Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

Black Bean Breakfast BowlI am not a person that likes to follow one specific diet. No high protein, low carbs, not weight watchers, no specifics at all. One day I can eat all completely healthy food, the next day I can go to KFC. I am definitely an everything in moderation kind of gal. This really is the best of both worlds, and goes with my I like eating junk food, AND I love eating healthy too. So basically, you never know what you are going to get with me. this is one I would put in the healthier category, and we loved it. It had all sorts of delicious flavours, it was super quick to put together, and it had a delightful Mexi-twist on breakfast which we don’t usually get. Although black beans aren’t pretty, this is one I will be making again for sure.

Recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes

  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • salt and pepper
  1. Heat coconut oil in non-tick pan.
  2. Whisk eggs with 1 Tbsp. milk, and salt and pepper. Cook while scrambling until done to your likeness.
  3. Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans. Heat in pot with cumin and salt and pepper. Place on bottom of bowls. (Makes between 3-4 bowls)
  4. Top with eggs, then avocado, then salsa. Give dish another healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

B.L.T’s with Peppered Balsamic Mayo

IMG_7978Family Fun Fact: Put something between bread and my family will eat it. We love our sandwiches. I could easily serve them every day for lunch and nary a complaint would be heard. Maybe because they are so versatile, maybe we are just carb addicts. Whatever the reason I love to serve sandwiches as I am greeted by a table full of smiles. Side dishes are usually pretty easy as well, chips, or soup are our usual’s, and the family really loves those too!

Recipe from Taste of Home Recipe Card Collection

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • mixed greens
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

1. Cook bacon until crisp, drain. Toast bread.

2. Combine Mayo, vinegar, pepper and salt. Spread equally on bread slices.

3.Top with bacon, tomato, greens and avocado. Top with second bread slice to make sandwich.

4. Eat and enjoy!

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry Avocado SaladNow that is a long and descriptive title if I’ve ever heard one. Basically you know exactly what you are going to be getting. I found this recipe over at  Lauren’s Latest and knew it would be prefect to add to our summer menu. Summer, always a hard season for me to menu plan, gone are the days of pumpkin , soup, muffins, the days of salads are here. And sandwiches, and anything else to beat the heat. This salad was excellent, in all honesty, my husband kept on raving about it, so it is something we should be having again soon. I did switch out the kale for mixed greens, and increased them as the dressing went quite far, although I’m thinking the hearty kale would hold it all together a bit better. So thank you Lauren, for the lovely summer dish.

  • 8-10 cups mixed greens
  • 1 avocado- sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsps. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper

1. Place mixed greens and strawberries in salad bowl.

2. Whisk together mayo, sugar, vinegar and poppy seeds. Stir in bacon and salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad.

3. Top with avocado.

4. Eat and enjoy!

Subway-Calgary

SubwayAs our weekly Sunday lunch with the kids approached, I was in need of something a little healthier than our usual burger and fry place. After a very busy weekend, with lots of junk food, Subway was just what I was in the mood for. It helped that I saw a commercial for there new turkey avocado sub. I seriously love avocado, can’t beat it. So we tried it out, turkey, bacon, avocado and Swiss cheese on whole wheat bread. I added my veggies which now include spinach which I would always choose over lettuce so all in all I loved my sub. Plus, we tried out the location in Deerfoot Meadows which I have never been to before, and it will now be my Subway of choice as it had lots of seating, wasn’t very busy and was very clean. Nothing worse than walking into a dirty Subway…shiver… so lunch was a hit with all. I love our weekly lunch out with the family, a great thing to look forward to every single Sunday.
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