Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl

This may look like a healthy, power breakfast (which it definitely can be), but I tend to enjoy this Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl as an after dinner treat. There’s something so sweet and satisfying about warm blackberries over chilled yogurt. With the addition of bananas and sliced almonds, this is a delicious dessert that you can enjoy without any guilt.

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Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl
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  1. Warm blackberries in microwave safe bowl for approximately 20-30 seconds.
  2. Place yogurt in a single serve bowl and stir in honey (optional). Top with warm blackberries, banana, and almonds.
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Avocado & Egg

This breakfast (or snack) has 4 ingredients, which makes it SO easy to make any day of the week. The best part about it is that the the avocado and egg have so much yummy flavor on their own that you don’t need much else to make it delicious and satisfying.

Although it seems like a breakfast dish, I think it’s a good snack option for that afternoon lull; and the kids love it as a tasty treat after school.

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  1. Preheat over to 425°F.
  2. To allow room for the egg, scoop out an additional tablespoon or two from the center of each avocado half.
  3. Place avocado on a small packing dish lined with parchment paper and crack an egg into each half.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg whites have set and yolk is still runny.
  5. Remove from oven and add salt and pepper.
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Chia Pudding Bowl

Here’s another great breakfast bowl to add to your morning meal rotation. Topping the chia pudding with your favorite fruits and seeds makes breakfast exciting again!

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Chia Pudding Bowl
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  1. In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, milk, honey, and chia seeds. Place in refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, top with pumpkin seeds, blueberries, apricots, and _____ seeds. Enjoy!
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Coconut Vanilla Cake

Another dessert to satisfy my cravings! This Coconut Vanilla Cake is a nice, quick and easy (healthy) sweet treat. I love that the cake is moist and airy. Topping it with coconut and yogurt gives it that extra something special.

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  1. Divide first 8 ingredients evenly into two ramekins. Whisk well to mix.
  2. Place ramekins in microwave and heat on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Optional: top vanilla cake with 1 tbsp plain yogurt, sprinkle of unsweetened dried coconut and sprinkle of cinnamon.
  4. (*If you prefer, in a medium bowl, add coconut oil, yogurt, eggs, honey, vanilla, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Divide the mixture evenly into two ramekins. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Top with 1 tbsp plain yogurt and sprinkle of unsweetened dried coconut and cinnamon.)
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Green Smoothie Bowl

I love breakfast. But I found myself eating the same breakfast over and over again, which was getting tedious. With two young kids (6 and 8) to get out the door in the morning, I need a fast and easy (yet yummy) breakfast to get my day started. Smoothie bowls are just that. Here’s a Green Smoothie Bowl which I hope will inspire you and your breakfast recipes.

If you like this, check out the Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl and Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl with Homemade Granola.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

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  1. In a blender, blend together yogurt, peaches, pineapple, and spinach. Place green smoothie in desired bowl and top with kiwi, coconut, and flax seeds.
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Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Salad

Roasting vegetables is so satisfying. It’s super easy to do and it changes the taste, texture, and look of the veggie to create a completely new version.

Sometimes I roast veggies without knowing what I’m going to do with them. In this case, I had a craving for cauliflower and bought a good looking bunch at the local market. After roasting them for 25 to 30 minutes, I scoured the refrigerator and pantry to see what else I had on hand. I ended up with this delightful spinach salad with carrots, dates, and pine nuts and a simple, homemade dressing.

So satisfying and so healthy.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Salad
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Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Salad
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Roasted Cauliflower
  1. For the roasted cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, olive oil, and sea salt. Mix until cauliflower is coated. Line the baking pan with parchment paper and spread cauliflower pieces evenly across the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.
Salad
  1. In two bowls, divide the spinach, carrots, dates and pine nuts evenly. Top with roasted cauliflower.
Dressing
  1. In a jar with a lid, mix together the olive oil and vinegar. Add the salt and pepper, cover with the lid and shake well before serving.
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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola with coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds? What more could you need or want? Pair it with your favorite yogurts or smoothie bowls for a picture perfect breakfast.

 

 

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 15” x 10” baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut flakes, almonds, pumpkins seeds, and flax seeds. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, and vanilla and mix well. Pour over the oat mixture, stirring well to coat.
  4. Spread the granola in the pan as evenly as possible. Bake, stirring once, for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven. Let the granola cool completely on the pan. Store in an airtight container.
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Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl with Homemade Granola

I’ve always loved smoothies especially ones that make me feel healthy and energized. But I’m a creature of habit and often would make the same 2 or 3 recipes every morning. I have however recently spiced things up and tried not only some new recipes but I’ve also replaced my cup and straw for a bowl and spoon.

This dark cherry smoothie bowl with homemade cranberry almond granola, strawberries and dates is one of my new favorites!

If you decide to give this one a try (I highly recommend you do), please share your feedback and photos!

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Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl
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  1. Place the yogurt in a single serving bowl. In a blender mix the frozen cherries and water. Blend until smooth. Pour the cherry mixture over the yogurt and mix lightly. Top with strawberries, dates and granola. Enjoy!
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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola
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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the coconut oil, honey (or syrup), almond butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add oats and almonds and mix until completely coated. Spread on a parchment paper lined baking tray and back at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Apple Peach Crumble in Just 25 Minutes

I adore making desserts with my kids….it’s one of my favorite things to do. They of course have their favorites, and this one happens to be one for my 6-year-old son.

This Apple Peach Crumble is dairy-free and gluten-free, making it a guilt-free dessert that’s easy on the tummy. It’s also fun to make and done in less than 30 minutes (a must for keeping the kids involved and interested).

Watch the video below to see the easy how-to steps for making the Apple Peach Crumble.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. For the filling: In a medium bowl, combine sliced apples, cubed peaches, flour, sugar, cinnamon and water and mix until combined and fruit is thoroughly coated.
  3. For the crumble topping: Place oats, sugar, almonds, coconut oil, water and vanilla in a food processor and pulse until mixed well.
  4. Divide the filling evenly into two oven-safe ramekins. Bake the filling for 10 minutes. Remove the ramekins after 10 minutes, top with the crumble mixture and put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

There’s something very satisfying about making homemade granola. For starters, you know exactly what ingredients are going into the mixture, and you can make a big batch that can feed you and your family for days.

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I often make the granola during the weekend in preparation for the coming week’s breakfasts. My favorite morning meal at the moment in a Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl (recipe coming later this week) sprinkled with this Cherry Almond Granola. But the possibilities of breakfast combinations are endless.

In addition to breakfast, this granola makes for a great afternoon snack. My kids love enjoying it right after school… the flavor and crunch is always a hit.

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I hope you enjoy this homemade granola…perhaps it’ll inspire you to create your very own favorite breakfast bowl combinations.

Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola
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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the coconut oil, honey (or syrup), almond butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add oats and almonds and mix until completely coated. Spread on a parchment paper lined baking tray and back at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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