B-fast Relleno- sneaky giveaway ENDED

Hi friends πŸ˜€ How’s your day going? Hope it’s been lovely so far.

Lately in the mornings, I’ve had to drag Bella out of bed to go outside.


We wake up to my alarm, she covers me in Bella kisses and then she goes back to sleep until I’m ready to leave for the day. She’s not a morning person, either πŸ˜‰


Since I’ve been living in Tucson, so many Mexican food memories have come back to me. Tamales, pink cookies from the Mexican bakery, nana’s homemade tortillas and beans, salsas, etc. etc. etc. For the past couple of days, I’ve had chile rellenos on the brain. When my family and I would go to Mexico more often we would always stop to have chile rellenos at the mercado. The lady who would make them would spend all day  making chile rellenos- fresh peppers stuffed with cheese and lightly fried. The egg batter was so light and crispy – they would literally melt in your mouth. Definitely swoon-worthy.

So today, the breakfast relleno was born πŸ˜‰


Last night while I was making dinner, I roasted two polano peppers in the oven for 30 minutes at 350.


I popped them into a container and put them in the fridge to be waiting for this morning.

When I woke up, I cut down each pepper and removed the seeds with a knife:


and then filled each one with goat cheese πŸ™‚


The peppers went under the broiler for 4 minutes, and while they broiled, I made some scrambled eggs (1 egg + 2 egg whites).

Stuffed the peppers with said eggs:


And served with pico de gallo (you can make fresh or buy), tea and (brown rice) toast.

chies rellenos

Vegan? You could use vegan cream cheese of choice and a tofu scramble in lieu of eggs (tofu, peppers, nutritional yeast, sea salt, pepper and cumin)

They took less than 10 minutes to make and were AMAZING. Spicy, savory, and perfectly filling. The beautiful aroma even got Bella out of bed πŸ˜‰

Well I’m off to work!
See ya laterrrrrr <3



Thank you so much to everyone who entered the sneaky giveaway! The random winner is China, who said:

Gina, your blog is my favorite. It’s so inspiring, and the perfect mix of fitness, nutrition, and everyday life stuff. I don’t know how you manage to generate so much new content, but I’m glad you do! And here’s a secret: I’ve been dreaming of winning some of your macaroons since I started reading way back in 2010!


I appreciate all of your comments and thank you for reading, whether you’re a veteran or newbie. I am so very grateful to all of you! Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up and China, check your email πŸ™‚



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  1. Annie V on May 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Sneaky surprise giveaway!

  2. MJ on May 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Mmmm….macaroons. Thanks for all the great info-keeps me on my toes. (especially after last night dark chocolate almond cake)

  3. Emily on May 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Haha I like that you sent us to this page because now I want to try that recipe! Yay for giveaways!

  4. Racheal @ Running with Racheal on May 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

    That breakfast looks delicious. I am putting it on my meal plan. Thanks!

  5. alexis on May 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Love the sneaky giveaway! I hope I win πŸ™‚

  6. Maria on May 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Good Morning! A sneaky give away is a great idea. I would really enjoy some San Diego goodies! πŸ™‚ Thanks for creating an awesome blog!

  7. Brittany @ read, run, repeat on May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

    ooooh sneaky!! I love it! What a neat giveaway πŸ™‚

  8. Phoebe on May 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I would love to win your sneaky giveaway!

  9. Christine on May 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Love this recipe! I’m gonna try it πŸ™‚ Love the sneaky giveaway too! Thanks for kicking my butt each week- you keep me looking good and feeling even better. This is my most favourite blog! Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

  10. Jenn on May 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

    You are a clever lady πŸ˜‰

  11. Kim on May 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I’ve always wanted to try your macaroons! Love how fun and sneaky you are!

  12. AshleyLynn on May 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

    umm am i the only one that is more excited about your granola?! Cant wait for the book to come out.

  13. Kaylin on May 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Yum! I would love to win some of your macaroons! Glad I am a subscriber πŸ™‚

  14. Elissa on May 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Hola from our vacation in Mexico;) awesome giveaway!

  15. Alexandra R on May 28, 2014 at 10:21 am

    So want those vegan macaroons!

