Quick And Easy Recipe : Healthy Breakfast Quiche

There is nothing I love more than a big breakfast, but I am not always up for making a huge meal… which is exactly why this recipe is sure to be a mouth-watering hit no matter how much energy you have!
QuickAndEasyBreakfastRecipe2They are healthy, delicious, take no time at all to make and are so darn cute! Say hello to the easiest mini quiche you’ll ever make!
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What You Will Need:

♥ 12 Cup Non-Stick Muffin Pan
2 Cups Egg Whites
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tomato
1 Onion
 4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
A Pinch Of Salt And Pepper

Step 1… Pre-heat your oven to 375°

Step 2… Lightly Grease The Muffin Pan With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Step 3… Chop The Tomato And Onion Into Small Pieces

Step 4… Add The Egg Whites, Chopped Tomato, Onion, And Parmesan Cheese Together In A Medium Size Bowl And Sprinkle With A Pinch Of Salt And Pepper

Step 5… Pour The Contents Of The Bowl Into Each Slot In The Pan (Only fill the baking slots 1/2 to 1/3 of the way)

Step 6… Put The Pan In The Oven And Cook For 15 Minutes (I always check to make sure they are cooked well by checking my Quiche with a toothpick).

Just 6 Simple Steps And You Have A…

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I only wait a few minutes before serving although they are great hot or cold!
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Are there any quick and easy recipes you’d like to share? I’m always looking for new healthy meals to add to my weekly menu!

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Why Local Farms Are Great

They are local, filled with goodies and a great place for an adventure! Visiting your local farm may surprise you!

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We took a small detour this weekend driving home from the girls practice. It was the best detour we’ve taken! We stopped at a local farm where we were greeted by fresh air, fresh food and a fun-filled place for the kids to explore.

As soon as we got there, the girls were happy. There is something special about local farms. The fields lined perfectly with a wide array of food for your picking. People working who genuinely care about eating healthy and organic, and of course, the lack of pesticides.

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They make you feel alive, and then… just when you think things couldn’t get better… you order some food. Fresh food grown right under your feet… possibly picked the very same day. Ripe, delicious and best of all, HEALTHY! But it gets better (or at least it did for us).

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Oh My! We could smell them from a mile away, but until we got close, we didn’t realize how blessed we would be to find… Freshly made doughnuts! The smell was seriously orgasmic! Jackpot!

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And then there was the ice cream! What kid doesn’t like Ice Cream!?!

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Oh what a day it was!

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Have you visited your local farm yet this year?

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To All The Moms Out There

Normally, I wouldn’t write a post like this one, but today, I had to. I was angry, but I thought this post through and it came from the heart…

Dear Mom’s,

I am pretty busy. In fact, I am so busy juggling life that sometimes, I forget to appreciate the little things in front of me. So I ask, if you are as busy as I am (which you probably are), why do you waste your precious time worrying so much about the lives of others when you could be focused on your own?

I hear you talking about each other, each other’s marriages, and even worse, saying mean and negative things about each others children. At first, I was angry at you. So angry I wanted to scream. But then, I realized the two things I was really feeling… sadness and fear. The sadness is for you. Yes, you. I am sad for you and your families. The fear however, well, that’s a different story. I feared that someday, I would become like you; so engrossed in the lives of others that I would forget to focus on what was important… my own family. My fear increased when I thought about the example I would be setting for my kids if I became like you.

These thoughts and fears were brought to the forefront for me because of some silly assumption a few mothers chose to express about my girls and I. Life can be pretty unfair. So can catty women, and those who listen. What I did was worse though. I let all of it get to me. I let it consume me, and I even lost sleep over it. Finally, back in the right state of mind, I remembered reading a quote by Mohadesa Najumi.

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So moms, I know that it’s easy to talk about each other, to speak ill of each others kids, to start trouble with other people just to make yourself feel better, and even to talk about other women and their relationships. If it weren’t easy, you wouldn’t do it so often. Unfortunately, acting on our envy and judgement by hurting others is the easy way out. Looking at ourselves in the mirror and actually accepting and loving who we are is definitely hard… and takes practice, but when you let the bad stuff control your actions…

It’s your integrity at stake; The very thing your own mother would always want you to hold on to (I am sure you want the same for your kids). It’s a battle you will NEVER win because…like I always tell my girls:

No matter what you do, there will always be someone better than you at something, and someone worse.
There will always be someone with more than you, and someone with less.
There will always be someone nicer, smarter, prettier… you get it!

