Category Archives: Breakfast & Muffins

8 Simple Smoothies

8 simple smoothie recipes to get you excited to drink your fruits (and veggies!) again, plus my best tips and tricks for making great smoothies, every time. I’m so excited about this post! Today I’m writing all about 8 simple smoothie recipes to get you excited to drink your fruits (and veggies!) again. Smoothies are a great affordable snack the whole family will enjoy. There’s no right or wrong way to make a smoothie, but here are some of my bare bones (4-6 ingredients) recipes to get you started on the road to delicious and healthy smoothies. There’s a little Continue Reading →

8 Simple Smoothie Recipes to Liven Up Your Day

Perfect pumpkin donut holes that are done in about 15 minutes!   Few things are more wonderful in my world than a delicious fresh donut in autumn. Sure, donuts can be eaten all year long, but there’s something extra magical about a warm donut on a crisp fall day. This recipe for simple pumpkin donut holes is a little different than a traditional donut recipe, but you are going to love them. Here are a few reasons why pumpkin drop donuts are my favorite- Drop donuts only take about 20 minutes to make, from starting to eating. They are easy! I Continue Reading →

Simple Pumpkin Donut Holes

These Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins are made with whole grains, natural sweeteners, and vegetables. Your whole family will love them! There are few things more delicious than zucchini desserts. I love chocolate zucchini cake, zucchini bread, and of course, zucchini muffins! They are always on my list to make during the summer. I love these simple treats because they are actually healthy! My kids have no idea, and I’m not sad about that. We love these and I make them all of the time! Here’s what you are going to love about these zucchini muffins: they are made with whole Continue Reading →

Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins

Naturally sweetened and low-sugar pumpkin bread is full of flavor without the guilt.  America’s Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out, and I’m so excited about it. The book is called Naturally Sweet and it is going to change your baking. The first two chapters in the book are all about sweeteners in all forms, what they are, how they are processed, and how they work in baking. One of the reasons I like America’s Test Kitchen (ATK from here on out) so much is because they take the time to teach you what they did, why it works, and how Continue Reading →

Naturally Sweetened Low-Sugar Pumpkin Bread

I’ve been on a healthy smoothie recipe kick lately and I wanted to bring some of my fall favorites into it. This Healthy Pumpkin Protein Smoothie is a little taste of fall that you can have for breakfast! It tastes a lot like a simple pumpkin pie filling or pudding, but it’s thin enough to drink like a normal smoothie. I love this smoothie because it packs in about 20 grams of protein without any protein powder (and if you did add some, you could easily double that amount). The calories and fat will depend a lot on the type Continue Reading →

Healthy Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Energy bites! Also know as date bites, date balls, or little bits of healthy heaven. Have you tried them? It took me a while to put them on my list and now I’m kicking myself for taking so long! These simple treats are healthy eating/snacking/dessert perfection, and I have a batch in my freezer at all times now. The basic idea is that you throw dates + nuts + extras in the food processor, and process until it’s all broken down into a cookie dough-like mixture. You then roll them into balls, pop them in the freezer, and eat them Continue Reading →

9 Energy Bites Recipes Everyone Needs

It’s no secret that I love a simple easy egg bake. I make some kind of egg bake or quiche about once a week or every other week and I just don’t get tired of them. They are really easy meatless (or nearly meat-free) dinner options that the whole family loves. I love that I always have eggs on hand (thank you backyard chickens), that I can sneak vegetables in to dinner, and that it reheats really well. I’ll often make a double batch and eat the second half for quick breakfasts the rest of the week. Few things are Continue Reading →

Easy Vegetable and Cheese Egg Bake

  Have you ever made homemade granola bars? I did for the first time a few years ago to take with us on a trip to Yellowstone. They were delicious bits of heaven and I’ve been making that same recipe often for years. The other day I got a crazy idea to turn granola bars into one of my giant “# of this thing you should make” recipe posts and now I can’t be stopped! I have literally made granola bars at least three times a week for the last month. They are awesome! They taste delicious, they travel well, Continue Reading →

