Mix up your whole grains!

One of my favorite pantry staples is a blend of brown jasmine rice, farro wheat, and red quinoa! You can mix it up with any flavors you enjoy, and voila, you have a filling and scrumptious meal!

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I simply sautéed a few shrimp, added a little broccoli, the cooked grains (cooking grains in bulk is a time saver!), and topped it off with: fresh avocado slices, lemon wedges, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and mixed greens for extra nutrients!

*Season to your liking; here are a few suggestions that are better for you than excess salt: 

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Roasted garlic
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs
  • Citrus juices- lemons, limes, and oranges are my personal favorites!

 

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Build a Better Breakfast Sandwich

Josh came across these little whole grain wheat thins one day, and they instantly became one of our favorite breakfast meals! I create a breakfast sandwich with anything I have in my fridge!

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  • Mixed greens
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Guacamole
  • Homemade salsa

Mise en place: A French culinary phrase, meaning “everything in its place”

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When you organize your ingredients, every meal is quick and easy to prepare: 

  1. Cook two egg whites for each sandwich *Note: egg whites are protein-rich and low in calories!
  2. Toast your wheat thins while your eggs are cooking
  3. Assemble your scrumptious breakfast sandwiches! *Note: These sandwiches are very filling; make one for yourself and wait to see if you’re still hungry. 

 

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* Guacamole adds creaminess to your sandwich, I use guacamole OR cheese, to keep the fat content at a good level.