Secret ingredient loaded scrambled eggs {PALEO}

I am excited to share a new loaded scrambled egg recipe with you today!
I made it a couple days ago and it’s been one of my go-to breakfast dishes for a while now.

But when I went to link up to my last protein power breakfast scramble recipe, I realized I used alot of the same ingredients! What?! It’s true.

IMG_0539.JPGBut, then I realized: ‘Duh, I was sharing this recipe because of the secret ingredient!’

TURMERIC

I started using turmeric at the beginning of this year (and totally I spilled the jar all over the floorwhen I found out that it was a great natural anti-inflammatory. In multiple studies, Curcumin, which gives turmeric it’s yellow-orange pigment, has been shown to have similar anti-inflammatory effects to that of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. Turmeric is also can improve liver function, helping with the detoxifying process [source]. With all my stomach crazies, I am all for finding foods that can take the place of harsh medications – i.e. ibuprofen on my tum.

IMG_0538.JPGInitially, I tried turmeric in just a brown rice skillet with veggies. I soon graduated to adding turmeric to my smoothie one day, and decided it needed to happen more oftenIf I have a tough lifting session, I’ll have a smoothie with a little turmeric to help soothe my muscles.

Turmeric tea has also helped my achy gut on more than one occasion. Just bring some almond milk to a boil, added a ginger tea bag, a teaspoon of turmeric, a little cinnamon and some honey. A warm cup filled with so many good things.

And then I figured that since I loved it so much, I might as well add it to my eggs.

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It’s a perfect match.

This little egg scramble is a great post workout or just everyday breakfast. You are getting lots of protein from the eggs, healthy fats from the yolks (EAT THEM!) and avocado, and all the superfood benefits from sweet potatoes and kale. And then of course, you get the benefits and wonderful taste of turmeric.

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LOADED SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH TURMERIC

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs (organic or fresh from the farm <–my fav)
  • 1-2 leaves of dinosaur/lactino kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato cubes
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp turmeric
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • nutritional yeast + kimchi + banana optional

Directions:

  1.  If roasting sweet potatoes, scrub clean, cut into cubes, season with: coconut oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice, and garlic powder. Place in a 400 degree oven and roast for 15-20 minute or until soft.
    ** I roast my on the weekend and just keep in a tupperware in the fridge and use throughout the week.
  2. Warm pan over medium heat and add coconut oil. While pan is heating, clean and chop kale.
  3. Add kale to warmed pan and let whilt. After 1-2 minutes, add roasted sweet potatoes to warm through.
  4. Crack all three eggs directly in the pan and season with salt, pepper and turmeric. Let eggs sit a minute while you chop the avocado.
  5. Add the avocado to the pan and fold/stir eggs. Cook maybe 5 minutes or so, depending on how ‘done’ you like your eggs. I like mine a little more soft, as opposed to ‘well done.’
  6. Once eggs are cooked, turn onto a pan. Add kimchi, nutritional yeast, or banana if you like. Honey would also taste good with these!

IMG_0543.JPGI am finally getting an anti-biotic today after 6 weeks of coughing. If you follow on Instagram (you should), you might have seen all the things I am taking to help my cough, a.k.a. The Black Lung! As much as I DO NOT want to take anti-biotics, I am hoping they help.

So, tell me, have you tried turmeric? Any natural anti-inflammatory foods you swear by?

- Jen.

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WELL, HELLO MONDAY…

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Well, hi!
How you doing? Anyone else ECSTATIC that FRIENDS is coming to Netflix in January?
I might need to save up all my vacation time for January, rather than Christmas time, so I can binge watch for DAYS. Seriously, favorite show.

How was your weekend? Mine was full of shopping! Friday was a work from home day and like usually, I was able to cut out a bit early at 4. I went right after to pick up some Prednisone, aka. a terrible steroid that I loathe taking. I’ve had this cough for going on 5…maybe 6 weeks now and it will not go away. I feel better, but still sound like I have The Black Lung. So, when I called the doctor on Friday, she called me a 5 day dose of the ‘roids. I’ve used to take it at least once a year when I would get sick. It kept me awake, my left arm twitched constantly, and I just felt off. I also emailed my Dietician to see if there was anything I could do to help ‘counteract’ it’s effects and she recommended upping my probiotics – which is a really great excuse to drink more kombucha!

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Friday night I hung with the workout bud and we went shopping in hopes of finding some deals at Dick’s and Old Navy, but we both left empty handed. We did, however, eat some really good bison chili and nachos for dinner. BUT, there must have been some dairy or gluten or something snuck into my eats because as soon as I got up, I bent over as we walked to the car and promptly curled up in the fetal position when I got into bed. Such pain.

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I woke up Saturday feeling better and took my first done of Prednisone. I used to take it with a big spoonful of Edy’s Rocky Road ice cream, but since that isn’t an option this time, I opted for a glass of chocolate almond milk and a spoonful of sun butter. If the pill even touches my  tongue, it takes alot to get the taste out. It literally tastes like someone coated your tongue in hairspray. Seriously, avoid this medicine at all cost! The chocolate milk did the trick though!

Since the workout bud and I skipped the Urbanathon, we decided to hang out for the day anyway. We went to the more upscale mall in the area, after hitting up World Market and Nordstrom Rack. So many good stores in the mall, but I am nowhere near rich enough to purchase a majority of the things. I went to Lululemon for the first time in a long while. The workout bud found some ‘Ninja Pants’ and immediately wanted to purchase. He said he’d get them if I bought some pants…

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I tried. I really did. To justify spending $89 or $98 or more on a pair of leggings. Yes, the were comfy, but really. Just couldn’t do it. If I could wear the pants, literally, every day and be guaranteed they would last me for years and after lots of washes, maybe. But, for now, I’ll stick with my Old Navy and Target tights.

