Posts Tagged "breakfast"

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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 vegetarian,...

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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 planned, but...

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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! Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies  soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil,...

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Mango Agave Granola

Mango Agave Granola

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Based on the calendar, spring is officially here. Based on the current cold snowy Chicago weather, winter doesn’t want to leave. In the spirit of spring I made some homemade granola, mango agave granola to be exact! Granola is one of those things that can be expensive at the supermarket, but is so easy and cheap to make at home. As long as you have oats, you are in business. You can use...

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Pumpkin Pie Granola

Pumpkin Pie Granola

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I wanted to make some homemade granola to enjoy for breakfast this week and in lo and behold, in the spirit of fall, I have created Pumpkin Pie Granola! I pulled out everything from my cupboards that reminded me of fall and got to work. Pumpkin Pie Granola  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean &...

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Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

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After juicing a whole bag of carrots last week I wanted to find a use for the left over pulp. Naturally, I went on an online search for a healthy morning glory muffin and low and behold came across a fantastic recipe by Angela from Oh She Glows! I had to make a few changes of my own to the recipe based on what was available in my kitchen this morning, but nevertheless the muffins turned out...

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Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes

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This morning I cooked up some Sunday morning brunch to start the week off right! Before I retire my Eat Drink and Be Vegan cookbook to the shelf for a while I decided to make one last recipe. Since I had some left over Celestial Cr?¿me from last weekend, I decided to make crepes so that I could use the rest of the cr?¿me as a topping! Strawberry Crepes vegetarian, vegan,...

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Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes

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Sunday morning called for pancakes! I was feeling adventurous so I went with a recipe for Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes out of Eat Drink and Be Vegan! Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes vegetarian, vegan, grain-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1 Tbsp flax seed 1 cup + 2 Tbsp soy milk 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour 1/2...

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Eggsperience

Eggsperience

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Yesterday morning, after a 5 mile run in the gorgeous summer weather, I went to brunch at Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe in the River North area of downtown Chicago. Eggsperience is a newly opened 24 hour breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant that I had hear nothing but great things about, so I had to check it out! Eggsperience was bustling on a Saturday afternoon (picture above from...

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Aksarben Village Farmers Market

Aksarben Village Farmers Market

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Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a great holiday! This morning I made my way over to the Aksarben Village Farmers Market over by the new Wohlner’s neighborhood grocery on 60th and Center. Despite the fact that it was pouring, the market was rather crowded! Among an assortment of free samples, I came home with some zucchini (both round and oblong in shape), carrots, eggs, lettuce,...