Simple Healthy Breakfasts in 15 Minutes or Less!

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The morning rush hour can be quite a challenge. Believe me, I know! But in the hustle-bustle of getting kids dressed and out the door for school (or ready to be schooled at home), it’s important to also take time out to start the day with a healthy breakfast!

Eating a nutritious breakfast not only helps kids stay healthy, but it also helps them to do better in school. Studies show that kids who eat a wholesome breakfast have improved cognitive function, memory, behavior and attention span.

So what better motivation is there than that for whipping up a delicious and nutritious breakfast – not just for the kiddos, but you and your spouse too!

Of course, time is always hard to come by. That’s why, I’ve put together a round-up of some quick, yet healthy, breakfast recipes that will give your kids the energy they need to do their best in school, without slowing you down during the busy morning rush hour.

Time-Saving Tip: Breakfast can be especially simple, when you plan ahead. By doubling or tripling your favorite go-to breakfast recipes (like biscuits, waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc.), you can freeze the extras. Then, simply reheat them throughout the week for a super fast and nutritious breakfast. Another benefit to stockpiling already-prepared healthy breakfast foods is minimal clean-up – saving you even more time! Yeah!

Banana Split YogurtFruit & Yogurt Parfaits

What kid wouldn’t want an ice cream sundae for breakfast? So why not offer your family the next best thing … breakfast sundaes made with wholesome yogurt, crispy nuts and fresh fruit. And of course, there’s always the classic fruit & yogurt parfait made by layering yogurt with homemade granola and fresh berries.

Of course the healthiest yogurt is homemade, so if you have a few minutes to spare on the weekend, I highly encourage you to give it a try. In my “How to Make Greek-Style Yogurt post, I show you just how simple it is to make both dairy and non-dairy yogurt.

Soaked Oatmeal & Grain-Free NOatmeal

It’s no surprise that studies have shown processed cereals to be among the worst breakfast foods for children (and adults too). For example, Tufts University researchers discovered that children who ate oatmeal scored up to 20 percent higher on academic tasks than children who ate processed cereal for breakfast.

Honey-Cream-Berries-OatmealAnd incase you or your kids think oatmeal is boring, think again? There are lots of delicious ways to liven-up oatmeal, such as my family’s favorite quick and easy
 Banana Split Oatmeal Breakfast Buffet and
Cinnamon Maple Crunch Oatmeal.

And by simply adding an egg to your oatmeal, you can triple your intake of protein – from 3 grams to 9 grams per half-cup serving.

Grain-free? No problem. Danielle’s simple Banana Nut Porridge is a delicious grain-free alternative to oatmeal!

granola cerealHomemade Granola

And continuing on the topic of healthy alternatives to processed cereals, homemade granola has all the crunch-appeal and sweet flavor of cereal without any health detriments.

Grain-free? Again, no problem, my delicious Grain-Free Cinnamon Crunch Granola is amazing, and so easy to make!

Breakfast Sandwiches

There are lots of ways to build a quick-n-easy breakfast sandwich that’s as healthy as it is delicious …

Bacon Egg Cheese Biscuit• Transform leftover biscuits into Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits – a great breakfast for families on-the-go …  No biscuits, no problem. Simply substitute with your favorite wholesome toasted bread or bagel.

• Use leftover waffles to assemble a wonderful waffle sandwich, or leftover pancakes to create Nut Butter & Jam Pancake Sandwiches.

• And don’t forget about breakfast wraps! A little salsa, cheese and scrambled eggs can magically transform into a delicious Breakfast Burrito or Breakfast Tostada.

Veggie Egg Scramble Close UpAn Egg-cellent Way to Start the Day!

Eggs are packed with protein and nutrients, including the important B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function. And they’re so quick and easy to prepare.

Whether it’s a simple Toad in the Hole or a quick Veggie Egg Scramble with your favorite add-ins, you’ll be serving up a hearty breakfast that will keep your kids fully energized and ready to learn!

Got More Than 15 Minutes to Spare?

Weekends are a great time to try new breakfast recipes and to cook-up double or triple batches of your favorite breakfast staples in order to save time later (as mentioned above). That way, you’ll knock out at least two days or more worth of breakfasts, rather than just one.

Here are some of my favorite breakfast foods that can easily be doubled (or tripled for that matter):

  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French Toast
  • Biscuits
  • Muffins
  • Boiled eggs

Storing breakfast foods:

The following homemade breakfast foods can be individually wrapped and stored in airtight containers in the freezer for up to a month. When ready to serve, no need to thaw – simply place in a 200°F oven to reheat until warmed.

  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French Toast
  • Biscuits, whole grain (be sure to cut in half first before freezing)

The homemade breakfast foods listed below are best stored in the refrigerator (not freezer). Simply place in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 5-6 days. When ready to serve, place in a 200°F oven to reheat until warmed.

  • Biscuits, almond flour (be sure to cut in half first before freezing)
  • Muffins (especially almond flour muffins)
  • Boiled eggs
  • Yogurt (dairy or non-dairy)

6 pancake muffins CloseUpMore healthy breakfast ideas & recipes …

Some of our favorite weekend breakfast recipes can be found in the breakfast section of this site and on my breakfast pinterest board. Again, these recipes can easily be doubled or tripled and stored in the fridge or freezer for a super-quick weekday breakfast!

I also encourage you to pop over to KitchenAid to check out my quick and easy Grab-n-Go Pancake Muffins that can be made in less than 30 minutes, plus they reheat beautifully, so why not bake a double batch!

Three cheers for healthy breakfasts that are as easy to prepare, healthy and delicious!

Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly

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Why is my body turning against me?

Why is My Body Turning Against Me?

