Healthy Eats: Avocado Egg Bake

  
Breakfast is the most important and just so happens to be my favorite meal of the day. When I have to leave home for early morning clients, I typically make a green smoothie to-go. On the days when I have the morning off or have a later start, I enjoy taking the time to make a sit-down breakfast like this delicious Avocado Egg Bake!

Avocados and eggs are the perfect combination for a morning meal as they are packed with protein and fiber, that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Try this easy recipe and feel free to use your favorite toppings like tomatoes, basil, cheese, and bacon.

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Prep Time: 5min

Cook Time: 15-20min

Serves: 1-2ppl

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium size avocado, halved and pitted

– 2 eggs

– salt and pepper to taste 

– red pepper flakes (optional)

– 1tbs feta cheese (optional)

– 1 tsp chives (optional)

Procedures:

1 — Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2 — Scoop out a small portion of the center of each half of the avocado with a spoon.

3 —  Crack 1 egg open into each half of the avocado, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4 — Bake 15-20min, then top with red pepper flakes, chives, and feta cheese (or your favorite toppings) and serve.

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Tips: Make sure your avocado is a big enough size to be able to hold the eggs. Also, be sure to use a baking pan that can support your avocado to prevent the eggs from spilling off the side. I tried to use a tray at first and my egg was spilling so I opted for a cupcake baking pan and placed foil inside to keep the avocado halves in place.

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Healthy Eats: Blueberry Matcha Green Smoothie

  
|| BLUEBERRY MATCHA || For breakfast I love making this delicious Blueberry Matcha Green Smoothie! Blueberries and matcha are rich in antioxidants that give the body energy, protects it from illnesses, and boosts metabolism which can encourage weight loss. I also add oats which contains fiber that keeps you feeling fuller longer. Enjoy!

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– 1/2 frozen banana

– 2 handfuls of blueberries

– 1 handful of spinach

– 1 tbs matcha powder

– 1/4 cup oats

– 1 cup of almond milk

– 2 cubes of ice

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On-the-Go Healthy Snack: Yogurt Parfait

  

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My yogurt parfait is sweet, nutritious, and takes just 5min to make! Low-fat Greek yogurt with the addition of whole grains and fruit, is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and fiber that can promote weightloss and prevent heart disease. You can easily store this parfait in a small container such as a mason jar that will keep it fresh and is easy to pack as a perfect on-the-go healthy snack. Enjoy!

Yogurt Parfait:

* 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Fage is my fav)

* 1/4 cup of oats

* 1/4 cup of granola (I love Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Loaded Fruit & Nut Granola)

* 1 handful of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

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Healthy Eats: Mint Yogurt Dip

Feeling stuffy this winter? Mint contains menthol which acts as a natural decongestant. Try adding mint leaves to your tea, water, smoothies, and to make this tasty and easy Mint Yogurt Dip! 

As a snack I enjoying having slices of cucumbers with my dip but you can use any of your favorite veggies. You can also try making this for a party platter. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

– 2 tbs chopped mint

– 2 tbs olive oil

– juice of 1/2 lemon

– salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:

1 — Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and serve with your favorite veggies.

That’s it!

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 2.3

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This delicious salad has shrimp and black beans which are a good source of protein that is important for healthy hair and nails and building strong muscles. Enjoy!

Layer 1 — Salsa and sour cream.

Layer 2 — Red and green bell peppers, corn.

Layer 3 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 4 — Black beans.

Layer 5 — Shrimp.

Layer 6 — Guacamole (use lemon juice to keep fresh).

Layer 7 — Spinach and romaine lettuce.

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Smoothie Recipe 12/19

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This green smoothie has kiwi that is rich in vitamin C which protects our bodies from damage caused by the sun and pollution and contributes to beautiful looking skin. Enjoy!

– 2 kiwis
– 1 banana
– 1 clementine orange
– 1 Persian cucumber
– 1/2 apple
– 1/2 avocado
– 1 handful of spinach
– 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
– 1/3 cup of oats
– 1/2 cup almond milk
– 3 cubes of ice

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Smoothie Recipe 12/15

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This delicious green smoothie contains pears! Pears are low in calories and high in fiber which helps you to feel fuller longer and can contribute to weight loss. Enjoy!

– 1/2 pear
– 1/2 banana
– 1 handful of kale
– 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
– 1/3 cup of oats
– 2 tbs flax seeds
– 1/2 cup of almond milk
– 2 cubes of ice

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