Breakfast Quinoa

I’m a breakfast believer. Part of it is probably that I love breakfast foods-cereal, oatmeal, smoothies (particularly chocolate, banana, peanut butter protein smoothies), eggs (sunny side up! poached! always runny!)-so why wouldn’t I take every chance to eat them? Part of it is that 2-3 days a work week, I’ve already been up for 2 hours and to the gym by the time 7:30 rolls around and damn it, I am HANGRY. But mostly it’s that I believe it’s good for you; it starts your day off right, giving you energy and kickstarting your metabolism. Because I eat breakfast every single day, I can easily find myself in ruts. I’ll eat nothing but cereal for a month straight and then follow that up with 3 weeks worth of smoothies, then 4 weeks of overnight oats. I’m always looking for new options, so I was thrilled when I found this one.

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Quinoa, Bean and Smoked Paprika Salad

I’m so over winter. I know, I know, we all say that. But I am. I can’t. even. handle. it. ┬áThe sweaters and the coats and the earmuffs and the socks. Ugh, the socks. My poor feet need breathing room; my toes need to mingle with the air. After a while, the lack of sunshine gets to you; not only is my skin so pale by mid march that I freakin’ GLOW in the dark, but my mood is anemic too. Vitamin D, where are you?

Away with you winter…