This post was not created to serve the purpose of an “I really can’t cook” confession.
When I have the time, the ingredients, and the motivation to cook, I am an excellent cook (I know at least one person who can vouch for that.) The issue always has been that if I have the time to hang out at home, I usually don’t — especially living in a city who’s spring/summer/fall rivals most others.
With far too much out of the house to take advantage of, I try to balance these with being healthy and taking care of my body. Being young with a metabolism that is still kicking, these are the times that are easiest for women to get off track in their eating habits, when we should be refining the best ones now. Sure, I do my vacations right, and don’t ever deprive myself if I have the opportunity to enjoy good food, but sometimes that good food can come from my own kitchen!
I intend on sharing my college survival meals and shopping list for quick, on the go healthy meals, but for now I thought I would share a great recipe of my own for an easy spread. It is packed with protein and nutrients, very filling, and contains everything I need to have energy all day!
Meet Chrissy’s Pumpkin Yogurt Spread !
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree (but more power to ya if you want to make your own!)
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 packet Stevia sweetener or 1 teaspoon agave nectar ( I use stevia and don’t even use an entire packet to make it sweet enough for me)
- nutmeg/cinnamon/allspice to taste
When I make this, I usually mix it up initially in a tupperware container, so I can use the remainder either in my oatmeal or for the same meal later in the week! throw an apple on the side for some extra fiber and energy, or cook up some turkey bacon for extra protein!
With so many unhealthy pumpkin indulgences popping up in fall, we need options to enjoy without indulging! What’s your favorite healthy breakfast?
Enjoy your Tuesday, angels!