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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

In my latest quest of being healthier, I am trying to eat two eggs for breakfast every morning. Protein is key to feeling fuller and that assists me in not snacking mindlessly until lunch time. It has worked so far and I will continue to do this. I save time by using the instant pot and it creates a healthy breakfast…this is a win win situation ya’ll! So if you’re struggling with mid-morning snacking (or just want to learn how to use your IP!), try this boiled egg recipe. I hope it helps you achieve your health goals!

Recipe:
2 boiled eggs (or as many as you need to make)

Method:

1. Add in one cup water to the instant pot.
2. Place the trivet in the pot
3. Place your eggs on the trivet
4. Place the lid on the instant pot and seal the vent (place the vent in the middle)
5. Select the manual button and adjust/decrease time to to 3 minutes
6. Set it and forget it! This is the perfect time to get ready for work or make a coffee
7. Once the instant pot beeps, it’s done!
8. Using a spatula, quick release the seal (be careful, this will be hot and steamy!)
9. Open the lid and remove boiled eggs
10. Place in bowl of cold/ice water for 5 or so minutes
11. Peel and enjoy the perfectly boiled eggs!

Here I’ve made a breakfast salad of greens, topped with cucumbers, apricots, the boiled eggs and blueberries. Feel free to add in your own favourites!

Happy to help!

Let me know if you try out this recipe and which milk you chose to use! I usually reply to emails within 24 hours 🙂

xoxo

Tabassum

@kashmirifoodie

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Vegetable Hash for Breakfast

Lately I’ve been trying my best to introduce a lot of vegetables into my breakfast meals. I have noticed that for a while now my vegetable intake had decreased….a LOT. I am going to change that now. So I’ve decided I’ll start with adding some vegetables to my breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day and sets the tone for the day! Here’s to new beginnings of being healthy!

WHY VEGETABLES?
They keep me feeling full for longer and I notice I don’t snack after -keeps me going until lunchtime. Here I’ve made a vegetable hash of zucchini and orange bell pepper. This pair with some eggs is a hearty breakfast that kept me going until my next meal! No more snacking!

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 zucchini, diced
1 orange bell pepper (or any colour!), diced
1 tsp butter
4 eggs

Method:
1.Sautée the diced vegetables in a pan in a tsp of butter
2.Once grilled, make 4 divets and crack an egg into each designated spot
3.Fry for approximately one minute and cover with lid. Cook until done.
4. That’s it! Enjoy your quick, delicious and nutritionally dense breakfast!

 

Happy to help!

Let me know if you try out this recipe and which milk you chose to use! I usually reply to emails within 24 hours 🙂

xoxo

Tabassum

@kashmirifoodie

 

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The World’s Healthiest Cookie

 

I love this cookie. No flour. No white sugar. You can add any goodies you want to it to change it up.

RECIPE

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2/4 cup sultana raisins

2/4 cup whole natural almonds

2/4 cup whole natural peanuts

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350

In a mixing bowl, add the two bananas and mash them up good

Add in the peanut butter and mix into the bananas thoroughly

Now you can add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well to incorporate evenly throughout

Using a medium sized ice cream scoop (or just two spoons!) drop the ‘dough’ onto a pre-greased cookie sheet, leaving some space between each

Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown

Enjoy!

 *The dry ingredients added-aren’t they a beauty?*

 

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Monday = Smoothie Time!

Hey all! Happy Monday! It’s a new week so let’s make the best of it! I am off to an early start this morning so made myself this quick and fabulous green smoothie (okay its not a complete green smoothie ….but it is a lovely green colour!!!!). Started off with these ingredients:

 

….and once it was all blended in my Ninja it looked like this!! *in love with the colour*:

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/3 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup water (optional) 

Directions

Peel the frozen banana-cut the banana into thirds and score the peel and pull it off, it should come off easily!

Then place all of the above ingredients into your blender/smoothie maker/Ninja/NutriBullet etc and blend for a few minutes until smooth.

Add water if the consistency is too thick

Blend some more

Pour into a cute mason jar or travel smoothie mug to take with you on your busy day

Enjoy and have a lovely Monday!!!

p.s. Have you seen our notes on the Healthy Eating Workshop we attended? If not, head on over to our Lifestyle section and check it out!

 

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Poached Eggs!

RECIPE

Ingredients

Eggs

1 tablespoon Vinegar

Water (amount dependent upon size of your pot, fill halfway)

Green onions (optional)

Directions

Bring a half filled pot of water to a simmer

Add a dash of vinegar to the pot

Crack the eggs individually into a small bowl

Create a gentle whirlpool in the water using a whisk

Slowly tip the egg into the vortex that is created (you will see the egg whites wrapping around the yolk!)

Let this cook for three minutes

Remove the egg with a slotted spoon

Place on a paper towel to remove the excess water and pat gently to dry

Serve on an english muffin or a multigrain bagel and garnish with green onions!

Enjoy!