Quinoa Egg Muffins with Sundried Tomato & Spinach

These quinoa egg muffins are a complete breakfast on the go or a snack, filled with complex carbs from quinoa and healthy fats from flax or chia seeds. So easy and delicious, I recommend to double the recipe and freeze. Also try mini frittatas with spinach, and sweet potato egg bake with taco seasoning. Eating clean and working out, especially lifting, means 5 meals a day for me and Alex. Plus 2 kids => that is a lot of cooking and food. These quinoa egg muffins are very,…
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Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles Salad

Oh my, this cold and saucy Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles Salad wow-ed me and I thought I can’t surprise myself anymore. Somehow, for the longest time I thought bean sprouts would go so well together with zucchini noodles, and I was right. Crunchy and fresh veggies, combined with lightly browned tofu, scrambled eggs, sweet shrimp, roasted peanuts and “drowning” in healthy version of Pad Thai sauce.

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.

Eggplant Fritters

Meaty juicy eggplant fritters dipped in a peppery egg wash and fried with no oil. Serve as a side dish for meat and poultry, on a whole wheat bun to make a veggie burger (use 2 patties), inside a whole wheat pita as a sandwich or on its own as a vegetarian cutlet/savoury pancake. These no fuss eggplant fritters are versatile, quick and dirt cheap. No grinder, food processor or pre-baking is required either.

Avocado and Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats Recipe

Light breakfast for dinner couldn’t be easier than these Avocado and Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats. Besides cutting and fluffing the squash, dicing an avocado and cracking the egg, this recipe doesn’t require much work. It is truly a no hassle weeknight healthy dinner. Just the baking time during which you could spend time with the kids or work out.:) One night I just opened my fridge and saw 2 spaghetti squash I bought for something. Tested a few times and this recipe is a perfection. I love baked avocado…
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Japanese Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love Japanese food. In fact, that’s the only food we eat when we go out. Because it is hard to prepare good quality sushi and sashimi at home, I’m willing to spend money on it. So, it was nice to make this Japanese quinoa salad at home and enjoy my favourite Japanese flavours of the Ginger Soy & Sesame dressing combined with edamame beans, eggs, carrots, cucumbers, scallions and sesame seeds.

Quinoa Egg Muffins with Broccoli

With Easter upon us, these quinoa egg muffins would be a great addition to your Easter brunch or breakfast table. Equally they would be fantastic for a Mother’s Day brunch, Christmas Day breakfast and more importantly – weekdays. These quinoa egg muffins are quick, packed with lean protein and complex carbs, keep well in a fridge and can be frozen. I do not make eggs for breakfast during the week because I simply do not have time. Between packing 2 kids for school/daycare, squeezing in a work out and getting…
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Healthy French Toast Casserole

As a kid, my grandma made French Toast, grenki in Russian, almost every weekend for breakfast. A thick slice of stale white Russian bread “baton” dipped in eggs and milk, then pan fried. It was sweet, moist and melt in your mouth breakfast we have been waiting for all week. Last week, I recreated so popular French Toast Casserole for all of us healthy people out there. This breakfast casserole is super quick, lighter than any traditional French Toast Bake recipes and is perfect for weekend and Christmas…
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Healthy Chef Salad Recipe

Chef salad has been one of my favourite North American recipes ever since I landed on this prosperous land. Seriously, if you still don’t know, we got it all and way more. Trust me on this one. LIfe is crazy! My house is loud, gets messy (I’m a clean freak and paying for it) and there are always bazillion things on the schedule. By Thursday, I’m usually ready for a hot tub and wine but this week I did something different. I got back to working out regularly,…
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Crustless Zucchini Pie

I got it all figured out for you, guys, when it comes to corn tortillas in this light and summery crustless zucchini pie (also try my crustless zucchini quiche with a tiny bit of spelt or whole wheat flour). Ready?! Nutritional facts of corn tortillas are similar to whole wheat tortillas. Shocking? I know! I’ve been missing out on these guys for the last 13 years. In a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list…
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