Tea Time

Are you a tea drinker?

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When it comes to liquids, I’m pretty much just a water and alcohol drinker.

This morning, however I was feeling pretty sleepy so I decided to try a little caffeine.

Black tea with almond milk + honey

Black tea with almond milk + honey

I used black tea that one of my best friends brought back from England, so I made sure to hold out my pinky out in between sips. 😉

Jumping topics a bit, here are two ways to eat comfort foods healthily:

Mac n Cheese with veggies

Mac n Cheese with mixed veggies

The mac n cheese has whole grain pasta with cauliflower, almond milk, hot sauce, salts and peppers, and of course, cheddar cheese.

No butter. No oil. No white pasta.

Nachos with veggies

Nachos with veggies

I had Tostitos chips with grated cheddar cheese served along side caramelized onions and my veggie mix (spinach, carrots and corn).

Who says your childhood favorites aren’t healthy? 😀

And on a more grownup level, I made a big pot of quinoa and veggies for the week.

As a kid I would have run from this delicious mix!

As a kid, I would have run from this delicious mix!

The additions were corn, black beans, onion, soy sauce, peanut Thai sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. I was out of broccoli and other greens so I decided to use arugula and random other lettuce leaves to pump up the health factor.

Have a Thankful Tuesday!

Questions: If you’re a tea drinker, how do you take it?

What foods do you eat now that you never would touch when you were younger?

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36 thoughts on “Tea Time

  1. I could go for nachos right about now… nothing like melted cheese!

  2. Oh my gosh…haven’t had nachos in ages! I’m definitely due.

    I love tea! I *try* to have a green tea at my desk every day after lunch, but I usually forget. Thank you for the reminder! I take it straight, without frills.

    When I was younger, I didn’t like minty things or spicy things. Not anymore 🙂

  3. Mmm love quinoa and veg. And hahaha I’m a water and alcohol drinker too. Although I drink coffee every morning (Addicted… oops.. one cup aint bad though!) and tea every once in a while. I definitely like to drink tea before bed though, never in the morning really.

  4. I have never thought of tea w/ almond milk before! Genius idea 🙂 I absolutely love chai tea with honey in the afternoons!

  5. Caitlyn says:

    actually never tried tea. i just developed the ability to actually enjoy (and finish!) coffee so maybe tea is next. 🙂 mmm nachos, i could scarf those down any time.

  6. Adore tea! I seriously drink like… 3 or 4 cups of it a day, and it can go all the way up to 8 cups when it’s cold outside. That being said, it’s not always caffeinated (I love a good peppermint or camomile tea), but my absolute favorite is one called Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney & Sons. Best.tea.ever.

  7. I’m not a tea drinker, during the winter I’ll have hot chocolate some mornings. As a kid I hated tomatoes but I love them in tacos, burgers, salads now=)

  8. I’m like you, mostly water and some alcohol haha. I don’t know why, but I’ve never gotten into drinking coffee or tea. But every once in a while, especially in the winter, I LOVE a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate!

  9. Erin says:

    I’m actually not a tea drinker- Before I got pregnant I used to drink unsweet tea when I would eat out at restaurants, but I’ve lost my taste for it!

  10. Cindy says:

    Depends what kind of tea I’m drinking…Earl grey with milk, green tea with honey, black tea plain. Pinkie is always out. lol

  11. deniliese says:

    that quinoa looks FANTASTIC!
    I love green tea with a little bit of lemon squeezed in

  12. I absolutely adore chai tea, but I’m a coffee drinker through and through. A little over a week ago when I made my quinoa stuffed peppers, I put the remaining black beans, quinoa, some onions, and the rest of the broccoli slaw in a big pot and heated it up for a few leftover lunches and it was wonderful!

  13. jumpeatrun says:

    I rarely drink tea, but I usually like the fruitier ones and even better when iced!

  14. Amanda says:

    I’m ridiculous about having my tea in the morning. I love green tea and Earl Grey, and I like chai but don’t drink it too often.

  15. Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com says:

    I wish I was more of a tea drinker. It’s so darn good for you! My mom drinks it like its going out of style and I need to copy her!

  16. I typically prefer coffee to tea, but every once in a while I’m in the mood for tea! I like black tea with lemon.

  17. Allie says:

    I am beyond obsessed with tea–I don’t really want to admit how many cups I drink a day (but mostly because I have no idea, other than A LOT). And I wouldn’t touch broccoli as a kid, but now I love it–especially mixed in with a good bowl of pasta and cheese 😉

  18. Carrie says:

    Tea is a sometime beverage for me. I drink it much more during the cold, winter months. Cinnamon is my favorite!

  19. katiemoves says:

    I enjoy green tea and some kinds I’ve tried from teavana, and pineapple and blueberry bliss kind which is SO good. I’ve never been a fan of black tea although I have tried! I eat peppers and spinach that I would have never touched as a kid lol

  20. I get my caffeine kick from coffee, but I also love green tea. My favorite is putting 1 bag of green tea and 1 bag of peppermint tea in my steamy cup. Yummm 🙂

  21. The only time I really drink hot tea is at my favorite Chinese restaurant and I love it! I am all about sweet tea in the summer!

  22. mj says:

    If you are afraid of tea, go for licorice tea. It is divine! And rather sweet tasting. And smells delicious. Can you tell I love it? 🙂

  23. I love tea. We have a shelf in the kitchen dedicated to all my teas. I only add lemon and honey if I have a sore throat, otherwise I’ll take it straight up.
    Good job putting that pinky up like a tea drinking professional!

  24. I love tea! I didn’t used to, but now it’s the perfect thing to keep me satisfied at night, without lots of snacking!

  25. Those nachos look awesome! Adding veggies certainly makes everything better! 🙂

  26. Joy says:

    I love ice tea, but us Seattleites are coffee drinkers all the way. Your quinoa veggie mix looks amazing!

  27. Brittany says:

    I love love love tea. Hot tea. I only drink tea, water, and coffee! MY STAPLES!

  28. Being british im a huge tea drinker! 5 cups a day if i had the time it would be more. I like it with milk and one sugar. Nice and simple.

  29. love peppermint but cranberry tea or peach with sugar.. stash has really good teas

  30. Meredith says:

    I love your idea of nachos with veggies on the side, looks like it would be yummy to use the chips to scoop the veggies up! I love tea, all I need is a little bit of milk and sometimes some sweetner.

  31. I love peppermint or English breakfast tea! Almond milk and honey sounds like great add-ins.

    Great recreations of your childhood favorites. Nachos and macaroni and cheese were some of my favorites too.

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