Yummy!

It’s been a year since I got really serious about eating healthy.  Along the way I’ve discovered a few recipes that are healthy and tasty.  I’d love to blog more often about life in general, including my healthy lifestyle…but in general, my life gets pretty busy. : ) I’m posting links to some of my favorite (and most often requested) recipes so that I have an easy way to share.  Maybe some day I’ll get all fancy on my blog and post my recipes with my own pictures under a little tab called “recipes”…but until then this is what I’ve got!

Crock Pot Quinoa Chili
http://queenbeecoupons.com/crock-pot-slow-cooker-quinoa-chicken-chili-recipe/
This has got to be one of the easiest recipes ever! Nothing to cook…just throw it all in the crock pot.  I’m not 100% vegan, but it’s easy to eat healthy meals when you leave out meat & cheese! So I’ve never made it with chicken, although I’m sure that would be yummy! I typically use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  It’s easy to keep all the ingredients on hand so you can make it anytime!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas
https://ps11829.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/sweet-potato-black-bean-enchiladas/
This recipe is a little more complicated…but it makes a ton and is super yummy! Plus, I feel like a real fancy cook when I make this.  I typically use Ezekiel tortillas to keep it clean and add a little more protein.

**Breakfast**
Refrigerator Oatmeal
http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal
I make up a whole bunch of these and then eat them throughout the week.  Blueberry is my favorite and I’d even eat it for an afternoon snack.  My kids like it, too…which is fantastic!

Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Oatmeal
http://www.theyummylife.com/Slow_Cooker_Apple_Cinnamon_Oatmeal
I love waking up to a warm, healthy breakfast that’s ready to eat!  Ok, mostly I love waking up with a crock pot full of healthy food for my kids so I don’t have to figure out what to feed them when they wake up and are STARVING! But really, this one is tasty…and if you add a tiny bit extra brown sugar and cook it just right…you can pretend it is apple crisp! (But I have not added vanilla ice cream on top…yet!)

Banana Protein Muffins
http://dashingdish.com/recipe/banana-bread-protein-muffins/
Protein, protein, protein! I like to eat 1 or 2 of these for breakfast, or an afternoon snack.  Protein after my morning workout is an absolute must if I’m gonna be worth anything the rest of the day.  I need protein in my breakfast (with some delicious black coffee) in order to stay awake all morning!  I usually add a tiny bit (like a 1/2 tsp) of almond butter on top to add a little extra flavor.  Also…they freeze well so I make a batch or two at a time and then just pop them in the microwave when I’m ready.

I hope these are helpful to you!  Let me know if you try anything!

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