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!
If I have been a little quiet on here lately, I apologize. The past two weeks have been filled with travel and a bit crazier than usual schedule! In the middle of all of that, I also got food poisoning and cannot remember a time that I have felt that sick! But today I am back and ready to conquer a new week! I have been finding myself in a breakfast rut and have been experimenting with new breakfast ideas to try and pull myself out of eating the same old thing every morning, especially on the weekends! The other day I found myself with a somewhat stale load of french bread and the happiest accident happened! I created the most delicious savory ham and cheese breakfast bake that you are going to flip over and your whole family is going to love it!
I love the idea of starting my day off with greens. I feel like it sets the tone for the day and makes me feel really good after I eat them. Breakfast salads are becoming more popular for this reason and I love that you can truly use salad as a base for all of your favorite breakfast foods! From eggs, potatoes, more veggies, avocado, and more the possibilities are endless for breakfast salads! It’s another great way to meal prep at the beginning of the week and have a healthy breakfast ready when you are every single morning! My Spanish chorizo summer breakfast salad is the perfect dish to help you switch up your regular breakfast routine!
Currently we are in a phase of my son waking up and walking out of his room and immediately requesting a “snack”. He doesn’t want to eat a real breakfast just a snack that he can eat and play at the same time of course. Since we don’t do “snacks” before meals, I had to get creative with what his options could be! I needed something that could be nutritious enough for breakfast, but that could also be available without me having to prep anything! (Enter the breakfast cookie!) Yep, that’s right, cookies for breakfast that are actually good for you to! My peanut butter trail mix breakfast cookies are going to be your family's new favorite breakfast cookie for on-the-go or for a quick breakfast at home!