a side salad.

OR

  • Spinach/Greens salad topped with protein of choice + healthy fat+ veggies+ dressing of choice.

Snacks.

  • Greek Yogurt.
  • Hummus and Veggies.
  • Walnuts.
  • Hard boiled eggs.
  • Turkey slices.
  • Fruit.

Dinners.

  • Grilled salmon, small sweet potato, and 1/2 cup of veggies.

OR

  • 3 bean turkey chili topped with cheddar cheese, cilantro, and chobani greek yogurt for sour cream.

I used two recipes from Skinnytaste.  The 3 bean chili + the chicken enchilada soup. Recipes below.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/crock-pot-3-bean-turkey-chili-3125-pts.html#more

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/crock-pot-chicken-enchilada-soup.html

I went to the store and got all the ingredients that I needed to make my week of food.

I started by chopping up some organic pineapple.prep1 Diced up some organic bell pepper (for the eggs).prep2 Made homemade turkey sausage. It’s really easy. The trick is a ton of sage!prep3 Got my 3 bean chili on the stove. Yum! This turned out really good.prep4 Here is the chicken enchilada soup in the crockpot.prep6 Homemade blackbean burgers. prep7 Marinated chicken slices in franks buffalo sauce + bleu cheese vinaigrette.prep8 All grilled up.prep9

 

Hopefully this will help keep me on track! Here is to a successful week!

Meanie Greenie.


This is Joe Crosses go to juice. You know the dude from Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. He calls it the Mean Green. I had to substitute spinach for kale though!

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Granny apple, lemon (peel removed), celery, ginger, cucumber, and spinach.

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Perfect. Tastes light, not overly green, and gets me moving!

Happy Thursday!