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Three Things Wednesday

Like I’ve said, 3 is a good number for Wednesday. And on this Wednesday, I have 3 quick things to share!

1- Muffins!

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My friend Chris and I were going to go running, but it was pouring rain, so we made these muffins instead. My brother and dad made beer a while ago and saved the grain they had extracted the malt from ( the spent grain) for me to experiment with. I toasted it in the oven, then added it to this recipe for carrot muffins. I added a whole cup in place of the 1/4 cup oats– I figured the spent grain would not absorb much moisture given that it is mostly fiber at this point in its life. I also subbed coconut oil for half of the olive oil, and added almonds and chopped fresh pineapple.

They are good! If I made them again I would probably reduce the amount of sugar to half a cup– the bananas adds plenty of sweetness. They work perfectly for breakfast crumbled on top of a bowl of yogurt and fruit.

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2- Banana splits for breakfast

Just halve a banana, add (Greek) yogurt, and any other toppings you desire. Like honey and peanut butter:

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(Obviously, I’m getting lazy and just taking pictures with my phone… Sorry!)

3- Another fast-prep but noteworthy lunch

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Goat cheese, avocado and roasted red pepper quesadilla (including some chopped mint and cilantro we had in the fridge), served with salad and a basil lime sauce (made by mixing pesto and a squeeze of lime juice into Greek yogurt). This quesadilla was definitely a winner.

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Okay, now I have to go attend to some calls to figure out grad school class/financial stuff… Wish me luck!

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