Breakfast

Nutty Banana Bread

Nutty Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan)The other day I wanted to make a tasty banana bread but ended up also learning a lot more about protein.  Protein is the material that our bodies use to build and repair tissue and to create enzymes and hormones. It’s important stuff.

There are several ways to get protein into our diet but for many people when they hear “more protein” they think “more meat”. However, it is important to note that everyone (not just vegans and vegetarians) can benefit from increasing their plant proteins consumption.  Here’s why:

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Peach Pecan Chia Pudding

Peach Pecan Chia Pudding (gluten free, vegan)

I first experimented with chia pudding during Breakfast Lovers Month when I came up with the Black Forest Chia pudding. Since then, I’ve made a few other varieties including this peach cobbler inspired pudding.

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Ketogenic Blueberry Waffles (Gluten Free)

Blueberry Ketogenic Gluten Free WafflesHere's the short story about how I came up with my ketogenic waffles.  Earlier this year, I tried the ketogenic (keto) diet for about 2 months.  I wanted to experience this high-fat low-carb diet as a way of learning more about it.  The keto diet restricts carbohydrates to 0%-10% of your daily caloric intake while fats make up 60% to 80%. During that time I restricted my diet to these keto-friendly foods

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Meal Prep Mondays Vegan Breakfast

This recipe was submitted by Alex Torres of Meal Prep Mondays.


When I first started taking my nutrition more seriously I turned to social media for healthy meal ideas.  Meal Prep Mondays (Alex Torres) was one of the first Instagram accounts I followed and is one of the reasons why I started doing meal prep

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Tomato Jalapeno Quinoa Egg Muffins

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I grew up eating eggs without ever thinking twice about removing the yolks. As I got more involved in the fitness world, I learned that many people only consume the egg whites. The main arguments for this practice are that egg whites are low in calories and contain no cholesterol.

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Eggplant (Baigan) Choka

eggplant-baigan-choka-vegan-vegetarian-indian-trinidadianLet me tell you about eggplant ("baigan") choka.  But first I want to talk about my mom's cooking.  My mother somehow always made every meal a memorable one for my sisters and I growing up.  My love for cooking definitely started with me following her around in the kitchen.

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Black Forest Chia Pudding

 

 black-forest-chia-puddingMy first experience with chia seeds was a messy one.  One day a few years I bought a bag of chia seeds to see what all the fuss was about. I guess I was too excited to try this miracle grain because I accidentally spilled most of the chia seeds when trying to open the bag.  

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Carrot Apple Oat Muffins

 Carrot Apple Oat Muffins gluten free

I strongly believe that there are naked cupcakes parading as muffins at our supermarkets. These sneaky sugary baked goods don’t don their beautiful frosted crowns in their attempt to sneak into our breakfasts.

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Spiced Quinoa Oat Granola

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When it comes to choosing granola, I sometimes feel like the fastidious Goldilocks trying to find the perfect bed. I like my granola to be a bit crunchy but not too dry. 

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Rosemary Apple Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Rosemary Apple Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich Sometimes making a tasty satisfying breakfast every morning is almost impossible because of my work schedule. I remember one summer when I had to get to work at 7AM, I got into the habit of buying breakfast every day on my way to work. I would usually get one egg and sausage (no cheese) sandwich at a certain fast food chain.

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Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

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When was the last time you had quinoa for breakfast?  Here's a sweet breakfast quinoa recipe that we've topped with pineapple, blueberries and pumpkin seeds.  You can also try natural peanut butter or just some honey as  a topping as well. This dish is vegan and  gluten free.

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Cheesy Veggie Egg Scramble

Veggie Cheesy Egg Scramble with Asparagus

Scrambled eggs, anyone? Check out these cheesy veggie scrambled eggs.  Packed with flavor and perfect for those on a ketogenic diet.  You can also try adding other vegetables like bell peppers and spinach.

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Open-Face Tuna Melt

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Check out this flavor-packed, high-protein, open-face sandwich!  At MBMK we believe that eating better doesn’t have to be boring so instead of relying on mayo for moisture and flavor, we use fresh ingredients to create a tasty treat that you can use for any meal even brunch. #brunchgoals. One of the secrets to this sandwich is finding a hearty bread.  For this recipe we're using SWEET BABY GRAINS® from eureka!® Organic Bread.  We chose this bread because we like organic bread that is bursting with rich flavor and tasty goodness.  Now, forget all other tuna melts.  Don't be bland!  Try this recipe!

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Steal-Cut Oats Pilaf

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Made with steel-cut oats and spices, this fragrant pilaf is a great addition to a savory breakfast or even as an excellent substitute for rice in other meals.  Try it for your next meal prep!  This recipe is naturally gluten-free, vegan and freezer-friendly.

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Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes made with beets and oatflour; gluten free
Quick, easy moist red velvet pancakes. These are pancakes are gluten free.  Try them with our Greek yogurt cream cheese topping.  These pancakes are also high in protein.
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Blueberry Oat Pancakes

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These high protein pancakes are a great way to start your day!  Try them with your favorite topping.  These pancakes are gluten-free.

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