I’m all about sharing! And I love that Vitacost shares so many great recipes from creative foodies and fellow health fanatics. When I found this breakfast quinoa recipe here, I had to try it out. So this week, I’ll take you through the steps of how I make this belly-filling bowl last the entire work week. You’ll also notice I’m making double the servings of everything to share with my husband. After all, the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his (healthy) stomach.
Breakfast: I can’t rave enough about this quinoa recipe. I know it’s not a typical morning grain, but it cooks just as easily as oats and keeps me full for hours. I do deviate from the recipe a bit and use almond milk instead of hemp. Otherwise, it’s spot-on with omega-rich chia seeds, dried cranberries, crunchy almond pieces and organic agave for that touch of sweetness.
Lunch: Think of a tuna salad sandwich without the mayo or bread. Doesn’t sound amazing? My combination of Greek yogurt, tomatoes, peppers, celery and feta cheese will prove to you that I didn’t sacrifice a bit of flavor. Watch and try it for yourself!
Afternoon snack: Isn’t 3 pm when we always seem to crave something sweet? That’s why I made this ultra-antioxidant smoothie with berries and mixed greens. So I don’t feel deprived of that instinctive need to chew, I paired my smoothie with a KIND bar — the best!
Dinner: Today was light and easy. I sauteed some Brussels sprouts and mushrooms with garlic and olive oil. To get my protein fix, I added a sunny-side-up egg to the plate and finished off the day with a few dates for “dessert.”
Kristen Estima is a registered and licensed dietician who loves sharing her tried-and-true tips for living a healthy, beautiful life. Watch more of her beauty, health, home and fashion videos on her YouTube channel, or follow her on Twitter @KristenMee for everyday tips and tricks.