Category Archives: Cooking & Food
If I had to pick a few frequently asked questions about my foodstagrams, they would cover the following topics:
- My Spinch Omelettes
- and my “healthy cream frosting”
Both of which I’ve been enjoying a lot of as of late. Because ya know, I’m very much #teambreakfast. Had the same thing on repeat recently just with a change of fruit scenery. Also notice my classy chipped plate?
About my omlettes people always ask how I get my spinach in there looking so yummy. I just throw whole baby spinach in there when cooking, that’s it, promise nothing fancy. Mind blown right? You’re welcome.
The other hot question I get is about my protein frosting, or protein cream, whatever you want to refer to it as. Just refer to it often because it’s tasty and oh so easy.
This is something I make a lot. It’s a great topping for oatmeal, pancakes, and mugcakes. It’s so easy there’s not a set in stone measure this, measure that recipe.
You just mix together the following in a small bowl:
- Cellucor Whipped Vanilla Whey Protein (a TBSP or two is plenty)
- A big dollop of Plain Greek Yogurt
- A smidge of Unsweetened Almond Milk
- and NuNaturals Stevia Liquid Drops to sweeten to your taste buds.
Don’t you love the scientific measuring units like dollup and “smidge”?! If you leave out the milk it becomes less of a protein cream and more of a protein frosting. You can adjust the consistency by adding more or less milk.
One of many things I like to throw it on is my Lemon Chia Mugcake!
What’s your favorite omelette combination?
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It feels like an eternity since I’ve devoted a whole post to What I’ve Been Eating (Wednesday), among other days. I’ve definitely had some rushed breakfasts the past few weeks since life has been rather crazy. But two days were some pretty and tasty oat combinations I remembered to capture before consuming them.
Two of my all time favorite oatmeal combos are the above: Blueberries with pecans, and Strawberries N Cream Oats. Without fail I always get questions about how to make my protein cream. It’s simple and it’s not really a recipe per say you just mix the following:
- A little plain greek yogurt
- A little unsweetened almond milk
- A couple sprinkles of vanilla protein powder (I use Cellucor Whipped Vanilla)
- A few drops of stevia if you’d like. These are my all time favorite Stevia drops
Anytime my family has hamburgers for dinner I get le hubs to grill me up a few extra turkey burgers to keep in the fridge for later eats. Sometimes they get chopped up, and thrown in with some lettuce, tomato, and mini bell peppers for a leftover hamburger salad.
The other week I had a nice little package of new-to-me energy/snack bars show up from a company called Amrita. Amrita bars are made with things like: organic dates, dried fruits, coconut, and superfoods like maca and chia.
According to their website, “Amrita energy bars are ideal for anyone who is looking for delicious and nutritious snacks that are gluten-free, peanut-free, treenut-free (besides coconut), dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, egg-free. Amrita bars are ideal for athletes who want to consume balanced nutrition without the common side effects of bloating, sugar spikes and lack of digestion”
The texture of the bars are very nice and soft. It’s nice when you can see ingredients in bars ya know? They come in the following flavors: Chocolate Maca, Mango Coconut, Pineapple Chia, Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Raisin, and Apricot Strawberry. Now it may just be my personal taste buds but I had a hard time differentiating a distinct difference between the flavors. The most distinct flavor and my personal favorite of the bunch was the Apple Cinnamon. I could really smell the cinnamon when I opened that one up, and I adore cinnamon.
It may not be entirely strange that I had a hard time discerning flavor differences because the bars across the board are mainly comprised of date paste, brown rice protein, sunflower seed butter, and sunflower seeds as a base. I do appreciate the thoughtfulness of a brand aimed at people that have nut allergies (like my son!), so these bars may be good option to those who can’t ingest a lot of bars on the market for that reason.
The Amrita folks are sharing a nice coupon code with you today – the code TAKE20, which ahem – takes 20% off your order on their website.
Have any Easter treats?
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When Saturdays start with overnight oats in a leftover peanut butter jar, it’s kinda a big deal around here. I mean I tell le hubs often “Hey I know this peanut butter jar is seemingly empty, but don’t you dare throw it away”. Because this magic happens when I have an almost empty jar:
This beautifulness was brought to you by this awesome peanut butter which is a current obsession from Trader Joe’s. Yeah, no big deal it just combines three of my favorite things: peanut butter, chia seeds, and flax. Talk about healthy yummy fats.
Unfortunately the last two times I’ve gone to Trader Joe’s they’ve been out of this gem. I’ve put it on my to do list to make my own.
But before my awesome breakfast was had there where 3 chickadees to be fed. They had french toast this morning. I went a little extra fancy and bought texas toast earlier in the week especially for french toast. Yes, that’s fancy in this house.
When le hubs found out that he missed out on french toast this morning because he had to work, he was a little peeved – but he’s a big boy and he will get over it Of course when there is syrup and the minime in the same sentence, we also get super fancy with our hairdo’s to eat said breakfasts.
Elegant? No. Couture? No. Able to keep syrup out of kids hair while she’s enjoying her breakfast? Yep. Not to mention durn cute if I don’t say so myself.
Do you have a Trader Joe’s where you live?
What did you have for breakfast?
I can easily eat breakfast for every meal of the day. Even if these particular eats weren’t ingested on the same day, I’m neither confirming or denying that breakfastallday has or has not happened.
Some breakfasty oatmeal with “melted” blueberries and pecans. One of natures perfect oatmeal topping combos. And FYI, “melted” blueberries are simply frozen bluebs that I nuke for a min or two and make a lovely syrupy kinda consistency on their own.
This morning I had some breakfasty protein mug cakes – even if they do resemble biscuits and gravy with sprinkles I assure you they’re not. These were made from my confetti cake protein pancakes. Someone said this was a genius idea today, honestly for me, it was just called being lazy. I didn’t feel like pulling out my griddle so they became mugcakes.
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A savory breakfasty item I had was something I prepared over the weekend to keep for fast eats. A egg white breakfast bake with: kale, yellow peppers and onions. These heat up rather nicely actually so they are something that I enjoy prepping ahead to have some breakfast meals on hand.
And yes, I hear deem breakfasty a word.
What are your favorite breakfasty items?
What was the best thing you ate this week?