My MM: Michele’s Meatless Monday Menu (Are You In The Breakfast Club?)
Meet Michele, a grad student and blogger from Long Island (cute blog name!). I’ve been inspired by everyone’s breakfast choices in this series, especially all the old school (overnight!) oats recipes like Michele’s. Confession: I’ve been something of a breakfast skipper for a lot of my life, but like many unhealthy things that just don’t feel right to me any more, eating a healthy breakfast has become critical to feeling good. But I often run out of ideas! What do you eat for breakfast? Or are you a skipper? (Tsk. Tsk.)
Hometown: Long Island, New York
My dietary leanings: As clean + organic as possible. Carnivore, but I try to eat meat sparingly. Eggs (all-natural, cage-free) + vegetables = my BFFs.
My favorite vegetable: It’s a tie between artichokes + Brussels sprouts.
An iced soy latte + a hearty bowl of overnight oats [(prepared the night before): combine 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1 cup water, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp chia seeds, freshly ground cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt + one drop of liquid stevia. Stir well. Cover + let it hang out in the fridge for the next 8 hours.]. Sometimes it’s so filling I can only finish half, then finish it the following morning.
Food for Life brown rice tortilla with hummus, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato slices. After lunch, I had an array of L’il Critters gummy vitamins. They taste like candy, and don’t bother my stomach like most vitamin pills do. I always take the multivitamin, calcium, omega-3, vitamin d, + vitamin c with echinacea.
A spoonful of raw cashew butter + the other half of my banana – its a perfect snack to nosh on while blogging!
Brown rice + peas, topped with herbamare seasoning + fresh cracked pepper. I kept it simple because I knew I would be getting a sweet treat later on.
Ralph’s Italian ice is a Long Island staple. I always order watermelon, pineapple + iced tea. Sounds like an odd combo, but it’s insanely delicious!