Ham and Veggie Crustless Quiche

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I remember the first time I made this crustless quiche, it was dinnertime and we lived in Austin. I wanted something light and healthy so I decided to make a quiche without the heavy crust (which I do love by the way but not the healthiest part of the dish). It baked up perfect without a crust and paired with a simple salad made a satisfying meal. The secret ingredient in this crustless quiche is cottage cheese. It helps bind everything together while adding extra protein to the dish. What I … [Read more...]


Stonyfield Greek Yogurt & A Perfect Parfait

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Stonyfield. My kids have a Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast. No exaggeration. They are kind of obsessed. It's great because while I am getting my coffee they can go out to our garage fridge where we stock the bulk food and grab their yogurt and start eating. Makes my life a little easier in the morning...at least for about 5 minutes until they are done. I have been buying Stonyfield organic yogurts since the kids were babies. YoBaby was always stocked in our fridge so when I received this wonderful package from … [Read more...]


Multigrain Gluten-Free Pancakes

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One of my favorite parts of the weekend is leisurely waking up to a big pot of coffee and cooking a nice breakfast. In fact the minute the kids roll out of bed they ask "what are you making for breakfast?" They love their weekend pancakes and  I love playing with pancake recipes. There are just SO many options when it comes to pancakes- blueberry, buttermilk, peanut butter, cinnamon raisin, oatmeal, chocolate chip, the list goes on. I always make them from scratch because they are too easy not too. I have, however, tried a pre-made gluten-free all-purpose mix, simply for test purposes … [Read more...]


Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes

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Hi friends! Just stopping by quickly to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a relaxing long weekend (hopefully most of you don't have to work) and eat lots of yummy food. I also wanted to share a recipe that you can use with your leftovers on Friday. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner- Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes! I was lucky to have my mom visit from Texas last week for a quick visit. I wasn't sure if the kids and I would have plans for Thanksgiving (turns out we do), but she offered to help me cook Thanksgiving dinner. We figured if we stuck to the basics it … [Read more...]


Cranberry Orange Scones

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If you haven't had a chance to read my last post about the benefits of juicing check it out HERE. Plus you still have until Thursday to enter to win a 3-day cleanse from Suja Juice. Whether you chose to do the cleanse or just enjoy them as a nutritional supplement or snack, the winner will receive 18 bottles of Organic, Cold-pressed delicious juices (in a cooler straight to their door). If you haven't tried Suja you will become addicted. Today I wanted to share an easy scone recipe from a new cookbook my friends at Cooking Light sent me, Lighten Up, America! I haven't gotten very far into … [Read more...]


An Interesting Study & Swiss Chard and Feta Rolled Omelet

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The following post is sponsored by ConAgra foods. All opinions are my own.  I am sure many of you know that food with more volume and protein can help you feel fuller longer which can be a great and effective weight management strategy. Also, when it comes to weight management, choosing the right breakfast is very important. Today I wanted to share the results of a recent study that was presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®), which I thought was quite interesting: it found that calorie for calorie egg whites are … [Read more...]


Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata {Meatless Monday}

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Kale and butternut squash...what's not to love? This Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata is one of those dishes that requires minimal ingredients (only 5 not counting salt/pepper/oil) and it's super easy to make which makes it perfect for a quick weekday meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner); it's fancy enough for a brunch or the Holidays too (since it's got those fall flavors).   I was feeling the need to cook and had a couple hours in between picking up my daughter from preschool and my son from elementary school. I looked around the kitchen at what hadn't been used this week … [Read more...]


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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I confess, I don't really like chocolate in my banana bread. I prefer it straight up and traditional with lots of banana flavor and walnuts. This one, my kids love. What's not to love if you're a kid? Bread, banana and chocolate? I have been baking on a regular basis so that they can have a treat in their lunchboxes. Some of their favorites are blueberry zucchini muffins, pumpkin bread and banana bread. Then they'll say, "when are you going to put cookies in our lunch? Some kids get cookies in their lunch, ya know"....and I say well they're probably the pre-packaged junky … [Read more...]


Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

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Back-to-school baking! I love having muffins on hand for quick breakfasts, snacks or to pack in lunches. My kids request these and often help me make them. I love quick breads that incorporate vegetables too. It's a good lesson to my kids that vegetables aren't evil. They tend to freak out at veggies they don't like, but since they helped me make these muffins, they sure have been talking a lot about zucchini. Now if I can get them to try it in other dishes! I have played with this recipe over the years and most recently wanted to experiment by cutting the sugar. The original recipe I … [Read more...]


Kailua Monkey {Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie}

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Dear Summer, I have thoroughly enjoyed you. You have blessed us with lovely sunny days, 70-80 degree temperatures and lots of time to play outside with friends. We have successfully crossed off the following: a trip to visit family in Texas, learning how to swim (both kids went life-jacket free the last few days in Texas and started lessons again soon after), basketball camp, ballet camp, the Children's Museum, the zoo, several dates with Dad to the pool, several park play dates with friends and a few home organizational projects among other things. Although the kids have loved you summer, … [Read more...]