8 Easy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes You Should Try TODAY

Have you gotten on the energy bites, energy ball, date ball/bite, little-nuggets-of-heaven bandwagon yet?! I’m here to convince you that you need this simple, healthy, whole food treat in your life. Healthy Cherry Energy Balls are going to become a staple in your freezer in no time! I taught a menu planning/food prep/cooking class last week and I had so much fun! I took 8 different kinds of date balls with me as part of the treats. I had a lot of questions about what they were and what was in them, lots of people were a little skeptical too, but Continue Reading →

Healthy Cherry Energy Balls (Homemade Cherry Pie Larabars)

You know how some things are just normal to you and you don’t think much about them, but when someone sees you doing them they have questions because it’s new to them? This “omelet” in a jar idea is just that… I have been chopping up vegetables and sticking them in a jar for years. It started with salad in a jar (here’s a full tutorial on how that amazing-ness works!) but I started doing it with other things to. It’s just normal. So when I told my friend about this breakfast trick, she loved it and made my promise Continue Reading →

Make Ahead Omelet in a Jar

Happy spring! I love this time of year and I’m so excited to be sharing a beautiful Healthy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie recipe with you today. Things in my neck of the woods are warming right up. The lovely thing about living in a high desert is that it’s still nice and cool at night though it can get into the seventies during the day already. I planted a raised 8 foot by 6 foot box of strawberry pants last year and planted four little rhubarb plants down the center of the box. I kept calling it my “pie box” all Continue Reading →

Healthy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

This is the last recipe that I have for whole food dessert weeks and it’s less of a dessert and more of a make-it-any-time-you-want recipe. You can’t go wrong with delicious classic but healthy banana muffins. This recipe was the most like it’s traditional counterpart. It was light, moist, and perfectly sweet. I was shocked at just how delicious these healthy banana muffins were. How you go from 1 1/2 cups of sugar to just a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and they still taste perfect is beyond me, but it worked! I took them to a few friends and Continue Reading →

Maple Sweetened Healthy Banana Muffins (with or without chocolate chips)

Welcome to another day of healthy, real treats and desserts. I decided I was going to send a bonus extra recipe this week to my newsletter list, so if you haven’t signed up yet, do it here! Have you jumped on the date/energy ball craze yet? If not I’m here to convince you that you need these treats in your life. There are a million kinds of date + nut based snack bars/balls out there (I have made this healthy nut and cocoa snack bar recipe a million times) and I thought it was high time I shared a few Continue Reading →

Blueberry Muffin Date Balls (healthy, no-bake treat)

Breakfast for dinner is such a great option, but truth be told, if I try to pass pancakes, waffles, or french toast off as dinner my kids give me the side-eye. I guess I’ve set them up for too high of dinner expectations because they don’t consider “breakfast foods” to be legitimate dinner fare. The few times I tried to tell them that cold cereal was dinner I had a full riot on my hand. There were literal tears being shed for my lack of a proper dinner. What’s wrong with them?! Who doesn’t love pancakes for dinner? That being said, Continue Reading →

Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

There are a few pillar recipes that everyone needs in their life. In my mind that list of must-have recipes includes perfect chocolate chip cookies, the best banana bread ever, a really solid bread recipe, pulled (insert whatever meat you have) tacos in the crock pot, simple but awesome blender salsa (that you make all year long because it uses canned tomatoes), and last but not least a perfect buttery biscuit recipe. I have made that chocolate chip cookie recipe no less than a million times and the banana bread, taco meat, and salsa at least a half million each. They Continue Reading →

The Best Biscuit Recipe Ever, Really

A few weeks ago I was working with some beautiful grapefruit (remember that homemade beeswax lip balm that I flavored grapefruit?! So great.) So I put a picture of the grapefruit I used on Instagram and asked how people liked their grapefruit best. I was shocked at how many people had never eaten it! Someone mentioned they liked it broiled and that caught my interest. After a little research I now have a lovely broiled grapefruit recipe to share with you today. It’s also the first #eatseasonal post of the year! So check out the end of the post for Continue Reading →

Simple Broiled Grapefruit

Have you ever had blueberry cornmeal pancakes? They are lovely! They are kind of like cornbread and pancakes mixed together, highlighting the best of both worlds. They are soft and tender like traditional pancakes, but they have that sweet corn taste and a little more texture like a cornbread. Adding blueberries just makes them all the more delicious! You are going to love them! America’s Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out and it’s just perfect for gift giving. I was asked to review the book and of course I said yes, I love America’s Test Kitchen and officially own Continue Reading →