Seven years ago, my body turned against me. At least that’s what it felt like. It was as if a war was slowing beginning to rage inside me.

My body was angry. It was sick. It was tired.

If fact, I felt like it wasn’t even my body at all anymore, it was like a complete stranger. I didn’t understand it. It scared me. I wanted my old body back.

Why is this happening? What did I do? Why is my body turning against me?

Maybe you’ve felt this way – trapped inside an illness-ridden body you just don’t understand anymore.
Maybe you’ve felt hopeless, afraid, frustrated about your health?
Maybe you have a child, or a spouse, or another loved one, who is experiencing a battle with their health – allergies, illness, pain?
Maybe your health is good, yet you worry – will it always be? What can I do to safeguard my health? And what about my family’s health – can I really do something to make a difference?

With so many toxins in our environment, a broken food system that falsely elevates processed and refined foods as wholesome, and “popping a pill” as the cultural norm for treating illness, it can be completely overwhelming to figure out just HOW to take control of your health (and your family’s).

How do I find the path that leads to better health? What steps do I take first on my healthy living journey? Who can really help me?

These questions and MORE played over and over again in my mind as I prayed to the Lord – “help me know what I should do?” There has to be a better way!

Thankfully, the Lord brought precious PEOPLE into my life who taught me about true health – centered on eating the foods God created to nourish us and using the natural remedies He created for healing.

The picture above is me and my family (on left) with our dear friends Rich and Annie from One Body for Christ. They graciously took me under their wing and helped to set me on the path to healthy living.

 

Of course, the people God has placed in my life have come in all forms – some have been tangible friends that I can meet with over a cup of tea and tap into their wisdom in person. While many, many others have come in the form of online friends who speak to me through their books and blogs.

We all need GOOD FRIENDS! We all need HELP! We all need each other!

That’s the lesson I learned that helped me to begin making great strides in my own personal healthy living journey. It was the realization that there are so many on this same journey who are farther along than I – who have so many resources to help! This knowledge gave me the courage and hope to wrap my trembling arms around my weak, sick body and say … “it’s okay, we’re going to figure this out together with a little help from our friends, and our gracious Lord!”

So, dear reader-friends, when I get just a wee-bit overly enthusiastic about amazing resources like The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, it’s because I’ve personally experienced the power of knowledge – of gaining insight from the wisdom of others … of realizing we’re not alone in our health struggles, or in our desire to see our families live healthier!

Tapping into the minds of those who have walked the path of healthy living and who are willing to teach us from their experience and wisdom is an amazing BLESSING!

I can’t think of where we could possibly get a better collection of healthy living resources to educate, inspire, motivate and encourage us at such an affordable price. That’ why I promote The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle each year.

Please note, THIS SALE HAS ENDED. But please do read more about my story in the ABOUT THE NOURISHING HOME section of this site. Thank you!

This library of healthy living resources is one I personally use and recommend because it covers so many important topics that answer so many of those questions churning round-n-round in our minds and in our hearts.

 

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From 70+ eBooks to 7 eCourses to $200 in free products, there is no stone left unturned in this bundle. To help you see what I mean, I’ve included an overview below of the resources provided in The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.

Again, it’s like having a ton of wise FRIENDS sitting right there with you, talking you through what it really means to live a healthy, nourishing life.

As someone who has personally walked the often rocky, twisty-turny, uphill path from chronic pain and illness to a healthier more joyful life, I can tell you that we all need a little (sometimes A LOT) of HELP to get there.

Will The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle lead you to “the ultimate perfect life?” – No, only Jesus Christ truly provides us with the hope and means to experience the perfect life yet to come.

But I can promise you that resources like these can empower you to take positive steps forward in your healthy living journey and each step forward will ultimately make a real difference in your health today and in the years to come!

How can The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle help YOU and YOUR FAMILY?

The Ultimate Library
With more than 70 eBooks on a variety of healthy living topics, you’ll have a complete library of healthy living resources right at your fingertips, including …
• Real Food Cookbooks
• Special Diet Cookbooks (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Allergy-Friendly)
• Meal Planning & Budgeting
• Healthy Children
• Alternative Health & Home Remedies
• Fitness
• Gardening & Homesteading
• Green Cleaning
• Natural Beauty & Skincare

The Ultimate Online Classes
With more than a half-dozen online classes, there is so much helpful information we can all learn about important healthy living topics such as saving money on real food, how to use essential oils and herbs, and how to cleanse the body using real foods.

The Ultimate Bonus Products
And of course, there are some pretty AWESOME bonus offers$200 in free healthy living products – that come with this year’s bundle!

 

Again, there are more than $1,000 of healthy living resources provided in this year’s bundle for just $29.

So if you’re looking for some much-needed help to spur you on and empower you in your own healthy living journey, this bundle may very well be the most life-changing purchase you’ll make this year.

Thank you!

Thank you for allowing me to share just a little about my own health journey. I hope to share more details soon, Lord willing, with the hope that it will inspire others to trust in Christ more as they struggle with taking charge of their health. Because ultimately, true health and healing comes from the Lord and although He gives us wisdom and discernment to make wise choices about our health, let’s never forget to rest in Him and His perfect grace!

Joyfully serving HIM (and you), Kelly

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A Healthy Breakfast on the GO!

As much as we strive to gather around the table together for meals, there are times when our busy schedules keep us moving in different directions. Thankfully, there’s always time for a quick, healthy breakfast with these delicious and fun grain-free “Grab-n-Go” Pancake Muffins.

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As a recipe contributor for KitchenAid, this month, I’m sharing with you a very special breakfast recipe that you won’t want to miss. My easy Grab-n-Go Pancake Muffins are simple to make and as delicious as they are nutritious! [Get the recipe here ...]

Happy back-to-school season!

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