As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been working out with POP Pilates and have been eating clean. One of the best things about clean eating, is that it really allows you to eat MORE. Crazy right?!
Eating clean consists of consuming unprocessed foods (aka no added sugars) other ingredients that you can’t pronounce (maltowerhfbwawlblablablah, anyone?) whole foods like fruit as opposed to fruit juice (LOADS of sugah).
Some days during the week I like to make oatmeal. I make instant, although Steel cut is so much better. I need to buy this. I will. I promise… anyway, I love using different kinds of fruit toppings or my oatmeal. More protein and more flavor! Keeps it from becoming boring.
- ½ cup dry oatmeal
- 1 Cup water or milk
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds (I used Nutiva)
- 1 Tbsp Flax seeds
- 1 Tbsp hulled Hemp seeds (Red Mill)
- Cinnamon – as much as you prefer
- Fruit of your choice
Ch-ch-ch-Chia! … I just had to..
Cinnamon and Flax!
Delicious blueberries and Peach
*I used bananas in one of the pics and blueberries and peach in the other. I didn’t like the way the banana photos came out. I’m weird*
Boil the water or heat the milk, depending on what you choose to use.
Throw the oatmeal in the saucepan once water is boiled and stir. Mix in the Chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax. Stir several times. Let the oatmeal absorb all the liquid.
You can either include the cinnamon at this point, or wait til the end. I LOVE cinnamon so do both.
Put in your fruit of choice, stir. Pour into bowl.
What are some of your favorite ways to play up bland oatmeal? x
It’s cold here in NYC today (it’s winter. I know. smarties.) I should say it’s rather windy here in NYC today. It’s also Sunday. A day if not the day in the week that practically requires being utterly lazy and lounging around the house. It also calls for baking.
Particularly yummy, warm goodness in the form of coconut oatmeal cookies.
To make these you’re going to need:
1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1Tsp. Baking Powder
1Tsp. Baking Soda
1 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Coconut (shredded)
1 stick of Butter (melted)
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Firstly, combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut flakes, oatmeal, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Next add your sugar, beaten egg, vanilla, melted butter and stir until smooth.
Form the mixture into a round shape as you would a regular cookies..
..and line them onto your tray of choice.
Bake at 350F for 12-15 min.
Stack and enjoy!
*I am currently getting over food poisoning. (Mexican food-1 Me-0) and can’t really eat much, but I couldn’t resist eating one (or two) – (oatmeal is supposed to be good for nausea anyway, yeah?)
There are tons of different flavors to incorporate into a recipe using oatmeal. What are some of your faves?
Happy Sunday. x
One day I decided to I wanted to play baker and took a cue from The Londoner and made my very own rock salt chocolate truffles. They are ridiculously easy to make and are downright sinful…I highly recommend.
Since Christmas is tomorrow, my aunt has threatened me with witholding my presents in exchange for these truffles. It is a serious request but one that I will gladly fulfill.
This time I’ll be making them using 200grams of dark chocolate and 100gram of espresso dark chocolate. Amazeballs. Ha. Will upload the end results in a following post!
What is your favorite Christmas treat? x
Sometimes when I have too much work to do during the day, I don’t have time to make a fancy lunch. Today I happened to have some leftover Cajun chicken from the night before. Lucky me, I also happened to have Avocado and White corn chips in the pantry. Put them all together and you get a very yummy sandwich!
If you already have leftover chicken and want to kick it up a notch, you can just season with some Cajun seasoning to get the desired effect.
Avocado and Organic White Stone Pressed Corn Chips.
Throw in your sliced – or pitted – Avocado into your mortar along with the corn chips. Use the pestle and pulverize them both. mwahaha.
Slice up your Cajun chicken and place it on your bread of choice. ( I used organic Soft wheat bread)
A nice easy lunch on a warm day. Enjoy with your favorite beverage. x
If you have time and would like to make some Cajun chicken from scratch, you will need:
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (recipe below)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon thyme
How to make it
- Place chicken in a large self closing plastic bag and pour in marinade.
- Marinate chicken for 20 minutes or for up to 3 hours.
- Grill chicken 14 minutes turning once.
- To make Cajun seasoning combine all ingredients thoroughly.
- Store any left over seasoning in an airtight jar.