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Sriracha Egg Breakfast

Holy moly, is it Friday yet? This week is draaaaaaagggggggggggggggggiiiinnnngggg by. Sometimes when you’re struggling to get through the work week, you need a nice protein filled breakfast to give you a jump start to your day and to keep you going throughout the day.

So, I bring you my favorite morning breakfast.

Sriracha Eggs

  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha to taste

Heat a nonstick pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Whisk eggs and pour into hot pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add in cheese and scramble to combine.

Once eggs are cooked, place on a plate and top with Sriracha to your taste.

*Note: More is better when it comes to your Sriracha 🙂

I’m sure its no surprise to y’all by now that I have a love for the delicious vinegary yet spicy Rooster sauce. Hence Sriracha Mac and Cheese. Sriracha has many uses but one of my favorites is loading it up on my eggs. The eggs and cheese tone down the heat but still giving you the flavor of the sauce. Love. It.

This meal keeps me full after a morning workout until around 11 or so. Not too shabby!

Hopefully y’all will enjoy eggs this way as much as I do! Delicious.

Goodnight y’all! 🙂

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Pesto, Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Flatbread

Tired of the standard sandwich or salad at lunchtime? Or even Lean Cuisine or Smart One? Say goodbye to ordinary lunches friends!

The key to this dish are these Flatout tortillas/flatbreads. They’re high in fiber, low in carbs, low fat AND 100% whole wheat! Score.

Oh and did I mention they don’t taste like a “light” tortilla? Double score.

They make these in different flavors but I went with the Italian version so instead of using these for a wrap of some sort I used it as a pizza crust for a quick weekday lunch.

Oh and note: do not rush while making these and trying to get photos taken on your lunch bread. You could burn the crap out of your arm and go back to work with a weird, splotchy burn mark on your arm and have to roll your arm on a cold can of Diet Coke for an hour. But that’s strictly a hypothetical situation of course…

This is what you’ll need: one flatbread, prepared pesto, crumbled goat cheese and slices of red bell pepper. A log of goat cheese would work just the same but I just used what I had on hand.

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Flatbread

  • 1 Flatout flatbread
  • 3 heaping teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • slices of red bell pepper

Preheat broiled on high heat.

Spread pesto evenly on flatbread. Sprinkle goat cheese over pesto. Place red pepper strips on top.

Heat for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and flatbread is crispy.

Slice it on up and enjoy! This was filling yet didn’t leave me overly full and I didn’t even notice that 2-3 o’clock slump feeling.

Now, time to finish up Teen Mom 2 before heading up to bed! These girls baffle me sometimes but I just can’t stop watching! True Life: I have a trashy TV addiction…

Goodnight y’all! 🙂

Super Bowl Fun

GO GIANTS!

I really have no affiliation to the Giants as I am a Redskins fan but I am happy to see the Giants pull out a win yet again.

As with most Super Bowl parties, we had waaaaay too much food.

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Note: you’re not even seeing half of it. That’s only what was left of the 2 3 foot subs we had, Carolina salsa and taco dip.

We also had wings going in the fryer outside.

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And of course out stadium cake which ended up being finished with blue icing for the Giants but I thought y’all would like to see some of the details on the cake before I covered it all up.

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What did y’all do for the Super Bowl?

Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes

I’m sure by now I’m boring y’all with my crock pot recipes but I just can’t get enough of them lately! This one is sure to make it into your meal rotation because its super simple while still being healthy and filling.

And did I mention it only has 2 ingredients?

A coworker of mine brought some cookbooks in to work the other day to get some ideas for weeknight meals over lunch and one of them was a Southern Living book. Naturally, I had to start flipping through it to get ideas for things to make for the blog and stumbled on this recipe.

But have you ever made baked potatoes? They take forever to cook. My mom would always start them in the microwave and then finish them in the oven so they could still have that yummy, crispy skin. But, sometimes you just don’t have them time. So when I saw this solution on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it out.

I kept thinking there was no way they’d cook without some kind of liquid in the pot with them but when I came home at lunch they were perfect! Not to mention the only clean up was throwing away the aluminum foil. Ahhhh simple meals. 🙂

This was the perfect lunch and would also be great for a light dinner. Perhaps a Meatless Monday? Unless of course you have a boyfriend/husband who insists that no meal is complete without some sort of meat…

The broccoli provides fiber and the cheese sauce allows you to think you’re having something indulgent when the entire package is only 150 calories! I promise you will not be let down by these!

Broccoli and Cheese Potatoes

  • 10 oz package frozen broccoli with cheese sauce (I used Green Giant)
  • 2 baking potatoes

Rinse and scrub baked potatoes. Pat dry and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in crock pot on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours).

Take potatoes out of the crock pot and cut potatoes to about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom. Squeeze potatoes from each side to open. Fluff pulp with a fork.

Heat broccoli according to package directions. Split the contents between the two potatoes and serve.

These are also great to get something healthy into your diet before you indulge in all of tomorrow’s football goodies.

We’re going to brunch for my Mom’s birthday tomorrow and then the festivities will begin so it will be a day full of eating for sure! Promptly followed by a date with the treadmill Monday morning. Blah.

Have a great weekend y’all! 🙂

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What are your Super Bowl plans?

Are you hosting the party or attending a party?

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