baked goods, breakfasts, recipes, under 30 minutes

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

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Nothing says autumn quiet like the pumpkin. Along with gourds and squashes, pumpkins are in season during the late fall and early winter months. While they are highly nutritious, boasting an impressive vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, potassium, fiber, and antioxidant content, most Americans only ever consume pumpkin in highly sugary and fatty concoctions. Continue reading “Healthy Pumpkin Muffins”

baked goods, breakfasts, dessert, recipes, snack, under 30 minutes

Healthy Carrot Cake Bites

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Most days I go into the kitchen armed with my ingredients and plan of attack, and everything turns out beautifully. Then there are other times that the ideas in my head don’t seem to work out and I am forced to make things up as I go. Throwing food away is terrible for my budget, so it is a last resort. Thankfully we have a dog who is always willing to clean up my mistakes. Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake Bites”

baked goods, breakfasts, kids, recipes, snack, under 30 minutes

Monday Morning Muffins

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Can you see the veggies in there? I sure can’t!

As my kids have gotten a little older and a lot busier, I am always on the hunt for grab-and-go breakfast ideas. That first meal of the day is the one that tends to be the most rushed because, well, the snooze button. Cereal, toast with fruit, and oatmeal are great options, but what about those mornings that you have to get up mind-numbingly early? You need something that can be eaten in the car on the way to school while simultaneously tying shoes and brushing hair. Especially on Mondays, am I right? Enter Monday Morning Muffins!  Continue reading “Monday Morning Muffins”