October Breakfast Challenge: Week 3

by Meg on October 21, 2013

Happy Monday morning, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you do anything exciting? I want to hear all about it!

On Friday night, Eddie and I went to the movies to see Runner Runner. Despite knowing the poor reviews, we went anyways because the trailer looked pretty good. It wasn’t all that good, though, so I wouldn’t suggest that you run over and see it ;) Saturday was a rainy day, so it was spent in the mall. Money was spent, as well ;) More on that in a future post! Sunday was a relaxing day as it included food prep for the week and a nice dinner at Eddie’s parents’ house followed by a cozy evening at home watching 42. And now it’s Monday…

This week’s recap of breakfasts is a good one! I’m absolutely loving the challenge and have been more creative than ever before. I’m also becoming more in tune with my body and starting to really understand what it needs. For an example, on Wednesday the 16th, I was craving the leftover chicken thighs that we had for dinner the night before right when I woke up. So, instead of denying that craving to make a “pretty” breakfast, I rolled with it! Chicken thighs and sweet potatoes it was ;) I like to make my plates pretty and fancy, but they don’t have to be. As long as they’re satisfying and nourishing my body with what it wants I’m good with it! :)

October 15 – Ashley’s Pumpkin Buckwheat Bake served with 2% plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 banana

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October 16 – Two chicken thighs with a side of baked sweet potato and 1 TBSP coconut butter for dessert (unpictured)

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October 17 – Juli’s Protein Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

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October 18 – Overnight Pumpkin Quinoa (recipe below) topped with 1 TBSP Nuttzo (unpictured)

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October 19 – Ground turkey with sautéed onions, zucchini, and mushrooms topped with chopped fresh tomato, avocado, and nutritional yeast served along side a baked plantain coated in ghee

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October 20 – Steph’s Pumpkin Berry Chia Pudding with 1 scoop vanilla protein powder added into the mix and topped with extra goji berries and 1 TBSP coconut butter

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October 21 – 2 eggs cooked in ghee with a Fuji apple

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Overnight Pumpkin Quinoa

Serves one

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 scoop protein powder
1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
2 TBSP chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
cinnamon
stevia or sweetener of choice (optional)

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to sit overnight or for 30 minutes. Enjoy cold or hot!

I hope you’ve been enjoying my breakfast recaps and leave feeling inspired! Let me know if you try any of the recipes I’ve been sharing! I always love hearing what you’re making! :D Also, I forgot to mention that you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to make this recipe! You can make this delicious scramble any time of the year :D

And a special congrats goes to Allison for winning the AMRAP Nutrition giveaway! :D Shoot me an email to adashofmeg@gmail.com and we’ll get your new workout top sent to you ASAP :D

Have you made any new breakfast recipes lately? Which breakfast of mine looks most appealing to you?

Love always,

Meg xo

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Linz @ Itz Linz October 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM

I want all of your breakfasts!! :) :) Can’t wait to see what you bought during your shopping trip hehe

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

next week i will write that post ;) planning for wednesday! i think you will love

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats October 21, 2013 at 7:02 AM

I think the buckwheat bake is the hands down winner for me! I love how this week all of your recipes were mainly pumpkin based, so yummy :)

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

HAHA obsessed a bit????? :)

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lindsay October 21, 2013 at 7:25 AM

oh my gosh, will you come stay with me next month and make them all? yum!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

sure babe :D i would love that :D

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Wow I think all of these looks pretty amazing! DELICIOUS!!

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Aubrey October 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM

This has been so helpful for me!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

that makes me so happy to hear :D

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Brooke October 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM

And I just pinned every single recipe on this page (including yours). Cannot get enough pumpkin, and breakfast all day long! Yum.

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

haha you’re awesome :D thanks for pinning :D

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Meg @ The Compost Cook October 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM

YUM! These pics/this challenge is so inspiring! I am totally making my grocery list of foods found in your pics! xoxox

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

aw yay :D let me know what you make :D you should join in on the challenge in November :D

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl October 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I love the idea of making overnight quinoa instead of overnight oats…what a great way to take in a nutritional powerhouse early in the morning!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

it was great :D maybe even better than oats ;) i like quinoa better than oats all of the time any ways though hehe

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stephanie @ healthy, happy stephanie October 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

That pumpkin buckwheat bake looks so yummy! You’re inspiring to get a little more adventurous with my breakfasts.

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

happy to be an inspiration ;) and i highly recommend the buckwheat bake :)

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Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite October 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

It all looks so good! I love that you are eating something new everyday for breakfast!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

it is so much fun :D

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Jody - Fit at 55 October 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Packed with amazing recipes!!! I need to be rich & get a cook cause I am lazy in the kitchen! ;) I like those easy ones with a short list of ingredients – yours looks delish!!! :)

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

thanks girl :D i wish i could come over and cook for you ;)

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Mitchell October 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I’m all about buckwheat at the moment, I can’t stop adding it to my granola, so the pumpkin buckwheat bake looks to die for!

It’s time for me to get cracking with the chia seeds – they’re in every recipe I want to make! Might have to pay a visit to iHerb today :P

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

i highly recommend trying her buckwheat bake :D it was amazing! i need to make more!

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Corinne October 21, 2013 at 6:38 PM

I’m coming to the end of one week of different breakfasts each day and I admit I’m struggling to find the time or inspiration each morning – I’m just always running late!! But I’m keeping you in mind and trying :) xx

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

awwww that’s so sweet! i would recommend trying a variety of different chia puddings? ;) great to make the night before if you have busy mornings!

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Emily October 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Ahhh…I really, really need to start changing up my breakfast routine. I just don’t really care about breakfast that much and always wind up grabbing fruit and a protein bar or toast as I’m running around. You’re definitely inspiring me though! I’m eyeing that buckwheat bake more than anything…mmm…

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

oh sis! try the buckwheat bake! i made it the night before so i could have a quick grab for breakfast :D i never bake in the morning i always bake ahead of time :D

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Dominique @ That's What Domi Said October 21, 2013 at 9:25 PM

The ground turkey + plantain has my mouth watering!
The best breakfast I’ve had lately was eggs scrambled in coconut oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Simple but I love it!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

the plantain breakfast was one of my favourites! so amazing! i need to have it again, but for lunch ;)

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allison October 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

AHH thank you for making my Monday!!! I seriously read this as walking out of work! =)
All your breakfasts look amazing! I made egg in a squash yesterday for breakfast-lunch & thought of you!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:33 PM

hahahahahaha CUTE <3 you should have sent me a pic!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities October 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I’m ALL ABOUT the chicken thighs for breakfast :D

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:33 PM

yay :D

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jodye @ whole pure recipes October 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

All of your breakfasts look amazing, meg! I especially love the dessert (coconut butter) with breakfast. I say dessert with every meal is perfectly acceptable! I’ve never been one for savory breakfasts, but maybe if sweet potatoes were in the mix I could get on board.

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

oh definitely ;) i love my savoury breakfasts! YUM!

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Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit October 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Yum!! Is it weird doing savory for breakfast? I guess eggs aren’t sweet, but it seems so odd to have chicken or veggies for breakfast. It’d take some getting used to for me!

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

i love savoury breakfasts :D i’ve always been that kind of person though ;) i can have leftovers for breakfast: chicken, fish, chilli, steak, anything!

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Hannah R. October 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM

All these look awesome! I’m making your overnight pumpkin quinoa tonight to take to work with me in the morning! Can’t wait to try it:)

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Meg October 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

so happy you made it babe :D

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