Cooking Shows

Homemade Quinoa and Coconut Milk Porridge (Vegan)

Hello and welcome everyone to another episode of Cooking with Fey! Today we are going to make some vegan quinoa porridge that tastes great and is good for you.

For this recipe the only two ingredients you need are:

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

I also added:

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1/3 cup diced pecans

If you have any questions about how to make this please leave them in the comments down below and I will answer them as soon as possible. Otherwise you can check out my Instagram page @fey_fitness or my YouTube channel at Fey Fitness.

Cheers,

Fey

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My Life

Why is breakfast so important?

Eating breakfast is really the best thing you can do for your body in the morning. Not only does it “kick start” a dormant digestive tract (digestion slows down when we’re asleep), but it also provides our bodies with vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help propel us through the morning. Studies have even shown that eating breakfast can have a positive impact on brain function throughout the morning.

So why don’t more of us eat this amazing meal?

Well, sometimes it can be hard to wake up in time. I’m not really a morning person, so the thought of waking up early to make myself a nutrient-rich meal doesn’t really sound all that appealing.

Luckily, we don’t have to eat a full meal of eggs, bacon, fresh fruit and toast to enjoy the health benefits of breakfast. Even just grabbing an apple or banana on your way out the door is better than not eating at all.

So with that in mind, I thought I would give you all some ideas of health breakfast ideas if you aren’t a morning person (or if you’re running late one day):

  • Fresh Fruit
    • Bananas – this fruit even comes with its own ‘wrapper’ so you can throw it directly in your purse or bag as you run out the door.
    • Apples
    • Oranges – this fruit even comes with its own ‘wrapper’ so you can throw it directly in your purse or bag as you run out the door.
    • Grapes
    • Pears
  • Nuts – pop a handful of these in a tupperware container and you’re good to go!
    • Almonds
    • Walnuts
    • Pecans
  • Protein Shakes – you can use whey, hemp, soy, etc.
  • Breakfast Balls/Bars – see my recipe down below.

If you have any ideas about how you eat breakfast each day, please let me know in the comments down below!

As always, please like and follow this blog to stay up to date on fresh content. You can also follow me on Instagram @fey_fitness or on YouTube at Fey Fitness.

Cheers,

Fey

Cooking Shows

Cooking Basics 101: Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Hello and welcome everyone.

I hope your 2017 is getting off to a wonderful start!

Today I thought I would share the first video in a new series I’m starting called “Cooking Basics 101” where I will teach you a new cooking technique each week.

Today we are learning how to make old fashioned oatmeal.

To make this yourself, you will need:

1 and 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
1 and 3/4 cups water
2-3 Tbsp. cinnamon
A pot large enough for these ingredients
Dried Fruit for Topping (optional)

Directions:
1. Start by placing the oats, water, and cinnamon in the pot and turning your stove top to medium-high heat.
2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir well.
3. Then reduce heat to a simmer and place a lid on the container to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
4. Top with your favorite ingredients and serve!

Be sure to like this post for more videos and let me know what type of cooking video you would like to see next!

You can also follow me on Instagram @fey_fitness or on YouTube at Fey Fitness .

Cheers,
Fey

My Life

My love-hate relationship with food diaries

I can’t decide if I am in love with the idea of keeping a food diary, or absolutely disgusted by the idea of writing down everything I eat.

On the one hand, I find it logical to accurately document what I consume in a day. I mean, what better way to see how balanced my diet is than to keep record of it? The diary then becomes a snapshot of your body’s current state of health- I mean, you are what you eat, right?

Additionally, this can be a great way to identify food allergies, or fine tune a fitness/dietary lifestyle to best meet your exercise or health goals. Further, I also find that I tend to make better food choices when I’m confronted with the idea of writing it down for myself (or god forbid, others) to see.

However, on the flip side I’ve found the entire process of documenting my meals tedious and time consuming. Though, it might just be how I am executing this endeavor.

For example, if in a day I eat two eggs, an apple, one salad, and salmon sushi, I don’t just write down those items in the diary. I also take the time to research how many calories, grams of protein, carbs, fat, or fiber were in each of those foods- and there is where the problem lies.

Sure, it’s easy to jot down eggs, apple, etc. But to plug in the nutrient information that correlates to each of those items always seems to take me forever, and I find myself losing interest in the diary after just a few days.

Do you keep a food diary? What have your results been?

I’d love to hear what you think on the subject (as well as what your technique is to keep motivated with it). Give this article a like and comment down below so we can get this conversation started!

Cheers,

Fey

Cooking Shows

Video: Breakfast Protein Balls (vegetarian)

Good morning everyone!

Here is a video I posted to YouTube this past Sunday making vegetarian breakfast balls.
For this recipe you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup of pea protein powder
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/8-1/4 cup of water (optional)

In a large bowl, mix the first four ingredients together. My mixture is always a little on the dry side, so that’s why I’ll add the 1/8 to 1/4 cup of water to help the pea powder blend into a nice consistency with the other ingredients.

Once everything is mixed to your preference, just form into balls and place in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

And you’re done! You now have a healthy, vegetarian breakfast to nab on your way out the door.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

 

Check out the video on YouTube here .

Cheers,

Fey