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I'm still struggling with work/life balance but I managed to get a few good eats this month. We also purchased a lightbox so that we could take photos in the evenings without the yellow glow of the kitchen lights. I think it is working out well so far! Anyway, check out Laura's post for the full linkup to What I Ate Wednesday (via Peas & Crayons)

Breakfast:

I'm still terrible about eating breakfast daily but one weekend morning, I decided to finally make myself a healthy breakfast. And take pictures.

Acai Bowl with bananas, berries and granola

An Acai Bowl is quite easy and you can totally top it with whatever ingredients you prefer. Check out the base layer recipe at the bottom of this post. I was so happy that I had purchased berries which I knew would taste awesome with this. The granola is the pumpkin seed flax variety from Sprouts bulk bins. It was on sale for 2.99! I think I could put it on everything!

Lunch:

After digging through my pinterest boards, I decided to finally make Indian Spiced Quinoa from Indiaphile. Quinoa is joined by peas and chickpeas. A little toasting of the cashews really brings out some fabulous nuttiness. This recipe is a total keeper! The food was cooked the night before and it made for a perfect sized healthy lunch entree. 

Indian Spiced Quinoa with peas and cashews

The lovely napkin in the background was a hand-me-down from local foodie Stephanie Weaver of Migraine Relief Recipes (previously Recipe Renovator). She puts a healthy spin on recipes that fit her low sodium, migraine-free diet.

Indian Spiced Quinoa with peas and cashews

By the way, I'm experimenting with food styling. Is the wooden spoon working in this pic? That's tumeric I "spilt" on the board!

Dinner:

Ever since last month, Dennis has been picking up dinners here and there. He recently purchased a brand new cookbook (Hardcore Carnivore) and this is the creation he prepared for our dinner!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings. Yes, ingredients that you'd usually put in a sandwich but on CHICKEN WINGS! I promise you we easily finished all two pounds of that glorious grilled chicken. I loved the subtle sweet of the strawberry jam and the umami of peanut butter melted into a slightly charred skin. Dennis sure knows how to work a grill. I wonder what's next on the hubby-makes-dinner list...

And now, for the promised recipe... 

Recipe: Acai Bowl with Fruit and Granola

Serving Size: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sambazon Superfruit Pack (unsweetened, frozen)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 almond milk, unsweetened (can substitute other milks)
  • Toppings of choice (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, granola, etc)

Instructions:

  1. Run the frozen Sambazon packet under water for 5 seconds. Break up the packet then empty into the blender. Add frozen banana and almond milk then blend until creamy.
  2. Pour mixture into a bowl and top with your favorite fruits and granola.

See? Easy peasy. Makes for a healthy start to your day. If only life were this simple always!

What's your go-to breakfast? Are you into the ACAI lifestyle?

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