Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles

Ooooh, blueberry waffles.  How I love you.  Light, fluffy with blueberries bursting in your mouth… you’ll actually jump out of bed in order to make these.   Breakfast is by far my most favorite meal of the day.  If you’re a breakfast-skipper, you’re missing out on so many health benefits!  Eating breakfast, like these gorgeous healthy blueberry waffles, improves mood, concentration and performance, lower cholesterol, influence weight loss, and increases strength and endurance.   If you’re short on time in the mornings, double the batch and refrigerate the leftovers.  Then all you have to do is heat up your waffle iron and scoop on some batter.  Spread on some coconut oil instead of butter or margarine and then pour on some pure maple syrup (definitely read the ingredients!) topped with some berries and viola!   If you’re wanting more quick, easy, and healthy breakfast options, my Breakfast Quiches are super popular.  I make two dozen for my husband, he refrigerates them at work, and heats 3 to 4 up for a quick, protein-packed breakfast.  I have lots of great breakfast recipes because… well, I’m addicted to breakfast.  Stick with me, and I’ll convert you to loving breakfast too.     I know, I know… but in case you have missed my plug for whole wheat pastry flour, here it is on Amazon.  I’ve also seen it at Winco and Target.   Print Blueberry Waffles Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup quick oats 2 Tbs flaxseed meal 2 Tbs chia seeds 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder 2 and 1/4 cups vanilla almond or coconut milk 1 cup fresh or...
Raspberry Waffles

Raspberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day is all about my loves… my husband, two beautiful children, and food.  Let’s put a pause on all the red dyes and hard candies and spoil ourselves (oh… and our special someone too) with a gorgeous, satisfying, and I-can’t-stop-myself-from-eating breakfast.  I made a couple batches of these Raspberry Waffles, ya know, just to make sure they taste as good the tenth time as they did the first.  Spoil alert: They did.       Okay, let me talk about my food crushes.  I absolutely ADORE fresh fruit and breakfast foods.  I’ve been known to flirt with muffins behind my waffle’s back, but my new Belgian waffle iron has only magnified my infatuation with waffles.  I just use some olive oil in my Misto Olive Oil Sprayer and pour on some of my favorite batters like my Multigrain Waffles or my Banana Waffles.   I usually double my batch and refrigerate the leftovers just so I can make fresh waffles for a few mornings in a row.     I have discovered a few must have ingredients in order to make waffles, muffins, and other baked goods light and fluffy while sneaking in some solid nutrients.  The first is whole wheat pastry flour.   It prevents your whole wheat items from turning into dense bricks!  It has all the benefits of whole wheat, but keeps everything light and fluffy.  Also, you must invest in a bag of Flaxseed Meal and Chia Seeds.  They are power grains packed with protein, fiber, and Omega-3s and you won’t even be able to taste them!  Like I said, I’m all about sneaking health into tasty things and...
Pumpkin Apple Bread

Pumpkin Apple Bread

It’s full blown holiday season where plenty of time is dedicated to eating!  I’m assuming you love to eat as much as I do.  So, I have two goals for you and I.  First, our waists and thighs will not increase with the holiday spirit because of my recipes.  And second, our mouths and stomachs will not be punished for not wanting our waists and thighs to increase!  I definitely achieved both with this easy, moist Pumpkin Apple Bread.  If you want to skip the apple, check out my very popular Pumpkin Bread recipe.     I checked out the ingredients on a couple popular apple and pumpkin bread recipes.  Most had 2 to 3 cups of sugar!  I have a sugar rush just thinking about it.  There is no need for that much sugar.  There are plenty of healthy substitutes that will keep your bread sweet and satisfying besides sugar.  My favorite sweeteners are honey, agave, maple syrup, bananas, and applesauce.  I do use brown sugar in this recipe, but only 1/2 cup.  Brown sugar is a combination of molasses and sugar which is still slightly better than straight sugar.  With my combination of healthy sweeteners, you won’t miss the bucket of sugar that is used for other pumpkin apple bread recipes.     Have you ever tried Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour?  I’m hooked!  I no longer bake with any other flour.  Regular whole wheat flour can leave your baked goods more like baked bricks.  WW pastry flour keeps your breads, muffins, waffles, and everything else light and fluffy without removing the health benefits.  I...
Overnight Oats in a Jar

Overnight Oats in a Jar

 I can’t be the only one searching for a variety of healthy, quick, and filling breakfast options, right?  I’ve created several fast, easy, and yummy-in-my-tummy breakfast options such as my Banana Apple Oatmeal Smoothie, Multigrain Waffles, and my Creamy Oatmeal.  LOVE them!  However, this morning I wanted to experiment with something a little different.  Overnight Oats in a Jar are quickly made the night prior (seriously in like 5 minutes or less) and refrigerated overnight.  Slice some fresh berries on top and ta-da!  Your breakfast is ready.     Don’t over look breakfast anymore!  Especially not when amazingly scrumptious options like this is available.  Go ahead and hit your snooze one more time because your breakfast will be ready and waiting whenever you decide to wake and arise.   Oh, did I also mention my Breakfast Quiches.  They can also be waiting in the refrigerator for you.  Bake some prior and they make an incredible quick, healthy, and filling breakfast.  See?!?!  There is no reason to skip on nutrition or taste for breakfast.  These sweet, satisfying, and creamy Overnight Oats are just waiting for you to devour!  They’re also pretty tasty topped with banana or apple slices.       Chia Seeds are these tiny little power houses full of incredible benefits. They’re really mild in flavor, but they’re crammed pack of Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and help decrease chances of Type II Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and much more.  Your mouth and body will thank you for adding them to your overnight oats.  I’m definitely infatuated with Chia Seeds!   Print Overnight Oats Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups vanilla almond or...
Strawberry Banana Morning Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Morning Smoothie

I’m addict to adding oats in my smoothies for breakfast.  I make this creamy and refreshing smoothie almost as frequently as my Banana Apple Oatmeal Smoothie.   Oats are high in fiber and protein while adding a mild flavor and creamy texture.  Why not add more protein and fiber where you can?  Especially to give you a boost in the mornings.       You can make this smoothie in less than 5 minutes (I timed it).  I want to make healthy tasty and quick for you!  I also added Chia seeds and an organic carrot.  Just like the oats, they are mild in flavor but add rockin’ nutritional value.  Please purchase organic carrots.  One day I was eating a raw carrot (not organic), and I noticed my tongue start to tingle.  Not only that, but I had a weird aftertaste which resembled something like soap not a carrot.   Carrots have a thin skin which allows them to absorb pesticides, chemicals, and other nasty stuff.  They’re actually pretty cheap too!       You and your kids will love LoVe LOVE this new breakfast option!     Print Strawberry Banana Morning Smoothie Ingredients 2 cups vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup whole quick oats 1 Tbs Chia seeds 1 medium banana peeled 1 organic carrot peeled 2 cups frozen organic strawberries Instructions Add ingredients in order listed into Vitamix blender. Blend on high for about 30 to 45 seconds until smooth. If you would like it thicker, add more frozen strawberries or ice 1/2 cup at a time.     This smoothie and a couple Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies go hand-in-hand....

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