GF Pumpkin, Zucchini & Quinoa Breakfast Loaf

So who’s with me when I say breakfast is the hardest meal to get creative with?

Most days we are so rushed trying to get the household ready and out of the house that you usually scoff down a bowl of muesli or toast on the run. Yep me too!

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How To Make Homemade Granola

Making your own Granola can be a cost-effective way to enjoy your morning muesli. We all know how expensive they can be to buy and most of them contain sugar so why not make it yourself? It is easy to make a big batch and for one you have the control of what you put in it. Don’t like almonds don’t add them, don’t like raisins replace them with something else it’s up to you. Also you can use healthier unrefined options such coconut oil and natural sweeteners which are much better for you.

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Sundays Are For Brunching

Lazy Sundays are the best and if you don’t have children not waking up to an alarm equals heaven…Unfortunately for me I have three monsters who still wake up at the crack of dawn and are unbeknown to the word quiet so we are still up early as usual.

On Sundays we like to enjoy breakfast together something a little more special than the weekday oats and toast. Scrambled eggs are a crowd pleaser for the whole family, easy to whip and by adding a healthy kale pesto, sourdough toast with some watercress or fetta and a hot espresso we still feel like we are brunching at the local hipster cafe, difference is there is no crowds, no exuberant bill and we can still be in our pjs. Winning!!

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Kale & Basil Pesto

Ingredients

1 cup firmly packed kale leaves stalks removed

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup pinenuts

1/3 cup basil leaves

1/3 cup grated parmesan

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3tbs olive oil

salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place kale, garlic, pinenuts, basil, parmesan and lemon juice in a food processor and blitz till smooth
  2. Add olive oil while pulsing till well combined
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Place in a sterilisered airtight jar and keep in the fridge.

Pesto is also great as a dip or through pasta.

 

Chia Seeds, Tiny Balls Of Goodness

Chia Seeds are amongst the most nutritious foods on the planet, here are some reasons why you should be eating these tiny balls of goodness.

+ They are Gluten Free

+ Contain high amounts of fibre, protein, tons of antioxidants and my favourite omega3 fatty acids which assists in healthy brain development great for kids

+ Can lower the risks of heart disease

+ Maintains healthy bones

+ Improves exercise performance

+ Makes you feel fuller for longer, an excellent breakfast food

This recipe is so easy takes all of 5 mins to prepare, leave it in the fridge overnight and you have breakfast ready for the morning.

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Raspberry Chia Breakfast Pudding

  • Difficulty: easy peasy
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A easy prepared superfood breakfast or snack that the whole family can enjoy. You can add which ever fruit you like also can add to your favourite muesli or granola

Ingredients

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries mashed slightly with a fork

2 cups natural greek yoghurt

1/4 cup white chia seeds

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbs rice malt syrup

extra raspberries and blueberries to top

Directions

In a medium bowl add all ingredients and mix to combine, cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with extra fruit or muesli

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Frittata Basics

Mastering a basic frittata is essential, once you get whisking the possibilities are endless. Start with the basic egg mix then you can literally add anything you like to it. You can change it up and add different vegetables, herbs, deli meats, olives  and cheeses to keep things interesting. Fritattas are so versatile you can enjoy them for breakfast, a light lunch or even for quick dinner accompanied  with a salad.

Eggs are a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids which is essential for healthy brain functioning and is more enriched in free ranged chickens over caged, besides the fact it being more humane for the poor chickens of course. If you are wanting to lose weight I suggest to use half the amount of egg yolks so if the recipe says 8 eggs use 4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites as that is where the polyunsaturated fats lie. Maintaining a healthy life I believe you can enjoy good fats (polyunsaturated)  I never worry too much about them as I believe and as recent research suggests sugar is the weight gainer not fats.

*Basic Frittata consists of 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 2 cups of whatever fillings you like,  salt and pepper and that’s it!

*Tips: I slice into individual portions and cling wrap or place in a container and put in the freezer for when you are pressed for time. Don’t over whisk eggs and pre cook your vegetables.

Mediterranean Frittata with Goats Cheese

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A easy, versatile and cost effective meal, that is still healthy and delicious.

Ingredients

8 eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 cups  pre cooked vegetables (spanish onion, sweet potato, marinated capsicum, baby spinach, olives and pieces of goats cheese

Directions

  1. lightly whisk eggs and milk, saltt and pepper in a large bowl
  2. In an oven proof dish add cooked vegetables spreading evenly over the base o the dish
  3. Pour over egg mixture
  4. Bake in a 180’c oven for 25-30mins

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