Posts tagged with "morning"

Healthy and Delicious Whole Food Breakfast Recipes

Posted October 28, 2014 in breakfast, whole food, healthy eating and 8 more

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. I just love breakfast food.

Also, what I eat for breakfast sets the tone for the rest of my day. When I eat well, I have lots of energy all day long. I typically eat oatmeal in the morning, but I'll occassionally change it up and make protein pancakes, French toast scramble, an omelet, oatcakes or an egg sandwich.

The weekends are a different story. I love to spend a little more time making breakfast and enjoying something a little more decadent like waffles, French toast or frittatas.

Today, I'm sharing my favorite weekday breakfasts. These will keep you energized and feeling great all day! And they're all quick and made with whole foods. 

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Gingerbread Pancakes {gluten-free}

Posted December 17, 2014 in breakfast, pancakes, Christmas and 8 more

*My local HyVee provided me with a package of their HealthMarket Natural Blanched Almond Flour. All opinions are my own.

One of my favorite holiday food memories is the French toast casserole my mom used to make on Christmas morning. 

My brother and I would open the gifts that were in our stockings (from Santa), and then we would eat the delicious breakfast casserole. Gift opening would then resume after eating. Just to clarify, this is a memory from my early to mid-20's, not my childhood. Yes, Santa still delivers gifts to my brother and I at our parent's house.

But I loved having a special breakfast to enjoy on Christmas morning. 

When HyVee gave me their almond flour, I knew I wanted to make something sweet and delicious that could be enjoyed on Christmas morning or around the holidays. I've also been a bit obsessed with anything gingerbread, so I knew that was the direction I needed to go.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal {gluten, egg, dairy, sugar and nut free}

Posted January 20, 2015 in oatmeal, breakfast, healthy eating and 8 more


I've been on my elimination diet for over a week now, and I (surprisingly) haven't had any major cravings. But I've been feeling like I need a breakfast change up.

I've been struggling with breakfast because I can't have gluten or eggs! I eat oatmeal for breakfast five or six days a week, so I bought gluten-free oats to help get me through my three-week elimination diet.

To make my mornings move a bit quicker, I made this baked oatmeal. It's perfect because I threw the leftovers in the refrigerator and I can just heat up a serving in the morning!

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Should you be drinking coffee?

Posted October 15, 2015 in coffee, breakfast, morning and 4 more


Every morning, the BF makes coffee for the both of us. It's part of our morning routine.

But as I got ready for work one day this week, he informed me that our coffee pot was broken. WHAT?!?!?

For about two seconds this seemed like a disaster. But the BF quickly informed me that we had a spare coffee pot in the basement (when you move in with your partner after the age of 30, you have double of everything). I also remembered that we have two French presses and multiple coffee shops that take less than five minutes to drive to.

Crisis averted.

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Creating a Healthy Morning Routine

Posted January 8, 2016 in Creating a Healthy Morning Routine, morning, meditation and 12 more

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One thing that I have realized about myself is that my day is better when it begins peacefully. When my mornings are rushed, hectic and stressful, I feel that way all day long. But when my morning is relaxed, quiet and slow moving, my day is less stressful.

I decided that I wanted this year to be all about peacefulness and joy (read more about that here), so I've implemented a new morning routine. 

I tested it out during my holiday break from work, and I've continued my routine now that I'm back to work. I've been feeling less stressed as I begin my day. I truly believe that how you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day!

Here's how I start my day and how you can create your own healthy morning routine...

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