The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

I remember how much trouble I used to have making the perfect hard boiled egg. To get it cooked all the way through was ALWAYS an issue.  The yolk would always be a bit raw and making egg salad would be half wasteful.

Before I continue I want to say

ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!

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Sweet Potato & Spinach Frittata – Whole 30

This past weekend I was looking up recipes to make and trying to figure out something a little different to do with eggs.  I went through at least a dozen recipes and saw nothing that really caught my eye.  Instead I went into the kitchen with some things that I had and made my own, if you have a recipe like this I am sorry as I didn’t see it :).  It is very simple and it came out AMAZING!

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Roasted Root Vegetables – Recipe

I am a summer obsessed girl.  I love all things summer.  The sun.  The heat.  The pool.  Having BBQs.  Fun outdoor adventures.  The beach and everything in between.

That being said I am all about the fall because of the delicious scents and foods that appear in the stores during that time of year.  This past weekend I went to buy new hand soap at Bath & Body Works and of course the entire bag was filled with fall scents!

When I decided last week I was going to make this dish it made me slightly sad because it screams fall, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and shorter days.  I did have the intentions to make it because I wanted to use up some straggling ingredients in the kitchen.  Continue reading

IdealShape Protein Review – Sweat Pink

Doing the Whole 30 this post and using the product had to be pushed back a week because I was not able to use protein powders while completing.

Thanks to Sweat Pink and Fit Approach I was able to try out IdealLean French Vanilla protein powder and their IdealLean Fat Burner capsules.  I am always excited to try out new protein and this was no exception to that!  When it comes to fat burning capsules/weight loss pills I am a bit more hesitant because I don’t know what they will do and I don’t want/need to lose weight.  My goal right now is to maintain and tone up. Continue reading

Whole30 – Week 1 Recap

Back at the end of March/beginning of April I decided that I was going to take the small plunge and complete my first Whole30.  The first step in doing this was to buy the book.  I told myself I will complete it once we returned from our honeymoon and finished the Tone It Up Challenge that was going on.

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Lets Go Green!

Two of my favorite ingredients to use lately have been Kale & Spinach.  Not so much eating them as you see them but mixing them in smoothies, juices, or even my protein waffles/pancakes.  Sometimes in the morning I put baby spinach in my egg whites.

 

Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol.  It is high in vitamins including A, C, E, & K and also many minerals including calcium, iron, and potassium.  Did you know that only 1 cup of spinach gives you nearly 25% of the recommended daily fiber amount that you need?  Spinach can also keep your bones strong because it contains antioxidants that can help prevent osteoporosis.  So why not add a little spinach to something you are eating!  P.S. I always buy organic!

Kale has quickly become a favorites of many.  It is in the same family as cabbage, broccoli, and brussel sprouts.  Including kale in your diet can bring health benefits including lower cholesterol and cancer protection.  It is high in Vitamin A, C, & K.

 

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1/4 c Egg Whites
1/2 c spinach
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp almond milk
1 scoop protein powder (I use Perfect Fit)
1/2 tbsp flaxseed
Almond butter to top

Mix all ingredients together in a blender (except the almond butter).  If you choose you can make a waffle.  If making pancakes make them small and wait until they bubble before you flip or else they will fall apart.  Top with almond butter and enjoy!

 

Smoothie
There are many different variations that I have made to this recipe  so I will share with you a few of them.  Create your own and have fun with it.  All mixed in a blender 🙂

1 c spinachphoto 3
1 c kale
1 c water
handful of ice
1/2 tbsp flaxseed
1 apple or pear

1 c kale or spinach
1 c frozen mango
1 tsp hemp seed
1 tsp flax seed
1 tsp goji powder
1 scoop protein powder

 

Another delicious breakfast in a mug!

This morning I was once again ready to have breakfast in a mug.  I changed this one up a little bit and see if it works out.

Ingredients
1/4 cup egg whitesphoto 1
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 scoop of Peanut Butter protein powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 TBSP Almond Breeze Almond Milk
Organic Raisins
Slivered Almonds
1/2 TBSP Flaxseed
1 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter

Directions
Place all of the ingredients except the PB into the mug and mix well.  Place in the microwave for about 3 minutes.  Top with the peanut butter and a few raisins.  Enjoy!

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I will hopefully bring you some of the Green Smoothie recipes I have made over the past week or two to you next week.  I just have to compile everything together.  So lets hope that Monday is the day!  Have a great first weekend of spring!  What are your plans?

Almond Butter & Jelly Mug Breakfast

This morning I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for breakfast.  I could have my already prepared protein waffles, egg scramble, oatmeal, or steel-cut oats.  I decided to go in a different direction because when I entered the kitchen I really wanted raisins.  They are one of my favorite things to eat.  From there I decided to make myself an almond butter & raisin (pseudo-jelly) mug waffle/pancake for breakfast.  Almond butter has also become one of my favorite things to eat as well.  I would have typically went for the crunchy kind but lately I have been buying the creamy kind.

If I tell you it was great that would be an understatement!  It was so delicious I wish there was more or there was more time to make another one.  The almond butter was melted throughout the mug making this treat an extra delicious way to start off the morning.

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Ingredients:
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
1 TBSP Almond Breeze Almond Milk
1 TBSP Barney Butter Almond Butter
1-2 TBSP Organic Raisins
1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein Vanilla Flavor
1/2 TBSP Ground Flaxseed
Almond Butter & Raisins for Garnish

Directions
Place all ingredients except for the AB & Raisins for garnish into a microwaveable mug.  Make sure all ingredients are well mixed.  I put it in the microwave for 2 1-minute increments until it was finished.  Why?  Sometimes you never know how a microwave will react with the food I didn’t want my hopefully delicious breakfast to explode.    When the 2 minutes was up I took it out and placed a little almond butter and some raisins on top for garnish.

Let me know if you make this and what you think of it!