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

I’ve been really excited to share this Orange Cranberry Quick Bread recipe with you and today is the day. Of course I planned on sharing it much earlier in the day, but here it, almost 11pm and I’m just getting it done. I decided to write “A Day in My Life” kind of post after my friend Cassie did one this week. I spent the day documenting the whos and whats, and before I knew it the day was done! I can’t wait to post it. I think it’ll be fun for us both. Back to the orange cranberry quick Continue Reading →

Orange Cranberry Quick Bread

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche is just the dish that you need in your meal plan this coming week. I love making egg heavy dishes because owning backyard chickens means I always have eggs on hand and because they are delicious. Quiche used to really scare me and I would often make egg bakes (same idea just without a crust) because pie crust! Just thinking about making a pie crust sent shivers down my spine. I have attempted so many different pie crusts it’s not even funny. They always turn out weird. I need a pie crust cooking Continue Reading →

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche

You read that title right, cookies you can eat for breakfast! Now that can’t be a bad thing. Healthy Breakfast Cookies have been on my mind for ages, and I finally got around to making some. These “cookies” are made with whole wheat flour and oats for fiber and pumpkin because that stuff is magic (and adding a veggie to breakfast is always smart). They are naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey and applesauce, and have a good amount of protein thanks to the addition of one special ingredient – hemp seed hearts! I’ve been doing a good job Continue Reading →

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Hello friends! Today’s recipe is for a sweet and tender blueberry coffee cake that comes with a fabulous name – Blueberry Boy Bait. Blueberry Boy Bait first made an appearance in the junior division of a Pillsbury baking contest in 1954. The girl who invented it was only 15 and the recipe won her second place in the contest. She named is for its “habit-forming effect on young men.” How cute is that! They always say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and that girl had it all figured out young! A few weeks ago, my Continue Reading →

Blueberry Boy Bait from Cook’s Country

Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits are heading your way, friends, and I so hope you take a minute to make them this week (they take 10 minutes to whip together!). Seriously, adding a little pumpkin to your meals in all kinds of fun ways just makes you feel like you are winning at life. Homemade whole wheat pumpkin waffles (super old post but I still love and use this recipe) have been gracing my table this week, I threw some pumpkin in my pot of homemade chili this weekend and you couldn’t even tell it was there (it did give it Continue Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits

Today is the first day that I’ve attempted to work from home since the baby was born one month ago! If you were to knock on my door right now and judge me by the state of my living room, hair, and pajama-clad kids, then the day might look less than productive. If you are judging my by this post though, it’s a raging success! You need maple cornmeal biscuits in your life. They are a wonderfully simple mix between biscuit and crumbly corn bread and only take about 10 minutes to make and another 15 minutes to bake. These Continue Reading →

Maple Cornmeal Biscuits

Can you believe it’s been three whole weeks since baby Graham was born? It feels like it’s been ages and the blink of an eye all at the same time. The passing of time is funny like that, isn’t it? He’s a sweet baby who is off of the lights for jaundice, has his days and nights all mixed up, and doesn’t love being awake. He wants to be nursing or asleep all day, every day. Life with five little kids to love is busy! Thank goodness my mom flew in to help out and my sister is still here. We’ll Continue Reading →

Postpartum Recovery Smoothie

Recovering from pregnancy and birth means that I’m not getting out of bed very quickly in the morning. Thank goodness it’s still summer break! The kids are just about big enough that they can get out the cold cereal themselves, but man alive do they make a mess when they try to feed themselves. I end up with half a box of corn flakes and a half-gallon of milk on the floor and table. Let’s just say that set-up is less than ideal. Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes to the rescue! These zucchini bread pancakes have been a life saver! Continue Reading →

Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Be still my rhubarb loving heart. Strawberry rhubarb pie seems to be just about the only rhubarb dessert most people have eaten and it’s a shame! There’s so much to love about this oddly tart red celery-like food. Today’s recipe for Rhubarb Crumb Bars is a must try. These bars have a dense buttery cake on the bottom, a layer of rhubarb in the middle, and it’s all topped with a perfectly sweet and lightly crunchy crumb. The rhubarb crumb bars are light enough to be served as a coffee cake for breakfast or lunch, but are also sweet enough Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Crumb Bars

