Lemon Pepper Tofu with Peach Blackberry Salsa

I saw White House Down.

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And oh.good.gracious was this movie good. My mom invited my dad but he couldn’t go. So she invited me, and despite the fact that I didn’t think I would like it, I went. I mean, Channing Tatum… some people think he’s cute..

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So I go. And I sit. And I’m blown away. This movie was funny, it was intense, it was terrifying and captivating and all kinds of wonderful.

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I actually almost cried in the end. You have to see it. Yes, each and every one of you who (graciously) reads my blog, I am talking to you. Go. Go and see this movie. It’s worth it. Big screen, people. It’s a must.

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Okay, enough about bombs and presidents and movies (but seriously? could that happen?? because that’s terrifying), let’s talk about tofu. I am here to persuade you not only to see a great movie, but to eat some tofu. Protein, baby. For all you vegheads out there, you need protein.

And for all you non-vegheads, this is a recipe that will convert you. Or at least turn you on to tofu.

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This tofu is delicious. It is baked to perfection, dusted with lemon pepper, and then smothered in a dreamy, fruity salsa.

Lemon Pepper Tofu with Peach Blackberry Salsa

1 package tofu, drained, pressed, and sliced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 peach, finely chopped
1/4 c blackberries
2 tbsp cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Set oven to 400°F.
2. Place tofu strips on aluminum foil on baking sheet.
3. Combine olive oil and vinegar, and brush onto tofu strips. Turn tofu over and brush the other side.
4. Sprinkle lemon pepper on both sides of tofu, then bake for 30 minutes, flipping tofu over after 15 minutes.
5. For the salsa, combine the blackberries, peaches, cilantro and lemon juice. Using a fork, mash to form a salsa texture.
6. Spoon the salsa over the tofu and enjoy!

Peach Berry Smoothie

Did you know the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is breakfast?

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Usually that’s cereal or oatmeal with peanut butter, but today it was a smoothie.

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Creamy, light, refreshing and very fruity. Sometimes you need to set aside the grain and reach for the fruit.

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Peach Berry Smoothie
Serves 2

1/2 c blackberries
1 c peaches
1 c raspberries
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1 c soymilk
1/4 c water

Blend all.

 

Breakfast Banana Split

When I get obsessed with a song, I get obsessed.

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Straight No Chaser’s album just came out on Spotify (score!), and I have been listening to this song nonstop.

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I first heard this song on 90210 and was like, “Okay, that’s cool. Adrianna’s voice is good.” But this, THIS is good.

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So, anyway, tell me about your breakfast routine. Cereal? Oatmeal? Maybe a random pancake or some bacon and eggs? I’m about to shake up your breakfast. Two words: banana. split.

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Whole Foods sent me this deliciously inspiring collection of berry recipes, including a breakfast banana split. Uh, genius. I have a feeling there will be many more breakfast banana split recipes to come.

Breakfast Banana Split
Inspired by Whole Foods and my boyfriend.

1/2 banana, sliced lengthwise
Plain Greek yogurt
Blackberries
Blueberries
Strawberries, chopped
Walnuts
Chocolate chips
Whip cream

1. Combine all in a bowl.

Lazy Overnight Oats

So, it’s morning and you want overnight oats. But you didn’t make them last night because…

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…you were out with your girlfriends drinking cocktails.

…you worked until 10pm and then went straight to bed.

…you studied until 1am and your brain is fried.

…you forgot.

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Not to fear. Skinny Muffin is here! To inform you on how to make “overnight” oats the morning of.

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Also? This makes the perfect pre-workout breakfast. Maybe not if you’re running (peanut butter + running = way too full Kaylie), but if you’re starting out with some strength training (which you should!) and finishing with cardio (which your heart wants!), this is a great breakfast. Totally follows the Healthy Kaylie Graduation Diet Plan.

Lazy Overnight Oats

1/3 c oats

1/3 c original soymilk (or flavor of your choice)

1/4 c plain Greek yogurt (or flavor of your choice)

2 tbsp peanut butter

Bananas, pepitas, & blackberries (or toppings of your choice)

1. Combine oats and soymilk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook 2 minutes, watching carefully (sometimes likes to bubble over).

2. Stir in Greek yogurt and peanut butter.

3. Add desired toppings.