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Orlando’s Best Taco Spots

Orlando’s Best Taco Spots

It is not news to anyone, but I am a huge taco fan. I will eat pretty much anything if it is in a tortilla. I feel super fortunate that Orlando has a bustling taco scene and I have had the honor of trying out […]

Friday Faves- Birthday edition

Happy Friday y’all. Today is my birthday and honestly, my favorite part of this is birthday freebies. I mean really, who doesn’t love free stuff? So today I’m going to share my favorites. Coffee: Everyone knows Starbucks gives you a free drink for your birthday. […]

Weekday breakfasts that last

I don’t know about you, but I am hungry in the morning. I feel like everyone is different, but for me, I need food in the morning. On the flip side, I hate taking time to cook or eat before work. Even though I know I want and need to eat, I often end up skipping it when I am in a rush. So lately I have been trying out new on the go breakfast ideas. Below are a few of my favorites.

 

First of all, I like to have  green smoothie every morning. I make these using the single serving cup option on my blender. (Find my basic smoothie recipe here.) I use frozen greens and fruits to make the prep process as easy as possible. I can make two smoothies in only a few minutes and they are one of the best parts of our days. I usually drink my smoothie while doing my makeup or on the way to work. Once in a while I drink it at work instead.

 

A few months ago I came across Hulk Muffins from Instant Loss.   These muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, and a great high fiber way to start the day. The best part? I mix them in the blender! I double or triple the batch and then freeze them. In the morning I grab four and take them to work to eat around 10am as a snack. I like to add a few mini chocolate chips on top when I bake them for a little extra flavor.

 

When I am super hungry in the morning I go for eggs. They are kinda the perfect high-protein, keep you full food. Like the hulk muffins, I prepare these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer until I need them, then I toss them in the microwave to reheat. I follow along this recipe but end up using whatever mix-ins I have in the house. Peppers and turkey bacon are favorites but onion, spinach, sausage, and others are fine too. Sometimes I add some cheese for fun.

 

My last go to option is these pre-made freezer steel cut oat cups. I make the oatmeal regularly and then freeze it in muffin tins. I then take them out and store them in a baggie in the freezer so I can grab one or two, reheat, and eat as a quick breakfast.

 

As with much of my cooking, I like to prepare and store these over the weekend so that come Monday morning I have nothing to worry about. Having options in the freezer makes the morning go so much smoother. Do you prep any breakfast foods? Which ones, I want to know!

 

 

Happy 4th!

  Happy Independence Day friends. I may be home alone sick, but I wanted to take a second and share a few favorite recipes just in case you are still looking for something to bring to a gathering. Love cookies and sprinkles? These festive red […]

Hosting an outdoor summer party

Last month I hosted a simple little party with my friends to celebrate the beginning of summer. Generally, my entertaining is pretty simple with bags of chips and beer in a cooler, but for this girls only event I wanted to step it up a […]

Cacao Green Smoothies

Cacao Green Smoothies

I know I am late to the party, but I have recently been introduced to cacao and I love it! I have been using it in my green smoothies to create what are basically healthy chocolate milkshakes.

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First of, for those that also live under a rock, here is a little more info on cacao and cacao powder. Basically cacao powder is from the cacao bean so it is chocolate, but not as processed as cocoa powder. Is is high in antioxidants and magnesium which makes it a great food for women to consume. The best part? It contains only 20 calories per tablespoon!

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It took me a few tries to get my smoothie recipe down, but I have been very happy with the recipe I have come up with. In fact, it is almost addicting, so much that sometimes I want one after I get home from work instead of dinner. While I don’t suggest you eat these three times a day, the recipe I am sharing is a great breakfast substitute as it contains fiber, protein, and good fats. It will keep you full until lunch and is delicious.

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Cacao Green Smoothies
This is a simple recipe to make delicious healthy cacao smoothies that taste like milkshakes. Careful, they are totally addictive.
Prep Time 3 minutes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Add spinach and kale to your blender. If using a personal sized smoothie cup add water to compact the greens and then add other ingredients. Add lid and blend until smooth. Add more water if the smoothie is too thick.
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easy cacao green smoothie with spinach and kale. Healthy cacao smoothie.

Early 2017 Faves

Hey guys, I know I haven’t been doing regular favorites posts lately but I wanted to jump in and share some things I’ve been crushing on lately.   If you know me, you know I love Mexican food and of course tacos.  Over the last […]

My experience with Blue Apron

A few weeks ago my husband and I went ahead and tried out Blue Apron meals.  We have been very busy with the buying and selling of our home and figured it would make eating somewhat healthier and homemade a little easier.  We signed up […]

Summer Dinner Ideas

delicious summer recipes to try

With summer nearing I am thinking more and more of light, airy, tropical meals. The type of meals that, even if they are warm, are refreshing on a warm summer day.  Here are a few I’ve gathered that I’d like to try this summer.

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Fajita Chicken Kebab– I love making Fajitas year round, but these look super simple and can be made o the grill, perfect for keeping the heat out of the house.

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Springtime Veggie Pasta Primavera– This pasta dish looks like a perfect pot luck side.  Nice and light for a warm day.

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Corn, Avocado, & Black Bean Summer Salad– This is basically all of my favorite things in a salad. I am already thinking I need to make some next week.  This can be eaten alone or with chips.

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos–  Fish tacos have been one of my go to restaurant dishes for a few years now.  They are something I love, but am usually too lazy to make.  I think I am going to suck it up and try these out this summer, what do I have to lose?

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Strawberry Bacon Blue Cheese Salad– Light, healthy, and full of nutrients, this salad is the perfect fun summer salad.  It freaking has bacon!

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Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp in Foil– Remember hobo dinners?  These sound like a perfect summery version.  Perfect for cookouts, camping, or other outdoor events.  Make them ahead and toss them on the coals!

 

Have you tried any variations of these? What did you think?  Have a favorite summer recipe of your own? Be sure to share it with me below!

Brunch Ideas

With Mother’s Day coming up I wanted to share with you some of my favorite and some new brunch recipes. I don’t cook brunches very often, but when I do, I stick to a few staples. I’ve been making these Muffin Frittatas for a few […]