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Pancake Pops!  My kids new fav breakfast!

Pancake Pops! My kids new fav breakfast!

Here is a little twist on regular ole’ pancakes for breakfast – pancake pops!  Who da thunk? Well, a couple of years ago I saw this donut maker and thought it would save my family from eating donuts every weekend.  I was super excited to…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

“Cookies for breakfast, really mom? You never let us do that!” Those are the words of an extremely excited 5-year-old, however, she did tell me that she definitely like cookies from the store better but these were okay too.  By the way, she didn’t have…

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Pineapple Mango Smoothie


Yum, pineapple mango smoothie!  Last week at the store I found frozen pineapple and mango on sale so I had to make something a little different with them .  I really enjoyed this smoothie but my kids were not willing to try it, however, they gobbled down  bowls of mango and pineapple at night!  Again, we try something a little out of the ordinary my kid will grateful eat better!

I started off with my trusty Magic Bullet blender and placed about a 1/4 cup mango and 1/4 cup pineapple .



Nutritional Benefits

Pineapple Bromelain, yay!  Ever heard of this miracle anti-inflammatory nutrient? Pineapple contains a great source of bromelain which is an enzyme shown to help prevent  osteoarthritis and alleviate joint pain!
Mango Only 60 calories per serving!
Loaded with vitamin C helpful in immunity, plus a good source of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin! 


Next, the bulk of the smoothie – Greek yogurt! This one is honey flavored but you could even do Chobani’s mango or pineapple yogurt, too!  Oh my gosh, I gotta try that next!


Loaded with protein and super filling.  This smoothie has 19 grams of protein.


Next I topped it off with a little orange juice and skim milk.


Blend away and here is a great snack, breakfast or whatever! Darn it, I should have used that unopened bottle of pineapple rum from our honeymoon in the Bahamas Smile.  Yes, that is just about 7 years ago and we still have not opened that bottle, probably because rum is not my fav but I have never tried pineapple flavored, hmmm . . . .


Pineapple Mango Smoothie


1/4 cup mango

1/4 cup pineapple

6 oz Greek yogurt, honey or vanilla

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup skim milk


Blend all ingredients in a blender!

Nutrition Facts: 240 calories; 0 grams fat; 21 grams protein; 1 gram fiber; 36 grams carbohydrates


Granola Yogurt Bites

Granola Yogurt Bites

It’s snack time or even breakfast time!  Anything that you can make in a cupcake pan is always cute, right? Plus these little bites are super easy to make! I started off by using a box of granola.  You may also use homemade granola.  Let…

Breakfast Fruit Pizza

Breakfast Fruit Pizza

These little fruit pizza are a lot of fun to make plus they are super yummy!  It is always nice to mix things up a bit at breakfast time and try something different.  Missing breakfast can really cause quite a bit of havoc for the…

No-Bake Cookie Recipe–So simple, you’ll freak they are actually good-for-you!

No-Bake Cookie Recipe–So simple, you’ll freak they are actually good-for-you!

These little treats are perfect for the holidays and any time of the day, too!  I think I had a couple for breakfast with a cup of coffee Smile .  They are super, super easy and not too bad on the nutritional side!

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Start on the stove-top with a large pot, add sugar, milk and butter. I used 1/2 cup regular sugar and 1/4 cup stevia.



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Bring to a rolling boil and remove from heat.

rolling bubble

Remove the pot from heat and add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Oats, peanut butter and chia flour, you can also use ground flaxseed or wheat germ instead of the chia flour.

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Here is the chia flour that I used, again flaxseed or wheat germ could be substitutedchia flour.adding chia

Add 6 heaping tablespoons of cocoa!  Real cocoa is loaded with antioxidants! Hooray!

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Mix, yum, yum or nom, nom, oh yeah, I better save some for everyone else!

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Scoop mix onto a sheet of wax paper – all done!!!

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Here is my yummy no bake cookie!

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No –Bake Cookies (serves ~36)


1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup stevia

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp butter

3 cups rolled oatmeal

6 tbsp cocoa

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup chia flour


Put sugar, milk and butter in a pan and bring to a rolling boil.  Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on  a sheet of wax paper. No baking required!


Be careful, they go really fast!

Spintastic Breakfast Cups!

Spintastic Breakfast Cups!

Even though I do not have to leave my house in a rush every morning and go to work, I STILL don’t have time to eat breakfast. Are you kidding me?  How does this happen?  The busyness of attending to my children is what life…