Moment with Monique

Açaí Bowl

Healthy Acai Bowl Have you jumped on the Acaí Bowl train? I’m lactose intolerant and a lot of creamy, thick, smoothie bowls are made with some form of dairy. An Acaí Bowl is a dream food for me! You can make it a million different ways, but I like a simple frozen blended base (Costco actually sells my favorite base…

Avocado Toast (2 Ways)

Avocado Toast (2 Ways) Traditional:   Place 1 slice of whole wheat bread in toaster until desired level.   Spread toast with ½ of a ripe mashed avocado.   Add salt and pepper if desired. Serve and enjoy! California Style (Add these extra steps):   Spray a small nonstick skillet with olive oil and fry one egg as desired.   Place cooked egg on avocado…

Blue Cheese Chicken Salad

Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Instructions Start with a base of chopped lettuce of your choice (I prefer mixed greens for this salad) Add ¼ sliced red onion Add 6 sliced cherry tomatoes Add a ½ chopped cucumber Add a medium chicken breast or ~4 oz. of shredded chicken (for simplicity, I prefer to use the rotisserie chicken from Costco) Add…

Cauliflower Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Pizza is good, but pizza that you can eat an entire half of, and still only eat 460 calories with 24 grams of protein is GREAT! I’ve tasted many types of cauliflower pizza crusts that were soggy, crumbly, or just flat-out icky. My local Costco started carrying this pre-made cauliflower pizza, and I think it tastes incredible. Cauliflower pizza crust…

Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chicken Tacos Who says that you have to celebrate Taco Tuesday on a Tuesday? Tacos are simple to make, easy to assemble, and full of flavor! I love tacos in so many forms: fish tacos, ground turkey tacos, chicken tacos, black bean and sweet potato tacos… they are just so good!   Let’s keep the simple things simple: Cook…

Eggs and Whole Wheat Toast

Eggs and Whole Wheat Toast Classic. This is one of the simplest breakfast foods to make (and honestly, I even eat this for other meal options too!) Note: If you are trying to lose body fat, keep the toast to 1 slice and skip the butter! If you use the egg yolk on top it helps to provide moisture, and…

How Often Should I Eat?

“How often should I eat?” It is totally up to personal preference! Did you know that you don’t “need” to kick-start your metabolism first thing in the morning with food? WATCH VIDEO HERE  Your entire metabolism is ALL the energy that you use to maintain your body throughout the day. You could break this up in to smaller portions: Resting…

How to Handle the Fitness Messages We Hear

We are bombarded with ads for every fitness product on the market. Here are a few thoughts to help handle the madness: WATCH THE VIDEO  Fear doesn’t get to decide, and fear doesn’t get to buy.  Gimmicks and false promises take your money, and make you feel worse in the end.  You don’t need supplements or the perfect clothes to…

If I Have to Choose, Do I Sleep or Exercise?

“If I have to choose, do I choose sleep or exercise?” If you are not getting the amount of sleep you need for the night, it is unhelpful to regularly fatigue yourself even more by exercising. Choose sleep! (If you had a good night sleep, don’t use this as an excuse to skip your exercise.) WATCH HERE Sleeplessness affects reaction…

Jackfruit Southwest BBQ Salad

Here is a Little Twist on a Southwest Salad I’m really trying to eat more veggies and especially more leafy greens. While almost all Americans meet our protein requirements, more than half of us (68%) aren’t eating enough vegetables. This salad is fresh, bright, and packed with flavor. Jackfruit is a great substitute for meat because the texture is similar…

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