  16. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on May 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Oh my gosh I remember reading this post way back when it was originally posted! AND I remember how badly I wanted one of those Live Well Core bags!

  17. Katie on May 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Would love to try your macaroons and the sneaky giveaway is super fun. πŸ™‚

  18. Julie on May 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I hope I’m not too late for the sneaky giveaway! I’d love some yummy treats! πŸ™‚

  19. Jen on May 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    You and your blog are too cute! Love how you keep it real. And I love your newsletter for totally manageable workout inspiration!

  20. Katie A. on May 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Macarooooons…get in my belly πŸ™‚

  21. Cori on May 28, 2014 at 10:43 am

    They sound delish! Thanks for sharing and making it a fun giveaway!

  22. Julie on May 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I can never find the perfect recipe for macaroons and i’ve always wanted to try a genuine batch! πŸ™‚

  23. Kyra on May 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I love mexican food for breakfast. I make breakfast tacos a lot and love ordering huevos rancheros when out for brunch. I’m going to try this recipe!

  24. Leah H. on May 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Love this idea! Macaroons and granola both sound delish!

  25. Shauna G on May 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I’d live some yummy macaroons and granola! πŸ˜€

  26. Lindsay on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I would love to win those tasty looking macaroons!!

  27. Ashley N. on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! Love reading your blog πŸ™‚

  28. Jessica on May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I feel like Miss Marple! I’ll need to make these again! I remember how good they were!

  29. Meredith on May 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I went out for Mexican food this past weekend and ordered Chile Rellenos, unfortunately they came out deep fried and really unappetizing. Your breakfast rellenos look so much better..and healthier! I’ve been reading your blog for years now and have always wanted to try your macaroons, glad you decided to bring ’em back!

  30. Krista Nolen on May 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Looks delicious! I like the sneaky giveaway πŸ™‚

  31. Kate F. on May 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

    And now I want those stuffed peppers! But not as much as macaroons! Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been reading since you lived in Valdosta. I live in Albany and I found your name on a list of local bloggers.

  32. Cassie on May 28, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Love this sneaky giveaway and am so excited for your blogiversary!! I can’t wait for your book to come out, and now I want a breakfast relleno… πŸ˜€

  33. Melissa on May 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for the sneaky giveaway πŸ™‚ I’m seeing that breakfast relleno in my future!

  34. Kristi on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Yummy macaroons! I remember reading this post, and actually made those stuffed peppers and those are on my list of favorites for dinners and breakfasts:)

  35. Janet on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Thank you for being an amazing blog, momspiration, and fitness inspiration! I simply love your blog and out look on life (knowing we all have hard days!) Thanks for everything you do and are!

  36. Laura on May 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Macaroons would be a perfect treat for the week. Love the blog! Thanks!

  37. Hayley on May 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Yum, this recipe looks really good!

  38. Kristin A on May 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    These look so yummy!

  39. Shannon on May 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Gina, thank you for being an inspiration. Reading your blog always makes my day! πŸ™‚

  40. Jennie on May 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I love surprise giveaways! I’ve been reading for a while and remember the frequent macaroon giveaways. I’ve always wanted to try them πŸ™‚ I think they would make an excellent mid afternoon pick me up!

  41. Cait on May 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm


  42. SaraRM on May 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Sneaky sneaky!!! I would love some of your treats!!

  43. Mia on May 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I hope I’m not too late to be in the running for macaroons! Thanks for the sneaky giveaway! πŸ˜€

  44. Vicki L. on May 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Macaroons, yum!

  45. Kaleigh on May 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Mmmm! I love Macaroons.

  46. Linda on May 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Great treat… Thanks for the motivation.

  47. Gina on May 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    So happy to see a macaroon giveaway again! πŸ˜€

  48. Amanda on May 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Gina! You are such a sneak-ster ;o) Just wanted to tell you that your blog is great, and lately I’ve been especially enjoying referencing back to your pregnancy posts as I’m 32 weeks with my first! You are an inspiration!!

    • Fitnessista on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

      congratulations to you on your pregnancy! thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  49. Suzanne on May 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Love the sneaky giveaway! πŸ™‚

  50. Jessica B on May 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I’m so excited about the sneaky giveaway! I would LOVE to try a macaroon!! πŸ™‚

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