Sweet Potato Paleo Muffins

I made a few revisions to the original recipe and was delighted by the delicious flavour that held up despite my tweaks. They’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast but also hit the sweet spot for afternoon coffee, a combo that’s quickly become a daily essential for me. Most satisfying will be revealing to your friends just how healthy they are.

“Cinnamon Toast” Amaranth Quinoa Protein Power Cereal

I made up a version of this cereal on a weekend trip with my girlfriends this summer. It was a hit with them, and reminiscing about good times last week, I realized I should share it with YU—just amped up with amaranth, raw pecans and dried organic cherries this time. This cereal tastes a lot like buttery cinnamon toast, which reminds me of my grandmother, which is why I chose her vintage bowl for this shot. Now, if only I could find the fun green cinnamon/sugar shakers that she used to have around for us…

Quinoa is a complete protein staple in my kitchen since it can be used in so many different ways (savory and sweet), it is easy to prepare and it can be found inexpensively in the bulk section at my grocery store. Amaranth is another protein-packed favorite of mine, and on days when I eat at least one of these ancient supergrains, my workouts are incredible and my recovery is quick. Give it a try!

Gluten Free Migas Recipe by Carol Kicinski

While not exactly heath food, I do make these a tad healthier than normal – I use cage free pastured eggs (Nature’s Yoke to be exact), gluten free, non-gmo corn tortillas (MiRancho), and grapeseed oil to fry up the tortillas. If you are dairy-free, use dairy free milk in place of the half and half and good dairy free shreds (Galaxy or Vegan Gourmet).