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happy Tuesday guys ! as you people know , i am queen of "pattern banyak" and thus , i'm always looking for new stuff to do to not feel so lifeless HAHAHAH . on top of that , i'm also into healthy eating even though i'm kinda bad at it .... i'm forever eating bad food it's like everyday is cheat day to me heh . however ! during the summer holidays i had the time and liberty to create healthy breakfast / brunch foods since i no longer had to wake up at 6am everyday .
people on my ask.fm often ask stuff like "how do you make (insert food i recently posted on instagram)" or "what do you normally eat for breakfast" or things like that . so today, i'll be blogging on simple and healthy food you can make under 10 minutes !
1. Yogurt Parfaits
one of my most favourite things to create / devour ! it looks complicated but is actually really simple and fun to make ahaha .
basically , all you need is your choice of fruit , yogurt and granola and simply mix it up , piling on the ingredients layer by layer ! my favourites are strawberries , bananas and blueberries and i like to use whole-wheat cornflakes too . as for yogurt , i normally use Nestle's fat-free fruit yogurt / natural Greek yogurt .
yogurt parfaits i've made so far :
strawberry yogurt + whole wheat cornflakes + strawberries + bananas
2. Cereal Bowls & 3. Smoothies
this is probably everyone's favourite childhood breakfast : cereal !!! when i was younger i LOVED Coco Crunch , but of course now that i'm older i wanna eat something with less sugar and refined carbs . thus , i usually go for Special K's Whole Wheat Cornflakes . as for milk .. i never liked milk , except when it comes with cereal ahahah , i use natural Gluten Free Soy Milk ! you could also use rice milk / fat-free milk etc .
as for smoothies , there's no fixed recipes i use , i usually just blend up whatever i feel like having . it's really simple , what i usually do is make sure i have an approximate 1:1 portion of ice to yogurt , add in a banana/mango for creaminess , add in some berries (optional) , a splash of milk and then blend it up ! i usually like a thicker consistency , but if you want a thinner one then feel free to add more milk / sub the yogurt with milk :)
whole wheat cornflakes (really , my new found love) and blueberry smoothie ! (1 cup ice + 1 cup yogurt + 1 banana + 3 or 4 blueberries + 1 banana)
mix your cereal up with some fruits if you wanna be pattern banyak like yours truly
plain cereal and milk when i'm too lazy to give a shit + strawberry smoothie (same recipe as blueberry smoothie except sub the blueberries for strawberries)
4. Muesli Bowls
similar to cereal bowls , except this time its muesli + yogurt/smoothie . you could use milk too but i never tried it :O fell in love with Yogood's Muesli a few months back and i just can't stop eating it ....
muesli + smoothie + blackberries + bananas
muesli + yogurt + bananas + mangoes (hidden under the bananas)
5. Whole Wheat Crepes
ahh , crepes ! i just love dessert for breakfast (or lunch or any meal basically) . crepes are usually filled with loads of sugar so i'm super glad to find a healthy-fied version of it !
this is the recipe i used : http://www.food.com/recipe/basic-whole-wheat-french-crepes-102058?photo=195963
you could either put toppings on your crepes or wrap them up with fruits like i did ! i also melted some dark chocolate and peanut butter to get some sweetness ahaha . trust me , you do not want to eat plain crepes as it is completely tasteless ...
6. Fruit on Toast
a staple breakfast for me since my high school days , this simple yet absolutely delicious breakfast shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to prepare :)
i like to use no-sugar added peanut butter but cream cheese is recommended as well . you could use fruit preserves / jam if you like ! to ensure your peanut butter is healthy , always read the labels . the ingredients should always ONLY contain roasted peanuts , food conditioners and salt . the lesser the ingredients the better .. note that Smucker's Peanut Butter / Ladies' Choice and other commercial brands are full of sugar so remember to check the nutritional contents . healthy peanut butter are usually pricier though .. for bread , i like Gardenia's 100% Whole Grain with Canadian Purple Wheat as the glycaemic index is the lowest i could find in the market + it's low in fat and calories ahahah . fun fact : i love reading food labels and comparing them .
7. Smoothie Bowls
it's basically a smoothie in a bowl + me trying to be fancy
mango smoothie + dragonfruit + walnuts .. me trying to be all health blogger / fitspo HAHAHA .
the professional ones like to pile on lots more fruits , nuts and chia seeds but ya i'm too lazy for that .. here's an example :
photo credits from domesticate-me.com
8. 2-Minute French Toast in A Mug
used my favourite Gardenia bread again to healthify it HAHA
recipe from http://www.prettyprudent.com/2012/01/entertaining-food/2-minute-french-toast-in-a-cup/
9. Egg Mayo Sandwich
one of my favourite things to eat for lunch because 1. it's so easy and fuss-free and 2. i love bread and carbs . all you have to do is boil and egg and while you're doing that , butter your bread . after the egg is hard-boiled , chop/mash it up with a spoon and add in some mayo ! i use vegetarian mayo from Telly but you can use light-mayo as well . (remember , check the food labels to get the healthiest one)
10. Banana "Ice-Cream"
as a big fan of ice-cream ... i constantly crave it .. thus , this snack gives me a quick fix for my cravings but keeps me healthy too hehe . this particular one is mixed with strawberries , blueberries and chocolate chips !
if you're wondering what this is .. it's actually frozen bananas made to resemble ice-cream . i used a Yonanas machine to make this !!
it requires you to pre-freeze bananas before making it but trust me , it's so worth it because the end product tastes just like ice-cream omggggg
11. Overnight Oats
nothing new to the world of health foods , this remains a favourite for a lot of people . the idea is to mix 1 portion of oats with 1 portion of liquid (yogurt/milk etc) , together with some sort of sweetener (honey/mashed bananas etc) plus whatever else you'd like to have in your oats , mix it all together , leave it in the fridge overnight and voila , breakfast is served the next day !
my version : couldn't decide whether i wanted milk or Greek yogurt in it so i put in both HAHA . 1/3 cup of oats + equal amounts of yogurt and soy milk , a teaspoon of honey and half a cup of silvered almonds .
here's what it looks like before chilling in the fridge overnight ..
topped it with some fruits the next morning ! anyway , there are thousands of overnight oats recipes online so feel free to try the more adventurous ones such as peanut butter , apple pie or tropical flavours .
12. Oven Fried Chicken
literally just tried this yesterday and i'm amazed at how it works !!! tastes like real fried chicken too , love how it uses not even half the amount of oil you would normally use , plus the process of preparing it and coating it in batter takes less than 10 minutes , and then all you have to do is pop it in the oven !
placed the chicken in a deep dish lined with baking paper after coating , i strongly advise you to do this to save time for cleaning up
result !! LOOKS AND TASTE LIKE REAL FRIED CHICKEN I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING .. even my mom approved of this and trust me when i say she hates my healthy recipes ahahahh . anyway , here's the recipe : http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oven-fried-chicken-ii/ ; i omitted the paprika and only used one egg because i didn't use as much chicken as the recipe stated . i also didn't care about the measurements of the flour and breadcrumbs and just poured the amount i roughly needed on a plate HAHAHAH . i guess what i like about cooking is it's very subjective and you can do everything according to your own preference , unlike baking where everything is very fundamental .
sooo there you have it , things i like to eat which are healthy and yummy + can all be done under 10 mins !!! hope you like this post and do update me if you guys ever try making these recipes ! hit me up in the comments section or contact me on my ask.fm , link found in my sidebar . have fun and i'll blog soon x