Follow my new website and a give-a-way!

Colorfuleatsnutrition.com is now up and running! Please visit my new website and sign up to follow today! Next weekend I am giving a free nutritional consultation away to one of my new followers.  Spread the word!

To follow simply visit Colorful Eats, click on the “stay in touch” tab and enter your email in the box to the left :)

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On Colorful Eats, there is a complete pantry list, healthy eating inspiration, grain-free baking tips, and a section on grass-fed meats and dairy!  Lots more information and recipes coming soon.

The latest recipe in the works is a sweet pineapple upside down cake, grain and refined sugar free of course! But here is a sneak peak at the photos!

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Birthday Waffles and New Website

Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 5.59.30 PMColorful Eats is transitioning to a complete and new website! Please follow Colorful Eats for nutritional inspiration and grain-free recipes!

My first recipe is grain-free waffles made with coconut flour and topped with whipped cream.  I have been working on my grain-free waffles for quite sometime and finally nailed it just in time for my birthday!

All recipes on the new site will be grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free as always! I will be focusing more on nutritional content and transitioning towards nutritional consulting.  As I recently finished my nutrition certification and am now a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I am very excited about this new stage and adventure of life!

Please visit the new site and enjoy!!!

sun dried tomato and artichoke frittata

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As Stephen has been out to sea for 2 months now, I finally feel myself settling in a routine.  Staying busy and having a routine makes each day a little easier, although I constantly miss him.  Mornings usually mean being awoken at 6:15 by a joyful, tail-wagging golden puppy, long walks before it becomes unbearably hot,  coffee with rich cream, and always a big egg scramble.  Breakfast is my favorite meal and always consists of eggs, vegetables, and cheese combined in some creation.  This morning, I found a jar of artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes and decided to put them to good use.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it jumpstarts your metabolism and will keep your energy high throughout the day.  Eating quality protein and fresh vegetables instead of sugary breakfast cereals will leave you satisfied until lunch! Frittatas or baked egg dishes are an easy way to have quick morning leftovers ready to eat.  Enjoy this combination of rich, creamy feta cheese and tart sun dried tomatoes to flavor your morning start.

Rise and shine!

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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 10 sun dried tomatoes
  • 8 artichoke hearts (canned or fresh works fine)
  • Large handful of fresh spinach
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use coconut oil or ghee to coat the baking dish.*
  • Finely chop sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk and salt and pepper.
  • Place chopped vegetables and spinach at the bottom of the baking dish and pour eggs to cover.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil covering and continue baking for 10-12 more minutes or until middle of egg dish is fully cooked.
  • The edges of the frittata should be golden brown and slightly crispy.

Bon appetite!

*I used a 9 1/2 inch oval baking dish.