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Food Porn: 7 Ways to Eat Your Eggs

I love eggs. I literally could eat them everyday. I understand that eggs aren’t for everyone, but if you are an egg lover, you might find these following recipes at the top of you must try list. But before we get to the goods, let me share the benefits of the all amazing egg. The protein found in eggs is the highest quality protein found in any food. One eggs boost 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories, making the egg a healthy addition to any weight loss/management diet. They contain vitamin B12, which is necessary for fat breakdown…

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Food Porn: 5 Scrumptious Brunch Ideas + Simple Pleasure #5

Who doesn’t love brunch? There is just something about eating a late breakfast (or early lunch) with probably way too much food than you need that just gives me that more fuzzy feeling. In my household we probably make or go out for brunch every weekend. It’s almost a weekend necessity. I also love trying new restaurants, but last weekend we made brunch at home and there was something really rewarding about sitting at the table munching down some delicious food that I JUST MADE! Oh and the mimosas… gathering of family and/or friends… coffee… pancakes… oh the pleasures of…

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Simple Pleasure #43: Avocados

Oh those avocados. They are one of my favorite fruits. Yep, if you didn’t know already, avocados are considered a fruit. Are you ready to hear more facts about avocados? They are insanely good for you. They’ve got a bad rap (just like coconuts) but I’m out to change that. On most days I’ll eat a whole avocado a day (you can imagine I go through a lot of avocados each week but well worth it). Ok so here’s the facts people… Way to go San Diego! – San Diego County is the Avocado Capital of the U.S., producing 60…

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Simple Pleasure #60: Farmer's Markets

I Love, Love, Love farmer’s markets!!! Fresh produce, friendly faces, free samples, live music, dancing kids, art, … really just can’t get any better. Every Sunday I head to my local market and get my produce for the week. How great is it to know you are supporting local farms and organic agriculture? Sometimes they have better deals than the stores because they come straight from the farm… my favorite is the free samples. Free samples of everything! Oranges, mangos, tomatoes, chocolate, green drink, cookies, even cactus. Lovin’ life at the farmer’s market! You can shop a farmers market one…

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Simple Pleasure #7: Cheat Day

This is what happens on cheat day… Yep. Those would be chocolate maple bacon cupcakes. Cheat day allows me to eat them… without the guilt. Sunday through Friday my diet is very clean. No soy, no dairy, no gluten, no sugar (other than fruit). Lot’s of veggies… and I do mean lots. Fish, eggs, small amounts of chicken and that’s about it. But Saturday. Saturday is cheat day. Which means that if I want something, I can have it. I still go about with my normal eating habits but if I want pancakes with my eggs well then by golly I…

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Cut Portion Sizes, Not Ingredients

I just recently read an article in the Los Angeles Times called ” Chef, Can You Help?” (read it here). In summary the article was about how chefs were asked to lower the fat and calories by 25% without affecting the food’s deliciousness. It was based on a 2010 study from the journal Obesity. The researchers that conducted the study asked 432 chefs from all over the U.S. if they could reduce the calories in their menu items by 10% to 25%. It goes on to stay that 93% of the chefs thought it could be possible.  Most of them said they’d…

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Simple Pleasure #19: PB Peanut Butter

A crazy thing happened over Father’s Day weekend. I couldn’t finish a cupcake!!! I know, crazy. Those of you that know me are probably shocked. I have been cutting out sugars from my diet for a few weeks now so it was no surprise that my body rejected the sugar from the cupcake… which I’m actually happy for. It’s about time my sweet tooth is put in check. But I still have a sweet tooth but have now discovered something to satisfy those sweet cravings… PB Peanut Butter’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter peanut butter. It’s peanut butter mixed with M&M’s….

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