Spinach and Egg Strata (high protein)

As you might have noticed my favorite kinds of recipes to do are desserts, snacks, and breakfast. Sweets are a given, even if they aren’t always the easiest thing in the world to make (but oftentimes they are), but breakfast food is just another meal that I simply adore. Although I don’t eat breakfast food at breakfast necessarily. I don’t know, is that weird?

I never feel like spending so much time in the morning to prepare my breakfast. Since I work out on empty stomach right as I wake up, when I’m done and sweaty, I want to be able to eat right now. I don’t have time to make eloquent baked oatmeals and eggs. My post-workout breakfast is usually a delicious protein shake or overnight oats. Sometimes also a parfait, because those are quick to make too.

Truth is, breakfast food isn’t meant to be only eaten in the morning (or at least it isn’t in my world). You cannot tell me you wouldn’t love to eat pancakes or baked eggs at any time of the day, I know I would. And I DO! Don’t try telling me to do otherwise because I won’t listen anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ย This recipe has been saved on my Pinterest board for a long time now. Probably since I started blogging back in March. Finally I have come around to it and made some (small) adaptations. Credit goes to Erin, fully. She rocks.

Ketchup on top… Keepin it classy.

When I was eating it, I was transported back into childhood. I have no idea why, I’ve never eaten a strata before as far as I can remember. But when I put ketchup on it, some feelings of comfort took over. This warm casserole egg dish was so comforting, so warm and cozy… it would be perfect for a rainy day. Thankfully it’s cloudy today so it worked well. I could actually imagine my future as I was eating it, seeing my future kids enjoying this and asking me to make it for them on a cold rainy day, similarly as I used to ask my grandma or mom to make a dish I liked because it was comforting. It was a really bizzare feeling to be thinking these thoughts because I have never thought about my future that far ahead. Heck, I wasn’t even sure if I want kids! Ah… the power of food.

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Tuna Kefir Salad (high protein)

Lately, Tuna Kefir Salad has been frequenting my dinner option. I’ve posted about it before in my WIAW and Instagram multiple times but I thought I’d share exactly what it is I put into it. This is a super quick, easy, and filling salad with a big pow of protein!

I’ve been eating a lot more veggies lately and I love it. I’ve been going through two bags of spring mix and spinach in only a couple of days! I feel that when I eat more veggies throughout the day, I feel better and lighter and end up eating less calories than I would otherwise. It’s a win-win!

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Baked Egg with Veggies

I’m deciding if I should start counting calories again. I’ve been on a calorie counting hiatus for about 2 weeks and it’s been going well but I feel like maybe I need that push to lose those 10 lbs. I don’t like restricting myself, I try not to do that but sometimes maybe we just need a push? I don’t know. It’s also pretty hard to keep track of calories when I started baking and cooking for myself. Figuring out calories for that is killer. Well, for breakfast today I made a different baked egg, one that I actually liked better than my Baked Muffin Egg. Probably because there was no grains in this one. Both taste good but sometimes (okay, usually) I try to keep my carb intake to one to two servings per day. Unless it’s a cheat day. Or if I’m baking.. then it’s a whole different story haha. Whatever, live your life people! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a great breakfast because it’s fast and easy. I prepared everything I needed and popped it in the oven for 20 minutes during which I managed to shower and get dressed after working out. By the time the egg was ready – I was ready, well kinda. But yeah, it’s pretty awesome.

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