Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I think it’s the easiest meal time to get in a rut with. Some people skip it all together (shame, shame) and others like me get in the habit of eating the same foods every morning.

I have a morning routine; I want coffee and I want to eat directly after a great workout. Unfortunately early in the morning sometimes my brain isn’t turned on in creative mode yet! My breakfasts end up being the same boring meal over and over again: eggs and toast or instant oatmeal.

This morning I decided to break out of my current rut and really think about what I like for breakfast. My favorite breakfast foods are eggs and some level of heat (hot sauce, salsa,peppers). Luckily,  WILD HARVEST  sent me a whole box of yummy organic foods two weeks ago in my day of madness to try.   And I knew these products were the best place to start experimenting with breakfast ideas!

If you are looking for a fabulous morning breakfast after a tough workout this Southwestern Quick Quiche will not disappoint.

Southwestern Quick Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 8 WILD HARVEST eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup WILD HARVEST Mild Mango Peach Salsa
  • dash of salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup WILD HARVEST black beans drained
  •  1-2 roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese
  • dash of WILD HARVEST Ground Cayenne Pepper (optional if you don’t like heat)
  • Pie crust, fitted to a 9-inch glass pie plate (you can use refrigerated version or make the simple version below)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

– Combine the eggs, cream, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
– Once mixed add in salsa, roasted red peppers,  feta cheese and black beans, stir and pour into your pie plate.
– Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Makes 8 servings.

For my newer readers you may not know about my love of Salsa. I have self-control when it comes to salsa…! The WILD HARVEST Mango Peach Salsa is amazing….a sweet combination!

Want to make your own flaky crust rather than buying it from the store? Here is an extremely easy recipe.

Flaky Quiche Crust:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cold (refrigerated) water

Directions:

– In A large bowl mix salt and flour with a fork.

– Add in water and oil mix until you have created dough

– Press into a 9 inch pie pan.

Lookin’ good… fresh out of the oven.

**disclosure I received free products from SUPERVALU INC. for the purpose of this blog entry.**

After all this cooking I must admit,  I enjoyed MANY of the Animal Crackers as well. I haven’t eaten animal crackers in YEARS and I learned the hard way once you eat one,  it’s really hard to stop! 🙂

For more information about any of the delicious WILD HARVEST products shown here click on the photo below for a link to their page!

What’s your favorite breakfast?

I love the 4th of July!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

Today was a FULL rest day.  No workouts at all unless you count swimming in the pool for a few hours with my little man.

After finishing up some errands this morning I was running short on time to prepare a salad for our party.  I thought about making a simple fruit salad but I’m happy instead I tried out this watermelon tomato summer salad.

Pinterest my guilty pleasure is full of amazing looking summer salad ideas. As I browsed through I cam across this really pretty looking salad made with yellow grape tomatoes. Do you follow me on pinterest? You can by clicking here.

I like to base my food ideas on prettiness. I’m sure that’s some sort of vanity but no matter how delicious something tastes I want it to look pleasing first. Sorry stews while you may taste amazing, you’re not much to look at.

This recipe meets both my criteria for an awesome summer salad. It’s pretty and it tastes great.

Watermelon Salad:

Ingredients:

– 2 cups cubed Watermelon

– 1/2 cup halved yellow cherry tomatoes

– 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

– 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

– 5-6 mint leaves chopped

– 5-6 basil leaves chopped

– 1/2 of a small red onion sliced thin

– 1/2 cup Feta Cheese

Directions:

– In a large bowl mix watermelon, onions & tomatoes.

– In a second small  bowl whisk oil and herbs.

– Add the oil mixture to the Watermelon mix.

– Stir  in Feta Cheese.

– Chill then serve.

The rest of our day went something like this:

A friend of the family is from Greece and she made all of this AMAZING Greek food for the celebration.  I’m used to hot dogs and hamburgers for the 4th, I didn’t even miss them today.

Her food was like taking a trip to a Greek island.  Homemade Tzatziki Sauce, Hummus and Falafel…YUM. We were all spoiled rotten by her cooking. Greek food was perfect for the day…. light refreshing and pickable. 😉

The spread

My husband and I enjoying the day.

And last but not least half moon cookies!

A perfect birthday for America if I say so myself 🙂

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Some like it HOT, and I’m one of them. This summer has been great almost 90 everyday! I love the sunshine. 🙂

This morning I woke up and did about 20 minutes of weights, squats and lunges.

Followed by this:

I may have borrowed one of the boys plates this morning. It looks like the muffins are the monkeys eyes! Yes….I know I have issues I get it! 🙂

I also broke out this puppy I got in the mail from my Bestie Amanda! Now where to wear it?

Yesterday was no exception to the heat wave we have been having. There is nothing better on a hot day and a sweet frozen treat!

Homemade Fudge Pops:

Mix them up:

Freeze:

ENJOY:

These really hit the spot, healthy and happy I’ll take it 🙂

Now I’m off to Spin Class!

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