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Monday, March 17, 2014

Green Eggs & Sausage + Shamrock Shake

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope it's been a good one & you've been able to get in plenty of greens in coordination with this fun holiday!

I feel like a new woman because I found a great deal on 2 12-inch ceramic frying pans today! I used one for my first time while visiting my cousin in Texas. I fell in love with it & have been determined to get one since coming home. What an awesome St. Patrick's day gift to myself, right? I've also only got 7 more days of my Whole30, so I thought it was a great non-food motivation (we'll ignore the fact that it's used to make food)! :D

My hubby requested a green breakfast this morning & so he got one! There is no need for food coloring when you've got spinach, kale, or other leafy greens hanging around :) The eggs turned out really green because I used quite a few handfuls of spinach, so if you wanted to put less, you'd still get a great green color. Check out my little holiday concoctions! 

Green Eggs & Sausage Hash

6 Eggs
1/3 lb breakfast sausage (I used ground beef with home pre-mixed spices)
1-2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Cook breakfast sausage on medium heat until lightly browned.
2. Add coconut oil to the sausage in the frying pan.
3. Blend eggs & spinach in the blender.
4. Pour egg mixture into frying pan, add salt and pepper, & stir occasionally until cooked.

"Shamrock Shake"

1 can full fat coconut milk (1 3/4 cup)
1 frozen banana
1-2 cups kale or 1 avocado peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon mint extract (or peppermint)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 
1 1/2 cups ice (use 1 cup of ice if you use avocado to make it green)

Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Have you decided what you're going to do this week for the financial weekly challenge? I started off by getting caught up on categorizing our transactions this month in mint.com. I had to see where my grocery budget is at so far this month, since I tend to get carried away and overspend that one... imagine that ;0)