Archive for: Breakfast


Lemon Cream Scones with Chia Seeds

An easy recipe for Lemon Cream Scones with Chia Seeds. Enjoy these light and tender citrus scones for brunch or dessert! Here we are again with another lemon recipe! What can I say? I'm addicted. From this Favorite Green Smoothie, to these Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars and more, I just can't get enough. One of my favorite easy recipes that I've made ... [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie

This Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie is naturally sweetened with fruit and gets its creaminess from protein-packed Greek yogurt. It's a healthy way to get your milkshake fix! When it comes to this blog, there are many things that I am grateful for. One of those things is that I can look back on older posts and remember the stage of life that I was in at that time. Sometimes I'll be searching through my older recipes, looking for something, and I'll stumble upon a memory that makes me smile. That's what happened with this Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie. I wanted to update this recipe and re-share it, because it's still a favorite of ours and it had gotten a bit lost in the archives. ... [Continue Reading]

16 Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

The best healthy pancake recipes, perfect for Mother's Day or any weekend breakfast. Includes whole grain, refined sugar free, dairy free, vegan, and gluten free options. Click here to pin and save this list of the best healthy pancake recipes for later! Hey there! How's life been treating you this week? As we head into the weekend, I thought you could use some breakfast inspiration! Since Tuesday's post, I've been thinking about how easy it is to make healthy pancakes, and how versatile they are. You can change up the flavors and ingredients in so many ways, and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We've done all three! Most pancakes freeze well, making them a great ... [Continue Reading]

Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes

You will love these light and fluffy Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes! These easy pancakes are extra thick and soft, packed with protein, and secretly healthy! This post is brought to you in partnership with REAL® Seal. All thoughts and opinions are my own. April is more than half over and Mother's Day is just around the corner. How did that happen?? I wanted to share with you at least one recipe that you can make for Mom for Mother's Day breakfast, and when I sat down to brainstorm I decided it had to be pancakes. Most everyone likes pancakes and they are easy enough that you can make them without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I'm hoping to convince Brad and the kids to make ... [Continue Reading]

Healthy Spice Muffins with Chai {Whole Wheat, Refined Sugar Free}

With chai spices and orange zest, these Healthy Spice Muffins are full of flavor! These easy muffins are 100% whole wheat and refined sugar free. Who out there needs a muffin to get this Monday morning started off right? I certainly do! But let's make it a healthier muffin so we can get a jump start on our healthy eating goals for the week, too! These Healthy Spice Muffins are just the recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your nutrition goals. Sometimes I think I've got an addiction to ... [Continue Reading]

25 Healthy, Grab and Go, Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes!

Save yourself time in the morning with these healthy, grab and go, make-ahead breakfast recipes! Breakfast has never been so easy! If you love make-ahead recipes as much as I do, follow my Make Ahead Recipes Pinterest Board! We've all heard how important it is to start the day with a healthy breakfast. It sets the tone for a day of healthy habits and gives us much-needed energy. The problem? Mornings are busy times! I have hardly a minute to spare in the morning, and I'm betting many of you are in the same situation. We still need a healthy meal to start our day, though! When life is busy, make-ahead recipes are my lifesaver. And when it comes to breakfast, if it's make-ahead ... [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

High protein Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats are a healthy way to start your day! This soaked oatmeal is ultra creamy, a little sweet, and will keep you full until lunchtime! This post is brought to you in partnership with REAL® Seal. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When it comes to breakfast, we need quick and easy. Who wants to wake up even earlier just to have time to prepare breakfast in the morning? Not this girl. I wake up early enough as it is. Which is why breakfasts that I can make ahead are my absolute favorite. I make a batch of homemade granola at least every other week. Sometimes we have a stash of these mini frittatas in the freezer. But our go-to breakfast lately ... [Continue Reading]

