Momma told me about... Breakfast

Baked Vegan French Toast

Vegan French Toast Oven Recipe

When I work out first thing in the morning, breakfast is on.  My hubby laughs at my gigantic, get-in-my-belly breakfasts.  Typically, the enormity of my breakfast corresponds to how hard I worked out.  Well, today was my first day back at Jazzercise (don’t judge me people), and after a month off for vacations and visitors

Fall Favorite: Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks Recipe

Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks recipe side dish

I can’t say enough about this delish side dish adapted from Southern Living!  Not only are these stacks of sweet buttery goodness beautiful to look at, they have an incredible depth of flavor using just a few fresh ingredients!  I’ve made them at Christmas and these pictured above were made for a recent family brunch–and

Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups Recipe

Ham and cheese quinoa cups egg muffins

Here’s the other version of quinoa cups I made for my MOPS meeting last week–check out the Spinach & Cheese recipe here!  I tried to get my 19-month-old to nosh on these but she was more interested in some of the sweeter dishes we sampled from the MOPS buffet.  The other moms at our table

Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Cups Recipe

Simple high protein breakfast dish Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Cups Recipe

Last week was my turn to bring a hot dish to our MOPS meeting.  I knew I wanted to use quinoa because I had a good amount on hand from my Eat(ing) to Live and I’ve been trying to dream up a way for the kids to eat it without really realizing!  Well, as a

Nutritarian Breakfast in Bed

Eat to Live friendly Breakfast

A great Nutritarian breakfast is super-easy to accomplish!  Just 1/2 cup organic rolled oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds and (my favorite) heaps of whatever fresh fruit you happen to have on hand!  Remember on Dr. Fuhrman’s 6 week plan you can only have 1 cup of grains or starchy veggies per

Sweet Pistachio Muffins with Sugar Crust


Recent studies have shown that pistachios in particular significantly reduced levels of LDL cholesterol while increasing antioxidant levels in blood serum.  This wonder food, in its un-salted and dry-roasted state, has also been shown to prevent any addition of unwanted fats and additional sodium in the diet that may adversely affect cardiac health and increase

Toaster Oven French Toast

By making your french toast in your toaster oven, you reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chamicals found on non-stick griddles!

On the advice of my playgroup, we recently got a Chefmate toaster oven from Costco.  We’ve used it so much already and it is going to be perfect for the hot Summer months to come!  Instead of heating up the big oven for Kysen’s 6 chicken nuggets, we can just pop them in the toaster

Back to School Pop Tart

Turn a simple toaster pastry into an easy back to school themed dessert!

Use this decorating idea for a special back to school treat!  While I wouldn’t recommend this for a nutritious breakfast, it would make a fun dessert for the night before the first day of school or as the dessert (instead of cake) at a back to school party!  Have your little one help you decorate

Berry Wrap

Enjoy the anti-oxidant benefits of berries in a healthy new way!

It’s a wrap!  My typical breakfast in the past few months has been strawberries or apples dipped in almond butter—clean and healthy!  I found this recipe in a “Skippy” advertisement in a Costco magazine and it caught my eye.  I decided to give it a whirl, but with some modifications—most importantly without using Skippy I’ll

Quick Breakfast Pizza

Surprise your little one with a pizza for breakfast!  Try to sneak in as many veggies as possible!

  Since I’ve had Back to School on my mind, and in keeping with the whole breakfast theme, here is an easy recipe I made this morning.  This breakfast pizza has unlimited topping possibilities and is a great gimmick for getting your child to eat a healthy breakfast–after all, what kid doesn’t like PIZZA?  the

Back To School Mickey Mouse Pancakes

Surprise your tot with this Mickey Mouse breakfast on his first day back to school! His smile will be worth the effort!

Show your little student how proud you are of his new school year and celebrate the first day of school by making your little one these special Mickey or Minnie Mouse pancakes!  Nothing really new here, mouse and other shape pancakes have been done for a long time, but it’s about that extra special care

Quick Breakfast Recipes Using Strawberries

Have this quick and healthy oatmeal in a flash and feel full all morning long!  It's also lactose free and vegan, so you know you're treating your body right!

  You already know why you should eat more strawberries!  And as promised, here are a few strawberry recipes to begin with, and where better to begin than breakfast?  And what is a healthier and tastier way to start your day than with a berry-packed punch?  Forget a coffee fix, I need my strawberry fix! 

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