When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad was really good at making: omelets! He had a special little pan he’d use and we’d enjoy made-to-order omelets occasionally on weekends. Omelet-making is a skill that I have never mastered but they have a flavor that I love. So instead of making a bunch of individual omelets, I like to throw all of that goodness in a baking dish and just stick it in an oven. Today’s recipe for an easy Baked Denver Omelet is one of my favorites! It’s simple, full of ham which my kids Continue Reading →

Baked Denver Omelet

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping are one of those fun recipes that you need in your life “just because.” This muffin is moist, sweet, full of blueberries, and the best part? That crumb topping! You just can’t go wrong with a good crumb topping that isn’t all dry and floury (the secret is in melting the butter first). This one is a pretty perfect muffin if I do say so myself. I don’t often make muffins for breakfast; they are more of an afternoon treat in our house. I’ll let the kids eat one after baking then save the rest Continue Reading →

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Today is the #eatseasonal post for April and I’m so excited to share this Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie with you today. This single-serve smoothie only take 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to put together. My family doesn’t really like citrus things even though I love them. I’ve been craving a nice tart dessert for weeks and this smoothie was just the treat I needed. Greek yogurt and half an avocado make it smooth and extra creamy, and the juice and zest from two limes give it just the pucker I was looking for. Limes and avocado are both in Continue Reading →

Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie

I loved those carrot cake pancakes yesterday so much that I thought a delicious carrot cake recipe roundup would be just the thing for today. The more research I did the more I realized that delightful carrot cake flavor is perfect not just in cake but in all kinds of things like smoothies, cookies, muffins, waffles, and more! Enjoy this fun recipe collection and get inspired by all things carrot cake. 1. Carrot Cake Ice Cream from Cooking on the Front Burner  2. Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Ari’s Menu  3. Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Bran Muffins from One More Cookie Continue Reading →

Carrot Cake Recipe Roundup – so much more than cake!

I’ve been dreaming of carrot cake for weeks now and have been bugging my dad to send me the recipes he loves. While I’ve been waiting on his reply I’ve been making do with a healthy breakfast version of this delicious spring time treat. Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream are the things Easter brunches are made of. These pancakes are full of spices, just the right amount of carrot, and when you top them with a simple maple sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream mixture, you’ll think you are eating cake for breakfast. That’s Continue Reading →

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream (naturally sweetened too!)

Have a bug floating around your house or want a great recipe to help nip something in the bud if you start to feel it coming on? This Cold Killer Smoothie from Emily at One Lovely Life is just what you need up your sleeve. Enjoy! ‘Tis the season for every cough, sniffly nose, and bug out there. We were hit with a round of colds over December, and I felt like it took us a month to recover! It’s so hard when no one can taste or smell anything and doesn’t have an appetite. Since you can only eat Continue Reading →

Cold Killer Smoothie

Happy February friends! I thought we’d start off Love Month with something sweet and a little indulgent (but still totally healthy). Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed) is just the recipe for today. I tend to get in smoothie ruts. I make a lot of green smoothies for me and a lot of traditional fruit smoothies for the kids, but I don’t branch out much past that. I’ve seen plenty of recipes for chocolate and/or peanut butter smoothies and so I thought it high time to give some a try. After a week or so of “testing,” Continue Reading →

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed)

I know green smoothies are all the rage right now, but let’s be honest, a pink smoothie looks so much more appetizing! I have a wonderfully healthy smoothie recipe for you today. It’s naturally sweetened, packs the power of both pomegranate and sour cherries, and is dairy-free. Sour Cherry and Pomegranate Detox Smoothie is pretty much amazing.   This power pomegranate detox smoothie is a great way to start off your healthy eating. I find myself craving sugar—lots of it— after my holiday bingeing, and the effects of sugar withdrawal can be harsh. So in order to help myself along, Continue Reading →

