My Best Breakfasts!

It is true when they say that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Teens have to get up early for school and sometimes don’t take the time to prepare a healthy breakfast-or any breakfast at all. I’ve created a couple recipes for my favorite nutritious breakfasts that don’t take a lot of time!

note: both of these recipes were put together by me; however, I’m sure there are some out they that are very very similar. I did not take any recipes from other websites or blogs. These are just things that I have been making for breakfast lately!

 

  1. Sweet yogurt granola bowl.

I love this combo for when I am needing to get out the door! It is pretty basic, but you can add different toppings to fir your personal preferences.

I start with a  single package of Dannon Light and Fit® Greek Yogurt and put it in a bowl. (you could just keep it in the package if you are really in a rush, but it looked better in a bowl for this post)

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I like to add a little bit of granola for some texture. I’ve been loving the Bear Naked® honey almond granola. I take 1/8 of a cup and just dump it on the top.

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To add some sweetness, I put a drizzle of honey over the top of it all. The Greek Yogurt that I used is already pretty sweet, so it doesn’t really need this, but some greek yogurts out there need the extra sweet flavoring.

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And that’s it for the first recipe! This one is the fastest one, and it super nutritious containing both protein and dairy!

 

2. Guacamole and egg toast

This is my favorite breakfast right now! It is a little strange, but it is so so good and super filling! It is the most time consuming, (about 5-10 minutes) but still is considered quick!

I begin by taking two slices of bread and putting them in to toaster on low. While the bread is toasting, I get a pan heated up on the stove. (timing for this recipe is the hardest part, but it just takes a couple of times to nail it.) When the bread comes out, I take half a package of the Wholly Guacamole® minis and spread it onto the bread.

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Then, I take one egg and mix it up in a small bowl.

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From there, just scramble the egg and split it up evenly onto the peaches of bread. I like to add salt and pepper to the toast, and a half of a banana on the side.

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Can you say YUMMMM?! Yes! This is so filling! I love love love it! It only has 308 calories, and contains grains, vegetables, protein, and fruit!

 

Be sure to tweet me pictures of your recreations!

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Image citations:

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Healthy Soft Serve DIY/hack

This is my go to dessert! It is so creamy, and only 100 calories! (+ or – with toppings) In my last post, I talked about not worrying about calories too much, but something as great as this deserves recognition!

I came up with this when I wanted a healthy dessert, but all we had were the same fudge bars that we had been getting for years. I used the healthy choice fudge bars, (we get them from Costco) and they are amazing for this!

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First, I just take the fudge bar and stick it into a bowl. There is no specific method for this at all.

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Then, I stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will most likely be different for everyone, but for my microwave, 10 is perfect.

You’ll then have a semi melted bar; the stick should come off easily, and it should be soft enough to mix up with a spoon. Mix it up until it looks like the picture below.

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From here, it is up to you! You could leave it like this, which is still great, or you could go further and add your favorite toppings. (in moderation of course)

It doesn’t look the most appetizing, but just trust me on this one!

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And that is it! It is so quick and delicious that I had to share it as soon as I could. Tweet me any recreations @courtney_car and I will be sure to follow you!

Hope you try this healthy dessert out!

 

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Eating Clean

Hello!

Before I go any further with this blog, I want to put a disclaimer out: My blog isn’t about losing weight. I know the struggle of wanting to lose weight, and I’ve read at almost every weight loss blog there is, but the thing that has helped me the most with my body image and health has been self confidence. The only way to truly feel comfortable in your skin is to embrace it. No amount of weight loss it going to put you in a happy state of mind; because even if you love your body, you won’t be happy until you love your whole self.

So to get back to this post, I want to share a quick experience. I hope to get to share many experiences with you. I feel that what sets me apart from other bloggers, is the fact that I am a teen just like you.

When I was in middle school, I started realizing that I wasn’t super thin. I was ok with it at first, but as the years went on I started comparing myself to everyone around me. (when I say “everyone,” I’m not kidding) I thought to myself, “I need to find a way to lose weight!” so I looked up various ways to thin out. I constantly clicked on links like, “30 Day flat tummy challenge” and “How to get thin, without working out!” but none of it was useful to me. I finally decided to just start counting calories. When I counted for the first time, I was surprised at how much I was eating. I thought had been eating somewhat healthily, (carrots at lunch and dinner, lots of fruit, etc.) but the calories added up very fast. I blamed my weight on all of the calories I was taking in, and started switching out great foods like bananas (105-120 calories) for processed “low fat” snacks. (usually about 60-100 calories) I figured that since I was taking in less calories, I was eating better. I cut out the great foods that had given me most of my nutrients before, for small bags of sodium filled junk. What I am getting at is that if you count calories, make sure that you aren’t switching out healthy foods for low calorie foods.

When deciding what to eat, focus on how it will make you feel and if it is something your body needs to grow. Eating clean and healthily will make all the difference in how you feel throughout that day. Stay tuned for some of my favorite healthy recipes that I’ve come up with!

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First blog post

My first blog post! I can’t wait to get this thing started, and see who is interested. I am starting this blog to help teen girls maintain a healthy lifestyle, and feel good about themselves. I’ve had some tough experiences with staying healthy, and with body image. Hopefully my experiences will help other teens get through hard times, and stay on the right track! Ok so a little bit about me:

My name is Courtney Carroll and I am 15 years old. I am a freshman in high school, and I love english! I am an Allstar Cheerleader on a senior level 3 team. My passion, (other than health) is working with special needs students. I have such a love for them, and I honestly get up and go to school every day to see their smiling faces. I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (LDS). My religion is a huge part of who I am, and it shows in my blog name!

I am so exited for this new journey! I’ve never done anything like this, and I am ready to face the challenge. If you have any advice of ways I can improve my blog, please let me know!

Stay Fit and Faithful!

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