Breakfast

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Cottage Cheese Toast

Cottage Cheese Toast

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After making these delicious Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls from The Nordic Diet back in January, I decided to revisit the cookbook for more recipe  inspiration this week! After practicing my Dutch unsuccessfully in trying to pronounce Smørrebrød (the Danish word referring to an open-faced sandwich), I decided my time was better spent in the kitchen – enter my favorite breakfast this...

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Matcha Tea Waffles

Matcha Tea Waffles

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After seeing green tea waffles on the menu of my local Waffles Cafe, I decided to attempt this tasty tea-infused recipe in my own kitchen using matcha tea. Matcha is a fine-ground green tea powder that offers nutritional benefits superior to regular green tea because you ingest the entire leaf, not just the brewed water. These Matcha Tea Waffles are dairy-free, grain-free, and loaded with...

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Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

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Spring is finally here and Easter is only a week away! What are you cooking up this Easter Sunday? Unfortunately I am not the one hosting Easter brunch this year, but if I was, here are a few things I would definitely have on the menu! These healthy Easter brunch menu recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free (just leave out the cheese!) and are sure to be crowd-pleasers!   Lemon Poppy Seed...

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Morning Glory Loaf with Lemon Glaze

Morning Glory Loaf with Lemon Glaze

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What are you cooking for your guests this holiday season? If you’re like me, you might be spending the holiday season with family and friends who are not as health conscious as yourself. One question I often get is – what can I cook for my guests that is healthy (for me), tasty (for them), but not too out of the ordinary (you know how it goes…sometimes unfamiliar ingredients can make...

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Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

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I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

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Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

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How much time do you have for breakfast? You don’t have to wake up 2 hours early just to make a healthy breakfast. Whether you have 15 minutes or even just 1 minute, here are some great ways to start your day! Got 15 Minutes? Make a smoothie by blending fresh or frozen fruit. Toss in a handful of spinach or kale for an extra boost! Try this delicious Get Your Greens Smoothie to start your day...

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Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

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Sunday morning called for waffles! But not just any waffles; I wanted something summery, something light, something refreshing. Enter lemon and poppy seeds – possibly one of the best culinary combinations.  Let me preface this post by saying I never make waffles…never…ever. Probably because I’d rather fill my grumbling belly with fruits, vegetables and protein in the form of a...

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Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Chocolate Chia Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday! After a late night of grilling, fireworks, swimming and drinks by the fire pit at a friends house I woke up ready for something nutritious and delicious! Enter the Chocolate Chia Smoothie – a rich blend of almond butter and cocoa powder that tastes so decadent you would think it was a milkshake!   Chocolate Chia Smoothie Serves 1...

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage 00

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

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Friday night’s Crossfit workout really beat me up. 21 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 42 Pull-ups 15 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 30 Pull-ups 9 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 18 Pull-ups All in under 15 minutes… So it’s no wonder why I haven’t been able to move my arms all weekend. I even slept in until noon on Sunday…quite unlike me. So Sunday brunch was a little later in the afternoon than...

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Maple Nut Granola

Maple Nut Granola

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If you haven’t yet noticed, one of my favorite things to make for breakfast is granola. There are really are no rules for making granola – simply throw together any nuts, cereals, and dried fruit you can find left over in your cupboard and have at it! It’s like making soup at the end of the week with all of your old leftovers and wilted veggies. My obsession with fall continues, with...

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Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Don’t let the word “cookie” fool you. These little bites are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and the most important nutrient at breakfast – protein! Don’t let a busy schedule be your excuse to skip breakfast. These make the perfect portable breakfast for anyone on the go! Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 2 Tbsp wheat germ 1 Tbsp millet 1 Tbsp chia seeds...

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Easy Breakfast Frittata

Easy Breakfast Frittata

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Making a frittata is not only one of the simplest breakfast meals you can make, but also a great way to start your morning off with some fresh veggies! Any leftover vegetables you can find in your fridge will do. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 bell pepper (I used red and orange), chopped 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 whole egg + 3 egg whites 1/4 cup skim milk 1/4 tsp sea...