Breakfast on the go!

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I’m always looking out for quickie breakfasts that are clean, filling AND super tasty for when I’m on the go. I have been stalking KALYN’S KITCHEN recently for ideas and came across a broccoli and cheese casserole that I had to try. The concept is simple, you can pretty much go crazy and add any mix of vegetables you like and it can be eaten hot or cold – perfect if you don’t have access to a microwave! 
Preheat the oven to 375 F whilst preparing the ingredients. I used:
1 broccoli crown
1 red pepper
1 cup spinach
1/3 cup mexican cheese blend
6 eggs + 1 cup egg whites + splash whole milk
I blanched the broccoli for a couple of minutes in boiling water and then added them to the tin along with the chopped red pepper and spinach. I whisked the eggs and egg whites together with some whole milk – you could use almond milk here as an alternative. I added salt, pepper, marjoram spice and basil to the eggs then poured over the veggies in the tin. I mixed it all together using a spoon and sprinkled the cheese over the top. I then baked it in the oven for approx 25mins – basically until it has cooked through. Once cool, I cut into portions (it made 5 servings) and wrapped in foil for the fridge. 

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Mmm Migas!

Mi migas! Don’t wait until the weekend to treat yourself to a delicious breaky. It’s probably my favourite meal of the day, it gets my metabolism fired up and fuels what lies ahead. Be conscious of what you put in your fuel tank and make that first meal clean of processed foods – including cereal bars/cereal/bread – they are LOADED with sugar and crazy chemicals that will cause your insulin to spike, leaving you hungry an hour or so later! Does that ring a bell for anyone?
Prepare migas at the weekend and fill those tupperware boxes for the week ahead. It’s easily reheated in the microwave and tastes just as good. So here goes:
Beans:                                            Eggs:
↠ Tin of black beans                       ↠ 2 Eggs beaten
↠ 8oz Tomato sauce                      ↠ 2 Cups spinach
↠ Tabasco sauce                            ↠ 1 Cup mushrooms
↠ Cayenne pepper                         ↠ 2 tbsp Avocado
At medium temp, heat a tbsp of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the beans, tomato sauce, 3 dashes tabasco and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (add more for added spice!). Bring to the boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes / until the beans are soft and sauce thick.
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At medium temp, heat tbsp of olive oil in a medium sized pan and add the mushrooms. Saute until soft and then add the eggs. Allow this to cook for a couple of minutes, mixing the mushrooms through the egg. As it begins to scramble add the spinach and cover, allowing the spinach to wilt. After a couple of mins, remove the lid and stir together, season with salt and black pepper as desired.
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I serve this with 2 tbsp’s of avocado on the side. This meal is balanced in fat, protein and carbohydrates and will keep you full for a few hours. Substitute the mushrooms with any other tasty vegetable. Zucchini works really well.
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The perfect snack pancake!

PancakesI LOVE these simple and nutritious pancakes! A fellow CrossFitter kindly gave me the recipe and I adjusted the portions to create a balanced snack. Prepping and cooking can take a little time but once you’ve made a batch, they’re a great go to snack for the week ahead, depending on how much time you have! It’s just as important to prepare snacks as it is your main meals. When you have a wee rumble in your tumble it’s easy to grab a chocky biscuit/cereal bar – lets avoid that situation and prepare your snacks! Take an hour or so on a Sunday afternoon. It’ll be worth your time.
Ingredients – (based on 1 portion, makes 3)
↠ 1 whole egg  / 2 large egg whites
↠ ¼ cup cottage cheese
↠ ⅓ cup rolled oats
↠ ½ cup blueberries
↠ 6 roasted almonds

Pancake Ingredients

Put a flat skillet onto a medium heat to warm up whilst you pull together the ingredients. If the pan is not hot enough or at the right temperature these pancakes will stick and be a flop!
Next blast all the ingredients together in a blender. The mixture might have a gritty consistency but you don’t notice this when eating them once they have cooled.
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Pour some of the mixture onto the skillet. It is ready to flip when the pancake starts to bubble. This mixture will make three thin medium sized pancakes. Huge pancakes are great but the pancake split in two when I tried to flip it!
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If blueberries aren’t your thing, substitute with 1/3 banana. Delish! I’d love to hear what you think of them! Enjoy!