Qia: my oatmeal substitute

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I’m not sure how many of you have heard of Qia, but it just happens to be my new favorite breakfast cereal.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love my steel cut oats, but Qia has been a nice low-carb option with even more health benefits. It’s made up of chia seeds, buckwheat groats and hemp seeds which provide plant-based protein, fiber and ALA Omegas. You should be able to find this bag of goodness at Whole Foods, your local...

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Frittata with Cilantro Chile Sauce

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What better way to start the day than with a frittata?!?  It sounds so faaancy, but it’s extremely easy to make and super nutritious. A lot of times I make a double batch in a bigger pan, and we eat it all week! I love stuff you can make ahead of time and enjoy the next couple of days.  It’s also a versatile recipe, so you can substitute whatever veggies you like or have around the house. Give it a try and tell me what you...

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Yogurt Granola Wrap

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When I first moved to L.A., I had the pleasure of dining at this lovely café on Sunset Blvd with my roommates. All three of us devoured a breakfast wrap that blew our 22 year-old-just-moved-to-L.A. minds, and we still talk about it to this day. The restaurant is no longer there, and I’m definitely not 22 anymore, but I continue to make a slightly, healthier version of the wrap and have no doubt it will be a hit with the kiddies. It’s...

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Fancy Breakfast Sandwich

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If you don’t know this already, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and eggs and cheese are my favorite food. I am in love with my Eggstatic Breakfast Sandwich that I continue to make frequently, but the day after my birthday party (hosted by me), I realized I had some mini brioche buns left over, along with arugula and Gruyere. A light bulb went off, as well as my growling stomach–so I went to town. I made my first Fancy...

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Smoothie-licious

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Ok, so I know there are people who make smoothies all the time for breakfast or a healthy snack, and they make it seem effortless.  I’ve always wanted to be that person, but for some reason getting out my heavy blender never sounds appealing (don’t have enough counter space to keep it out). BUT…I just came up with this green smoothie recipe that has given me a reason to suck it up and lift the darn thing more frequently. I...

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Island Oats

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As many of you know, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and eggs are my favorite food. But what you may not know is that usually I have 2 breakfasts a day. I start off with oatmeal and then for my second breakfast I have eggs. In the fall and winter months, I have my Holiday’s in your Mouth oatmeal recipe, and in the summertime I’ve discovered a new oatmeal concoction that I can’t get enough of. All you need is: Serves 1-...

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