Gluten Free Raspberry Scones

Gluten Free Raspberry Scones

One of these days I will host one of those super cute Easter brunches like you see on Crate & Barrel. I'll get fun place settings, copy something from crafty from Martha Stewart and serve adorable fruit and yogurt parfaits in champagne glasses.  This year is not my year…  Neither is next year or probably the year after. But one of these days I'll be out of a NYC apartment and into a normal sized living space (most likely wishing I was back in NYC :) ...

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Elli Quark Mint Chocolate Chip Overnight Oat Parfait

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 We were chosen to enter Elli Quark's Eat Clean Showdown Round 4! Here's how it works. We were sent a "Mystery Box" with 5 ingredients and a set of instructions.  Theme: Overnight Oats Ingredients: Elli Quark Mint Chocolate Chip, 1 coconut, 2 avocados, 1 piece of fresh ginger, 1 package loose leaf chai tea Directions: Make one dish, using all 5 ingredients, that fits the theme. We can use any other additional clean ingredients we ...

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Mufffins

I'm on week two of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Program! Before my wedding I was crazy about working out. There's really no motivation like wedding motivation. Then I got back from my honeymoon and found myself on the couch in sweats instead of on the treadmill. Oops :) But now warmer weather is coming and my few weeks of being a bum are over. Not only do I look better when I am working out, but I feel way better too. I decided to switch up my routine and try Kayla Itsines's ...

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Oat and Banana Breakfast Cookies

You may not know that Spinach for Breakfast is not my full time job. As much as I love this damn blog, I do have a career that I am passionate about. And it has nothing to do with Spinach :) I am on the marketing team for a multi-billion dollar Real Estate firm located here in NYC! We are the largest owner of luxury residential rental properties in New York with over 5,000 units. Recently I've been touring all of our rental properties, including one building currently under ...

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Kale, Quinoa & Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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A lot of my recipe inspiration comes from meals I've had during my travels. And by travels I mean like Miami and Lou's parents house... so don't get too excited :) My favorite thing to do, of course, is take a delicious unhealthy dish and turn it into a delicious healthy dish. Anyone can do it, it's just learning how to make the right substitutions. Other times I like to share things I've tried that are already healthy. Less work for me ;) This Kale, Quinoa and Beet Salad ...

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Egg & Avocado Gluten Free Toast

Egg & Avocado on Gluten Free Toast

I'm assuming having to go gluten free 10 years ago really sucked. Like, people actually had to cut out certain foods. Nowadays you can pretty much get anything gluten free. Pasta, bread, cookies, chips, cereal, cupcakes… the list goes on. The other nice thing is companies are now making gluten free products taste really good :)  When I started to realize that I didn't tolerate gluten, I was undergoing both medical testing and participating in my first CLEAN program ...

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Creamy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

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One of the fun things about having a food blog is companies will send you their products to try out.  I mean, who doesn't love free stuff? ;) We recently got a shipment from Elli Quark, a company proud of their clean ingredients. Elli Quark is a spreadable cheese, that looks and tastes just like yogurt. The difference is Elli Quark has half the calories and triple the protein of traditional greek yogurt, plus no added sugar or artificial sweeteners! It's free of color dyes, ...

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Egg & Avocado Garden Salad

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It's freakin' freezing out. While I'm glad I no longer live in Massachusetts right now, living on the west side of Manhattan doesn't seem to be much warmer. I step outside and I feel like my face is going to fall off. I'm spending all of my money on cabs, and there is no way I am walking home with all of my groceries. End rant. :) Winter is the season perfect for hibernating, eating, snuggling... and eating. It's pretty easy to put on a few pounds to "stay ...

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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

This year will be my first Valentine's Day with a husband :) And although you would think Lou and I would be doing something nice and romantic, we will actually be in NH with ten of our friends. I will most likely be sleeping in leggings and a hoodie...  However, for those of you looking to spice up your Valentine's night, check out this post from our friend Cyndi over at Taste the Style. No matter your age or your body type, you are beautiful and deserve to be confident ...

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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When you were a kid Valentine's day was the best. You were guaranteed chocolate, those nasty candy hearts, and at least 20 cards. At age 24, not so much...  This year I am my own Valentine, and I couldn't be happier :) I truly believe you have to love yourself before you can unconditionally love anyone else. I plan on showing myself some love by ordering in sushi, pouring a glass of red, and watching at least five episodes of The Bachelor. Where my single girls ...

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