Sausage Egg Scramble

I’ve not been blogging much lately…could you tell? I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I am NOT a food blogger. The photographer in me struggles with this. I want to stage my photos perfectly, take them with my fancy professional camera, edit them in my fancy professional software, then add them to a witty and engaging blog post that will have you all begging for more.

Obviously, that hasn’t happened. 🙂 I stopped posting any of my new creations to the blog because I simply didn’t have the time to do it in a way that was up to my standards. I’m over that now. I want to share the ideas and recipes I’m coming up with so that you can see how delicious eating healthy can be! So, you get my crummy cell phone pics and nothing too super fantastic on the literary end…but you do get some really delicious recipes. 🙂

I’ve been loving my breakfasts lately. Something about fall and cooler weather makes me want warm food first thing in the morning, so I save my Shakeology for a mid-morning snack or lunch time. This breakfast in particular felt a little naughty, but it was so, so good!

I  found this chicken sausage at my grocery store recently and had to try it. I’m usually pretty conservative when it comes to meat and replacing something amazing (bacon, sausage) with an imposter (turkey bacon, anyone?). But something about the sweet apple and Vermont maple had me begging to try this. It’s SO delicious! It’s a little heavy in calories at 160/sausage, but they are HUGE so I only use half of one.

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I start by sauteing the sausage (sliced) with whatever veggies I have on hand. Today it was bell pepper, green onion, and a bit of cauliflower. When the sausage is cooked and veggies are tender I add the eggs with some pink Himalayan salt and pepper, and just give it a bit of a scramble. It turned out DELICIOUS! And at just 300 calories, it’s NOT a bad way to start my day. I added a grapefruit on the side, broiled with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. So yum!

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Sausage Egg Scramble

300 calories

1/2 chicken sausage, sliced

1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped

1 cauliflower florette, chopped

1 green onion, sliced

2 medium eggs

pink Himalayan salt & pepper, to taste

2 TB salsa verde

Saute sausage and vegetables. Add eggs, salt, and pepper to taste; scramble slightly. Cook until egg is done, serve warm topped with salsa verde.

 

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An Uphill Battle

I try to spend some time on Sunday mornings looking for inspiration of a different nature. Rather than searching for quotes to help us succeed in business or fitness, I search for the things that really speak to my spirit.

I found this quote first thing this morning, and I’ll be honest. At first, I just liked it because of the way it was presented. Someone had created a pretty printable and it drew my attention enough to read the quote. I started to work on a new printable of my own, but quickly became sidetracked with my family’s needs.

After a rough few minutes arguing with my daughter, I was overwhelmed by a very sudden and very strong feeling of despair. This is SO unusual for me. I started this day in good spirits. I’ve had an amazing weekend with a lot of success in my business and a great evening with the family last night. I have absolutely nothing to sad about. But I was so suddenly and completely consumed by thoughts of failure that I broke down standing in the kitchen over french toast. I’m not a good mom. I’m a terrible housekeeper. I can’t take care of the house I have, why should I think it’s possible to get a newer, nicer house? My business is a flop, I can’t gain any ground. I’ll never reach the goals I’ve set for myself. I’m just setting myself up for failure.

Etc etc. Ouch. No wonder I broke down. I quickly turned breakfast over to my husband and left for the shower where I cried harder than I have in a long time. I can’t tell you how unusual this is for me.

But while I stood there, I remembered this quote. Wow. Apparently I had found my inspiration this morning before I even knew I needed it. Thinking of President Eyring’s words helped me to dig out of this stupid hole I was in and realize that it was all nothing more than the adversary’s attempts to bring me down. No! I am not that weak. I am stronger than that. And I know now that there are GREAT things ahead for me, or I would never have had this experience. I know now that I AM on the right path, even if it is miles and miles up a steep hill. And I will not quit!

This might seem for many to be too much information to share in a public forum. And part of me screams to delete, delete, delete. But maybe…just maybe…someone else out there is struggling today too. And maybe my experience will help someone to stand back up and get back to work. Because you ARE amazing and successful and brilliant, no matter what anyone else wants you to think.wtrUphill