Hummus and Quinoa Salad

What motivates you to workout? The other day someone asked me how I stay motivated to workout six days a week.  The answer is I like food.  All joking aside, I’ve always been pretty good about sticking with a workout routine.  I feel that it’s good for the body and the mind.  I even work out when I’m on vacation.  Yup, I’m serious and my husband can vouch for me.  I still manage to gain weight on vacation, mind you, but it does help to counteract all of the extra calories that I consume. Food, on the other hand, is my downfall because… …

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Homemade Iced Tea

Did you know that it’s easy to make iced tea?  Okay fine, you probably do. I didn’t even know that one could make iced tea at home until my husband showed me a few years ago.  I’m not sure why I was that naive because you can pretty much make anything at home.  Nevertheless, I learned something new and I haven’t bought a tub iced tea powder since then.  I really thought iced tea just came from big tubs with little plastic scoops in them. It’s a staple in our home all summer long and I made the first batch …

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Breakfast Pizza

Have you ever made a breakfast pizza?  It’s life changing. I took all of the usual egg breakfast suspects, added some mozzarella cheese, put it all on a piece of Naan bread, and I’m calling it a breakfast pizza.  Guys, this is my favorite breakfast right now.  No joke. As with any personal pizza, you can dress it up however you like.  If you want to skip the bacon, then go for it.  If you want to add waffles on top instead of eggs and potatoes, then…  well, a carb on top of a carb might be weird but I say do …

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Low Calorie Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are muffins for breakfast or dessert?  This has been an ongoing debate with my husband. I think muffins are intended to be for breakfast (but can really be eaten at any time of the day) and my husband says they are more of a dessert.  Muffins are like cupcakes without frosting so I see where he is coming from.  However if coffee shops entice you to buy them with your morning coffee then I stand by my theory. I made these chocolate chip muffins the other day and they have fewer calories than your average chocolate chip muffin.  I’m always …

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Lemon Scones

Scones are always a good idea. I have never made lemon scones before so I thought that I should do something about that.  I started by using my trusty base scone recipe, which I shared with you guys last year.  It’s become my go-to scone recipe because it’s delicious and easy to alter for almost any flavor that you want. There is NO lemon extract going on here.  It’s actually a forbidden ingredient in our home because quite frankly we find it tastes gross, smells gross, and really mostly reminds us of bathroom cleaner.  The key to having a great …

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