Sour Cherry and Pomegranate Detox Smoothie

Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. They are amazing! My kids loved them, Husband loved them, I loved them. I served these up with an easy potato corn chowder one night last week and they made for an impressive side. The next morning I fried up a fresh orange-yolked egg and used a halved muffin like a bun. Best idea ever. These muffins would be an excellent addition Continue Reading →

Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins

This Caramel Apple Oatmeal is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Warm breakfasts on cool mornings are one of my favorite things about fall. Oatmeal is a staple in our house and this is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Don’t worry though, it’s still totally healthy and you can make it with naturally sweetened caramel (recipes at the end of the post). The chunks of cooked apples, a little cinnamon, and just a drizzle of caramel make Continue Reading →

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

One hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just the recipe that we need to kick October off with a bang, am I right!? The best part about this recipe is not only that they take just one hour from start to eating, but that it makes 12 perfectly sized cinnamon rolls. Now, do I love recipes that make 4 dozen rolls to call my own, but I don’t really need that many hanging around the house; twelve is much more manageable. These are soft, sweet, and tender with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make them Continue Reading →

One Hour Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Avocado toast is all the rage right now. Have you tried it? It’s about as hard as it sounds… mashed avocado with salt on top of toast. It took me forever to try it, but once I did I totally saw the light. It is super delicious, creamy, and filling. Thomas and I love it for breakfast. The problem for us though is, it is pretty hard to get a good ripe avocado at the store. I’m not sure why, but it just doesn’t happen. South of the Boarder Avocado Toast combines my love for all things Tex-Mex with my Continue Reading →

South of the Border Avocado Toast

Raise your hand if sometimes you don’t want to get up and get breakfast going in the morning *raising hand.* Now raise your hand if you get up and do it anyways *still raising hand.* Great job Momma! It’s not always easy but we do it. Ok, ok, enough of that. We all know that pre-school is not always the calmest part of the day. Not only do people need nourishment that will last them until lunch (because there are no snacks in first grade, folks), but they also need shoes relocated (for the millionth time), hair brushed, and homework Continue Reading →

Overnight Steel Cut Oats – the cold cereal method

These healthy snack bars are vegan, raw, gluten-free, dairy free, egg free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant, and just pretty darn good for you. Don’t let all the health labels scare you, they taste great! This recipe is adapted from One Lovely Life’s Healthy Almond Joy Bars and I’m so happy I tried it. These little bars are the perfect craving buster, pack well in lunches, and are best right out of the fridge or freezer. They taste a whole lot like a candy bar without the guilt. The best part is they are pretty filling. I might eat one or Continue Reading →

Healthy Snack Bars – naturally sweetened and good for you too!

Yesterday’s head cold is today’s sinus infection, so while I’m trying to lay low and still keep everyone alive, maybe fed, and the house from being totally annihilated, let’s enjoy a quiet morning with muffins and lots of them. You can never have too many muffin recipes! Fall weather is muffin time for me. They are perfect for easy breakfasts (just add some scrambled eggs), but they also go great with all things soup. I’ve included my favorite corn muffins which are excellent with chili and taco soups. I like the sweet muffins with chicken noodle type soups. Or forget Continue Reading →

22 Must-Have Muffin Recipes

Just over seven years ago I remember stepping on the scale in the doctor’s office and seeing what it read. 201 pounds. I didn’t say anything at the appointment but I came home and cried later that day. Hitting the 200-pound mark, even at 38 weeks pregnant was a total self-esteem crusher. I was so upset and disappointed to weigh that much. I weighed 203 pounds the morning she was delivered one week later. Fast forward to today. I stepped on the scale and it read 199.6. I did a happy dance and resisted the urge to call my husband Continue Reading →

Extra Chunky and Naturally Sweetened Granola with Walnuts

Last week I took the kids on a solo trip to Idaho and Oregon for my sister’s wedding. It was a lot of fun and a whole lot more crazy. Details and pictures at the end of the post. If you are here for the recipes though, I’ll do that first. Today I have an amazing and healthy honey coconut granola recipe for you. We love this granola! It’s one that I’ve been making for a long time and it’s a regular in my kitchen. I eat it with milk or almond milk in the morning like cold cereal, we Continue Reading →

