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Guest Post by Prosecco & Projects: What I Eat in a Day

EVERYONE knows my obsession with reading about what people eat in a day. I literally can’t get enough. I find it always interesting, often inspiring, and learn something new each time I get my hands on one of these articles.

Well below is no different. Morgan, the darling behind Prosecco & Projects shares with us a typical day for her through food below.

::Spoiler:: I am running to make Morgan’s Cardamom Cashew Milk Coffee Creamer RIGHT NOW.

Enjoy! 

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I wish that I could tell you about how I start my day off with a superfood smoothie and end it with some deliciously colorful buddha bowl but I promised myself that I would be honest! So here is what a self proclaimed house cat who dreams of being a cupcake connoisseur and wine expert eats in a day.

Everyday I start my morning with an AM Beauty Tonic. The name sounds fancy but really it should just be called daily digestion tonic. It has many benefits but the main reason I drink it is because it really gets things going. I think that the first thing that you put in your body everyday is the most important so I try to make sure its not a sugary doughnut or something along those lines. Thats not to say a doughnut isn’t next in line! Its all about balance right?!

 

After I sip my AM Beauty Tonic I move on to COFFEE! Yay! This is the best part of my day! Now here’s where I will be honest. I used to drink sugary chemical filled creamers and loved every minute of it! But after learning about how nasty those are I have trained myself to like more natural creamers! My favorite is my Cardamom Cashew Milk Coffee creamer! It is just so thick and delicious, you wont miss the stuff from the plastic bottle ever again!

I am not a huge breakfast person but I typically get hungry around 10:00 AM and want to grab something quick since I work full time and am usually knee deep in meetings around now. I love packing one of my Mini Sweet Potato and Ham Frittatas to-go. They are so easy… I just heat it up really quick and add hot sauce and avo! Total deliciousness. But if I am in a really big hurry I will have a hard boiled egg with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning sprinkled all over!

 

Lunch is kinda the same story. I usually end up eating at my desk while writing blog posts or answering emails. I love making a big pot of soup on Sundays. We will have it for dinner that night and then I will have it all week long for lunch! I love soup!

I will bring a few snacks just in case I get an afternoon craving! Some of my favorites are Chomps Beef Sticks, Carrots w/ Guac, and my fave- Jalapeno Popcorn. I have done the Whole30 a couple of times and it has totally changed my eating habits so I really try to make sure I am paying attention to what I am munching on. Don’t get me wrong I still indulge but when I do now I want to make it worth it. 

 

Like this delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie. I’m not wasting it on my afternoon snack in the office!

 

Dinner is totally random. There is no consistency here. It’s just whatever sounds good to me the night before. Some of our favorites are a burger salad with tons of Roasted Garlic Aioli smothered on top, a pot roast with roasted veggies, and tacos (duh!)!

As far as drinks go, I love LaCroix… particularly the coconut and tangerine flavors. I drink one kombucha a day and my fave is the seasonal Vanilla Oak flavor from Brew Doctors Kombucha. It tastes like cream soda. And of course I love a bubbly glass of Prosecco. I love it with a splash of pineapple juice and pomegranates. The pomegranates float around like little fireworks so you feel like everyday is a party!

xx,

Prosecco and Projects

Easy Plantain Bread

The most creative recipe name ever…    it’s just easy.

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This bread is an alternative to our corn bread “go to” that my kids love to eat all day, every day. Our favorite breakfast is cornbread, beans and fried egg. Yeah, we like that Central American fare- It’s easy.

This plantain bread is delicious and very versatile. With only a few ingredients, it is perfect for all of you Paleo people out there.  Personally, I like it with butter and honey drizzled on it. Some people may want to put almond or peanut butter on top. You get it, get creative.

I found a million recipes on Pinterest but they all seemed to be the same. Here is the one I followed by All Recipes.com.

NOW for Plantain Waffles. <— I will let you know!      These will be so, so good. No question about it.

