Looking to get your fiber needs & pancake fix all in one? These pancakes are it!
This recipe is made with simple ingredients like whole quinoa, eggs, honey and blueberries making it a healthy + tasty weekend breakfast idea. The best part is: you can make several in advance and freeze them so you can enjoy them all week!
When working with clients on their goals to eat out LESS and cook more at HOME, one thing I often hear is that the meals they make at home just don’t taste as good. What do we know about restaurant and take-out food? There is often a LOT of added sodium (salt), fat and sugar to help give their food more flavour. Of course, this keeps customers coming back for more but isn’t ideal for our health.
What I find with those who are new to making meals at home, is that they are a bit shy with flavouring their foods, and think that “healthy” = bland baked chicken and rice. This is not true! There are plenty of ways to flavour your food at home, without adding a ton of extra calories or salt. Here are my top suggestions for what to keep in your pantry so that meal prep is healthy AND enjoyable.
There’s nothing more satisfying than rolling out of bed to a warm muffin and a cup of coffee or tea. Imagine if that muffin was actually full of protein, keeping you satisfied for hours. Now it’s a reality! Make a batch of these delicious gems on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week. Bonus, they freeze well! No more worries if you hit snooze a few too many times in the morning.
Who knew you could have pudding for breakfast without guilt, throwing off your diet and being completely vegan. It’s as simple as lining up a few jars, throwing the ingredients in, shaking it up, and letting it sit overnight. THEN VOILA!! Play with the toppings for added fun to your morning.
Move over scrambled eggs in the morning, we have a new player in town. Chickpea flour, aka garbanzo bean flour, has incredible properties where it can be used in sweet baked goods, and in savoury dishes like this scramble. Chickpeas have many strong healthy qualities like being a fibre and protein powerhouse. This vegan scramble will work with any veg you like, so feel free to mix and match with your favourite fresh herbs.
Mug cakes are ingenious - simply mix a few staple ingredients in your favourite mug, pop in the microwave, and in no time at all you can be enjoying a delicious cake-for-one. No leftovers to worry about going stale. No preheating the oven. No mixing bowls or whisks to wash up. For those who crave sweets, appealing to your taste buds first thing can squish those cravings early on. So next time you're craving something sweet but are short for time, this incredibly simple mug cake is sure to hit the spot. Plus high in protein! Just top with your favourite nut butter and fruit of choice.
Find you have a low appetite after your workouts? Or are you short on time and don't want to prepare and eat a full meal?
Try this smoothie idea!
This nutrient-packed smoothie is high in protein & easy to digest carbs, but low in fat to support quick re-fuelling and recovery after hard workouts
One thing I've noticed whenever I look for speedy breakfast ideas is that I always wind up with a lot of toast recipes on my hands. It makes sense if you think about it: Toast is almost always going to come together quickly (I mean, it is just toasted bread with stuff on top, after all). And, provided you're using sprouted grain, minimally processed or gluten-free bread or an alternative to bread like sliced sweet potatoes as the base, it can be a great healthy option, too.
But, how boring is it to always have butter or peanut butter on toast? Not only does it lose it's novelty, but you're missing out on a key macronutrient - protein!
Read below for a list of some of our favourite protein-packed toppings to put on your toast!
Yes eggs are quick to cook. But sometimes the thought of getting a pan out and standing over the stove top to cook them up, then clean all those dishes can deter you from even starting. Well I have a solution for you - microwave!!! Yes you heard me!! An easy, quick breakfast that you can tailor to your preferences by swapping in different vegetables, cheese types OR no cheese and whatever spices/ herbs you have at home.
The best part about this recipe is you don't need to worry about having left overs (because we all know that soggy eggs are not appealing...) - you can just make a personal-sized portion!
Are you getting bored of eating chicken breasts (or another lean protein source) all the time? Or do you struggle with how to add easily add variety into your meals?
Then, you'll love this recipe!
The key is to make your own spice mix to add flavour to your meat. This is an easy way to make the same protein source taste different, without relying on pre-packaged, sugary and/or sodium-filled sauces from the grocery store.
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