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Chicken, Egg, and Avocado Sandwich

Hey there!  So it’s been a really long time since I’ve done one of these.  Things have been a little tight around here so I haven’t been able to try as many new recipes.  Here is one I made up today; it’s super easy and delicious!

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Ingredients:

. Sandwich bread or whatever you want to eat your stuff on

. chicken breast strips/tenders (I used frozen ones)

. humus

. hard-boiled egg

. 1/2 avocado

. salt, pepper, onion powder, and lemon pepper

 

Instructions:

  1. Cook your chicken and add spices if you’re not using the pre-cooked kind

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*I always cook a bunch of chicken at once so that I’ll have extra for other meals during the week.  I only used 2 of the small pieces for this sandwich.

 

2. Hard boil your egg and chop it up

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*Side note: Do your eggs look like this after you peel them?  You should add more vinegar to your water when you boil the egg…I obviously did not add enough.

 

 

3. Spread humus on bun, and add other ingredients to sandwich.

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*This is on a really large roll, not bread, so I didn’t use the whole egg, and I picked a pretty small avocado.  I also really don’t mind a drier sandwich so there’s only a little bit of humus on one side, but obviously you could add more or sauces.  I also add a little bit more salt and pepper here.

 

4. CHOW DOWN!

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This was really delicious and satisfying without being too filling.  I’d love to hear about any type of variation on a sandwich like this in the comments!

Have a Happy Belly 😀

 

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Sweet Potato and Avocado Two Ways

I’m a major avocado lover and am constantly on the lookout for new ways to enjoy it.  This month’s issue of Glamour magazine and All Recipes both have really good ways to eat this combo 🙂

The recipe from Glamour is so quick and easy and makes multiple servings.

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Yum right?!  It tastes just as good as it looks.

All you need to do is cut the sweet potato into 1/4 in slices and toast them.  Yeah I know, but the recipe says you can and it does work!  You can also pop it in the microwave to soften it up as well as brown it.  Then slice the avocado on top and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper.

Full recipe here:

http://www.glamour.com/story/genius-healthy-hacks-for-your-favorite-fall-foods

 

The All Recipes version is a little fancier, but still quick and still delicious!

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This calls for steaming the sweet potato, either in the microwave or on the stove, chopping it and the avocado, cover with parmesan, black pepper, and salt.  Easy enough for ya??

Here’s its link:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/242144/sweet-potato-and-avocado-salad/

Enjoy these easy, simple, tummy pleasing meals this fall!

 

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Healthy-er Breakfast Options

So I am always on the lookout for healthier options for any meal, but I like my sweeter breakfast foods.  So…I’ve decided to share a few of my sweet (and savory) healthy alternatives.

1. Whole Grain Waffles with Nutella and Kiwi

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So this one is first because it’s the easiest.  It’s not even really a recipe.  You can, of course, make your own home made whole wheat waffles, but when I’m in a pinch, I go for frozen.  Instead of opting for ultra sweet and sugary syrup, I top them with just a little glop of Nutella and sliced kiwi fruit!

Tip:  If you spread the Nutella on the waffles while they’re still hot, it’s easier to spread!

2. French Toast Parfait

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I really enjoy this option because it can be eaten on the go and, the yogurt doesn’t make the cereal as soggy as milk.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (or any flavor you choose)

2/3 cup Cinnamon Chex cereal

Pour cereal into a bag and crush into little pieces.  Pour half the cereal into the bottom of the bowl.  Fill with yogurt.  Pour the rest of the cereal on top.  You’ll get a yummy taste of your morning cereal that doesn’t get soggy!

3.  Alternative Oatmeal

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Ingredients:

1 package Quaker maple brown sugar instant oatmeal (or an oatmeal)

2 heaping spoonfuls almond butter (or any other nut butter)

I like to eat this sometimes when I in the mood for something a little less sweet.  You still have the maple flavor, but the nuttiness of the almond butter goes really well for a quick breakfast.

4. Fresh Breakfast Salad

 

I’ve mentioned this combo before (because I just can’t get enough!)  I’ll eat it for any meal really…in a wrap or as a sandwich, but when I want something light for breakfast, I’ll eat it as a salad.

Ingredients:

hard-boiled egg (fried also works for the sandwich option)

sliced bell peppers

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Sprinkle with salt and pepper for a really fresh, raw taste, or add other seasoning for something a little fuller.

Happy breakfast!!  Happy tummy!!

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Food

This page is all about food!  Who doesn’t love that??  I would like to point out that I’m a student so I understand the budget problem.  So for a lot of the recipes you see here, I’ll try to throw around some cheaper alternatives.

I also want to point out that I am by no means a complete health food nut.  I have a big sweet tooth and an addiction to pop tarts, but I can’t deny how much better I feel when I eat well so I try to make sure I balance everything and eat mostly good-for-me food.

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Avocado Crazy

I’ve recently become obsessed with avocados.  They’re good for you and don’t have an incredibly strong flavor so they can go in just about anything!

My favorite combo is egg, avocado, and bell peppers.  They make a great sandwich, salad, or in any other combo you can come up with.

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This recipe, however, was a great find.  Have I mentioned my sweet tooth?  Yeah.  So any healthy alternative to sugary desserts is a go for me.

*Photo and recipe from instructables.com

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Ingredients:

One large avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I like it with unsweetened, but you can use sweetened powder too.)
1/4 cup soy or nut milk (I use skim milk…cheaper)
1/4 cup honey
One teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Dump it all in a food processor and blend until smooth.  That’s it!  It’s so easy and delicious.  You can add a little more honey if you like it sweeter, or extra powder for extra chocolatey goodness.

P.S. I made this for dinner for my parents one night and just told them it was home-made chocolate pudding.  They freaked when they found out it was made from avocados!