Breakfast

The classic Denver omelet goes guilt-free!

prep time: 20 minutes

serving: 1-2

6 large egg whites (1 cup) plus one whole omega-3 egg, beaten

4 oz. turkey ham, chopped

1/2 fresh green pepper, cut into strips

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 slice fat free cheese

2 tsp butter, coconut oil, or Smart Balance spread

In a large skillet, brown the onions and turkey ham in 1 tsp of the butter spread, adding green peppers for the last couple of minutes. Remove from the skillet, add the remaining butter spread, and pour in the beaten eggs. Flip the omelet, then add the slice of cheese to the top. Then add the sautéed mixture of turkey and vegetables onto one half of the omelet and fold it over to serve.

Pumpkin No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Method

Combine the dates, honey, pumpkin puree, chia (or flax) seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, coconut flakes and pepitas until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (Mine were about 1-inch in diameter.) Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

Ali’s Tip: If you feel like adding a little extra sweetness, these would also be great with some cinnamon or white chocolate chips tossed in.

(Note: from Gimme Some Oven, also check out here regular No-Bake Energy Bites)

 

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