Just a few more days and it’s Halloween. The house is decorated, costumes are hanging in the closet, candy is patiently waiting for little ones to knock on the door and yell ‘TRICK or TREAT’; there is not much more to do but wait for the big day. And then it hits me….create a new tradition; Halloween breakfast. So I scoured Pinterest in hopes of finding the perfect Halloween breakfast.
This is cute but not very healthy. Let’s keep looking and see what alternatives we find.
Boiled egg eyeballs…..this is pretty cool but to be honest I am not sure I could eat these because they would feel too much like an eyeball. LOL.
This looks so yummy, using a strawberry jam or something like that for the blooooood.
I was also thinking of blending up some spinach and mixing it in with scrambled eggs so they would turn green. Then you could put ketchup on them (my kiddo loves ketchup on his scrambled eggs) or salsa and there you have it…frankenstein eggs with a side of blllooood.
Or you can cut out different shapes (ghost, witches hat, etc,) in slices of bread and make french toast (or pane carrozza as my mom and dad call it). You can also cut out these shapes and make sppooky little sandwiches for the kiddos lunch. Okay, so it may seem a little corny but I love it!!! Why not keep the fun going? 😉
Just when I think the fun and excitement of Halloween is drawing to an end, I see these. Yep, I am stoked!!! Can’t wait to make these for my little man…..and myself if I am going to be totally honest. 😉
Oh and I tried yet another vlog. It’s funny the looks you get when you walk down the street or in a store and you are vlogging. Oh well, I am doing it for your viewing enjoyment so it’s all worth it. 🙂
I can’t lie, I love my coffee….I mean love, love, love my coffee.
I’ve heard the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to coffee but is it all true? Is coffee good or bad? Is tea better for you?
I think the key is moderation and of course what you put into your coffee. If you load it with artificial sweeteners, cream, etc. then perhaps the bad outweighs the good.
I have cut my coffee intake WAY down, I allow myself one spendiferous cup in the morning and then if I long for a warm beverage in the afternoon, I have a cup to tea. And yes, I made “spendiferous” up…it is the only way I can express my love for coffee)
Speaking of tea, Green tea is super good for you in so many ways and a big bonus is that it helps you lose weight. Oh yeah, this just moved up on my list.
For those of you, who don’t like coffee or tea, don’t fret. 🙂 I have a warm beverage that may be right up your alley; hot cocoa. This tasty treat actually has the same benefits of dark chocolate and anytime you can incorporated chocolate into your diet, you count me in!
Remember, everything in moderation. Enjoy your Thursday and keep hydrated.
Since it is Tone It Up Tuesday, I thought we would start with a simple, healthy, and delicious breakfast.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 4 eggs (or 6 egg whites)
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or almond butter)
- dash of vanilla
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal
- Optional – coconut oil to grease the griddle or frying pan.
Add all ingredients in a blender and blend (see pretty simple huh). 🙂
I then poured about 1/2 cup of the mixture into a hot frying pan. The batter was pretty liquidy but I kept the faith and let it brown on one side.
So pretty!! Side note, I would be lying if I didn’t totally play up an elaborate “cooking show” as I whipped up a batch of these delicious pancakes.
As you can see, my 1/2 cup serving got larger and larger but don’t worry, we had no problem gobbling these babies up.
The verdict: these were a hit. I will admit the texture was a little different and it took my mind a second to adapt as I tasted the banana and peanut butter in a pancake (seriously folks I am pretty plain jane when it comes to food). After I got past that, I could stop myself from gobbling bite after bit…portion control went out the window this round. 😉
I found this recipe on One Fit Window. If you’ve never heard of this blog you should definitely check it out. Her story is inspirational, her pictures are amazing, and her zest for living a healthy lifestyle is beyond contagious.
Try it out and let me know if you are a fan or not. I would be interested in hearing your take on this recipe along with any tweaks you try.