Start The Day With Lemon Blueberry Quinoa

A tasty and healthy alternative to oatmeal, Lemon Blueberry Quinoa is high in protein and fiber. The classic combination of blueberries and lemon with a touch of maple syrup is a wonderful sweet tart mix in flavor. Rinse the quinoa well before cooking to remove bitterness. For vegan, use your favorite milk substitute like soy, almond, etc., or try a vanilla milk for even more flavor.

Quinoa cooked in milk with fruit can be adapted with other fruit such as strawberries, mixed berries, and blackberries. Your family can start the day with a warm tasty bowl of fruit quinoa any time of the year. If you cook it ahead, store in a bowl with a lid in the refrigerator. I even know someone who likes it better cold and takes it for lunch to work.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the USA. Take time today to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free.

A frittata is an Italian egg dish. Unlike the French quiche, a frittata does not have a crust. Today’s recipe adds fresh spring vegetables to the egg and milk. You can adapt this frittata recipe to add many types of vegetables. If you roast root vegetables in the winter, use left overs in a frittata. Summer is a great time for all types of fresh garden vegetables. This dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch, and even a light supper.

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Apple Peanut Butter Toast

I like toast for breakfast – all kinds of toast. I’ve shared avocado toast ideas, roasted beets & feta toast, and  even apple yogurt toast with dates.  Today I’m sharing a very easy breakfast or snack idea that is really tasty and nutritious, apple peanut butter toast.  It will please both children and adults with its taste and crunch. It’s also a great after school snack when the kids get home.

 

 

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Florida French Toast

 

Many of us love French toast which is browned and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is not dry and it is not soggy. It has a rich, custard flavor (without being too eggy). French toast was developed as a way to eat day old French bread – dry right?  Soak, brown in pan with butter, and then bake in oven to make crispy and puffy.  The type of bread will determine how many slices you have and how long it is baked. Small French bread slices require less time and more slices to satisfy the hunger.  Brioche is a French bread with a high egg and butter content.  It is perfect for French toast as it is nice and thick, and soaks in the perfect amount of egg. You can actually taste the richness of the bread when you bite into it. If you can’t find brioche, buy a challah (another egg bread).

 

 

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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

I love a good muffin for breakfast.  Today’s recipe is a tasty, healthy muffin made with a baked sweet potato, whole oats, and whole wheat flour.  Add a little honey and a mix of spices for a delightful taste.  If you have a left over baked sweet potato, this is a great way to use your leftover and make an easy breakfast or snack. I like the topping which adds a little crunch of flavor.

 

 

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8 Tips to Have a Great Morning Routine

Sometimes I wake up and everything seems off. I know it’s not going to be a great day. The quality of the morning often matches the quality of the day. I started thinking about what makes a good day and the difference between ok and great.  If you’re looking for ways to get your morning off to the best possible start, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you struggle to wake up or you’re a little bit groggy in the mornings, starting your morning off well is the best way to ensure you have a good day ahead. Let’s look at  8 ways to get your morning off to a good start: 

 

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Banana Walnut Muffins

I love a good muffin that doesn’t have too much fat.  I also love banana bread with its moist, rich texture and taste.  Today I’m sharing muffins made with ripe bananas and a sprinkle of walnuts.  If you can’t eat walnuts, like my sister, add pecans. They’re always delicious.  One of the things I love about muffins is they are great for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert with less fat and sugar than cupcakes.  You can’t go wrong. Read More