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Quick and Healthy Comfort Food

The other night I found myself hungry and wanting to go out and buy dinner. I also wanted to eat something healthy and knew that anything I bought would not be as good as something I made. I took a look in my fridge and decided on something that could be made in 15 minutes. The following recipe is for two servings.
Egg meal

Ingredients:
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
2-3 carrots
2 medium-sized zucchini
1 cup crimini mushrooms
2 eggs
1-2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you like

I took out my package of tri-colored quinoa and put one cup of water and 1/2 cup of quinoa in a saucepan. Once it started boiling I covered the pan and set a timer for 10 minutes and lowered the heat to a simmer.
quinoa

While the quinoa cooked I put a pan to heat at medium, peeled the carrots and then cut all the veggies in large pieces. I then tossed all the veggies in a bowl with some EVOO, salt and pepper, and threw them all in the pan. I let the veggies cook for the same time as the quinoa, stirring occasionally until they were just fork tender – I like my veggies with a bit of crunch .
veggies

Once the timer went off, I checked the quinoa to make sure all the water had cooked off and then turned the heat off. I split the cooked quinoa into two bowls, added the veggies, and then put the pan back on the medium heat to cook two eggs over-medium.

Once the eggs finished cooking to my liking, I slid the cooked egg over the quinoa and veggies, added a bit of salt and pepper and VOILA! Enjoy 🙂

You Are What You Eat

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When it comes to what we eat, awareness is key. If you want to change the way your body looks, you need to be aware (and accountable) for every bite and sip you take. While I don’t believe in constant food monitoring, I do believe that tracking your food for 3-7 days every couple of months is a good way to keep mindful of whether or not you are meeting your nutritional needs, and eating in a way that will  fuel your body. Remember that you are what you eat, so take the time to feed your body healthy foods now, and you won’t have to take the time later to deal with health issues. Below are a few resources to help you track your meals:

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