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Blueberry Cashew Topping

We’re still eating clean for the most part over here at Hungry & Fit headquarters and that means getting creative when we have sweet tooths (teeth…). Hungry recently came up with this divine topping (or sauce) to put on breakfast or “desserts.” I was absolutely blown away when he served it to me atop a stack of Kodiak pancakes (healthy pancakes). I was like, well someone got carried away, is this still healthy? And guess what–it was! I was shocked when I learned the ingredients for this beautiful, delicious topping: blueberries and cashews were the main components. Each bite was like a slice of heaven–the cashews were just soft enough to ease into your mouth and melt while the blueberries soothed everything out. Okay, enough dreaming, let’s get to the real stuff!

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Blueberry Cashew Topping

Serves 2
A healthy, divine topping to put on breakfasts or desserts


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Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
5 min

Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
5 min

Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup blueberries
  2. 2/3 cup cashews
  3. 1/4 cup applesauce
  4. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Roast the cashews with the honey
  2. Throw rest of ingredients in and simmer for 5 minutes
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Yeah, 5 minutes is accurate! As you are frying up those pancakes, heating up those waffles, scooping that froyo, heat this up in a pan! You and your family will be thanking me this weekend. It’s an easy way to trick the kids into liking something healthy! It’s a perfect weekend breakfast addition. It’s easy and anyone with a heat source and a pot can make it. It also isn’t too sweet. I’m not a fan of most pancake toppings because there’s way too much sugar. This balance is absolutely wonderful. Make this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

Hungry’s Hearty Hash – Veggie Mode Engaged

Here is a vegetarian breakfast option that packs a ton of protein! It also has a decent amount of fats and carbs too, so this is a real winner in my book! It’s simple too. You’ll only need one burner, one skillet, one spatula and or your favorite thing to move stuff around in a pan with! And a microwave doesn’t hurt.

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Hungry’s Hearty Hash (Vegetarian Style)

Serves 2
A vegetarian style of a hearty breakfast–a complete meal with protein, carbs, and fat!


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Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
8 min

Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
8 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 potato
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1 cup spinach
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 2 Morningstar sausage patties
  6. 1 piece toast
  7. Olive oil
  8. Salt pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash your potato and cut into small cubes so they cook faster.
  2. Throw them in a skillet at medium heat, then treat with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Throw your patties into the microwave for a minute. Use that minute to rough chop your garlic.
  4. Put your garlic in with the potatoes.
  5. Cut your patties into 8-12 pieces each and wash your spinach.
  6. Put the patties into the skillet, then cover everything with the slightly wet spinach.
  7. Once the spinach has cooked down, crack three eggs into the skiller.
  8. Add some more salt and pepper as you spread the egg around the pan evenly.
  9. Now, once it looks like a beautiful omelet that is ready to flip, smash it into a hash.
  10. Serve with your favorite ketchup or hot sauce!
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It’s a fast one that should take under ten minutes total! It filled us for an amazing Sunday. We believe starting the day includes a great, hearty breakfast. Especially if that day includes Dragon Age and workouts. We believe it’s good to include all macronutrients in a meal, if possible. And we show you despite being a vegetarian, it is possible to get all your nutrients! Even a meat-eater like Hungry knows it. Eat this breakfast to stay hungry and fit!

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite breakfast?

The Clean-Eater’s Breakfast

I was going to title this “The Bodybuilder’s Breakfast,” but I was worried that would scare too many people off. As in they would see my head on Arnold’s body. Bodybuilding is just creating a toned and muscular body! But that aside…if you want to do some clean eating, here’s an easy way to start your day. I have this most days out of the week. It keeps me full for a long period of time and it satisfies my taste buds. Oatmeal and hard-boiled egg whites. Pretty common ingredients. Simple, nutritious, delicious

I always put hot sauce on my eggs...you could call me obsessed

I always put hot sauce on my eggs…you could call me obsessed

Oatmeal is such a foundation for creativity!

Oatmeal is such a foundation for creativity!

