Category Archives: Recipe: Breakfast

Carrot Apple Muffins

August, 2017

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the local farmers market in town. 

This past week amongst a bunch of other delicious treats, I bought fresh carrots. My  normal routine is to roast them with a touch of butter, but this week I wanted to shake things up and decided to make carrot apple muffins.

They were amazing!  Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness.  I added crushed walnuts and raisins for added depth, and used a paleo flour mix to keep them gluten free. (You can make them dairy free, too, by substituting the butter with coconut oil.)  

But best of all?  They are healthy AND got an A+ from the kiddos!  They have been having them for breakfast all week (I made some without nuts since they are allergic) and it feels great knowing they are starting their days eating food prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Continue reading

Banana Pancakes: Gluten Free & Dairy Free

November 29, 2016

Pancakes.  Soaked in syrup, they are truly blissful.

But let’s state the obvious.  Pancakes are so good because they are made with the same ingredients as regular cakes. Flour, sugar, milk… they are literally cakes you make in a pan!

Nutrition wise, they just don’t cut it.

But they are SOOOO GOOODDDD!!!  

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Strawberry Oat Muffins (Gluten & Dairy Free)

I don’t know what I was thinking.

Yesterday I bought a 2 pound container of strawberries.  Two pounds!  We rarely get through a 1 pound container without some of them going bad!

But I couldn’t help it.  I got so excited when I saw a 2 pound package of ORGANIC strawberries being sold at Trader Joe’s!  How could I NOT buy them?  Deal of the century!

So I decided to make a preemptive strike against wasted fruit by figuring out a way to use some of the strawberries right away.

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Vegetables for Breakfast

For those of you who don’t know, I am obsessed with vegetables. Why? Because there is nothing nutritionally more beneficial for you to eat than vegetables. Sadly, many people aren’t even close to getting in the daily amount recommended for a healthy diet.

(By the way, I have put together an incredible info guide on how to get yourself out of an unhealthy eating rut and you better believe that vegetables play a big part! Click here if you would like to receive the guide.)

Enter GREEN smoothies.

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