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    Sweet Green Egg Scramble

    I found my new favorite breakfast! It may look a little crazy, but try not to judge until you try;) All you need is the following: 3/4c liquid egg whites 1 banana Lotsa spinach (1-2c depending on personal preference) Vanilla and cinnamon to taste Put all ingredients in a blender. Then scramble on a skillet. Once cooked through (there will be a little excess water from the spinach), I like to mix in 1T of almond butter and you’re done! Here’s the approximate nutrition breakdown: 310 calories 33g carbs 9g fat 27g protein You can up your healthy fats by adding more nut butter or decrease carbs by using a…

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    Simple Tuna Salad

    I’ve been in a little time crunch lately (or is that always? haha), so I needed something quick but healthy for lunch today…bring on a basic tuna salad – fast, simple and high in protein! The general structure I follow for any tuna salad is: Canned (or fresh cooked) tuna – I used Trader Joe’s No Salt Added (you can also substitute chicken, tofu, etc) ***1 – 4oz can contains 26g of protein with only 120 calories and 70mg of sodium! Veggies – I used Trader Joe’s Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix, which has red and green cabbage, carrots, broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, radishes and celery (using diced celery and red or green onion…

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    Crafty Snacking

    This weekend I was out of town, so my eating routine gets a little thrown off, but such is life! I’ve been really hungry lately with doing more heavy lifting, so I picked up a few snacks from the grocery store to hold me over between meals. My main purchases were Van’s Ancient Grains Gluten Free Frozen Waffles (The best I’ve ever tried! See nutritional information below), Chobani greek yogurts and bacon…plus some spinach, green onions and goat cheese to scramble with eggs:) One of my creative snacks was a frozen waffle topped with natural crunchy peanut butter and bacon…carbs, fats and protein all in one and it was delicious!   Van’s Ancient Grains Gluten…

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    Dinner in a Pinch: Homemade Chicken Salad

    When it’s late on a Monday night and I feel too hungry (slash lazy) to cook…it’s time for dinner in a pinch. Usually some sort of random salad with protein and veggies. Tonight: Spinach Trader Joe’s Simply Roasted Chicken Combo of a local chicken salad dressing, plain Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard Celery Dried cranberries Tomato

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    Panera’s Hidden Menu: A Gluten-free Goldmine!

    Having celiac disease and not being able to eat gluten makes it a little difficult to eat out at times when I’m on the go. But there are always options! When I think of Panera I almost immediately go straight to those delicious cinnamon crunch bagels. But those are unfortunately rather glutinous haha. I didn’t think they would have anything I could eat besides a few salads, but then discovered Panera’s “Hidden Menu”. It features several power breakfast bowls full of protein, veggies and gluten-free goodness! With traveling this weekend, I needed a spot to set up my computer to work, while also grabbing breakfast since I was up at…

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    The Salad Hash

    I almost always bring my lunch to work. And it almost always is a salad made up of random leftovers that I think might taste good together haha. I like to call it “The Salad Hash.” Today’s consisted of: Spinach Arugula Beef burger Roasted brussels sprouts Carmelized onions Avocado Goat cheese Balsamic vinegar I never know quite how it’s going to turn out, but I must say this one was exceptional:)

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    Raw Kale Avocado Salad

    This is one of my favorite kale recipes because it is so simple, yet so good. I always get lots of kale in my produce box, so I need other ways to use it besides juicing! And I usually don’t plan ahead very well, so this works perfect for that, since I most likely have all the ingredients already:)   All you need is: Bunch of kale Avocado Balsamic vinegar Lemon juice Dried cranberries (or raisins, etc) Sliced nuts or seeds (optional but good) – I usually do almonds or pumpkin seeds Veggies (optional but good) – I add whatever I have on hand, usually tomato, bell pepper or shredded carrots All of…

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    This (bar) is going to be Epic…

    I love Whole Foods. It’s bad (or should I say pricey), I know. But I can’t help it. I particularly like strolling through the aisles and checking out random new foods. One I came across recently was the Epic Bar. I had heard about them and was curious enough to give them a try. I often need snacks at work or while on the go, so bars can come in handy. This seemed like a nice change of pace from my go-to Lara or Kind bars. I decided to try the Beef and Turkey, but they also have Bison (bacon+cranberry) and Lamb (currant+mint) varieties. They are all gluten-free, 100% grass fed and have no…

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    2(+) Ingredient Banana Pancakes

    These are my lazy day weekend favorites…so easy, but so delicious. And you mostly likely have all the ingredients you need already on hand! Another bonus is that they are high in protein, which I’m always trying to get more of:) At the basic level, when you’re in a pinch, all you need is: 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs I usually go with the above plus: 2T flax meal Vanilla to taste Cinnamon to taste Other things you can add include almond butter, almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, milk (any kind), etc either in addition to the flax meal or in place of. You can just modify the dry and…

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    The Breakfast Scramble

    Introducing The Breakfast Scramble a.k.a. “Whatever I have in my Fridge”. Last night I realized I didn’t have anything ready for breakfast for the remainder of the week. So instead of being lazy and just picking up something on my way to work (and because I really do love my homemade food), I decided to get crafty. The breakfast scramble is truly a wonderful thing because it is so easy and different every time I make it. Just depends on what ingredients I have on hand. This time I went with the following (to make 2 meals): 4 eggs + 2 egg whites (PROTEIN!) 1 sweet potato (Complex carbs) 1 zucchini (Veggies) 1…