Category: Breakfast

Pumpkin Spice Latte Shakeology

Pumpkin Spice Latte Shakeology

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again. That time when pumpkin flavors everything from crackers to coffee. This is my favorite time of year though, so I have to say that I embrace everything pumpkin.

With my love for cafe latte shakeology, it just seemed a no-brainer that I would make a pumpkin spice latte shakeology. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola

 

 

I’ve always loved granola…..but the ingredients in the store bought bags left me thinking that it wasn’t all that healthy. So I started making my own. The kids LOVE it- especially with yogurt. ❤

12 cups uncooked oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup protein powder of choice (vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon roll,etc)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Melt coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Mix rest of ingredients in mixing bowl, then pour melted mixture over. Stir, stir, stir, to get everything all combined. Spread on 3 cooking sheets and bake at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets, then transfer to container.

Wonderful with greek yogurt, almond milk, etc.

DIY: Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets

DIY: Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets

DIY: healthy instant oatmeal packets

 

Those little oatmeal packets seem so convenient-especially for busy moms! The problem? They are loaded with sugar. AND, if you have kids with hollow legs like I do-one packet is SO not enough to fill them up. I discovered a way to make my own little packets that even my kids can make on their own.

Pulse some dry oats in the blender to make a oat flour. After pulsing oats in blender to form a oat flour add 2 tbsp of the oat flour to a 1/4 cup of dry oats. Place in a ziploc baggie and write directions on the bag.

When ready to make them add 2/3 cup hot water to oats in a bowl. Let sit for 2 minutes. This makes a hearty oatmeal.

The possibilities are endless for flavor toppings!

 

*applesauce (unsweetened)

*cinnamon

*chopped fruit

*frozen, thawed fruit

*dried fruit

*molasses

*berries

*maple syrup

*bananas

*jelly

*peanut butter

*peanut butter AND jelly

*peaches

*yogurt

*wheat germ

*flax seeds (after cooking)

*honey

*maple extract (to taste exactly like the little maple packets of oatmeal)

*raisins

*dried cranberries

*granola

*chopped nuts

*2 tsp mini chocolate chips

Let me know if you have more ideas or how this worked for you! Leave a comment below!

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

20140416_112436We all love pancakes! My kids adore them as well. I don’t always want to make regular white flour pancakes for them though because there isn’t a lot of nutrients in those. So, instead I make oatmeal pancakes to add extra fiber and fill up those extra hungry tummies. The plus side? These are mixed the night before, so all you have to do is throw them on the griddle in the morning.

Oatmeal Pancakes
2 cups dry oats
2 cups milk/ almond milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients the night before. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, cook on griddle at 350 until the edges are golden brown. Flip and cook about 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve with real maple syrup, fruit, or honey.

Healthy Cinnamon Muffin Coffee Creamer

Healthy Cinnamon Muffin Coffee Creamer

 

Healthy Cinnamon Muffin Coffee Creamer ~ Fit Mom Adventures

This one is especially good during the holidays when cinnamon just calls to you from the cabinet-yelling "bake with me". Now, you can just pour some of this in your coffee and quiet that baking cabinet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp date paste
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Combine all in blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Enjoy

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Healthy Almond Joy Coffee Creamer

Healthy Almond Joy Coffee Creamer

Ok, everyone who knows me KNOWS that I am a coffee addict. So, coffee creamers have to come in a close second.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp date paste

Instructions

  1. Combine all in blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Enjoy.

Healthy Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

hazelnut creamerFrench vanilla creamer was my absolute favorite, but I like to have a little variety. So I started experimenting with different flavors and I’m known to have quite a few jars in my fridge at any given moment. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:8]

Ingredients

1 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp date paste
2 tsp hazelnut extract
1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Combine all in the blender, blend and enjoy!

Healthy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Healthy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

vanilla coffee creamerI used to be addicted to French Vanilla Coffee Creamer. It reached the point that I couldn’t have coffee away from home unless is was creamy and vanilla flavored. Only have half and half? No-thank you. It needed to be vanilla coffee creamer.

When I started eating healthy, coffee creamer was one thing that I eventually cut out of my “diet”. I realized that there was nothing in it that was remotely healthy-especially if I can’t pronounce any of the ingredients. I learned to drink my coffee black. I really do enjoy it that way. However, every once in a while I get this feeling that I just need some creamy yummy coffee.

I realized that I could make my own with healthier ingredients and they are really good. Problem solved.

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Ingredients

1 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp date paste
1 tbsp vanilla

Instructions

Blend all together in blender and store in a glass jar in the fridge. Enjoy. It really is that simple.

Easy Overnight Oats

Easy Overnight Oats

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Sometimes making breakfast in the morning is hard. I don’t always have time for cooking. It really is important though to eat a good breakfast because it sets up your metabolism for the day. So, one of my favorite grab and go recipes is Overnight Oats. I can make it the night before and it’s ready in the morning. I will often make five of them to set me up for the week.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds

Instructions

  1. Mix everything all together and store in the refigerator overnight. You can add diced apple, or top with berries (which is my favorite),
  2. *add unsweetened coconut and use coconut milk in place of the almond milk.
  3. *a scoop of protein powder can be added for extra protein.
  4. The possibilities are endless!

 

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Crust-less Quiche Lorraine

Crust-less Quiche Lorraine

 

 

Crust-less Quiche Lorraine ~ Fit Mom Adventures

We love quiche. Even my kids LOVE it. I feel fancy when I make it. It feels good to have some leftover the next day-although my chances of getting any left over have quite diminished as my kids have gotten older. I actually started making this without a crust quite some time ago. I was having one of those "where did my day go?" kind of days and realized that a home made pie crust was not going to happen. As I have started being more mindful of what I eat, and what I feed my family- the fact that it is crust less works well for us. I created this recipe to feed a hungry with growing boys family. Feel free to adjust the recipe size to what works for your family!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 slices turkey bacon
  • 8 eggs or egg substitute to equal 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Instructions

  1. cook turkey bacon until desired crispness.
  2. Mix together eggs and milk in bowl.
  3. Stir in crumbled, cooked bacon and shredded cheese.
  4. Pour mixture into two sprayed glass pie plates or casserole dish.
  5. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

*I will add a box of frozen spinach that has been defrosted. I squeeze all the water out, and add it to the egg mixture.