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- 7 ripe medium bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2-1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 oz (3/4 cup) chopped walnuts
- baking spray
Instead of spending $8 or more on a bag of store-bought granola, you can head to your kitchen and bake up your own unique recipe. Here’s a recipe from FitSugar for nutty granola made with buckwheat groats and almond butter.
- 1 c rolled oats
- 1/2 c raw buckwheat groats
- 1/4 c almonds, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp whole flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp raw almond butter
- 2-3 tbsp agave syrup (sub maple syrup or honey if you prefer)
Frittatas are great for dinner but make a great breakfast or brunch too. Also perfect to make on a Sunday, and have for a low-carb breakfast or lunch during the work week.
- 2 whole eggs
- 8 large egg whites
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 2 oz crumbled feta
- 2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- other options: add red/green pepper, asparagus, zucchini
I saw this recipe on The Kitchn via the food blog Iowa Girl Eats. I am going to make these next weekend! They have less than 50 calories each.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- salt & pepper
Fresh Farmer’s Market fruit salad: bananas, peaches, apples, pears, and strawberries.
My mom recently bought me muffin tins. Since I don’t ever make muffins, I figured this would be a great use for those tins! I saw this recipe on Food Gawker via The Dinnervine.
- 3/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red or white onion
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (rinsed from oil, and chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup feta cheese
- 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (for topping)
- 5 egg whites
- 3 egg yolks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Paprika for topping
- Extra virgin olive oil (for sautéing veggies in skillet)
I had this for brunch this weekend and need to start making these!
- 4 pack of Açaí berry pure (example: Sambazon)
- 2 cup almond milk (or water)
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 cup granola
- 2 handful fresh strawberries and blueberries
- 4 tbsp hemp seeds
Nature’s Path Gluten Free Whole O’s Cereal
This cereal ($5) is USDA organic certified and is made with gluten-free ingredients like buckwheat, quinoa, millet, sorghum, amaranth, brown rice, flax, and whole grain corn. Whole O’s are high in fiber, low in sugar, and taste delicious. 110 calories per serving.
* I also LOVE Trader Joe’s Organic High Fiber O’s Cereal (similar NON gluten-free version)
General Mills Rice Chex
Most Chex cereals ($4) are gluten-free so you can enjoy Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Cinnamon Chex, and even Chocolate Chex without a spec of gluten.
Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins
Crispy and sweet, Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins ($5) are deliciously light and crunchy made with brown rice and the natural sweetness of honey. Buy at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
* I ate Puffins ALL the time in college…for breakfast, lunch AND dinner sometimes.
Kay’s Naturals Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Protein Cereal
This is a great cereal option for those who want something similar to Cheerios. Kay’s Naturals Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Protein Cereal ($5) is made with a variety of ingredients, including corn flour, rice flour, pea fiber, and evaporated cane juice; it’s also fat free. It even comes in an apple and cinnamon flavor.
My Easter breakfast was delicious: scrambled eggs on a whole wheat English Muffin with arugula and fresh berries.