My dream life consists of getting up at 6am and having a good hour to make, sit down, and eat a beautiful breakfast, sip my coffee and read the paper, all while still in my dressing gown. Currently, I get up between 4:30 and 5, eat my instant oatmeal while putting on makeup and pray my hot tea cools down enough for me to gulp down before heading out the door! I will probably never reach my nirvana bliss, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still have breakfast, a healthy lunch prepped for mid-day, and my morning coffee before arriving at the office! Today I’m sharing with you 4 (cheap!) kitchen appliances that make make busy mornings feel more productive and efficient!
I don’t know about you but I always seem to have less time on my hands as Summer progresses! I seriously started thinking about my 4th of July plans and menu less than a week ago and now I’m scrambling to play catch-up before the weekend! Innovation is usually born of necessity and this recipe is no exception! This flavor-packed twist on the classic Southern Chicken Biscuit staple is sure to be a favorite with grown-ups as well as kids (and especially you Mamas and hostesses!) because it’s ridiculously easy to throw together! Grab the ingredients from the nearest Kroger or Walmart, give yourself about 30 minutes for prep + bake time, and you’re DONE!
I’ve been trying my darndest to add more cruciferous vegetables to my diet, but as a Southerner it’s imperative my food not be bland, so it’s been an adventure to produce dishes that not only taste good, but retain their health integrity! Another nutrition goal I have is to include as many macro nutrients in each meal as possible to make sure I’m eating enough of the right kinds of food. This Brussels Sprouts dish is not only flavorful but is also packed with protein, fiber, and the healthy kind of carbs and calories!
When I was a kid my Nana used to make me a peanut butter based spread when I would visit to top my morning waffles! As an adult I still think of it as a treat but I’m a little more concerned about the level of sugar it contained! I’ve reinvented the recipe into something just as indulgent but a little less guilt inducing!
- 1 cup peanut butter (I used the kind that’s ONLY made from peanuts!)
- 3 Tbsp organic honey
- 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup SoDelicious Mint Chocolate Holiday drink (it’s usually in the organic refrigerated section at Kroger)
- OR chocolate cashew milk and a few drops of peppermint essential oils.
- Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and use a fork to make sure powder is thoroughly combined with wet ingredients.
- Enjoy as a spread on rice cakes, waffles or toast!
- If you want a smoother version for dipping fruits and vegetables in add a few tablespoons of mint chocolate drink until you reached the desired consistency.
What are you favorite Winter treats to make? Do you stick to the original recipe or do you switch out ingredients in an attempt to reduce your calories!?