Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite for Breakfast

I have been making a few new recipes and a few old standbys and thought I I would try to share them with you! First, I have had a request to share my baked oatmeal recipe. What's like about this one is that you can make it and then reheat and eat it the rest of the week. And it's not just plain old oatmeal. I tend to tweak it a bit and try different things in it, but I'll give you the my recipe and the link to the original. Hope you like it

I have provided the link with the original recipe for the oatmeal that I make, but I usually make some modifications, so I'll list my recipe below, and you can check out the link if you want to!I also usually make 1/2 a recipe bake it in a bread pan and eat one serving fresh. Then chop it in to squares put it in the fridge and take out portions for breakfast each morning. When I reheat it I usually add in some milk and warm it in the microwave.

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas (Substitute strawberries/raspberries for bananas)


2 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2" pieces - substitute sliced strawberries or raspberries for the bananas if wanted

1 1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 cup maple syrup (you can use honey or agave if you want)

1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats

1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 -2 tsp. of chia seeds or flax seed

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk - vanilla flavored

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the bananas, 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tbsp of the syrup and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.

Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.

Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and walnuts over the the top.

Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.

Enjoy it warm out of the oven (that's when it's best!!) and then for the rest of the week add a little milk or almond milk and reheat it and eat it!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Trying out something new on the Blog - Recipe Posts! Today: Yummy Egg Salad Recipe

I have been wanting to add some of my favorite recipes to the Blog forever and I have been waiting to for when I have time....errr, well I don't have any more time than I did before so I just decided to squeeze it in and post today real quick :) I'll try to add some more things soon! 

I found this recipe on one my favorite blogs - Eating Bird Food and I started making/eating this during lent because it doesn't have any meat in it. Of course you can substitute chicken or tuna for the egg in this recipe if you prefer! It's super yummy and a healthier spin on traditional egg salad and easy to make! If you want it with a li1ttle less calories, only use 1 or 2 of the egg yolks, and the rest just egg whites! I like to eat it with triscuits, but you can toast up some bread, lettuce, or just fork it in all by itself :) Enjoy!

Curried Avocado Egg Salad

4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
½ large avocado, cubed
½ Tablespoon dijon mustard (I just use a litle bit of this, it can be a little strong...)
1-2 teaspoons relish or chopped pickles 
1-2 teaspoons green onion, chopped1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
¾ teaspoon curry powderdash of hot sauce
sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

Add the avacado to a bowl and mash it up. Add in remaining ingredients except for eggs and mix up until blended. Chop up the eggs (or chicken or tuna) and add into the bowl and mix together with a fork. Season with additional salt and pepper. 

Check out the original blogpost for this awesome recipe: Curried Egg Salad