Breakfast

Fresh Mango Kefir Smoothie

Kefir is a fermented milk that is similar to a drinkable yogurt – full of probiotics that are good for gut health. On it’s own, kefir can be very sour, so I added fresh mango and honey to this smoothie to provide the perfect balance of sweetness. I also added fresh ginger, cinnamon and cayenne Fresh Mango Kefir Smoothie

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Oat Bars

I love having a variety of healthy snacks on-hand whenever I need a pick-me-up – typically mid-morning or mid-afternoon. These bars are a great balance of carbs, protein and fat and are naturally sweetened. I used almonds and dried cranberries for my add-ins, but feel free to use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have No-Bake Chocolate Almond Oat Bars

Bacon, Havarti and Arugula Quiche

With Easter right around the corner, I’ve been starting to think of some tasty brunch items to include on my menu. This quiche is somewhat unique because it uses phyllo dough for the crust instead of pastry dough, providing a wonderful flaky texture. The creamy and slightly sweet Havarti cheese pairs beautifully with the salty Bacon, Havarti and Arugula Quiche

Cardamom Orange Rice Pudding

Rice pudding was one of my Grandma’s favorite desserts, so I always love making it. It’s creamy and comforting and super simple to make. The cardamom adds a wonderful depth of flavor and the orange zest adds brightness. I used golden raisins, pistachios and shredded coconut as my add-ins, but any dried fruit or nuts Cardamom Orange Rice Pudding

Mixed Berry Almond Galette

Puff pastry is one of my favorite ingredients to work with because it’s so versatile and delicious. The buttery, flaky crust on this galette pairs beautifully with the creamy fruit filling and toasty, crunchy almond crust. Serve this warm topped with vanilla ice cream or gelato, or simply dust with powdered sugar. Preheat oven to Mixed Berry Almond Galette

Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

Mornings are better with pancakes! I love having some ready in the fridge for a quick and delicious breakfast. These pancakes are full of protein thanks to the cottage cheese and eggs, so you can feel full and satisfied until lunchtime. The banana adds just the right amount of sweetness and also provides a good Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

Date, Walnut & Pecan Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those foods I remember making with my mom growing up. I feel like bananas are one thing in our house that always turn ripe so quickly so this was a perfect way to transform them. This bread is made with olive oil and Greek yogurt which provide great texture. The Date, Walnut & Pecan Banana Bread

Breakfast Enchiladas

Having breakfast ready to go in the morning saves so much time. These enchiladas are a great combination of carbs, protein and fat so they will help keep you full and energized until lunchtime. The flavor of the spicy salsa, sweet potato and creamy avocado make for the perfect bite. Add a side of fresh Breakfast Enchiladas