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Posts from the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Carrots & Kale Juice

I have Bloat Coat. There I said it… We all know what I am referring to, even if you haven’t heard that term before (Thanks TMZ). It’s the layer of “bloat” that creeps up after a few days of overindulgence. A few too many glasses of wine here, a few too many second helpings there, or having dessert with every dinner for a week, and voila , it appears. Creeping around your midsection, forcing you to take a deep breath before zipping up your jeans, and demanding a huge sigh as the zipper finally makes it all the way up.  I have it…and I’m trying to get rid of it. Read more

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal on the go! These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares are a perfect way to have yourself a fast-food breakfast while putting something healthy into your body at the same time. Not too sweet, yet not too bland, these squares are perfect for a quick breakfast or even just a mid-day snack. Read more

The Pioneer Woman’s (Crazy Good) Cinnamon Rolls

These are not gluten free. These are not vegan. Not dairy free, either. However, they are incredibility good, surprising easy to make, and are an amazing way to kick off your morning (if you are not gluten free, vegan, or dairy free, that is). I do realize this is a gluten free or vegan blog. I do see the utter irony that I, someone who is trying to be gluten free, is posting a ‘bread’ recipe. Well, none of us are perfect…. right? Read more

Smoothie Face Off

A few months ago, I did a 21 day cleanse, and had to remove a lot of things from my diet like dairy, gluten, soy, chocolate, and alcohol. The later two were probably the hardest to cut out. On this particular cleanse, I was restricted to two liquid meals a day (breakfast and dinner) and a regular meal at lunch. I wanted to have some variety to my liquid meals, so I challenged Susan to a smoothie Face Off. Read more

Chia Colada Smoothie

I was never really a smoothie maker, until the day I received a stick blender as a wedding gift. Not only is my blender super handy with making soups, but when I realized how convenient and quick it was to blend up a drink before work, my standard oatmeal breakfast routine changed. Read more

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

During our crazy hot summer, starting the day with a smoothie was one of the ways I tried to stay cool. Tiring of my normal breakfast of cereal or granola, making smoothies was a welcome break. First I just threw in almond milk, frozen fruit, chia seeds, or ground flax seed, but then started to get creative when I started a cleanse. Needing variety, I started adding in nut butters, protein powder, and coconut oil. The combinations are endless, and most of them come out pretty tasty. Read more

6 Minute Eggs

One of the best things about being with family for the holidays is your mom making you a home cooked meal. I never feel like the food I make at home tastes as good as anything that my mom prepares…There is just something about it, even if it is something as simple as the eggs she made me for breakfast this morning. Read more

Protein Bar

Protein Bar is one of the fastest growing local restaurant chains in Chicago. Started by Matt Matros back in 2009, he came up with the concept after leaving the corporate world and losing a significant amount of weight by subscribing to a high protein diet. With expansion planned for more cities in the US, Protein Bar is looking to be on the up and up.

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Kay’s (Gluten Free) Banana Bread

I’ve never thought of myself as a baker. I hate measuring ingredients, and love having the liberty to add a bit here and there when cooking. So when Susan wanted to do the banana bread face off, saying I was nervous is an understatement. Read more

Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake

Baking has never come easy to me, and now that I am gluten free it seemed even more daunting than before. Knowing that I would have to suck it up at some point, I bought some gluten free baking flour (by Bob’s Red Mill), rolled the dice and did my best. Which I did, and for two worthy causes. Read more

Gluten Free Maple Nut Granola

I came across this recipe while reading, Clean Food. I have always wanted to make homemade granola because buying it in the store can be rather pricey, and this recipe looked perfect. Not too many ingredients, most of which I had at home, and about three steps. Sounds easy, and it was. I couldn’t believe you can make this at home, and probably for the fraction of the price per serving. In my opinion, it also tastes better than store-bought granola. So good in fact, that I ate it right out of the oven because couldn’t wait until it cooled down.  Read more