Must-Have List for a Blissful Kitchen: Breakfast Edition


Here are my go-to items to ensure I can always whip up a healthy breakfast in no time. This list will provide you with the ingredients for everything from smoothies, to toast with peanut butter to waffles or pancakes and everything in between.

Frozen Berries Low-fat granola All-Purpose Flour Mixed Nuts
Other frozen fruits: banans, mango, pineapple, etc Dijon Mustard Baking Powder Peanut Butter
Raw Nuts Egg Substitute Baking Soda Roasted Red Peppers
Vegetable Blends Eggs Brown Sugar Vegetable Oil
Whole Wheat Waffles FF/LF Cheese Cinnamon Whole Wheat Flour
Fresh Fruit: variety of in season items FF/LF Milk Coconut – shredded Whole-Grain Breakfast Cereal
Dried Fruit – variety FF/LF Spreads (cream cheese) Cornmeal Light Whole-Grain Breads
Granulated Sugar FF/LF Yogurt Lettuce, variety Sugar Substitute
Honey Ketchup & Hot Sauce Kosher Salt Cooking Spray
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Must-Have List for a Blissful Kitchen: Baking Edition


One of the most important things to staying healthy is keeping a well-stocked kitchen. If you like to bake as I do, here is a must have list of items to keep on hand for healthy baking. The majority are traditional items you think of when baking, but some may be new to you. These are the standard items I use in my baking recipes and you can find them virtually anywhere.

All-Purpose Flour Coconut, shredded Granulated Sugar Raw Nuts
Allspice Confectioner’s Sugar Honey Refrigerated Pie Crust
Applesauce, unsweetened Dry Fruit: apricots, raisins, cranberries, etc Kosher Salt SF Pancake Syrup
Baking Powder Egg Substitute Light Cream SF/LS Preserves
Baking Soda Egg Whites Molasses Unsalted Butter
Brown Sugar Eggs Nonstick Baking Spray Vanila Extract
Canned Pumpkin FF/LF Greek Yogurt Nutmeg Vanilla Extract
Canola Oil FF/LF Milk Oats, quick-cooking and old-fashioned Wheat Germ
Chocolate chips and bars Frozen fruit, unsweetened Peanut Butter Whole-Wheat Flour
Cinnamon Frozen Puff Pastry Pumpkin Pie Spice Yeast

Food Journal – Tuesday 1/4


Today’s Food Journal (Tuesday)

Breakfast: 1/2c Post select cereal, 1/4c skim milk, 1 piece Carver’s white bread, 1/2t honey

Lunch: 1/2 roast beef sandwich (1 slice carver’s bread, 1 slice roast beef, 3 lettuce leaves, 1/4 laughing cow cheese wedge, 1t mustard), 2 palm-fulls cashews, <1/2 oz gummy bears, 1/2 large orange

Dinner: 1/2 chicken breast, 1/2c broccoli (roasted), 1/2t grated parmesan, 1/2c brown rice