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10 Aja Approved Breakfast Recipes

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I’m often asked by clients once they eliminate all white processed foods, such as cereals, muffins, pancakes, etc…. “What do I eat for breakfast?” So I decided to put together a list of Aja approved breakfast ideas to get those creative juices going. First up, if you aren’t eating breakfast, start. And if you are already eating breakfast, good job. Now make sure it made out of processed crap that’s just going to sap your energy later in the day. Try them out and let me know your favorite one by leaving a comment below. If you don’t have a lot of time in the mornings, then I would recommend that you make some of these ahead of time, to save time on the rushed mornings. 1. Breakfast Casserole One 8×8 or 9×9 casserole Source Ingredients • 12 eggs, whisked • 1lb chorizo, cooked and broken into pieces • 1 sweet potato, shredded • 1⁄2 yellow onion, diced • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Siracha) (optional) • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper Instructions Start things off right by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. First you’ll want…

How to Erase Your Muffin Top in 2014

Erase Muffin Top

  Hey there Black Girl Slim crew, I’m baaaaack! After a much needed break over the holidays, I’m back and ready to help you make this year your best and healthiest yet. Happy 2014! Doesn’t that seem like such a futuristic year? I remember being a kid and wondering what life would be like in 2014 and beyond. I thought for sure we would all be driving around in flying cars and communicating via computer chips in our hands. Welp, while we’re not quite there yet, I do know something that always looms in almost everyone’s future…FAT. With each year, our bodies just naturally want to store more of the stuff while burning less of it. Kinda sucks right? I’ve got some great things lined up for you all in 2014 including some new segments. This year you can expect not only great workouts, but interviews, more nutrition tips, recipes and mindset coaching at your request, so make sure to keep you keep an eye on your inbox for messages from me. I want you all to start the New Year off right. And that means getting rid of that muffin top. Today’s workout is the Muffin Top Eraser. The…

9 Healthy Snack Ideas

9 Healthy Snack Ideas

So you need a quick grab and go snack. Plain carrots and hummus not turning you on? Here are 9 snack ideas that are sure to get your taste buds excited: 1. Beet Chips & Curried Yogurt Mix 2 tablespoons of 2% or Full fat greek yogurt and ¼ – ⅛ teaspoon of curry powder. Stir well and serve with beet chips. This sounds weird, but it’s good! 2. Ham & Celery sticks Wrap 6 celery sticks with 6 slices of ham <–make sure it’s all natural, nitrate and nitrite free if possible and from the deli, serve with your preference of dijon, whole wheat or yellow mustard. 3. Make Your Own Yogurt Parfait Take ½ cup Greek yogurt (I prefer 2% or Full fat as the fat will keep you fuller longer and help reduce cravings) and put in a plastic cup that you can take with you. Top with your favorite fruit (berries are easiest because you don’t have to chop them). Instead of granola, use nut pieces such as crushed almond and/or cashews. 4. Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Evenly slice 5 large cherry tomatoes and top each slice with a dollop of goat cheese and a…