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You can add cinnamon and honey to your batter. I saw a lot of people do that in the comments. I did not add either one but I did top it with both. I have also seen people make this batter into muffins as well which is a great idea.
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Recipe type: Grain Free
Ingredients
  • 2 large plantains << mine were over ripened and so it turned out pretty sweet, which is fine with me>>
  • 2 eggs. Remember, pasture raised is best
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt or more if you love salt
  • add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten. Cinnamon to bring out the sweet... You can also use this mixture to fry up some pancakes! Just use this recipe for the batter and make just like you would a pancake...
Instructions
  1. preheat over to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. add all ingredients to a food processor and blend
  3. spread the plantain batter into a rectangle, about ½ inch thick
  4. bake about 15 minutes and let cool
  5. If frying into pancakes, do as usual! Enjoy :)

 

Be nice everyone! It’s the right thing to do.

Love, BEC

Kind of Insane Roasted Broccoli Salad

roasted-broccoli-saladI LOVE BROCCOLI.  Not like cold, gross, hard, raw broccoli.  But roasted, caramelized, nutty, delicious broccoli.  I took my roasted broccoli to the next level and made a super simple, warm salad.  Salty and delicious. Measurements aren’t scientific so give it a whirl and add/take away wherever you like.

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Recipe type: Side dish, Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 head of broccoli, cleaned and trimmed and chopped into small pieces
  • EVOO
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  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup of toasted pecan pieces
  • Dried tart bing cherries (no added sugar)
  • ½ raw red onion
  • ⅓ cup of feta cheese
  • Lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. Cook the chopped broccoli at 350 for thirty-forty minutes with the evoo, salt and pepper and the coconut sugar (it helps everything to caramelize). Very finely chop the half of a red onion. After the broccoli is done and cooled enough to touch (but still warm), chop it into tiny pieces. Throw in a bowl and add the toasted pecans, raw red onion (leave it out if you don’t like it but I love the crunch!), cherries, feta and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Ready to eat!

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Superfood Oatmeal (my new best friend)

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Thanks to my friend Ted, blogger of Zensfans,  for inspiring me  to one up my oatmeal. I thought I was already killing it with my recipe……but this new one blows it away. Oatmeal……. can get boring, way too mushy, and absolutely colorless. Never again.  I added some of my stand by superfoods that were sitting in my cabinet getting ready to be dumped in my Vitamix for smoothies. Now, they have a whole other meaning. Meet this superfood oatmeal, my new best friend.

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Oddly enough, one of the best parts about this beauty is that it is not in a bowl. This is a huge 14 inch plate and helps me see all the goodies and get a scoop of my favorites in each and every bite. And just by the looks of it I feel like I am eating triple the portion I am in reality. This can be your breakfast, lunch, 3:00pm slump or even a dinner. It takes 2 minutes and 45 seconds in a microwave,(I know, I know, but I still use it) throw on your toppings (of course in the most loving way having them perfectly spread throughout) and enjoy life.

Superfood’s can be expensive. But if you look closely, I haven’t used much. This probably cost me between $2.00-$2.50 per serving. Lets face it, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will feel full, ENERGIZED, and be soooooo happy.

Superfood Oatmeal (my new best friend)
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup organic oats (one cup if you are having for dinner or just want more)
  • 1½ teaspoons organic dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon mulberries
  • 1 tablespoon wild blueberries
  • 1½ teaspoons unsweetened coconut and chia mix (I always have available in fridge)
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries ( I normally hate but they taste great in here)
  • 1½ teaspoons of crushed walnuts
  • ¼ cup of organic raspberries (or berry of your choice)
  • ½ cup unsweetened nut milk or organic whole milk
  • local honey to taste
  • cinnamon to taste
Instructions
  1. Take oats and cover with water. Feel free to follow instructions on your oatmeal box. I microwave for 2 minutes and 45 seconds because I'm always in a rush. Stove top is always better if you have time (don't do as I do….avoid microwave if possible).
  2. Take out and add your nut milk or whole milk. (this part is super important or your oatmeal will not be creamy)
  3. Sprinkle all your delish toppings and drizzle with honey.
  4. Cherish every bite.

Yum Yum to all,

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