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Pancakes you and your tummy will love 🙂
Serves 1
I don’t know about you but pancakes do something to me…I think it does for alot of us 🙂 Sometimes indulging in the cakes of the pan can leave us with tummy troubles, and feeling a little sluggish. That’s because the average pancake is made with ingredients like white flour and refined sugar which disturb the digestive system (hence the tummy troubles) and lead to a sugar crash (hence the sluggishness and tiredness that follow) So how can we still enjoy this delicious, feel good breakfast food? Simple, just making some simple swaps to our ingredients can make a world of a difference and allow us to enjoy the beloved pancake without the less than desirable side effects. Let me introduce you to the world of Banana Oat Pancakes. Simple, mighty tasty, and yes, healthy!.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe banana
  2. 1 pasture raised egg
  3. 1/2 cup oat flour
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tbsp honey
  6. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tbsp of melted butter or coconut oil
  8. Pinch of salt
Toppings
  1. Strawberries
  2. Smooth almond butter
  3. Raw sliced almonds
  4. Maple syrup
  5. *Or whatever you want, get creative!
Instructions
  1. Step 1: Sift oat flour in small bowl, add cinnamon and pinch of salt and mix.
  2. Step 2: In a medium bowl mash banana, add lightly beaten egg and mix well.
  3. Step 3: Add honey and butter/oil to banana mixture and mix.
  4. Step 4: Gently fold flour mixture into banana mixture; be sure not to over mix
  5. Step 5: Let sit for about 10mins or until batter starts to form small bubbles.
  6. Step 6: Heat medium nonstick pan over medium heat and add small amount of coconut oil. Pour pancake batter and flip when bubbles start to form.
  7. Stack, add toppings, and enjoy!!
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Oatmeal - The Spring and Summer version.
Serves 1
So, I love me some oatmeal! And as much as I'd love to eat it all year long I just can't do the hot bowl on an already hot morning. This is where overnight oats comes in. I have to admit when I first heard the concept of overnight oats, I wasn't quite sold. As a matter of fact I thought "nah..I can't get with that". BUT, I gave them a try one day at a "motivational mornings" event hosted by MindBodyGreen in DC (Awesome event by the way, I wish they come back again soon 🙂 ) and I LOVED IT! I mean it was creamy, it was super tasty, and you can customize it however you want just like warm oatmeal. Check out my super simple (and let's not forget tasty) recipe below :).
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  2. 3/4 cup almond milk
  3. 1tbs almond butter
  4. 1tbs maple syrup
  5. 1tsp cinnamon
  6. 1tbs ground flaxseeds*
  7. 1tbs chia seeds*
  8. 1tbs Truvani chocolate protein powder*
  9. *Optional- bonus for health boost
Toppings
  1. Mapple syrup
  2. Fresh strawberries
  3. Raw smooth almond butter
  4. Sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Step 1: Put all ingredients into jar and stir well
  2. Step 2: Cover and leave in fridge overnight
  3. Step 3: In the morning, uncover, stir it up, add toppings and enjoy!!
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Salmon Recipe
How do you like your salmon? How about nicely seared on a salad?  I don't know about you but enjoying salmon on a salad I would say is one of favorite dishes.  Not only is this dish super tasty and healthy but it's also quick so no excuses 😉 Another great thing about this dish is that you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner because salmon tastes great warm, room temperature or even cold. If bringing for lunch to work I would just cook the salmon and prep everything the night before storing the salmon in a separate container.  Then at work the next day I have the option to warm it up or leave at room temperature until lunchtime.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Olive oil
  2. 4 oz wild Caught salmon (fresh or frozen)
  3. 4 cups mixed greens (or lettuce of choice)
  4. 1/4 avocado
  5. 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  6. red onion slices
  7. Parmesan cheese
For dressing
  1. Juice of 1/2  lemon
  2. lemon zest
  3. 1 tbs dijon mustard
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. 1 garlic clove minced
  7. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large pan over high heat.
  3. Add the salmon and cook for 4-6 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, place the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, red onion, and cheese in a large bowl.
  5. Toss gently to combine.
  6. Arrange the avocado over the top.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing except olive oil.
  8. Then slowly pour in olive oil while mixing.
  9. Let the salmon cool for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Place the salmon fillets over the lettuce mixture.
  11. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, then serve.
Some benefits of Salmon
  1. Omega 3 good fatty acids
  2. Not just good for heart health but are also anti-inflammatory which makes them great post workout recovery.
  3. Omega 3s are also great for hormone health which is essential for women's health.
  4. What’s one of your favorite quick and easy salmon recipes?  Share below 🙂
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