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There’s an omelet….in a bag

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Super easy, super simple breakfast for at home or potentially anywhere you can boil water. I absolutely love this idea given to me by a dear friend. This omelet idea is super verstaile and works very well when serving a large group.

Omelet Boil in a Bag in 6 easy steps:

Step 1: Boil water in pot. More bags= larger pot.

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Step 2: Gather ingredients. I used cilantro, chopped peppers, diced tomatoes and mozzerella cheese.

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Step 3: Place desired ingredients in ziploc bag and seal tight, removing all air.

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Step 4: Squish ingredients together to blend

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Step 5: Boil bag for approximately 12 minutes. More eggs and ingredients you use, the longer the boil time needs to be.

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Step 6: Dig in and enjoy!!!!

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The awesome part of this omelet experience is that is customizable. Invite some guests over, set out a variety of omelet goodie, boil some water and BAM!!!! instant breakfast meal!

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your omelet experience!!!

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Zucchini Carrot Bars. Healthy and delicious

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If I am in the kitchen baking, you know I must be pregnant and nesting. I LOVE to cook…the baker, I am not. HOWEVER, when I saw the recipe for these zucchini carrot bars, I had to try it. I am SO happy I did, and so is the bambino.

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(click link above for recipe)

I used all organic products (where available) and for the frosting I used 4 drops of Young Living’s Lemon Oil for flavoring.

This pregnancy is so different from my others. In the beginning, I craved sweets, but recently…I can’t get enough of the healthy stuff! My body will appreciate that when it comes time to get rid of the baby weight.

 

Balsamic chickpeas and couscous

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Delicious and easy!!!! I have made the balsamic chickpeas before and put them in a salad, as well as, ate them as a snack.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Can of chickpeas…rinsed and drained –> set aside

Whisk together in a small bowl:
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp basil dried
1/2 tsp oregano dried
1/2 tsp thyme dried
1/2 tsp rosemary dried
1 tsp salt…I use sea salt

Add in chickpeas and toss

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Place coated chickpeas on lined baking sheet and cook for 30-40 mins. Stir 1/2 way during cooking.

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I put this batch with garlic couscous and feta cheese. Delicious!!!!

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Portabella pizza…yummy and VERY low cal!!!

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I found a delicious recipe that I just had to try tonight. Luckily a trip to the grocery store was in the plan this evening so I was able to grab all that I needed:
– portabella mushroom caps (stem removed, and washed)
– raw spinach leaves
– spaghetti sauce
– shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
-Italian seasonings
-ground black pepper

I arranged the ingredients in order, as listed above, on a foil lined cookie sheet.

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Place in a 400 degrees preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Because mushrooms hold water, be aware that when cooked they will release the water. I just take them off cookie sheet as soon as I take them out of oven.

Enjoy!!!!

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MyFitnessPal food diary calculated this to be between 65-100 calories per cap depending on the size!

Please share any variations you do!

Juicing is so good for so many reasons!!!!

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I recently told you that my hubs and I were going to start juicing…veggies and fruits, that is. We have been doing it for almost two weeks and I have to say….I really LOVE it.

We decided….after watching a late night infomercial, to go with the Nutribullet. It is so incredibly easy and versatile. Clean up is a breeze and the choices are limitless.

I even have my kids drinking juices now.

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I have had several requests for juice recipes and I will gladly share; however, I usually just make it up on the fly. I do have a couple of standbys so he you go….

Morning Drink:
Handful of kale
4 baby carrots
1 naval orange, peeled
1 tbsp of raw shelled hemp seeds
Water and ice
Blend

Frog juice (my kids’ fave):
Handful of spinach
Cored apple
Peeled orange
Water and ice
Blend

The benefits from juicing are incredible.
-lower cholesterol
-reverse aging process
-healthier hair and skin
-helps digestion process
-increased energy
-weight loss
-and much more

As I am starting my Advocare 24 Day Challenge, I find it very easy to stay full on healthy choices while juicing.

I would LOVE to hear your own favorite concoctions. Please comment and share!!!!

Whole wheat pesto pasta salad

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Inspired by a girlfriend’s creation I decided to create one of my own. I gathered a few things and mixed away.
*whole wheat pasta…spirals (kid friendly)
*basil pesto sauce
*raw spinach
*grape tomatoes…halved
*kalamata olives…halved
*green onions
*artichokes…quartered
*feta cheese.
All tossed and refrigerated.

This is so easy and makes a great side for many dishes!
Enjoy!!!!

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