Avocado on Toast with Chickpea-Tomato-Basil Salad
E: I went on a long walk yesterday morning. When I got back from my walk I was pretty tired and hungry. I didn’t feel like eating eggs. My immediate go to breakfast is a healthy slice of whole-grain bread with a thin layer of avocado sprinkled with maldon salt and red pepper flakes for some spice. I decided to top it with some leftover salad I had from Friday night. I ate it with some super sweet black-berries and a homemade vanilla chai latte. When I sat down to eat, Sam was still sleeping so I had a few minutes to myself for reflection. I hope you have a great meal too.
Skinny Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins
E: It’s sunday evening. I’m catching up on my shows. We had my husband’s family over to watch the first game of second round of playoffs. Warriors won. I made these yesterday morning. This recipe is my idea of a healthier banana nut bread. Mostly, I try to stay away from granulated sugar and white flour. If you want to make it healthier you can substitute the butter with vegetable oil. I also made alf with nuts, and half without. When Sam tried them, he couldn’t even tell I used healthier substitutes. Success!
These whole grain muffins are a great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to make a huge breakfast. It’s easy because it takes one bowl and one muffin tin. There is nearly no clean-up. You can set them in the oven and for about half an hour do other chores around the house. Once they are ready you can enjoy with a warm cup of chai-latte or coffee.
Clean Crepes with Fruit
serving size: 2 crepes
yields: 2 servings
calories per serving: 338
nutritional info: protein 13 grams; fat 10 grams; fiber 8 grams; carbs 51; sugar 9 grams
E: There is no way to fool my body when it comes to sugar and dairy consumption. Any type of food that is high on the glycemic index wreaks havoc on my skin. This means that I usually avoid dairy, sugar, and grains like white rice and white flour. This is why I substituted the sugar with maple, the white flour with wheat flour, and the cow’s milk with soy-free unsweetened almond-coconut milk. Top these with your favorite fruit. I highly suggest making these for your guests. Add some cinnamon sticks as decor for your presentation. As we say in spanish, “Buen provecho.”