Breakfast Toast

Sometimes I want something sweet for breakfast and sometimes I want something savory. Either way, I try to have a healthy, filling breakfast to start my day. I like balance and my  breakfast toast with a hardboiled egg is the perfect savory breakfast to start my day.

 -Tammy

Health tips:  diabetes friendly, kidney friendly*, low carb

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Avocado Cream Cheese Bagel

This is one of mine and my hubby Dane’s go-to, super easy, and satisfying breakfasts! We were inspired by one of his work buds who would always have a slice of this bagel ready for him in the morning. You can enjoy it as breakfast, brunch or a light snack, and even better if you split with a friend. Enjoy it before work or school this week!

 -Mel

Health tips: Kid friendly, low fatRead More »

Pumpkin Bread

I’m on Thanksgiving break and wanted something that I didn’t have to feel guilty about eating. I know that for the rest of the week, my family and I will pretty much be indulging! And since many of you know, I am obsessed with pumpkin; I wanted to create a healthier version of pumpkin bread. My recipe does not contain a lot of fat and has less sugar. I replaced a lot of the fat with unsweetened apple sauce and Greek yogurt (this gives it the moisture). My recipe contains some brown sugar, but some of the sweetness also comes from the apple sauce and a touch of organic honey. It’s also made with organic whole wheat flour. Feel free to add a glaze if you wish. I love this bread with just a dab of butter…it is bread after all, not cake (wink, wink). My family really enjoyed these fall flavors and says it tastes even better since Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Health Tips: kidney-friendly, kid-friendly, lower fat

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin, pumpkin, “how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….” Yes, I’m obsessed with pumpkin! And it’s pumpkin season! If you are a pumpkin junkie like me, then you will “fall” for this pumpkin oatmeal recipe, inspired by Lisa Lillien (aka Hungry Girl). It’s filling, super healthy, and oh, so delectable!

Health tips: Low fat, vegetarian, heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, *diabetes-friendly, kid-friendly

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Spiced Nutella Chia Pudding with Bananas, Honey and Almonds

Chia seed pudding is one of my new obsessions. Thank you to Giada De Laurentiis for introducing me to such a simple, healthy and tasty treat! It’s a great wholesome snack to have, and especially a perfect breakfast to start off the day with. Those chia seeds are jam packed with Omega 3s, and you’ll get a load of calcium and vitamins in the milk, fruit and almonds. I’ve discovered that it’s also very flexible according to your taste, you can mix and top chia pudding with just about anything. Here is a recipe for one of my favorite combinations, Nutella and bananas!

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low carb, low fat

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Leftover Healthy Egg Scramble

Breakfast for dinner? Say whaaaat? And what’s easier than leftovers, right? It’s all about taking those leftovers and making something new…so I decided to do a healthy egg scramble for hubby and I. Honestly, my husband is not a fan of eggs. But this dish was so flavorful and had so many different textures, he loved it!

-Tammy

Health tips: Kidney friendly, low carb, diabetes friendly

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Simple Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Frittata

Fresh Sunday mornings, especially after a rainfall are just the best. They’re even better with a warm cup of coffee and a deliciously healthy breakfast to start off the day! I always make it a point to cook breakfast on these days off because I hardly get the time during the work week. Frittatas are one of my favorite things to cook in the morning because they are so simple and so flexible, you can throw in just about any vegetables you have left in the fridge. Here’s a recipe that was inspired by one that my Mama cooked me just recently!

-Mel

Health tips: Low fat, low carb, heart healthy

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