My grandkids and I have been having a lot of smoothies this summer. We love this strawberry banana smoothie for a snack and but it’s also great for breakfast. It’s cool, creamy and refreshing. Strawberries are rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants—they are among the top 20 most antioxidant-rich fruits. Bananas are a good source…

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Oats are often praised as one of the healthiest breakfast options around and for good reason: They’re a good source of fiber, and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Overnight oats are simple to make, handy to prep the night before and incredibly nutritious—a perfect (and easy!) way to start our day!  Eggnog &…

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Cooler temperatures bring out the slippers, hot cocoa, and mug cake! They are one of the easiest and simplest recipes you can make and it’s equally delicious for breakfast or dessert. These little cakes are moist, gooey, and completely guilt-free! Gingerbread Mug Cake Wet Ingredients 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter, softened or melted (no margarine allowed!) 1 egg…

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Don’t let your pumpkin sit and spoil on your front porch, or toss them in the trash because it’s time to move on to Christmas! Pumpkins are inexpensive this time of year and they can easily be turned into pumpkin puree that can be frozen, canned or used right away. You are going to flip over…

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Perfect for cool mornings of Fall and Winter! 1  cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup fresh ricotta (optional) In a small saucepan, cover the quinoa with…

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These light and fluffy waffles/pancakes are made with eggs and ricotta cheese. Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Ricotta is a soft cheese, usually made from cow’s milk. Like most cheeses, ricotta cheese is also a good source of protein, and this serving size of ricotta provides almost 15 percent of the daily protein required by…

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