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Everything’s cuter in mini form, even eggs.

Mini Cast-iron Crustless Quiches

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Not sure what’s cuter than food in mini form. Why is mini a thing?

Whatever the reason, I am not mad about it! 😉

These mini crustless quiches are a life saver when you want a quick, but extremely impressive, breakfast!

Make the night before to save yourself an hour in the kitchen in the morning!

Ingredients: (Makes two mini quiches, Calories per skillet 224, Carbs 5g, Protein 23g, Fat 12g)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 ounces lite mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 heirloom tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dry basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray two Victoria Cookware Mini Cast-iron Skillets with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, unsweetened almond milk, and spices together until combined. Divide veggies between the two prepared skillets. Top with shredded lite mozzarella cheese, then pour the egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Store tightly covered with aluminum foil in the refrigerator overnight.
  •  In the morning, bake at 350F to warm up for 20 minutes!

Bonus tip: Pair with Dr.Praegers sweet potato hash browns!


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This is Halloween

Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Overnight Porridge.

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Overnight porridge has become a huge staple in out house.

There is nothing more satisfying than preparing breakfast the night before and taking 2.5 seconds to throw is all together in the morning.

Major WINNING.

Ingredients: (Serves 1, Calories 332, Protein 21g, Carbs 48g, Fat 8g)

Note* double each layer recipe below to make two servings

Pumpkin layer-

  • 1/4 cup Multigrain Hot Cereal (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Siggis 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Plnt Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 5 drops Pumpkin Spice Liquid Stevia drops

Dark Chocolate layer-

  • 1/4 cup Multigrain Hot Cereal (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tablespoon Hershey’s Special  Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  •  1/4 cup Siggis 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Plnt Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Other-

Directions:

  • Place all Pumpkin layer and Dark Chocolate layer ingredients in TWO SEPARATE jars, top each with a lid, shake, and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, layer how you’d like, and top with granola! 🙂

Editor note: Really wish I would have added a Peanut Butter Cup to the top of this…


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Caffeinate Me

Superfood Chocolate Caramel Coffee Smoothie

Sponsored by Vitamin Shoppe, all opinions are my own.

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Some days I like my coffee black.

Other days I want a coffee that will take me on a sweet tooth caffeine adventure. 🙂

Being the sweet tooth gal that I am, I have to make sure I’m still getting my greens along with my chocolate fix.

Thankfully Amazing Grass Cacao Chocolate Infused Green Superfood powder makes it easy to achieve daily doses of greens and benefits of cacao!

Caffeinated and feeling reallllll good.

Ingredients: (Serves 1- Calories 298, Protein 27g, Carbs 24g, Fat 12g)

Directions:

  • Place everything in blender, blend on high speed, and DRINK UP.

Bonus Tip: You can make this into a Pumpkin Chocolate Coffee smoothie by adding pumpkin pure and pumpkin spice. Now that sounds Yummy! 😛


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Happiness is Pumpkin Ricotta stuffed French Toast

Pumpkin Ricotta stuffed French Toast

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Just when I thought I’ve had every ricotta combo, pumpkin and ricotta stuffed french toast popped into my mind.

There’s nothing more satisfying than new ideas being So Delicious! Sometimes strange but weird combos can be just… weird. There was no weird feelings between the pumpkin spice and ricotta cheese.

Oh, I guess the Naturally More Almond Butter maple syrup drizzle helped too. 😉

Ingredients: (Calories 304, Protein 18g, Carbs 42g, Fats 9g)

  • 2 pieces low sodium bread
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Naturally More almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pure

Directions:

  • Combine ricotta, pumpkin pure, and pumpkin spice. Sandwich this mixture between the two pieces of bread.
  • Whisk together the egg white, almond milk, and cinnamon in a bowl large enough for the bread pieces. Dip each side of sandwich into mixture making sure it’s completely soaked into the bread slices.
  • Heat skillet, spray with cooking spray, and cook bread slices until crispy on each side.
  • While cooking, combine almond butter with syrup in a small ramekin. Once french toast is ready, drizzle almond butter maple syrup on top, and FEAST.

Tip: This would really taste great with Any nut butter maple syrup, but the Naturally More Almond butter is really the winner here. JUST SAYIN. 🙂


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The Perfect Stew

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew

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Even on a warm afternoon like it was today in Los Angeles, this stew hit the spot!

The spices and veggies in the dish came together so nicely. The best part is that this was all made in a slow cooker, can you say Easy?!

If you need me, I’ll be over here pretending it’s fall.

Ingredients: Serves 5 (1/2 cup serving size, Calories 161, Fat 0.8, Carbs 32, Protein 7)

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach

Directions:

  1. Places all ingredients in crock pot and stir until combined.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, Add chopped spinach and cook for 5 more minutes, until spinach is wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Pro tip: Adding shredded chicken to the top of this when serving is an easy way to add protein to this meal. Try it, you’ll like it. 😉