First, I make sure to purchase the following items to have on hand to round out breakfast and fill gaps between when I get to actually make something. We always buy boxes of raisins, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, organic mini shredded wheat (plain), organic vanilla yogurt, and oatmeal. A couple times a month I cook up an egg for each child. Having easy nutritious items on hand really helps during busy weeks.
2A favorite 're pie of ours is "breakfast cookies." Perfect to make with overrule bananas. If I end up with an over ripe banana or two, I stick it in the freezer, once I have about six, I make cookies. I base the cookies on this recipe. However, I alter it based on what I have on hand. Instead of the applesauce, I put in two tablespoons of flax meal soaked in one cup of water. I also cut down the dried fruit and add in some sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
3New this month are these paleo pancakes that I can't wait to try. I plan on adding flax seeds, cinnamon, and some unsweetened coconut flakes. I am going to make a big batch on the weekend, then we can just heat up as needed. I have six large plantains waiting for yumminess!
4Another experiment is Chia pudding. I'm not sure what extras I will put in this, depends on what's still available when we get there. We have a steady stream of Autumn Berries right now, so they may make an appearance.
5My children really like muffins, but I rarely buy them. Now that the weather is cooler, it's time for some baking. I am going to make these muffins, but sub in garbanzo flour for half the coconut to up the nutrition. So, I will be using two eggs, plus two tablespoons of flax meal soaked in a cup of water. Also, we are adding Autumn Berries to these, so I am cutting the maple syrup down to 2 Tablespoons, since the super tart berries become super sweet when baked. I am so looking forward to these, making a double batch for sure.
6Kelly wants to know my favorite blogger that I discovered on 7QT. Well, pretty lady, that would be you! I first came across Kelly's blog when she guest hosted 7QT for Jennifer. It is a blog I kept coming back to, and the one that I follow the most regularly. Thanks, Kelly, for a great blog and hosting all of us blogging ladies each Friday.
7Speaking of Kelly, I joined her accountability group on Facebook. I set a goal of two posts this week and reading five chapters of the book I reviewed. This is post #1 and it's Friday....gotta come up with something else, and quick! :)