Category Archives: Make Ahead Breakfasts

Apple Carrot Muffins

This looks like a recipe, but it’s really a lesson in substitutions.  Apples are $1.50 a lb, carrots are $.33 a lb.  Sub part of the carrots for the apples in this recipe and the kids get more vitamins and I get more money for groceries.  Win-win.  Made with fresh ground whole wheat flour, these […]
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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Biscuits and Gravy

This recipe is a man pleaser.  It’s not Fit Yummy Mummy approved or Trim Healthy Mama approved.  It’s not gluten free or dairy free–it’s just yummy.  It’s easy–so easy a child could make it and get tons of compliments.  And if you are hosting an early morning breakfast rehearsal for High School men, definitely bring […]
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Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

You look hungry.  Come on in and have some breakfast. This is one meal that will stick to your ribs :). It’s sugar free and high in protein.  But we don’t have to tell the kids. The apples are cold, sweet and crunchy. The peanut butter oatmeal is warm and creamy. Dairy free?  Perfect.  Gluten […]
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The Evil Twin’s Recipe for Orange Cranberry Granola

You already know I have another blog.  A fitness blog.  Sometimes I feel like a fraud having a fitness blog.  I’m not holding myself up as an example of an amazing fit person.  Just a regular person with a life long weight issue and my journey to beat it.  But sometimes I think people might […]
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Always Ready Oatmeal Muffins

My friend, Allison Hall, has an amazing recipe for Always Ready Bran Muffins. I tried it this week using rolled oats in place of the bran and they were a hit. Always Ready Oat Muffins 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup hot water 3/4 cup brown sugar or raw sugar 1/4 cup molasses […]
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My Slow Cooker Life Has Changed Forever

….because of this little gadget: You won’t believe what it allowed me to make overnight in time for breakfast!  Without it, our meal would have been a dry burned up mess. I’ll tell you all about it over at Stacy Makes Cents! Won’t you pop over and visit with me?
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Pudding–guilt free!

6 oz mountain high, 2 Tbs peanut flour, 2 Tbs cocoa powder, 1 Tbs stevia, 1 chopped apple Oops!  This post was supposed to go over to my other blog (  It’s my breakfast :).  If you haven’t popped over there this is a sampling of what you will get.  Lots of super fast and […]
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World’s Best Protein Rich Pancake Recipe

I’ve seen several recipes for these floating around pinterest and decided to try my own version.  They were amazing!  My protein pancakes are different because I used whole eggs, levening, and a little stevia for flavor. Also added a little almond milk to make it easier on my blender. It’s little known that the egg […]
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Whole Fruit Popsicles

It’s raging summer here and temperatures are expected over 100 degrees tomorrow and Thursday.  To get ready, we made some whole fruit popsicles. I peeled whole kiwi (6) and sliced each into 3 pieces.  Inserted a stick (we used craft sticks and no one died or got sick.) and froze them on trays. I also […]
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Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

The Grocery Shrink Plus menus take most of my free time to write these days, but it’s so much fun! The ladies over at our facebook group are amazing and often take pictures of what they cook and share with the rest of us. Last Friday the snack was cinnamon soft pretzels.  Nicole posted this picture on her facebook page: […]
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