Avocado and Black Bean Breakfast

1 ½ tsp olive oil

2 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

1 (15 ounce can) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 avocado, diced.

¼ cup Salsa

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook eggs to desired doneness, season with seasoned salt and pepper.


  1. Combine black beans and eggs in a bowl, top with avocado and salsa.


Breakfast ideas on the run

Breakfast ideas on the run:

  • Smoothie; milk (I use almond but soy or other healthy alternatives great too), frozen chunky fruit, blueberries, spinach, protein powder (you don’t need to add this, I do, but milk already gives you protein) and use whatever else healthy you want to experiment with!
  • Oatmeal with blueberries (make extra and put in fridge and nuke it another day!)
  • Toast (Dave’s or any other healthy grain/whole wheat bread) with peanut butter, bananas), glass of milk
  • Cereal (remember 3-6-3 rule; look on the box; does it have 3 grams fiber or more, less than 6 grams sugar, 3 grams protein or more) add berries (so far Cheerios (plain) and Grape Nuts fit this; which other cereal does? 🙂
  • Pancakes/waffles (whole grain) with Greek yogurt and berries
  • Veggie omelet, whole wheat or grain toast

Chocolate Powerhouse Smoothie

1 cup Coconut Milk

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

1/2 cup Blueberries

1 cup Spinach

1 Banana

1Tablespoon Almond Butter



Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice depending on temperature preference.

Frozen bananas work best in smoothies. Peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight.

Add more spinach to increase nutritional benefits!

Do you stay the course or give yourself grace during the holidays?

My family and I celebrated the holidays; while I know roasted turkey is good for me and a “yellow” food, the rest of the food was “red”.  There were fresh veggies to munch on before dinner which is a “green light” food, but…decided to give myself grace today and I will restart my traffic light eating (green light; fruits and veggies, yellow light grains, fish, chicken, turkey and red light processed foods and junk foods) tomorrow along with working out at the gym!  I think life changes are a journey and I have a positive mindset to make my life healthier!  If you haven’t checked it out yet…please check out blue zone on Netflix (it’s free!)  I am working to toward being a ‘Blue Zone” girl! 🙂

What have you been doing to move (exercise)?

I have been taught that exercise should be thought of as “play“; not something you have to do but want to do.  This summer we took the kayaks out and went camping.  I know “play” can be dancing, playing outdoors with your kids/grandkids, hiking, cycling, the gym…

An important part of overall health is to move!  Moving shouldn’t be a chore; should be something you look forward to doing throughout the week.

What kind of play do you enjoy doing?