Quinoa Breakfast Bake

This quinoa breakfast bake has been waiting for me every morning during the past week. Delicious, nutritious and the best part is I didn’t have to cook it. Just place a slice on my plate, top with a dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt (highly recommended) and a few berries or bananas. I even didn’t warm it up because we decided to get rid of microwave for health reasons.

Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Did I tell you, guys, I stopped eating any bread products? Even Ezekiel ones?! Just occasionally I would eat half a toast with peanut butter. It happened unintentionally. By eating more whole foods like grains, seeds, vegetables and fruits, I had no room left for bread. And yes, I did see a change in my body definition. This blueberry quinoa salad is one of my new whole food meals, perfect for hot summer days. This is all you might need for lunch or dinner, well maybe kale blueberry…
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Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

Who buys a bag of lemons? My husband. I buy bananas by tens of lbs. Together we look like two zookeepers. In reality, we are a normal North American family who buys food in bulk, loads it in a trunk, hauls it home and stuffs the fridge and pantry like there is no tomorrow. I had to ask for a permission to borrow a few lemons from Alex for this blueberry chia pudding. Crazy but we have our own “Do not touch my food” items. Do you? It’s way…
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Healthy Lemon Blueberry Muffins

For me, healthy muffins do not come from a grocery store or Starbucks. Even if the tag says “healthy”. An absence of sprinkles and presence of icing doesn’t mean healthy either. My healthy muffins mean no refined sugar, no canola/vegetable oil and at least 50% of whole grain/gluten free flour. Healthy food => clean food => whole food. If I use white flour, I make sure it’s organic and makes up not more than half of the total flour used in the recipe. If you use only whole…
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Healthy Oatmeal Scones

Healthy oatmeal scones made with 3 times less butter and sugar than traditional recipe. White flour makes only 1/3 of the dough, substituted by steel cut oats and whole wheat flour. To make the scones moist I used Greek yogurt. Perfect Back to School snack. Confession: I have never made scones before but I’ve been buying steel cut oats from Costco for over a year. On a box, there is a blueberry scone recipe with 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. But I was intrigued with steel cut…
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Blueberry Strawberry Salsa

I live in a blueberry country, so we eat a lot of blueberries. New studies show that freezing doesn’t damage their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants, so I freeze blueberries in vacuum sealed Ziploc bags. In winter we just eat them plain frozen, in summer fresh, by a handful or in salads – blueberry quinoa salad or kale blueberry salad. Blueberries are awesome and are considered a superfood! Full of antioxidants more than any other fresh fruit. They boost up your immune system and prevent infections. Blueberries keep you young, prevent…
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