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Big View breakfast & quinoa success

Posted Jun 07 2012 10:10pm
Home Health Big View breakfast & quinoa success

5 comments Jun 07/12 Health, Healthy Eating, Restaurants

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a major breakfast person.

In fact, Michael would probably tell you that the first thing on my mind every morning when I wake up is what I am going to eat.

This morning, I woke up with waffles on my brain, which was perfect being that I had plans to meet my friend Jenny at Big View Diner.

Well… as soon as I opened the menu, my eyes zoned right in on the words “French toast”, and waffles were a thing of the past.

It had been ages since I’ve made French toast at home or ordered it in a restaurant, so I was pretty excited to have it.

In true pregnancy-style, I didn’t stop there and had the waitress add sausage and scrambled eggs.

After all, the baby needed protein, right?

Needless to say, I am now completely and utterly stuffed (which should last for about another two hours until I am ravenous again).

It definitely wasn’t the healthiest breakfast, but it’s nothing that a green smoothie and lots of veggies can’t fix.

Speaking of healthy foods…

I’ve been telling Jenny to try quinoa for about a year now, but she kept saying that it scared her.

In my opinion,  this is totally understandable given its weird name and the fact that it isn’t as mainstream as something similar looking like rice or couscous.

Anyway, I was really happy (and surprised!) when I received a text from Jenny the other afternoon letting me know that she made quinoa and loved it!

She sent me a photo of the quinoa dish (which served as evidence that she really made it).  The quinoa was mixed with apples, greens, Gouda cheese, and sherry vinaigrette dressing.

It sounds delicious.  I need to try this for myself soon!

By the way, I’m pleased to report that Jenny is officially over her fear of quinoa.

Is there a food that you’re hesitant to try even though you know it is good for you?  I just cannot stomach the thought of eating sardines- no matter how many healthy benefits they supposedly deliver.  They just look gross!

What is your favorite meal of the day?

Enjoy the rest of your day!







  1. I love quinoa and your breakfast food has made me hungry :)
    I think my favorite meal is lettuce wrapped turkey burgers with a huge slice of watermelon :)
    happy Thursday

  2. I’ve heard of quinoa and always want to know more! Thanks:)

  3. Jenny o.

    So fun seeing you today!!

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