It's here! I know, you've been waiting so patiently for this recipe and all that waiting has finally paid off. The protein waffle is a gift tossed down from heaven. It's fluffy on the inside, yet crisps up & holds its own on the outside. It's sweet, but packs a nutritional punch. It's decadent AND guilt free. HELLO, I'LL TAKE ONE AND ONE MORE AND MAYBE ONE MORE AFTER THAT!Read more
It's Valentine's Week in my house.
Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year so to ensure I get in all my Valentines Day lovin' I'm spreading the day out and approaching the week with a sort of "treat yo' self" mentality. That being said, I don't go too crazy and pig out all week either. It's all about balance.Read more
This is the beginning of something great. I'm boldly going to predict that I am currently starting a revolution in the breakfast world. I, Corie, have made the most groundbreaking oatmeal based discovery there ever was!
Okay, I'm being dramatic, but in all seriousness this oatmeal is just too good not to get a little over excited about.Read more
As many of you might already know, I run the CrossFit Kids classes over at Jersey Devil CrossFit and love to get my kids talking about healthy snacks. Well, not just talking about them... eating them too! I test a lot of my snack ideas for the blog out on them and start the conversation about what's good fuel for our bodies. I don't get too many kids on Thursdays so I decided to do something special for them this week.Read more
Oats are better creamy. I'm positive that's why these oats work so well. Sure the flavors are great. Warm cinnamon & cool vanilla swirled together through tart yogurt right beside sweet chia studded strawberry jam is perfect and all, but it's the smooth creamy textures that make this a warm & satisfying bowl of everything you wanted this morning.Read more
Over here, we're always looking for ways to make breakfast more fun & eggs easy to eat on the go. These crispy crunchy egg cups are the perfect way to do just that. You get protein rich eggs & whatever kind of veggies you'd like, all in a crispy cup made from egg roll wrappers.Read more
We're going easy peasy with todays chicken recipe. We bought chicken already trimmed & sliced into cute little tenderloins, we threw them into a big plastic bag with a simple marinade, we let them sit, we grilled them up, and then we ate them all. This post was made with all those followers participating in Jersey Devil CrossFit's Be Better Challenge! This chicken is a great way to get your protein at every meal with marinade that doesn't have any added sugars or overly processed ingredients.Read more
Well isn't this the cutest take on a fruit & yogurt parfait you've ever seen? Homemade jam, cinnamon studded greek yogurt, & fresh fruit in a fun & crunchy cup...Read more
I've been going oatmeal crazy lately, I'll admit it. Not to be overly dramatic, but oatmeal's been saving my life. For some strange reason, I've had little appetite at night, so a hearty bowl of hot oatmeal refills the tank when I wake up on empty. When getting out of bed seems near impossible (which it almost always does), I just think of the oatmeal that's waiting to get in my belly.Read more
Everybody loves a good smoothie and this strawberry quinoa treat is no exception. It's naturally protein packed and made from wholesome ingredients. It'll satisfy a sweet tooth without undoing any hard work you put into eating healthy. Actually, this smoothie would be perfect post workout as a recovery shake thanks to its greek yogurt, hearty whole grains, and antioxidant packed berries. Want an extra boost of flavor? Replace half the strawberries in the recipe with raspberries! Mmmmmmmmm, yes.
It's also the perfect pink for valentine's day which means it's the perfect treat to make for your sweetheart. Whether you're into giving the gift of post wod gains, everyday health, or a special sweet treat, this smoothie will cover all your bases.
Strawberry Quinoa Smoothie
KID FRIENDLY & COMES TOGETHER IN 15 MINS OR LESS!
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- 2 ice cubes
If quinoa is not already cooked, place uncooked quinoa and water into a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Cover and let cook until all the water has absorbed (5 mins).
Add quinoa, milk, yogurt, berries, vanilla, & ice cubes to a high powdered blender. Blitz everything together until smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add a splash of milk & blitz again until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into a glass & sip.
* The strawberries in this recipe can easily be replaced with your favorite berry. I personally love raspberries & blackberries here. The quinoa can also be replaced with oats, but won't contribute quite the same nutritional punch. Happy snacking!
- Adapted from myfussyeater.com (aka even the pickiest of eaters will love this one!)