Since dealing with some mild food sensitivities in my family, I’ve recently started dabbling in the Paleo Diet. Hence my search began for easy, make-ahead breakfasts that the whole family would enjoy. This egg bake has now been added to the list of family favorites. It is simple, healthy, and of course delicious. Plus, it is free of gluten, dairy, and soy – the typical culprits of most people’s food allergies. Simply make a large pan on Sunday night, and you will have breakfast ready for the rest of the week. Feel free to create your own version of this recipe by simply swapping out the sausage for bacon or ham and changing up the veggie mix as your palette desires. You truly can’t go wrong.
Breakfast cookies are the perfect grab-and-go meal for those busy mornings we all have. If you’re someone who likes a little something sweet in the morning with your coffee, consider adding this recipe to your arsenal. These breakfast cookies are packed with protein and fiber and sweet enough to take care of those morning sugar cravings. Plus, they won’t have you crashing before 10AM like those donuts typically do. And to top it all off, the kids will love them so much they won’t even realize they are eating something good for them.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s probably also the most often skipped. We are always in such a hurry to get the kids off to school or get to work (or both) that it’s just easier to grab a coffee and maybe a bar, or more likely a donut, and go. Then, we wonder why we’re crashing an hour later. If this sounds like you, these simple mini quiches are the answer to your prayers. They are so easy to make. Simply whip up a batch on Sunday, and you will have a grab-and-go breakfast that’s actually healthy every day of the week. These mini quiches are low in calories and fat, but high in protein and fiber making them the perfect meal to start your day.
Breakfast is my happy place, especially during the school year. I wave to the kids as the big, yellow bus pulls away from my corner, and I start my morning routine. After a vigorous workout and a refreshing shower, I prepare my breakfast. Oftentimes I am able to get through my workout only by envisioning my reward at the end…a peaceful, delicious meal.
Nine times out of ten, my breakfast consists of a veggie scramble with a side of berries and a coffee with almond milk. It is a great way to get more than a serving of vegetables in the first meal of the day, and it is so fast and easy to make. Plus, it has the added benefit of being delicious. You can choose to make your scramble out of whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand, but the following are my favorite combinations.
A couple years ago I finally convinced my husband we needed a Vitamix®. I spent the next several weeks researching ingredients for smoothies and monkeying around with different recipes. I discovered this simple vegan recipe right after I discovered hemp protein. Hemp protein is one of nature’s perfect superfoods. One serving has 30% of your daily allowance for protein and fiber. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids, and is super easy to digest. I have also included raw cacao powder, another superfood, to boost this smoothie’s healthy “punch.” Cacao is the raw form of chocolate, and it is among the most mineral-rich superfoods. It has calcium, iron, and earns the title of highest magnesium food. It is also super high in antioxidants. Did I mention this smoothie tastes like a chocolate milkshake?! What more could you ask for? I know, several variations so you will never get tired of it.
My kids LOVE breakfasts on the weekends because it usually means pancakes or waffles. I have made a classic recipe healthier by using a combination of whole wheat and almond flour, substituting raw organic honey for sugar, and reducing the oil by half with the addition of applesauce. You can serve them with a little pure maple syrup or just a side of fresh berries. This recipe will make about 20 pancakes or waffles. I love to have plenty leftover to give the kids as a quick breakfast on Monday morning before school.