Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Favorite Oatmeal Recipe!

As a busy mom- I am always trying to come up with new and creative ways to not only fuel my own body, but to get nutrients into my kids!! That can be hard when all they really want it cinnamon toast crunch cereal or toaster strudels! Who else feels my pain?!!
So I came up with this gem of a recipe that will make your taste buds and your kiddos taste buds dance!!! My girls actually asked for MORE! That is an accomplishment!!!
So here’s how I make it!
Grab a sauce pan- I use 1 yellow container (21 Day Fix containers) of water- which equals 1/2 cup.
Bring the water to a boil. 
Add 1/2 cup (yellow container) of dry old fashioned oats
Add 1/2 cup (1/2 purple container) frozen blueberries – I get mine from Sam’s Club
Add 1 tsp. peanut butter – let’s be real… I do a heaping tsp…. it’s just that good.
Cook on low for about 4 minutes.
Pour into a bowl and add 1/2 chopped banana (1 purple container)
Cinnamon to taste!
It’s SO EASY and SO GOOD!!! 


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Coconut French Toast

Clean Eating Coconut French Toast

I LOVE FRENCH TOAST!!!
I mean– i’m pretty much obsessed! I love breakfast food all together. I know that a lot of you hear clean eating and assume that it is all veggies… wrong!!! I seriously take ‘normal’ recipes and put a twist on them to make them clean and healthy!! 
So, here is a recipe for french toast that I found somewhere on Pinterest! GOTTA LOVE PINTEREST!!

I for one am a little obsessed with coconut. I LOVE IT! So, when I saw that I could put it with some french toast… YES PLEASE! It is delish and I hope that you love it as much as my family and I do!

Clean Eating Coconut French Toast
(Makes 4-6 servings)

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup light coconut milk- you can find this at giant eagle.
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4-8 slices clean, whole grain bread such as Ezekiel bread
  • 1/3 cup dry coconut flakes
  • Honey or Maple Syrup for topping
  • I also love to pair some fruit with mine!

Directions:
 In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites, coconut milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.

Then, put your bread in to the mixture. Make sure that you get the whole piece of bread pretty wet with the liquid. 
 Using a non-sick pan and a very light coat of olive oil… cook on medium heat until the bread is cooked through. Make sure that it is cooked all the way through.

 Put the toast on a plate and sprinkle each piece with 1-2 tbsps. of the coconut flakes.

 Add a little honey, syrup and or fruit to taste and serve.

We always have some clean eating turkey sausages and some scrambled eggs with veggies with ours! We go all out with breakfast for dinner! LOVE this meal!
Hope you LOVE IT!!


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Friday, January 10, 2014

Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

I have to say that this recipe is GREAT!!! Quinoa can be used in so many different dishes and I for one LOVE this recipe.  I will make it on Sunday, cut it into bars and have it for my family for the whole week. A lot of mornings are rush rush rush and it can be hard for my kids to eat breakfast when they wake up… so this recipe is great and they love the ‘granola bars!’ Give it a try! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups of quinoa cooked and cooled
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
Directions
Yields nine to 12 bars
1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and place the quinoa in a large mixing bowl. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with lightly greased parchment.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, soy milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. Add maple syrup (if using) and whisk.
3. Add egg mixture to cooked and cooled quinoa. Stir with a large spoon to combine. Pour into the parchment-lined baking dish and spread it around to ensure that it’s even.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until set and golden.
5. Using parchment, remove bake from pan as soon as possible so that it doesn’t steam.
6. Cool completely and cut into squares. Serve with a dollop of nut butter.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clean Eating Blueberry French Toast Casserole

My family and I love to have breakfast for dinner. LOVE IT! Most mornings we are so busy that we truly only have time for eggs and oatmeal. (It takes me literally 5 minutes flat to make breakfast in the mornings!!) Dippy eggs, old fashioned oatmeal and it is DONE! So, to hang out for an hour in the mornings for breakfast is a no go! We are a busy family, so our delicious breakfasts are usually done at dinnertime!! This is a HIT at my house. The blueberries in it really sweeten the dish to make it taste like it is full of ‘bad stuff!’ In reality, it is a healthy dish that you can have either all by itself or you can even add some homemade turkey breakfast sausage to go along side of it!!! 
Try it out and let me know how you like it! I am obsessed! My kids love to pick out the blueberries and eat them separately! Enjoy!

Clean Eating Blueberry French Toast Casserole
(Makes about 12 servings)
Ingredients
6 cups cubed, whole grain bread
8 egg whites
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. almond extract
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups fresh blueberries
Directions
Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, almond milk, honey, extracts and cinnamon. Whisk well.
Step 2 – Oil a baking dish (about 9 x 13), and fill it with the bread.
Step 3 – Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes, mixing once or twice to be sure all parts of the bread are moistened.
Step 4 – Mix in the blueberries.
Step 5 – Bake the casserole at 350 F. for about 45 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid between the bread.
Step 6 – Allow to cool a bit and serve.
Eat and Enjoy!


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