What I Eat In A Day | August 7, 2015

I was back at home, and out of my apartment for the week so today’s food was a little different than it typically is. For breakfast, I didn’t have my “usual,” but instead had two slices of (slightly burnt..oops!) Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread drizzled with maple syrup and two bananas. I also had a cup of coffee, with some almond milk added to it. 

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My mom has a huge container of herbs, and the basil was growing super tall. I picked off several stems and started to dry them to make some dried basil. It’s really easy to do! All you have to do is pick some stems of an herb, then tie a string (yarn or twine works well) to the end of the stem, and then tie each stem to a coat hanger. Hang the hangers in a dark, dry closet for a few weeks and you’ll have some awesome/flavorful dried herbs! Super simple and inexpensive!

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What I Eat In A Day

Today started off at 9:45am with breakfast being an Ezekiel English Muffin with one half of it spread with peanut butter, and the other a strawberry jelly from Trader Joe’s (sweetened with fruit juice!). I also had a bowl of fruit: a banana, strawberries, and cantaloupe. Of course a cup of black coffee was served along side it all!

IMG_8303I then ran some errands, worked on some blog stuff, and then was ready for lunch! Around 12:00pm I made my Spinach Veggie Wrap but instead of a spinach tortilla, I used a whole wheat tortilla. I also ate some cantoulpe with it.
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus


Hummus is a food that I typically buy pre-made. In my mind it’s a lot cheaper, and quicker to just buy it already made. But recently, I’ve tried to steer away from pre-made/convenience foods and put more effort and love into the food that I am eating. By doing this, I came up with this yummy hummus recipe that is actually much cheaper than pre-made and takes less than 20 minutes to whip up. Also, by making your own you can control what you put in your hummus. Most store bought hummus has preservatives and is high in oil.

The red peppers can definitely be left out, and the flavor can be changed to whatever you’d like. Add more garlic if you would like a more garlic heavy hummus, add cilantro and lime for a Mexican inspired hummus, or different spices to create whatever kind of hummus your hummus loving heart desires!

Most hummus recipes call for tahini which is similar to peanut butter but made with sesame seeds. This ingredient is pretty expensive, so I have found that just using raw sunflower seeds tends to take on the tahini flavor.

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How-To Make Popcorn

A lot of people don’t realize that popcorn is actually a whole grain, meaning it is unrefined and has all of the grain components, providing the most nutrients. If you make popcorn the “right way” then it is a great snack to have that’s packed with whole grains.

Most people buy bagged popcorn that is full of butter and chemical additives. Instead, pop your own with plain old popping corn kernels, and a brown paper bag! It is so quick, easy, and way less expensive than the pre-bagged microwave popcorn, and it so much better for you. By popping your own, you can control how much butter, how much salt, and how many additives you put in it.

See all the added ingredients in this bag of microwave popcorn? If you pop your own the only ingredient is popping corn!

So here is how you pop your own popcorn…

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