Simple Overnight Oats Recipe with Dark Chocolate

A simple overnight oats recipe can make breakfast a breeze. I know I am a little late to the overnight oats party, but now I see what all the hype is about. Making breakfast ahead of time is going to help me get back into a healthy routine. Well & Company sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. I have had some health issues lately, which I will go into detail about in other … [Read more...]

Orange Muffins Recipe with Flax Seeds and Cinnamon Chips

Now that we have discovered this orange muffins recipe, breakfast shall never be the same. Actually, the tasty muffins are good any time of day. Using 100% Florida Orange Juice, the orange muffins recipe is sweet, citrusy, and perfect for spring and summer. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. I absolutely love citrus. The scents are revitalizing. The flavors are … [Read more...]

7 Tips for a Healthy Morning Routine

As a creature of habit, I cannot stress the importance of having a healthy morning routine. Getting into that routine can be tough to start. Good news though, if you can stick with it for a few weeks it will become a natural habit. I've been practicing the following tips for the last couple weeks and am already noticing more productive days. This post was sponsored by Thomas'® but everything … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe – High Protein Pumpkin

Part of the requirement for getting a bachelors degree in nutrition science is taking a class called experimental foods. You basically spend the entire semester creating and perfecting a recipe. This gluten free pancakes recipe is what my boyfriend, Evan came up with. Not only did he ace the semester, but we're eating breakfast like champions. Affiliate links are included to help pay all those … [Read more...]

Yogurt Mix-Ins for Exciting Daily Breakfasts

With so many delicious flavors to choose from, Yoplait® does not require yogurt mix-ins, but they sure are fun. This post is sponsored by General Mills®, but all opinions are my own. Here we are almost one full month into 2016. I stopped making resolutions while ago, but I do set goals quite often, and try to better myself all the time. If I had to name one ongoing goal of mine it would be … [Read more...]

Add This Sandwich to Your Healthy Breakfast Recipes

If you don't already know, I am on a mission to incorporate sprouts into as many recipes as I can. They're so good for you and easy enough to grow on your kitchen counter year round. Just try this breakfast sandwich with sprouts. You'll be adding it to your list of healthy breakfast recipes for sure. I have included a couple affiliate links to the products we used for your convenience and to help … [Read more...]

Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder

A good nutrition bar is a must for me. I love the taste, convenience, and nutrients that protein bars provide. Today’s post is sponsored by ZonePerfect, but my love for their Perfectly Simple nutrition bars is an opinion all my own. Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder A big goal for me right now is finding balance. For some reason, I just cannot get it together lately. A big … [Read more...]

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. One of the most popular items to make with P.A.N. Cornmeal is the arepa. A classic Venezuelan specialty, the arepa can be used in place of bread. I decided to make a breakfast sandwich. Normally I would use … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Apple cinnamon muffins sound like fall to me. It seems like summer just started, but that's not reality. A lot of kids go back to school this week, and fall is creeping up. Part of me looks forward to all the apple and pumpkin treats that come along with fall. Hot chocolate, hoodies, boots, and fires in the fireplace - okay, I am totally ready. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions … [Read more...]

Donut Recipe – Baked Mini Coffee Doughnuts with Cocoa Glaze

Donut recipe or Doughnut recipe? I don't know which one is correct, but today we are going with donut. My Pinterest feed has been tempting me with donuts for months now. This pin was the last straw. I had to bake some donuts myself. This post contains affiliate links so we can make an obscene amount of mini donuts. I ordered myself a mini donut pan because I figured mini donuts would be … [Read more...]

Over 20 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Day

Here is a collection of waffle recipes in honor of Waffle Day. Yes, March 25th is Waffle Day. I can't make this stuff up, people. Who am I to question a good food being celebrated? Since my original plan to post this in time for breakfast failed, perhaps we should all have breakfast for dinner (brinner) tonight! Photo credit: Melanie Makes I have never been all that creative when it comes to … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal (But I used Raisins)

Continuing on with my manly recipes, I bring to you apple pie oatmeal. This is a recipe that I thought I invented until a friend told me that it's been around forever. That makes sense, because it's extremely easy to make, and it's pretty darn tasty. Apple Pie Oatmeal - the Easiest Breakfast Ever Apple pie oatmeal is every man's dream recipe. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious, and its name is … [Read more...]

Breakfast Sandwiches Under 300 Calories

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Breakfast sandwiches are a great way to fuel you up for your day. My hard working hubby likes to eat a breakfast sandwich on his way to work. Most of the time this consists of him going through a drive-thru. That's not ideal for either his waistline or our bank account. I would love to make them … [Read more...]

Easy Breakfast Recipes for Hectic Mornings

Easy breakfast recipes are needed for hectic holiday mornings. We seem to get so caught up with shopping, meal planning, baking, and everything else to do with the holidays, that breakfasts can take a back seat. Easy breakfast recipes, or ones that can be prepared ahead of time, can be helpful this time of year. A lot of people have guests staying with them over the holidays. In that case, … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #MyOatsCreation Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we're excited to host a party about delicious ways to use 100% whole grain Quaker Oats in your holiday dishes! On Friday, December 12th from 3-4 pm ET, please join us for the #MyOatsCreation Twitter Party where we'll be sharing delicious holiday and breakfast recipes made with 100% whole grain Quaker Oats, and giving you a chance to win … [Read more...]

French Toast Breakfast Muffins Recipe

French toast in the form of a muffin. Does breakfast get tastier than that? What a delicious breakfast treat that you can bake ahead of time and serve to family or guests. These rich, yet light, muffins make for an excellent brunch dessert, as well. Ideal for the upcoming holidays or any time of year. French Toast Breakfast Muffins Recipe modified from *recipe can be … [Read more...]

Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

Frozen yogurt is one of my favorites. I love frozen treats and feel better when I make my own using yogurt and fruit. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Monk Fruit In The Raw is something I have used for a … [Read more...]

Banana Cacao Smoothie with Silk Blends®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk. All opinions are 100% mine. Silk Blends® is the newest addition to the Silk® lineup. As you probably know by now, I just love my breakfast smoothies! I have one every morning, especially during hot summers. I like to experiment with ingredients and pack in lots of nutrients to power me throughout the day. I have been a … [Read more...]

Energizing Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe

I have a breakfast shake or smoothie almost every morning. We all know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. For me it's also my most sensitive meal of the day. What I have for breakfast can seriously make or break the rest of my day. If I have anything too sugary or carb-loaded I am left with zero energy. This post contains affiliate and referral links, but all … [Read more...]

Pancake Muffin Recipe Using Pumpkin #PumpkinCan

This post brought to you by Libby's. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin is an extremely versatile vegetable and should not be limited to only fall recipes. Sure, everyone loves pumpkin pie and other deliciously sweet pumpkin goodies around Thanksgiving, but what about the rest of the year? In this house you can find a Pumpkin Can in the cabinet all year round. Pumpkin is a superfood. … [Read more...]

Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal

We have been eating more whole grain bread since trying Roman Meal. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal Whole grain bread has been something I have struggled with. Since I was raised on … [Read more...]

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley

Breakfast is usually a quick meal around here. There's lots of rushing around in the mornings and it's ideal to have something easy to grab. Nature Valley sent us a variety of their products for review. All opinions are my own. Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley Mike took off with a bag of the Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola before I could even grab my camera. Being the husband … [Read more...]

Breakfast on the Go with Quaker® Shakes

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know how important breakfast is, but I am sure many of us are in a rush in the morning. It's a very rare occasion that I actually make something for breakfast. About 99% of the time I am grabbing some sort of shake. My stomach is actually extremely picky when it comes to my morning routine. I have to have my two cups of … [Read more...]

Leftover Thanksgiving Hashbrown Casserole and Eggs

I made a hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving and decided to use the leftovers for breakfast.  I used my awesome new cookware that I received from Good Cook.  Having these products made this holiday season a lot easier. The hashbrown casserole that I made is a modified version of this one on  I don't use onions or the crunchy corn flake topping.  I brought it over to my … [Read more...]

Affordable Meals for the Whole Family at Denny’s

Affordable meals can be found at Denny's.  We were sent gift cards as compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.  Going out to eat with the whole family can be a pricy event.  Denny's offers affordable meals for everyone. Affordable Meals for the Whole Family at Denny's This was our first trip to Denny's in years.  The location nearest to us is one right next to the expressway, so … [Read more...]

New Products from Nature Valley

At our house, we are big fans of Nature Valley granola bars. Recently, Nature Valley reached out to let me know about their new Soft-Baked Oatmeal bars, and I am excited to let you know more about their other new products coming soon! I received a sampling of their new soft-baked bars in exchange for my honest opinion about the new product. Nature Valley Soft Baked Bars These new bars that are … [Read more...]

Unique Belgique National Waffle Week

As part of All American Breakfast Month, National Waffle Week September 2nd – 8th is devoted just to waffles! To celebrate, Unique Belgique wants to share some interesting waffle history and ways to enjoy these delectable treats! Waffle History: Wondering where waffles came from? Find out about this food’s history! · Waffles got their start in the Middle Ages as wafer cakes or crisps made of … [Read more...]

belVita Breakfast Challenge on

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so the experts say.  I have to agree because I tend to get shaky and irritable if I wait too long to eat.  Sometimes it's just not practical to sit down and have a nice, hearty breakfast.  It's best to have quick and easy options to grab … [Read more...]

Quick Breakfast Food belVita Breakfast Biscuits

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for a quick and healthy breakfast food?  You need to try belVita Breakfast Biscuits!  My sister and I just drove from Chicago to New York for BlogHer.  The food choices that we made were crucial to this adventure.  Both of us are extremely sensitive when it comes to blood sugar, … [Read more...]

Peet’s Baridi Iced Coffee Review

Although I'm currently on a major tea kick, I have pretty much always been an iced coffee fanatic. Now that's not to say I don't enjoy a good hot cuppa' on a cold winter morning, but there's just something about iced coffee that's uniquely refreshing. But of course, like everything, I have to like the option that is generally the most difficult to make (in terms of coffee that is, which is pretty … [Read more...]

Low Carb High Protein Cinnamon Hazelnut Muffins Recipe

Now that I've become nutrition obsessed, I am having so much fun inventing recipes that taste great and won't spike blood sugar.  These low carb cinnamon hazelnut muffins are delicious.  They are just sweet enough to be a satisfying dessert, but healthy enough to be an anytime snack.  Each muffin is under 5 net carbs and has only 1 gram of sugar and 6.5 grams of protein.  And with under 100 … [Read more...]

Thomas’ English Muffins and Bagels

Thomas' English Muffins have been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid.  They are in some of my earliest memories as a delicious, buttery breakfast.  Of course, Thomas' has expanded quite a bit over the years and now offers delicious bagels and other treats, as well.  Whenever they come out with something new I love to try it.  They never disappoint! Product was received for review … [Read more...]

Low Calorie and Easy Breakfast

I am so addicted to this breakfast I have been making myself.  I started making it because it's very low in calories for a lot of food.  It is also very healthy and well balanced, in my opinion.  The strawberries give you tons of vitamins and antioxidants.  Greek yogurt gives you protein (way more than regular yogurt).  The Fiber One cereal gives you pretty much half of the daily recommendation of … [Read more...]

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