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
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
A really good roasted veggie tray is hard to come by. Most places just don't have them and when you do finally find one, it's often overdone, underdone, or marinated in some sort of horrid flavor. So, collectively we've kind of abandoned the roasted veggie tray as an option. Instead we go for the raw veggies (that most just pass right over), a giant tray of antipasto (which is mostly processed), or the ever popular sandwich tray (don't even get me started). I'm telling you to cut that out, right now. Roasted veggies are where it's at.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!)
It's really hard to find healthy store bought jams & jellies. Like, really hard. They've all got fillers and loads of added sugar. Honestly, I sometimes even question the integrity of the fruit used. That being said, I'm a jam girl. I love some jelly spread on my pancakes, swirled into a cake, or sandwiched between some peanut butter & bread. I can make healthy versions of all those other things, but I struggled with the jam... until now!Read More
If you want a kick-booty game day spread that everyone will love AND that you can feel good about serving, I've got to let you in on a little secret. The key is to make healthy junk foods. That's right, healthy versions of classic game day fare is the best way to your guests hearts & stomachs. No one wants obviously healthy food when they're watching sports. They want pizza & wings & potato skins. They want buffalo chicken & bbq sauce smothered everything. Luckily, I'm not the only one catching onto this trend & you can find healthy versions of all your favorite game day junk foods all over this glorious thing called the interweb. One of my personal favorites are these sweet potato skins topped with cheese & guacamole.Read More
This recipe was made with superbowl sunday in mind. Tender little zucchini matchsticks, dredged in egg, covered in a parmesan cheese studded breadcrumbs, and baked in the oven until perfectly crisped are the healthy addition your superbowl spread has been begging for. Staples are staples, we can't fight that. There are, without doubt, going to be unhealthy choices come game day, but that doesn't mean we can't let our veggies steal the spotlight!Read More
Sometimes you have no idea you're in the midst of greatness. By greatness I'm referring to an amazingly successful recipe and by no idea you're in the midst of it, I mean I didn't realize I should have been documenting until after I stuffed one of these in my mouth. Luckily, these muffins were a take on an old favorite of mine: the sweet potato blender muffin.Read More