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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!

Oranges and onions – Can they make a pre-workout snack?

By Lakshmi:

As I stand in front of my fridge eyeing the fruit options to have as a pre-workout snack, the jalapenos, mint and orange grab my attention.  I quickly pull them out along with a red onion from the pantry, some salt, pepper and olive oil and assemble the salad pictured above!

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The instructions are so simple.

  1. Peel the skin off an orange and slice into thin rounds.
  2. Peel the onion and cut about a 1/4 of the onion into thin slices.
  3. Chop half a jalapeno into thin slices.
  4. Chop a tbsp or two of mint leaves finely.
  5. Arrange the oranges, onion and jalapeno on a plate.  Garnish with mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and pepper and douse some extra virgin olive oil on top.
  6. Savor every bite

PS.  If headed to the gym, follow-up with mouth wash!  That red onion can be potent:)