Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

CRUNCHY CREAMY EGG SALAD ON TANGY GOAT CHEESE TOAST WITH TOMATOES! This is NOT the egg salad sandwich I had as a child, it’s definitely the adult version. With crunchy celery, Dijon mustard, healthy parsley, smoky paprika and tangy goat cheese, the flavors and textures are plentiful. As always though, the base of the egg salad is the nutrient rich egg. Eggs are loaded with high-quality protein, and vitamins and minerals. One egg contains 6 grams of protein … Continue reading Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

Sweet Dark Cherry and Banana Smoothie for Two

NUTRITIOUS SWEET DARK CHERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE FOR TWO! A smoothie is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruits and vegetables and is a quick and easy way to get more healthy foods into your diet. This sweet dark cherry, banana, yogurt and vanilla version is rich and it seems more like a milk shake than a wholesome drink. I’ve loved cherries for as long as I can remember … Continue reading Sweet Dark Cherry and Banana Smoothie for Two

Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

SUPER HEALTHY DRIED PLUMS, WALNUTS AND MAPLE SYRUP REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL! One of my favorite ways to prepare oatmeal now is this simple and convenient “Refrigerator or Overnight” version. I just recently discovered this style and it’s amazing. No more waiting 20 minutes while my morning breakfast cooks. The flavor combinations are endless and it’s ready when I am! You can eat it warm or cold, but I thoroughly enjoy it cold. This particular … Continue reading Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

Festive Spicy Eggnog Pancakes with Whipped Cream

FESTIVE SPICY EGGNOG PANCAKES TOPPED WITH LUSCIOUS WHIPPED CREAM! What could be better for a New Year’s day brunch or breakfast than spicy eggnog pancakes. One of my favorite foods is pancakes, especially these nutritious whole grain pancakes made with festive eggnog. This pancake recipe is quick and easy and with the healthy whole grains in them, I don’t feel guilty about enjoying eggnog pancakes with a little whipped cream for breakfast. Eggnog is … Continue reading Festive Spicy Eggnog Pancakes with Whipped Cream

Freezer Pantry Breakfast Staples for Quick Real Food Meals

BREAKFAST STAPLES TO KEEP IN YOUR FREEZER FOR QUICK REAL FOOD MEALS! Easy Real Food Meals depend on well-stocked pantries. And my freezer pantry is just as important as my regular kitchen pantry for whipping up nutritious meals quickly. Protein can be the most time-consuming ingredient to prepare when it comes to putting together a wholesome meal. So, my freezer always has several servings of chicken breakfast sausage ready … Continue reading Freezer Pantry Breakfast Staples for Quick Real Food Meals

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

STRAWBERRY PANCAKES TOPPED WITH LUSCIOUS WHIPPED COCONUT CREAM! Don’t you just love fresh in season strawberries? I sure do! One of my other loves is pancakes, especially nutritious whole grain pancakes. This pancake recipe is similar to a shortcake recipe and with the healthy whole grains in them I don’t feel guilty at all about enjoying strawberry shortcake for breakfast. Fresh strawberries always make me think of … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

Refreshing Green Smoothie with Sweet Fuji Apples

COOL AND NUTRITIOUS ROMAINE LETTUCE SMOOTHIE WITH FUJI APPLES! Recently, I’ve been searching for additional ways to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. I’m not fond of raw kale, collards or chard in a blended drink, so I began looking for other options to use for a healthy smoothie. I was excited to find out that romaine lettuce has a ton of nutrients and its mild flavor is much more acceptable … Continue reading Refreshing Green Smoothie with Sweet Fuji Apples

Cantaloupe and Blackberry Honey Yogurt Parfait

REFRESHING AND LIGHT, FRUIT AND YOGURT AND NUTS FOR BREAKFAST! This healthy and fresh parfait is perfect for breakfast, but would also be great for an afternoon snack or a light dessert. And the special glass makes it fun. Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve been having some unusually warm weather so far this spring. This cantaloupe parfait, with its cool and thirst quenching qualities as well … Continue reading Cantaloupe and Blackberry Honey Yogurt Parfait

Dairy-Free Blueberry and Honey Refrigerator Oatmeal

HEALTHY BLUEBERRY AND HONEY OATMEAL WITH WALNUTS CONVENIENTLY PREPARED IN THE REFRIGERATOR! I’m a newcomer to the “Overnight Oatmeal” or “Oatmeal in a Jar” breakfast club, but am definitely a real fan. I created this dairy-free version specifically for my Mom because she is sensitive to dairy products. She says it tasted great too! And I feel good about serving her this nutrient rich Real Food Meal of blueberries and walnuts along with … Continue reading Dairy-Free Blueberry and Honey Refrigerator Oatmeal

Cranberry and Fresh Orange Oatmeal Muffins

TART CRANBERRIES AND TANGY FRESH ORANGE JUICE AND ZEST COMBINED WITH OATMEAL AND WALNUTS! YUM!! I enjoy muffins for breakfast and this is a great new recipe to add to my convenient, healthy breakfast muffin choices. The combination is filling and balanced with whole grains, fruit and nuts. What could be better? Oh yeah, they’re really good!! Especially right out of the oven. They make the perfect afternoon snack … Continue reading Cranberry and Fresh Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Chicken Sausage and Egg Breakfast Muffin

HEARTY BREAKFAST MUFFIN WITH SPICY ITALIAN CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG AND TANGY CHEDDAR CHEESE FOR TWO! Sometimes you just need to have a substantial breakfast and this is one of my favorites. The whole wheat English muffin, the peppery sausage, the sharp cheddar, the broken-yoke egg, and to top it off, the spicy Dijon mustard. Then, for a little coolness, the crunchy fresh apple slices. This breakfast … Continue reading Chicken Sausage and Egg Breakfast Muffin

Banana and Dark Chocolate Pancakes

HEALTHY AND HAPPY IS HOW THIS REAL FOOD MEAL MAKES ME FEEL!! These delicious pancakes are a comfort food for me that brings a smile to my face. It seems like indulging in dessert for breakfast, but the ingredients are Real Foods, even a little whipped cream, and I feel good after eating them. The whole grains and potassium rich bananas are a great way to start the day. Being sensitive to certain foods and … Continue reading Banana and Dark Chocolate Pancakes

Mandarin Orange with Dark Chocolate Refrigerator Oatmeal

HEART HEALTHY MANDARIN ORANGE OATMEAL AMAZINGLY PREPARED IN THE REFRIGERATOR! I’ve heard a lot about the “Overnight Oatmeal” craze and wondered what the big deal was. Since oatmeal is one of my favorite foods and so healthy for you, I thought I should at least try the refrigerator version and boy was I surprised. It is so creamy and satisfying and surprisingly great cold. And it’s a quick and easy, … Continue reading Mandarin Orange with Dark Chocolate Refrigerator Oatmeal

Apple and Spice Oatmeal Muffins

THE APPLE, OATMEAL AND SPICE MAKES A GREAT BREAKFAST MUFFIN! This filling muffin just feels like a breakfast muffin, with the apples and the spice and the oatmeal. And the Greek yogurt not only adds moisture, but a little extra protein too.  It is quick and easy to grab one in the morning and provides a good foundation to starting your day. Just pick one up on your way out the door. … Continue reading Apple and Spice Oatmeal Muffins

Traditional Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE OLD FASHIONED TRADITIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKES! I woke up one morning and all I could think about was the traditional blueberry pancakes I used to have years ago. For some reason I hadn’t eaten them in ages and they didn’t let me down. The slowly melting real butter and the organic real maple syrup dripping over the side of my pancake full of blueberries with the tartness of … Continue reading Traditional Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes