Healthy Quick Egg Breakfast

Today I have decided to restart my diet.  With the Thanksgiving Holiday finally over and all of my sweets (Cakes and Pies) are almost gone, I have decided to hit the restart button YET AGAIN.  This morning I am starting off with a really healthy breakfast using Mixed Greens, Mushrooms, Onions, and Turkey Sausage, and 2 Eggs.  This is a really wholesome and  healthy breakfast, and really gives a lot of energy to carry you thru the day.  Hope you enjoy this short video.



Collard Greens and Lentils

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This has got to be one of my most favorite Diet Comfort Soul Foods.  When dieting we always have moments when we fill like giving up and throwing in the towel.  When I feel like this I go straight to this meal,  and after eating a bowl I fill 100% better.  I recall the last time I made this dish, my Husband came in with a smile on his face, and told me he could smell the wonderful aroma all the way down the street(He thought I was cooking him a gourmet meal)  Well his smile quickly turned to a frown when he saw that it was only my Collard and Lentils.  I’m sure there are many ways to make this healthy dish, but here is my rendition.

  • Bacon
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • 1-2 Cups Dry Lentils
  • 1 Bag of Old Glory Collard Greens
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper for Season

Sauté Garlic and Onions in large pot with Olive Oil, for about 3 mins.  Next cut bacon in small pieces, and add to the pot with the Garlic and Onions.  Once the Bacon has cooked, add 6 Cups of water to the pot and bring to a boil.  Once the water is boiling add in your Collard Greens, and place top on and let simmer on Med-High for 30 mins to 1 hr.  Once your Collard Greens are tender, add in your Lentils and Carrots.  Add in additional water if needed let simmer for 15 more mins, or until lentils are tender and done, and VOILA, you have a healthy meal that covers all of your needs.  It also makes you feel really good after eating a bowl.  A pot of this will go a really long way😋 Hope you enjoy, I know I will.

Quinoa Stir Fry

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I have been trying to stay on a Health Kick and make sure I eat the right foods.  I’ve researched a lot of different foods and kept coming across Quinoa and the wonderful benefits it offers your body.  Finally on yesterday I decided to purchase a box and see what all the hype was about.  I looked in my freezer and saw some frozen stir fry veggies, and then decided to make Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry….😋.  I must say after all of my negative thoughts, on this delicious grain, it was really, really good.  Here’s what I did:

  • Bag of Stir Fry Veggies
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • Stir Fry Sauce (Any brand of your choice)

Cook Quinoa as suggested.

Heat Olive Oil in pan.  Sauté  garlic in pan for about 2 mins.  Add veggies to pan, and cook for 5-10 mins.  Next add onions, and chicken and cook for additional 5 mins.  Once the vegetables and chicken are cooked, pour in your stir fry sauce, and fry for 3 mins.  Remove from stove and stir in Quinoa , and enjoy.


My Low-Calorie Morning Breakfast: Green Eggs No Ham

WIN_20141021_085123So I had to share this delicious recipe that I made this morning. I always try to eat a healthy breakfast, but get tired of eating the same ol thing. This morning I decided to try something different. I have been reading a Blog called well she has a lot of creative ideas.  So this morning I decided to make my own version and I will call this Green Eggs No Ham😉.  My pictures are not all that great, (Must invest in better camera)

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I used Spinach, Kale, Onions, Garlic, and Mushrooms and cooked this in a little bit of Olive Oil, with the top on the pot.  Once my greens had shrunk, and  were to my likening I cracked an egg on top, and covered for about 2-3 mins, to get that poached egg effect.  This is a must try, the garlic and onions give this dish a wonderful flavor.