Clean-Eater’s Breakfast

Serves 1
A great way to start the day, full of nutrition and satisfaction


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Cook Time
5 min

Cook Time
5 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (however you can use any kind, it will just take longer)
  3. raisins
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. anything else you want to add- bananas, nuts, other dried fruit, maple syrup, etc
  6. 3 hard-boiled eggs
Instructions
  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil
  2. Take your hard boiled eggs and delicately peel the white off and drop in a bowl
  3. Add any hot sauce you want to the eggs and cut them up with your fork
  4. Once the water for the oatmeal boils, stir in the oats
  5. Soon after, put in the cinnamon, raisins, and any other additions you would like
Notes
  1. Hard-boil the eggs beforehand to make it a super quick breakfast
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You can spiff up the oatmeal all you want. While I was in contest prep, I just had cinnamon in it to limit my sugars, but you can go wild with it! In college, we used to put the weirdest things in. Hey, it’s fun! This breakfast is sure to provide long-lasting satisfaction with no guilt involved. Eat clean to stay hungry and fit!

BONUS PUPPY PIC

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Power Protein Breakfast: Waffles, Greek Yogurt, and Fruit

Besides Weetabix, this has become one of my go-to breakfasts when I have enough time in the morning. It’s packed with protein and fiber, sending you ready to kick butt on the day ahead. Now, typically, store-bought waffles aren’t the best for you. But that all changed when one day I was craving waffles while we were grocery shopping, and I scoured the frozen section for some decent waffles. Tip: always pass up the Eggo’s. Another tip: NEVER PASS UP THE VAN’S. 

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Yep. The name of this natural brand of waffles is Van’s. And no, I did not receive any money from them for this post (though, I wouldn’t mind a tip if they stopped by). Good nutritional value at 180 calories per 2 waffles, 10g protein, 2g fiber, 6g sugar and no saturated fat. Can you say, “YES PLEASE.” But there’s more to this power protein breakfast. What’s a breakfast without greek yogurt? Alright, enough chit-chat–look down for this 5-10 minute breakfast recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Van’s protein waffles
  • 2 dollops of 0% Fage Greek yogurt (or any kind you have)
  • 1/2 tsp butter (optional)
  • 100% pure maple syrup OR agave nectar
  • 2 strawberries (but any fruit will do)

[I’m literally salivating as I write this–it’s that good]

Directions

  • Put waffles into toaster/toaster oven for 5-10 minutes (or until golden brown on both sides)

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  • If you want to, spread a minuscule amount of butter atop the two waffles and plate them.
  • Put a spoonful of greek yogurt on each waffle

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  • Pour your syrup or agave on top (however much you’d like)
  • Cut up your fruit and put on top

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And DIG IN. I literally look forward to this the night before I know I have time in the morning to make it. It’s a perfect-sized breakfast with enough protein to start the day off deliciously and will keep you satisfied more than that bowl of Raisin Bran. Next time you go waffle shopping, try Van’s. It is so worth it. This is a mouth-watering breakfast that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty or heavy afterwards. I have a very active job (I’m a personal trainer after all…) and this is the perfect thing to start the day right. This is a meal that will encourage you to be…hungry and fit! ENJOY! 

I mean, come on, LOOK AT THAT

I mean, come on, LOOK AT THAT

BONUS KITTY PIC

Nymeria being lazy and tired...and cute

Nymeria being lazy and tired…and cute

The Perfect Breakfast: Warm Weetabix

When I was pretty young, my mum would have Weetabix cereal with warm milk and brown sugar. What is Weetabix? It’s a commonwealth shredded wheat cereal that’s either rolled into a circular pattern or into a rectangular block. Sounds so appetizing, doesn’t it! It doesn’t have any added bad stuff in it, and packs a good amount of fiber to boot.

I hadn’t had Weetabix for awhile, it’s not a very American thing, but I know my mum had it in New Zealand all the time (yes, she’s a kiwi–which makes me half!) and then brought it to the States for us. I was talking about it with one of my clients (why do I have the most awesome clients?) and how I haven’t had it in forever because I don’t look for it. Well, a few hours after our training session, I came to the Front Desk and found a big box of whole-wheat Weetabix waiting for me with a kind note.

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So how should you eat this stuff?Most Americans would have it in some cold milk with maybe some fruit like strawberries or blueberries. I, however, was brought up to heat some milk, put in two weetabixes, sprinkle a little brown sugar on top, and then mush the weetabix into a less solid form.

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It may not sound appetizing, but is one of the most delicious, healthy, comforting breakfasts. And serves as a wonderful afternoon tea or morning tea snack as well. And I owe it to my client for bringing these childhood memories back! Try it out, you actually can find these in American grocery stores now. It’s a healthy breakfast, filling, and satisfying! Not to mention, it doesn’t break the bank.

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Cheers! And as always…stay hungry and fit!