For a late lunch, we went all out with 4 mimosas each, edamame, salmon (for the bud), a burger (for me), 2 regular sushi rolls, and 2 ‘dessert’ rolls. We told the waitress we wanted dessert and ordered 2 sushi rolls: one with filet minion and one with beef. She got a chuckle out of that. And we ate everything. #fatkids

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Sunday was church and food prep and a walk and trying to narrow my focus for my todo lists this week. I’ve got a lot in my brain and a busy week ahead. I also spent some time trying to figure out how to get all my blog photos transferred over! Stinking caching made me think that all my photos transferred over, but after looking at some old posts on a different computer last week, I realized only a weeks worth of photos transferred! Blargh! I couldn’t find any solid answers and I tried the import 2 more times, to no avail. So, in the meantime, I re-did the tabs at the top, so those at least have photos (except for the workout by type and body part page). Oy, this stuff isn’t as simple as they make it seem.

Busy weekend! And, like I said, busy week ahead. But, I am more than stoked because today starts my one-month of classes at Force Barbell. It’s just across the street from my house, a few doors down from bootcamp.  I’m more than excited to start lifting heavy things again. The 6:00am class was the best.

Here’s to another Monday…

on life: celebrating the grind

on courage: RAWR back

on comparison: and instagram

on starting: follow your heart

on running your business: like Bey

on gender equality: 12 year old girl is on it

on photoshopped images: strong is beautiful

on fitness: it shouldn’t be your life

on my ‘so many workouts to try!” list: one. two. three. four. five. <– tried that one over the weekend!

on my ‘why can’t I eat ALL the food, ALL the time?’ list: one. two. three. four. five. <– make that this week!

on the reasons why I love bacon and butternut squash.

on my ‘this is why I love fall fashion’ list: one. two. three. four. five. six.

on my ‘ future home inspiration’ board: one. two. three. four. five. six.
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You already know.

Remember that this week.
Okay!

I’m ready to tackle week, especially because SARA is coming this weekend! We’ve got a night of Audrey Hepburn, a night of Lifetime movies, a day of antique shopping and mornings filled with pancakes and girl time. Can’t wait

- Jen.

What do you have going this week? How was the weekend?

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8 Tips to Become a Morning Person {Guest Post}

Happy Feeling Fit Friday everyone!

I am BEYOND excited to be featuring one of my favorite ladies, the fabulous Jill Conyers!

 Honestly, I can’t remember when I actually met Jill via the interwebs, because it feels like we’ve been blends all along. Jill is so inspiring, encouraging and just an all around awesome person!

Today, Jill is sharing some tips for becoming a morning person. A couple months ago, I decided to start waking up at 5:00am during the week…and around 6am or 7am on the weekends (I haven’t tried awaking up as early as Jill yet, though!). It was tough to start, but quickly became a routine. I love to work on my todo list, workout and just take the morning slow. And I often see tweets or comments from Jill in the wee morning hours, which I love – and which I saw this morning, of course!

If you’ve been in need of some motivation to start waking up early, this post is for you. Enjoy!

Morning Person

Are you an early riser or a night owl? If you’re not already, have you ever considered being a morning person?

I haven’t always a morning person. I started working out with a trainer and 5:00 a.m. was the only time we could meet. 5:00 a.m. workouts 3 days a week became routine and I never slept in again.

My favorite time of day is 4:00 a.m. I wake up feeling rested and I’m immediately ready to get out of bed. I haven’t hit snooze in years.

Sleeping in is 4:30 a.m.

Morning Person

I have time to enjoy my morning coffee and time to workout, journal, blog, email, or whatever I want or need to do.

8 Tips to Become a Morning Person

Know Your Why. Know why you’re going to wake up early. Come up with a meaningful goal you’ll be able to achieve by starting the day earlier, whether that’s a morning workout or checking off an item or 2 on your to-do list.

Prep the Night Before. Whatever you plan to accomplish do whatever you can the night before to prep. Maybe set out workout clothes or set the DVD ready to play.

Seize the Day. When you wake up start thinking about the things you’re looking forward to accomplishing with a little extra morning time.

Move the Clock. Move your alarm across the room so you have to get up to turn it off especially if you’re a frequent snooze button user. This might (will probably) be annoying at first but stick with it. Feeling annoyed will pass

Workout. Early morning has fewer interruptions and you’ll get an energy boost to start your day.

Up Early on Weekends Too. You have a new early morning schedule. Keep the same schedule even on weekends. You’ll have the bonus of extra me time and the consistency will make it easier throughout the week.

Adjust Your Bedtime. This will be a tough one for night owls. Adjust your bedtime so you’re not cutting back on the number of hours you sleep by waking up earlier. Cutting back will catch up with you physically and mentally.

Don’t expect to like it immediately. It’s going to be tough at first. Resist the urge to give up and sleep in. Stick with it. It gets easier and with a little time you might become a morning person too.

Is getting up early worth it?

Consider the benefits of a morning workout or run:

  • interruptions are rare because everyone is sleeping
  • energized for the day ahead of you
  • start the day with a clear mind and relaxed
  • exercising in the morning is more likely to stay consistent
  • a slow and unrushed start to the day
  • the coveted “me” time

Are you an early riser or night owl? What would you do with extra time in the morning?

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Want to connect with Jill?
Blog: www.jillconyers.com
Facebook: Fitness, Health and Happiness
Twitter: @jillconyers
Instagram: jillconyers

- Jen.

Who is going to get up early next week?!

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