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.
Who doesn’t love a delicious pasta dish? Add in wonderful grilled vegetables mixed with a light lemon garlic sauce and sprinkled with tangy feta cheese, and this pasta dish is irresistible. It is also incredibly versatile. Impressive as a side dish for that next potluck. Fantastic as a vegetarian meal for “Meatless Mondays” or delicious tossed with grilled chicken or shrimp. You can also make it vegan by omitting the cheese and using a vegan pasta, then add in a can of chickpeas for extra protein. The choice is yours, but any way you decide to serve it, I know it will be a hit.
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.
Are you in search of a fun way to introduce vegetables to your children? Are you looking to use up all of your CSA farm share veggies before they go bad? Do you have picky eaters or special dietary restrictions which you need to cater to every night? “Salad Night” could be your answer. This is one of our favorite summertime family meals. The kids absolutely love being able to create their own salad. And I have found that when they have a hand in making their dinner, they are more likely to eat it. Plus, it is so easy to throw together on a night when you are busy.