Healthy Honey Coconut Granola and Wedding Shenanigans from the weekend

Happy National Donut Day (or is it doughnut?)! I don’t celebrate national anything, but when my IG feed was bulging with donut pictures this morning I scrapped the post I had ready and thought I better get this one out. I did a little research too and National Donut Day has a pretty neat history, read about it here. Donuts are one of my very favorite guilty pleasures. I love them! I’d take a donut over a chocolate bar any day. I don’t have access to fresh donuts where I live, so I’ve gotten pretty great at making my own. Continue Reading →

15 Minute Donuts from Scratch

It’s been so quiet around here lately! I thought we should end the work week with a delicious recipe and then I have some explaining to do come Monday. This recipe is one that I shared a year or so ago on another blog, but I thought it was high time it made an appearance here. Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie is kind of a cross between a quiche (very eggy) and a strata (very bready). My family loved it! You can’t go wrong with eggs, ham, and cheese all piled into one dish. Plus it’s super easy. We Continue Reading →

Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie

Hello all! While I’m enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite recipes with you. First up is Emily from One Lovely Life. If you are a regular reader you know that I adore Emily. Long before I dreamed of a food blog of my own I was reading hers. One Lovely Life is the very first food blog that I ever followed and she is the one who truly inspired me to start a little blog of my own. Not only Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes from One Lovely Life

Fall is in the air and I can think of nothing better than a cool Saturday morning munching on these decadent waffles. These perfect Pumpkin Caramel Spice Waffles with Caramel Maple Syrup are everything their name implies and more. SO good. It seems like fall is the true beginning of the holiday season because there is always something fun to do. Weekend plans like apple picking, pie making, going to the pumpkin patch, or taking long Sunday drives to go “leaf hunting” happen with as much joy and excitement as all the holidays that follow. If I know that we Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Caramel Spice Waffles with Caramel Maple Syrup

We are leaving for Yellowstone this week and I couldn’t be more excited! We get to visit my sister and my brand new nephew (eeek! New baby smell!!) and this is our last big hurrah before my oldest starts kindergarten. I’m not too excited to sleep in a tent for three nights at 29 weeks pregnant, but you gotta do what you gotta do right?! I planned the trip really late in the game and tent spots were the only thing I could find in the area… oh well! But do wish me luck. (I plan on instagramming details and Continue Reading →

Zucchini Pineapple Muffins

Eating Clean isn’t rocket science, it’s planning! If you want to feed your family well but aren’t sure where to start, this is the post for you. I have a whole food approach to eating that the whole family will love, no health food store needed. This meal plan is something that I cycle through. We try to eat by my 80/20 rule (more on that at the bottom of the post) but when I feel like we are getting lazy or have had too many treats and cheat meals (read long weekends, holidays, vacations,and birthday parties) then I’ll stick to Continue Reading →

Eating Clean Meal Plan: Spring/Summer Menu

Sometimes in the kitchen I love to try to make things from scratch that you traditionally buy. Bagels are one such example. I know that you can run to the store or the bagel shop to pick some up, but half the fun of this recipe is trying to make something you’ve never made before. Bagel making takes a bit of time and moderate bread making knowledge, but it really isn’t as hard as you would think. Think of bagel making more as a journey and enjoy the process, plus the end results are delicious. Perfectly chewy little circles of happiness Continue Reading →

Plain Bagel Recipe

Mmmm. I love this recipe. It’s an old one from the archives that I rephotographed and edited, and it’s definitely a keeper. This recipe for healthy homemade granola is so easy and forgiving. You can add or not add just about anything. Lots of times I just add what I have available and when I made this batch, that wasn’t much. This time around I didn’t add any dried fruit or nuts and we still loved it. This really plain version makes for a very economical granola that still tastes great. Oats are cheap! I serve this like cold cereal Continue Reading →

Healthy Homemade Granola

breakfast burritos22

I’m headed up north to Salt Lake City for a SNAP! a blogging conference I’ve been looking forward to since September when I bought my ticket. Who knew that the week before would be so crazy with moving?! While I’m enjoying myself, taking a break from unpacking, and am busy learning more about the technical side of blogging, you enjoy these tasty breakfast burritos that I’m sharing over at I Heart Nap Time today.  They are oh, so easy and we love them!  

Breakfast Burritos and SNAP