Breakfast Tacos

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On the weekends, I like to change it up from my routine oatmeal for breakfast during the week and actually take the time to whip up something more fancy. Since I found out you can hard boil eggs in the oven (mind-blown--thanks to Erin Palinski-Wade!), I have been using that technique every time I want some hard-boiled eggs for my busy week. As a full time Masters student and dietetic intern, I have been finding it almost impossible to eat healthy during the week because of the limited time I have to cook heart healthy and filling nutritious meals. So I am so happy to have found a way to hard boil eggs without having to monitor the boiling water constantly... this method allows me to have more time to do homework or to prep for more meals in the 1 hour I try to set aside 1x week.

Well, I had quite a few hard boiled eggs left from my meal prep week that I decided to make some breakfast tacos. All you need are 5 simple ingredients! And they may already be in your kitchen-- no extra shopping required. 

Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients:

Makes 4 filling tacos

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  • 4 hard boiled eggs, one egg per taco (check out Erin Palinski-Wade's HOW TO HARD BOIL EGGS IN THE OVEN post)
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa (your favorite kind)
  • Cilantro leaves or chopped cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the hard boiled eggs. On a pan on medium heat, place tortillas and top them with cheese. Remove tortillas once cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Place tortillas on a plate, place slices of egg on cheese, scoop some salsa and garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

Get your Jam on this Easter!

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Keepin' it simple this year for Easter Sunday!

With my insanely busy (but amazing) schedule with work, school (almost done with that thesis!) and dietetic internship (3.5 more months!), I have been making recipes ahead of time on the one day I sort of have time... Meal Prep Sunday. When I saw this month's Recipe Redux "Easter is April 1. Passover begins March 30.  Whether or not you are celebrating either holiday, show us your favorite family recipes for springtime celebrations." I knew I had to whip up something simple, sweet and distributed among the whole family. Why not make a big batch and gift home-made mixed berry jam this Easter?! All you need are 4 simple things:

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  • Frozen fruit (I used leftover berries I toss in the freezer for smoothies)
  • Pectin
  • Sugar
  • Mason Jars (containers)

Mixed Berry Jam

Yield: 4- 16 oz mason jars

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Ingredients:

  • 7 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • 1.75 oz container fruit pectin

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine mixed berries, sugar and pectin. Stir constantly and bring to a boil, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit for about 5 minutes. Pour into mason jars and let sit over night. Mixture will start to thicken. 

Serve on a biscuit and enjoy!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

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Because Peanut Butter (REESE’S) Brownies are life! I am a BIG peanut butter lover and these Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies hit the spot. I like to think I did my family a favor by "getting rid" of the leftover Halloween candy, but I think I just made it worse... in the BEST, DELICIOUS way ever! I was able to use up our Halloween candy by stuffing them in these brownies. All you need is chopped up candy (that would pair well with chocolate) and YUM!

I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 

Treat yourself and Happy Friday!

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Halloween candy (I used Reeses PB Cups), chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter and dark chocolate chunks in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour into a large mixing bowl, and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While the chocolate mixture is cooling, take your leftover Halloween candy and chop it up. Set aside.
  4. Combine the granulated sugar and light brown sugar into the cooled chocolate/butter mixture.
  5. Slowly whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla and gently fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  6. In a prepared 9x9 baking pan, add chopped halloween candies. Pour brownie mix on top and evenly smooth out batter to cover all edges of the pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

 Enjoy!