Protein Breakfast. Just 2 eggs and 1 banana creates these deliciously sweet treats!

Protein Breakfast. Just 2 eggs and 1 banana creates these deliciously sweet treats!

The smaller, the better! Recipe from Blogilates.com x

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Summer days

Temperature becomes warmer, summer fruits come into season, and the meals can lighten up as much as the days do.

 

I never really thought of putting two things I love together. Salmon (Wild from Maine – NOT farmed). Cheddar Cheese (Organic mild). What?

 

I thought it was weird. I thought it might taste kinda funky. I thought wrong.

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Organic Valley Vermont Mild Cheddar Cheese

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Smoked wild Salmon – look at that beautiful color.

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ImageMom wrapped the cheese in strips of salmon and gorged on these and a delicious salad I made. It went nicely with the cheese and salmon. 

 

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Lettuce, carrots and blueberries – oh my.

If you’re planning a picnic, or thinking of serving appetizers for your guests, these two are ideal as they are incredibly simple to set up yet are quite flavorful; and healthy!

 

“Have you ever tried to smoke a salmon?  Very hard to stuff it in a pipe.” – Hayuck.

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A Healthy Breakfast

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?!

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Source: Google

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.

To make:

  • 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
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Ch-ch-ch-Chia! … I just had to..

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Cinnamon and Flax!

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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.

Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite ways to play up bland oatmeal? x

Cajun Chicken and Avocado White Corn Chip Sandwich

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.

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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.

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Whatta mush!

Slice up your Cajun chicken and place it on your bread of choice. ( I used organic Soft wheat bread)

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Enjoy!

A nice easy lunch on a warm day. Enjoy with your favorite beverage. x

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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

 

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 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.