Easy Breakfast Frittata


Here’s a great breakfast idea for mornings with friends and family. This frittata comes together quickly and is packed with flavor and veggies. Top it with fresh cilantro and you’ll have a¬†gorgeous, tasty breakfast ready to share…or not ūüôā

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Simple Breakfast Casserole

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In my constant battle to get to work on time, I’m always looking for healthy, quick and protein-packed breakfast items-this casserole fits the bill! Here’s a super simple breakfast casserole sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This casserole serves four, can be made a day (or two) ahead and is made with your favorite mix-ins. I’ve made mine with juicy,¬†lean chicken¬†sausage, green onions and light cheddar cheese. This casserole is¬†a great quick breakfast before work, on a holiday morning or before a¬†summer¬†bike ride.

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Mom’s Banana Bread


Once upon a time, I hated bananas. Something about the mushy texture and the smell combination. I carried on avoiding these awesome fruits until one fateful night when I had leg cramps so badly that I forced my way through a banana in hopes that the potassium would cure me. Not so surprisingly, the banana saved me from the leg cramps and suddenly bananas were back on the scene. I still avoid the perfectly ripe ones and really only eat mine when they are still just a bit green, but I now try to incorporate bananas into my diet frequently.

In my new-found acceptance of bananas, I’ve tried my fair share of banana breads. Some with nuts, some with dried fruits, some filled¬†versions and some muffins, but I have to say this classic recipe from my mom is my favorite. This delicate and slightly sweet bread showcases the flavor of the bananas and is extremely moist.

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Basic Quiche

Even though I’ve already done a mini quiche recipe, I though it might be nice to share the original recipe. This is an awesome quiche to make ahead or make on a weekend morning. Great for brunch but also works for lunch with a side salad-yum! This recipe is for a pretty classic quiche lorraine-esce pie, but you can get creative and add veggies, different meats or whatever else you desire.

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Crustless Mini Quiches

mini quicheI have to start my day with some protein otherwise, well…it’s not pretty around 10 am. Usually, I’m running around the house like a crazy woman and don’t have time to cook a nicely balanced breakfast. To combat my crazy mornings, I’ve started to make these little beauties the Sunday night before the work week so I have protein on the go every morning. These mini quiches can be easily heated up in the microwave for about 2 minutes, covered in a damp paper towel. Continue reading

Saturday morning strawberry muffins

This Saturday morning I felt particularly inspired and wanted something light and sweet to go with breakfast. I had some strawberries on hand and steadfastly refused to waste them, so it was time to make strawberry muffins! I used a high-altitude recipe so the measurements are a bit funky, but it did work! Fluffy, light muffins were mine! These are not particularly sweet, so sprinkle some sugar on top if you want it, but I though it was a nice balance of flavor and really brought out the strawberry.

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