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A perfect little snack for pre or post -workout hunger pangs

This is going to be the briefest of posts!  I needed a quick pre-workout snack and while the juicy peach in the fruit bowl was calling my name, I just wanted a little spicy kick.

So I sliced up the peach, arranged it on a plate, poured a teeny bit of balsamic vinegar, sprinkled some berbere and just a dash of Himalayan salt.

It hit all the right notes and as you can tell from the picture, is a pretty anytime snack to serve.

PS.  I’ve tried this by substituting chilly powder, Indian chaat masala or black pepper for berbere and each version has been yummy.  It also tasted yummy with nectarine or apples instead of the peach.

Do you have a favorite pre-workout snack?

Three ingredients & ten minutes to a fit breakfast!

By Lakshmi:

Got to be honest.  With a little bit of travel and a whole lot of good food and dessert, I wanted something light but nutritious for breakfast.  Something really easy to prepare that would look awesome and be good post a workout.  Well, here’s what I had in my fridge!

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Tomato, Egg and Avocao

I hard-boiled the egg and sliced it.  I sliced the tomato 3/4 of the way down. I sliced the avocado.  I inserted the sliced egg and avocado into the folds of the tomato, drizzled the assembled dish with some extra virgin olive oil, did a few turns of freshly ground salt, pepper and presto! Breakfast was ready.

Finished Breakfast
A healthy, post workout breakfast!

 

 

Pre-workout hunger pangs? Endive boats to the rescue!

By Lakshmi:

It is one of those afternoons.  I need to have a snack before working out and I feel like salt and spice and protein.  If you are ever in one of those moods, try these “ready in 5 minutes” endive boats!  They are crunchy, spicy, have protein and serve as the perfect snack!

Here’s what you need to get your “life boats” ready!

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Crunchy peanut butter, salted peanuts, sriracha sauce, chives, endives

Simply pull apart the endive leaves.  Arrange on a plate.  Smear with peanut butter, drizzle some sriracha sauce, add a couple of peanuts and add a garnish of sliced chives.

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Your crunchy, yummy endive boats are ready to eat!  I’ve got to admit they do hit all the right notes and sure perk you up!