Breakfast Tacos

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Looking to mix up your breakfast routine and stay on track at the same time??

I have the solution for you!

Even as a holistic nutritionist, I can only drink so many protein shakes a week, sometimes I want a real outside the box breakfast.

One of my favorite breakfasts for these days are tacos! Believe it or not, I love tacos for breakfast.

When thinking about putting your breakfast together consider the following 4 requirements ….

Protein - Healthy Fat - Fiber - Greens

These four powerhouse food groups will keep you on track, satiated, and ready for a big day ahead!

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Here is one of my favorite breakfast taco recipes….

  • 2 cage free scrambled eggs {PROTEIN}

  • 1/4 cup black beans {FIBER}

  • 1/2 avocado {HEALTHY FAT}

  • 2 handfuls of spinach {GREENS}

  • 2 corn taco shells

  • (option to use large lettuce cups instead of shells to save carbs, great for Paleo and Keto diets)



4th of July - Chia Seed Pudding

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Celebrate this 4th of July with a healthy treat that the whole family will love!

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite treats … yes, and even sometimes my favorite breakfast!

I love the thick pudding like consistency and the slight sweetness from the berries and almond milk … but the best part is that it’s healthy!!

Chia seed pudding is packed with protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.

One ounce of chia seeds contains 4.7 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber!

The base is fairly easy to make and can last for a few days in the fridge.

For this special 4th of July chia seed pudding, I am topping mine with blueberries and strawberries!

For an extra special treat you can top yours with fresh almond milk whipped topping!!

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or nut milk of your choice) (1 cup plain Greek yogurt) - optional

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, and the vanilla until just blended.

  2. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.

  3. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries and mix in the almonds.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz coconut water

  • 2 large handfuls of organic spinach

  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 scoop protein powder (Garden of Life raw protein is my current favorite)

Directions:

  1. Blend and Enjoy!


Tuna Avocado Endive Cups

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This has to be one of my simplest - and tastiest - recipes to date!

I love eating simple, real food, and creating recipes that fit my busy life.

I grew up loving tuna sandwiches, and wanted to recreate the recipe with a healthy spin.

I posted a picture of this dish weeks ago and got dozens of requests for the recipe, so here it is!!

Hope you love it!

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Ingredients

  • Endive

  • 1 can albacore tuna (in water)

  • Avocado Mayo (I love Primal Kitchen)

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Wash and separate endive leaves

  2. Open tuna can, drain all the water

  3. Wash avocado, scoop out the inside of the avocado and place in a bowl

  4. Add tuna to the avocado, mix in 1 tsp of avocado mayo - season with salt & pepper to taste

  5. Add mixture to the inside of endive cups

  6. Enjoy!!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of creamy organic peanut butter or almond butter

  • 2 cups organic coconut sugar

  • 2 cage free eggs

  • 1 bag of dark chocolate kisses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix all ingredients together, and create 1 inch cookie dough balls from ingredients

  3. Place the cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet

  4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes

  5. Take cookies out and add dark chocolate kisses to each cookie, the trick is to twist the chocolate as you press it into the cookie

  6. Place back in the oven for an additional minute

  7. Take out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.

  8. Enjoy!

Holiday Cocktail Guide

Happy Holidays!!!

The holiday vibe is in full swing! Office parties, family parties, and holiday get-togethers with friends … there seems to be a never ending reason to celebrate this time of year (and I love it!).

The trick to navigating these cocktail parties is to choose wisely.

Many of the themed holiday drinks are packed with sugar and will most definitely give you a terrible hangover the next day.

Here are two of my favorite holiday cocktails … and a few tips to prevent the holiday hangover.

Vodka Soda

  • 2 oz Tito’s Vodka (or vodka of your choice)

  • 4 oz + of soda water

  • Squeeze 1/2 lemon or lime

  • Option to add a splash of pure cranberry juice for the holidays!

This cocktail contains 100 calories or less!

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French Martini

  • 2 oz Tito’s Vodka (or vodka of your choice)

  • 1/2 oz raspberry liqueur

  • 1 oz pineapple juice

  • Shake ingredients together with ice. Strain into cold martini glass, and garnish with fresh raspberries.

Less than 200 calories … and less than 4 grams of sugar!

To prevent the holiday hangover, make sure that you are hydrated BEFORE you go out.

When you are out remember to drink 8 oz of water (1 cup) in between each cocktail.

Cocktails are very dehydrating and this will keep your body hydrated, and keep you going.

Eat before you drink, choose a healthy, balanced meal (protein, fat & fiber) before going out. This will help you to make better choices later in the evening.
Final tip … enjoy! The holidays come around once a year, enjoy them … in moderation.

* Always drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.