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The Week of Eats: Breakfast Swaps and Can’t Quit Salad

Hi and happiest of Fridays!

Time for the weekly eats recap. I’ve been playing around with making some small changes to my diet. Mostly experimenting with less cold and raw food for reasons having to do with ayurveda (just a little trial and error, nothing serious) but boy is it hard to break that smoothie and salad habit (I kind of failed on the salad front this week)!

11.6oatmeal

Pumpkin banana egg white oatmeal. (Recipe, add pumpkin puree.)

11.6eggs

Two scrambled eggs with spinach, tomatoes and avocado. Beet, ginger, grapefruit, kale, apple, cucumber juice on the side. Did you almost fall over when you saw this? I know. I ate it at 8 a.m. this morning!

11.6muffin

Pumpkin apple muffin from Sunflour.

11.6openfaced

Open faced sandwich (on National Sandwich Day!) with mayo, mashed avocado, lemon rosemary turkey, tomatoes and cheddar.

11.6choppedsaladprep

Chopped salad. I chopped up romaine, spinach, carrots, avocado, kalamata olives, cucumber and turkey and put it in a salad spinner with feta, pine nuts and dried cranberries. I dressed it with a tahini dressing and gave it a spin. I’ve never tried this before so I didn’t know how it would work out.

11.6choppedsalad

Turned out great! I liked the way it mixed up the toppings and spread out the dressing.

11.6kalesalad

I met a friend for lunch at 300 East and ordered this salad featuring kale (the kale in the back was massaged and in the front was like kale chips), roasted golden beets, pistachios, dried cranberries and burrata. While this salad was delicious, the first thing I asked was…where’s the other half?

11.6applesnack

I’ve been digging this snack all week. Chunky peanut butter, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter and hot tea in my Adagio Tea Pot. I recently brought it out again in preparation for the crazy amount of tea I’ll drink over the next few months. I love watching the loose tea “bloom” as it steeps.

11.6burger

Burger night. Grass-fed beef burger topped with feta Sriracha Aioli and served over avocado in a lettuce wrap. Roasted sweet potatoes, turnips and asparagus on the side.

11.6chickenchili

Slow cooker white chicken chili. I posted the recipe yesterday!

11.6dinnersalad

Dinner salad with romaine, spinach, avocado, pecans, feta, rotisserie chicken, carrots, tomatoes and homemade honey mustard with greek yogurt (recipe here).

11.6seaweedsalad

Seaweed salad.

11.6gururoll

Sushi. Always a good dinner choice. This is one of my favorite rolls. It’s the “Guru Roll” and has tuna, lump crab and avocado topped with spicy aioli and fried shallots and garlic.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

What have you been eating for breakfast lately?


{ 11 comments… add one }
  • 1
    She Rocks Fitness November 6, 2015, 3:35 pm

    Lately breakfast has been lots of apples and nut butter and then whatever else I feel like mixing in…I cannot get enough nut butter lately…need those healthy FATS!

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins November 7, 2015, 10:03 pm

      Yum! I almost always add nut butter to whatever I eat for breakfast whether its oatmeal, a smoothie, or toast!

  • 3
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 6, 2015, 3:51 pm

    My breakfasts have totally be all the oatmeals, quinoa flakes, and buckwheat porridges, loaded with nut butters!

    • 4
      Jen DeCurtins November 7, 2015, 10:04 pm

      YUM! The more nut butter, the better!

  • 5
    Sarah November 6, 2015, 4:53 pm

    Would love for you to share your tahini dressing recipe!

  • 6
    Amanda November 7, 2015, 8:41 am

    I love the salad spinner idea!

  • 7
    Carolyn November 7, 2015, 8:49 pm

    Where did you get those beautiful grapes? I’m having a hard time finding good ones these days.

  • 8
    Molly November 8, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Hi Jen! Can you tell me your go to French press formula? Mine tastes so bitter when I make it…but on those random days that I get it right, I love it! I need a more consistent recipe. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!!

    • 9
      Jen DeCurtins November 8, 2015, 11:25 pm

      Yes, I will measure out and write it down and post my method for y’all in the coming weeks. Won’t be this week because I’m not going to be at home but hopefully the next!

  • 10
    tara November 9, 2015, 2:17 pm

    eggs, eggs, and more eggs ; )

  • 11
    Mandy November 9, 2015, 10:35 pm

    I follow aryuveda too. I took the quiz, and I am a Vata Dosha. I feel you…it’s tough to not drink smoothies and eat salads every day. Looking forward to more recipes!

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