It’s officially October, which means it’s time to make ALL the pumpkin things! I love this time of year so much, and while I’m over here waiting on our first cool front to swing through, I’m pretending it feels like fall with all the cozy recipes. This week we celebrated P’s 4th birthday, decorated the porch with pumpkins and mums, and now I’m officially ready to get cooking in the kitchen with all of my favorite fall recipes. I rounded up a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes and included both savory and sweet options that you are going to love! My top ten pumpkin recipes are definitely going to want to be happening in your kitchen this season.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet more times than not we end up neglecting it because of busy mornings, which leads to grabbing a less than filling and healthy option on the way out the door. Thats why I have started meal prepping breakfast options on Sundays to ensure that we start our day the right way all week long. Breakfast paninis are great for meal prepping because you can add whatever ingredients you have on hand and they store in the freezer or the refrigerator perfectly. Not only are these paninis great for meal prepping, but they are also great for weekend breakfasts while entertaining family and friends, especially with the holidays right around the corner because you can batch cook them. (Hello, easy recipe!) My veggie loaded egg and bacon breakfast paninis are packed with hearty ingredients to nourish you and are the perfect solution to making sure you start your day out the right way!
The official first day of fall is almost here and I am ready for all the fall recipes to go down in my kitchen. Pumpkin bread always seems like a good place to start when it comes to fall baking and I realized that I had never shared my go-to recipe that is healthy and delicious. (That obviously has to change right?) Pumpkin bread is one of those things that I look forward to every year and there is nothing better than the smell of warm spices baking in your oven! Aside from the perks of having your house smell like your favorite fall candle, but way better, I also like making my own pumpkin bread at home because I get to make a healthier version of my favorite fall bread. My healthy spiced pumpkin bread is a must make this season and you will love how simple the recipe is too!
My kiddo happens to be a donut lover. It’s the one thing he can’t resist and asks for whenever we are out and about and they are available. Of course the occasional donut indulgence is fine, but when you can make your own at home and the ingredients are all good ones, you don’t have to feel bad about serving them up to your kids any day of the week! With the end of summer approaching at a rapid pace, I find that everyone I know has a ton of zucchini in their fridge and I know I am always looking for recipes to use up my zucchini in new ways! My healthier chocolate zucchini donuts are perfect for a healthy and fun breakfast and they happen to be loaded with all the good stuff!
With back to school starting for some this week, easy breakfasts that can be prepped in advance are essential for getting out of the door on time! I love to have ready to eat breakfasts in the fridge for the whole family because I have a kid who wakes up hungry and a hubby who takes his breakfast to go! Some days I get tired of overnight oats and eggs so switching it up to keep things interesting is key! Chia pudding is one of those breakfast that I tend to forget about and then when I remember, I go through a chia pudding phase where I can’t get enough! Currently I’m in that phase, and because it’s so easy, I created easy chia pudding (three ways) so that you can set yourself up for success in the mornings!
July has been a whirlwind of a month between going on vacation, lots of work happenings, and getting the worst summer cold last week. Sleep schedules have been off, diets have been off, and honestly I am ready to get back to some routine around here as we get ready for back to school in a couple of weeks. I cannot believe that the summer is over and we are already prepping for everything back to school! Where did the summer go? One of the ways I always try to get ready for school is to prep easy breakfasts and snacks because mornings are rushed and after school kids are hangry and need something to eat as soon as they get home! Muffins are one of those things that I like to make it advance and keep in the freezer to pull out whenever I need them most! My whole wheat cherry almond streusel muffins are perfect for meal prepping and more and you are going to love this recipe guaranteed!