S N A C K I N G ; banana bread

bagel, bananas, snack

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Yesterday afternoon, while watching Mr Bean’s Holiday at home, I had a sudden craving for something sweet (obviously I gave in to this craving lol). I walked into my kitchen and stood there wondering what to eat (having bought groceries earlier definitely helped with my options). Bananas are usually my go-to food for something sweet, but I’m sure you know by now how much I love mixing things up… adding a bagel with my banana reminded me of my love for banana bread. I used to eat Starbuck’s Banana Loaf almost everyday while in college… I don’t even want to think about how terrible that was for my body, but I do remember how amazing it tastes *droooool*

So ofcourse, I’m half way through a movie and don’t have time to MAKE banana bread so the next best thing is to slice a banana on a lightly toasted 100% whole wheat bagel. I also smeared a LIGHT layer of margarine on the toasted bagel to add to the texture and for a slight hint of flavour. This quick and easy banana loaf would also be great as a breakfast sandwich or grab and go snack while out of the house.

P.S. For all you Bean fiends, I would highly recommend Mr Bean’s Holiday… HILARIOUS movie = )

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B R E A K F A S T ; vege salad & hummus bagel

bagel, breakfast, salad, veges

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So I’m sure you’ve all caught on by now, I think I’ve mastered mixing a bunch of different things together and calling it a day LOL – salads don’t always need to have some kind of lettuce… this vege salad is strictly veges (or veges and a fruit, for those who would argue that a tomato is a fruit lol). Breakfast bagels are also always so tasty and filling in my opinion… here I opted for one that most would consider unhealthy, because it isn’t actually that nutritious lol but again, balance is key.

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This finely diced vege salad contains 4 fresh ingredients and a light coat of salad dressing.

  • 1/3 cucumber (diced)
  • a handful of baby carrots (diced)
  • 1/3 yellow pepper (diced)
  • a handful of grape tomatoes (whole)
  • calorie wise balsamic vinaigrette

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An everything bagel is not the healthiest of all bagels, but my super clean salad makes up for it. Instead of cream cheese as my bagel spread, I decided to change it up with a roasted red pepper hummus. The savory spread complimented my vege salad perfectly, making breakfast that much more rewarding.

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