Don’t focus on them, whether better or worse. Focus on yourself, because that’s when you really start living. Do things that make you happy. Never compromise your authenticity.

Have Courage. Be you. Because life is too short to be anything but.

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Summer Reading Series : Book 1

Once in a while, you get lucky and find a book that you simply can’t put down…
No. Matter. How. Hard. You. Try.

This is one of those books.

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Summer is finally upon us. I know everyone loves a light read during summer. Although The Girl on the Train may not be the lightest of reads, but it’s far from being a difficult one! This book gripped me the moment I opened the first page. No wonder it’s on Amazons best books list, and is a New York Times Bestseller.

According to Vanity Fair,

“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”

They hit the nail on the dot with that quote.

I started it 2 days ago, couldn’t put it down, and finished it today. My only problem is that I want more. It began with a girl, on a train… duh. What follows is story filled with suspense. A psychological thriller (which is a genre I barely read), yet far from being “just a psychological thriller.” It’s so hard for me to write a post about this book without giving crucial details away, especially since it is still so fresh in my mind. Really though, I cannot get this book out of my mind which is enough reason to pick it up and start reading now! I couldn’t recommend it more for your first summer reading novel! Don’t hate me if you don’t read another book as good for some time though. It’ll be worth it! Get your copy here!

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Quick And Easy Recipe : Egg White Wrap

I love no frills meals! Especially when they are delicious and take absolutely no time to make! The recipe I am posting today is a high protein recipe with no prep time and only takes a few minutes to make.

First, let’s start with the 4 Ingredients you’ll need. Yes, really JUST 4. They are:

Egg Whites
Tortilla/Wrap (I love Fiber One’s Garden Vegetable)
Hots (or salsa if you’d prefer… mango salsa is also a great choice)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

allrecipepiecesNow for the cooking part…

First, spray or add some oil to a frying pan.
Heat it up and add about 1 Cup of the Egg Whites.
Cook Until Desired.
Next, Take Your Tortilla/Wrap

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Add the egg white to it (you can scramble it if you’d prefer)…
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Then, add the hots (or salsa)…tortilla3

Wrap it in some Reynolds Wrap, and voila!

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You Are Done! In under 10 minutes, you have a delicious and healthy meal you barely had to prepare for! Now that’s my kind of food!

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My Midori Story

If you don’t know what all the hype about the Midori Travelers Journal is, then you have to check out my Midori Story. I’m sure you will fall as madly in love with it as I did!
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It’s my daily planner, journal, bill keeper, goal setter and even my bullet journal…midori4

Its where I keep positive thoughts and affirmations…midori5

It’s a place to hold my prayer cards and other keepsakes…
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It’s basically my life, and source of inspiration, wrapped up in a beautiful leather package.
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What’s inside my Midori Travelers Notebook

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//1. Midori Traveler’s Notebook (refill 003) blank  //2. Midori Brass Clip Number (43080006) //3. Midori Traveler’s Notebook (Refill 005) 2 Month Diary grid //4. Midori Traveler’s notebook Pen holder, Brown 016 //5. Midori Traveler’s Notebook (Refill 019) Free Diary Weekly and Memo (28 Weeks) //6. Midori Traveler’s Notebook Refill (020) Craft File //7. Midori Travelers TRV refill connection band

Want your own life story in a Midori?  You can get one just like mine here.

 

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The Success Principles : This Book Will Motivate You

If you are looking for more than “just” a self-help book, The Success Principles is for you!

It’s a book filled with clear and effective ways to live a full life. Jack Canfield feeds you more than 60 techniques on how to succeed by taking responsibility for your own life, and doing it on your own terms. The beauty of the book is that each none of the techniques he refers to are trying to re-invent the wheel or go against the grain.  They are just simple, effective, easy to follow, and WHOA… They WORK!

It’s a simple, and highly motivational read that’s perfect for anyone looking to make strides in their current business, or start a new one.

The Success Principles fell into my lap at the perfect time since I just began a new business (which I will be revealing very soon)! Jack Canfield even wrote another book, The Success Principles for Teens: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.

