motivation monday: warm avocado toast.

Another Monday, another motivation. You guys ready?

We’re obsessed with this Warm Avocado Toast recipe. It may seem weird to eat avocado for breakfast, but it’s a welcome and HEALTHY (key word) change from our usual bagel. Go on, try it – we think you’ll be addicted, too!

Warm Avocado Toast
green for breakfast = great rest of the day.

Warm Avocado Toast

(Prep Time: 2 mins / Yield: 1 serving)

What You Need:

  • 1 slice Ezekiel Bread (we don’t love Ezekiel Bread, so we use a whole grain English muffin)
  • ½ Avocado
  • Handful of sprouts
  • ½ Lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive Oil

What You Do:

  1. Lightly toast the bread.
  2. In a small bowl lightly mash the avocado with a fork leaving some chunks visible. Squeeze half the lemon and combine gently.
  3. Spread the avocado onto the warm bread and add the sea salt and cayenne to taste.
  4. Top with sprouts and drizzle a drop of olive oil over the toast. Enjoy warm!
Warm Avocado Toast
fold it over for breakfast on the go.
Warm Avocado Toast
a healthy day starts in the kitchen!

Now, don’t you feel better?

View our first Motivation Monday recipe here.

PS – Every Monday, we’re going to feature a healthy recipe from one of our favorite blogs The Whole Tara to carry you through the week. Can’t wait for next Monday? Check out Tara’s blog here.

all photos: The Whole Tara


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motivation monday: new year’s resolution bowl.

It’s Monday, and we’re motivated! To eat healthy, that is. This New Year’s Resolution Bowl is the perfect dish to get your week started off right. Swing by the store tonight, make one for dinner, and then pack one for lunch tomorrow. Everyone needs a little detox after the weekend, right?

New Year's Resolution Bowl
ah mah gah…a bowl of healthy goodness.

New Year’s Resolution Bowl

Prep Time: 10 mins (practically nothing!) / Yield: 1 serving

What You Need:

  • 3 cups greens, chopped (kale, arugula, spinach – use a mix of your faves)
  • 2 cups raw veggies (for example, ½ cup shredded carrots, ½ cup shredded red cabbage, and 1 red bell pepper, sliced…or whatever mix you like to equal 2 cups)
  • ¼ cup Quinoa (or other healthy grain, like brown rice)
  • ¼ cup Chickpeas (or other protein, like tofu, 1 hard boiled egg, etc)
  • ¼ of an Avocado (or other healthy fat, like a handful of walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

What You Do:

  • In a large bowl, add the bed of greens.
  • Top the salad with the carrots, bell pepper, cabbage, quinoa, chickpeas, and avocado.
  • In a small bowl mix the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard. Adjust accordingly and drizzle over your bowl of goodness. Mix it up and enjoy!

View the original recipe (and tons of ideas for substitutions) here. Eat, feel good, repeat.

New Year's Resolution Bowl
another version, with tofu.

PS – Every Monday, we’re going to feature a healthy recipe from one of our favorite blogs The Whole Tara to carry you through the week. Can’t wait for next Monday? Check out Tara’s blog here.

all photos: The Whole Tara

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thai peanut stir-fry.

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

J and I are swamped today with various annoying business tasks (borrrrrrring)…so our friend and sometime-contributor Brooke stepped up to the plate and wrote a quick guest post for us. Enjoy!

Hi, glitter girls!

Just like everyone else, I had a few too many frilly martinis and appetizers over the holidays (parties, parties, parties!). My husband and I are trying to make up for all the extra holiday calories by eating better and exercising more. Last night, I put together an awesome meal that meets all of our criteria: colorful (color = lots of vitamins and minerals), low-fat, low-carb, fairly quick and easy, yummy, and bonus—it’s vegan. (Add rice to the meal if you’re not trying to omit carbs…just be sure it’s brown rice!)xoxo Brooke

Thai Peanut Stir Fry, the Perfect New Year’s Resolution Meal

Thai Peanut Stir Fry
no filters, folks. look at these colors!

(All amounts are estimates because I don’t actually measure anything. Total prep time: 30 minutes)

  • 1-2 blocks firm tofu (We’re big on protein at my house, so we use the big blocks of tofu.)
  • 2/3 c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter (the real kind, no sugary Peter Pan stuff)
  • 1/3 c. vegetable broth
  • ½ c. light coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar (natural, sweet alternative to sugar or syrup)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (Siracha, please!)
  • 1 tsp vegetable or sesame oil
  • ½ head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/3 c. (or about ten leaves) fresh basil, coarsely chopped

1. Cut tofu into cubes. Press out extra moisture. (To do this, make a tofu sandwich. Place a clean dish towel or paper towels on a cookie sheet, set the tofu cubes on the towels, place another clean dish towel or several paper towels over them, place another cookie sheet on top, and set something heavy-ish on top, like the base to a blender. Leave it there for about five to ten minutes.)

2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix 1/3 cup soy sauce with the mustard and garlic powder in a bowl. Set aside. (If you are going to add rice to the meal, now is a good time to start cooking it.)

3. In a small sauce pan, combine the other 1/3 cup soy sauce with the peanut butter, vegetable broth, coconut milk, agave nectar, and hot sauce. Whisk together over low heat.

4. Dip the tofu cubes in the soy-mustard-garlic mix and place on a greased (sprayed) cookie sheet. (I line the cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up.) Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.

5. Now that the tofu is cooking, cut the veggies. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the cabbage, zucchini, and pepper. (I also added about ¼ c. water and put a lid on it to speed up the cooking.) Once the veggies are just tender (about 4 minutes), add the spinach and basil and cook for another minute. (The buzzer for the tofu and rice should be going off about now.)

6. Combine the veggies and tofu in a large bowl, pour the peanut sauce over, and toss to coat. Voila!

Adapted from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

OMG, we would totally make this! Would you? What’s your favorite healthy recipe? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!


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