Talk about the best graduation gift ever!

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Quick And Easy Recipe : Sweet Potato With A Twist

Looking for a recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and just happens to be healthy and vegan? Look no further, because I’ve got one for you! By the way… your family will love it too!

Let’s begin, shall we…

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Ok, so you only need 3 Ingredients… First, You will need some shredded sweet potatoes and a cashew pudding (don’t worry, you can buy these ingredients already prepared from your local grocer). I bought mine from Whole Foods Market.

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Next, you will need some Roasted Red Peppers. I prefer the Fire Roasted ones and they come in a jar (again, from any supermarket). Now all you need to do is mix the ingredients together and voila… Your meal is ready!  Did I mention it not only tastes, but it smells DELICIOUS!  It’s also SUPER HEALTHY and fills you up!

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Drink Lemon Water

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It’s nature’s gift and the benefits from it are incredible. These talented little fruits are chock-full of goodness!

Here Are The Top 10 Reasons You Should Drink Lemon Water

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1. Helps Boost Your Immune System
Here’s to the amazing power of vitamin C! Lemon water, and the vitamin C in it can help your immune system ward off all sorts of infections. Lemons are also high in bioflavonoids. Bioflavinoids are known to get rid of harmful free radicals that can cause inflammation and even damage blood vessels.

2. Helps With Weight Loss
Lemon water helps keep your metabolism humming. Staying hydrated is so important! Add a bit of lemon in your water and you are not only adding flavor to your drink, the water can cut bloating and can act as a diuretic.

3. Improves Your Skin
The astringent properties in Lemon water helps skin heal from the inside out. Drink it religiously and you can throw away over the counter topical solutions! Did I mention it is also a great anti-aging remedy.

4. Excellent For Digestive Health
Call it your digestive tonic. Lemon water purifies your liver, and aids in digestion with it’s acidic properties. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion.

5. Relieves Respiratory & Other Breathing Problems
Lemon water is actually considered a home remedy for asthmatics. It reduces the symptoms for asthma and is even known to lower the intensity of an asthma attack if you drink the juice during it.

6. Rich In Vitamins A & C
Need I say more?

7. Boosts Your Energy
When lemon water enters your body and hits your digestive tract, it provides your body with energy. I’ll take a natural energy boost anytime!

8. Balances The PH System In Your Body
There is no question that has alkalizing properties. When lemons enter your body, they turn alkaline. Maintaining the pH levels in your body benefits you in multiple ways!

9. Excellent Source Of Potassium
Did you know that Potassium helps to regulate your blood pressure and stops free radicals from doing damage to your body? Lemon water is an excellent source of Potassium. If that’s not enough to make you want to drink it, I don’t know what is!

10. Helps Kick Your Caffeine Problem
Lemon water is like adding clean energy to your body. It also provides the body with electrolytes. Surprisingly, it actually does help you kick your caffeine addiction by helping your cravings.

No go on… get to the store, buy some lemons, and drink.

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Advice On Toxic Friends

Here is a little advice I got from one of my favorite Philosophers…

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Oh to be drama free… I don’t care if you are a woman or a man, drama is everywhere, and the people who create it are TOXIC. Here’s the skinny though… I actually know a few groups of women who are drama free (and they happen to be friends of mine)!

It’s never too late to start fresh.

Yes, seriously, I actually have a lot of friends with the drama, (talk about the right kind of friends with benefits)! It took a long time for me to find these women.  Actually, I already had both my daughters when they came into my life. In order for this to happen though, I had to purge myself of the blood-suckers that were in my life before. It was the best thing I have ever done!

The downfall: With only a few left in my inner-circle, things got pretty lonely on the social front for a bit. I wouldn’t change it for the world though! I can now say that the women I talk to every day, and choose to spend my time with, mean the world to me. Amazing enough, I never feel judged by them, nor do I think they are talking about me behind my back when I leave a room. The reason: They don’t do it to any other friends in our circle when I am around.

We’ve all had friends that have told you something about a “dear friend” of theirs “in confidence” that you were not supposed to repeat… hmm… Let’s be honest here… if they are talking about a “dear friend” of theirs, what makes you think you are off-limits regardless of how close your relationship is?

Be realistic and know that if your “dear friend” is talking about their “dear friend” behind their back, they are most likely talking about you too.

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