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Thick, soft, and full of fresh carrot and apple, these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are a healthy make ahead breakfast or snack. They're whole grain and refined sugar free, and keep well in the freezer. Well, hello there! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! I first made these cookies over a month ago and had originally planned to post them right away because they are just THAT good. But then other recipes and plans kept getting in the way and somehow I never managed to get this recipe to you. Better today than never, right? ;) These Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are my favorite grab and go breakfast/snack of the moment. They are thick, soft, and full of healthy goodies ... [Continue Reading]

Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas

These Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas are a healthy, make ahead breakfast for your busiest mornings! This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All opinions are mine alone. For more healthy breakfast ideas, visit my Pinterest Board full of breakfast recipes. We're working on planning ahead with our breakfasts this month, to make sure we have healthy real food options ready for busy school and work mornings. I made a list of breakfasts that my family enjoys, and we choose a few each week to make ahead. Then when Monday mornings, like today, hit us, we can start the day off right with an energizing breakfast. On the weekends, we make a batch of ... [Continue Reading]

Our Favorite Green Smoothie

Our favorite green smoothie starts with kale, banana, and frozen fruit. A squeeze of lemon juice and a dollop of Greek yogurt make this smoothie a little creamy and ultra refreshing... yum! Hey there! How's life been treating you these past few weeks? I hope you're feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready for new challenges! This year, I've got big plans for Kristine's Kitchen. And it all starts with you. I'll be bringing you even more of the recipes that you love, recipes that can help you meet your healthy eating goals. And we'll keep them easy (for the most part), and of course from scratch. Because we do things the homemade way around here. Let's start the year off right with a ... [Continue Reading]

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups

Easy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups that you can make ahead for busy mornings. These oatmeal bites are made with pure maple syrup, molasses, and spices! Be sure to read all the way to the recipe because I've made a video to show you how easy it is to make these Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups! I could not decide what to name these oatmeal cups! When I first made them, I was thinking they'd be Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups. But then I thought... if I call them gingerbread, will people think that they can only make these in December? Please, please don't think that. Because these oatmeal cups are too good to enjoy just one month out of the year. So we could call them Molasses Spice ... [Continue Reading]

Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole

The flavors of cranberries, orange, maple syrup, and cinnamon shine in this Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole. Make-ahead breakfasts. They're pretty essential, right? Because sometimes (ok, most times) all you want to do when you wake up in the morning is pour a cup of coffee and then relax while the caffeine kicks in. This Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole is a make-ahead breakfast that's perfect for special occasions. Maybe you'll be hosting out of town guests this holiday season? Maybe you want a special treat to enjoy on Christmas morning? This french toast casserole is just the recipe you need! ... [Continue Reading]

Gingerbread Coffee Cake

The holidays are for relaxing with friends and family, and this Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a perfect special occasion breakfast. It's full of warm spices and topped with a delicious crumble topping! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I'm sure you've had your menu planned for a while now. If you're hosting this year, I bet you've even gotten a head start on some of the preparations for the big meal. But have you thought past Thanksgiving yet? I love turkey day and all of the delicious food that comes with it, but I think I'm most excited about the long weekend that follows. Three extra days to relax and spend time with family. Things always seem to be go go go around here, so some time to slow ... [Continue Reading]

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Oatmeal

This Pumpkin Pecan Baked Oatmeal is a healthy and delicious way to eat your oats!  It's a great make-ahead breakfast and keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator. What are your feelings about leftovers? Me? I'm a big fan. I'm happy to eat the same thing three days in a row if it means I get a break from cooking. I love to cook – you wouldn't be reading this if I didn't – but it's not like cooking is the only thing I have to do, you know? When dinner time is near and my kids are hungry and asking for attention I'd rather focus my energy on them. Especially on weeknights when we get home from work and school and head straight into homework, dinner, bath, books, and bed. Usually when I ... [Continue Reading]

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Pumpkin season is here and you just have to try these Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins. They are a healthier muffin that's full of pumpkin and spices! I've been holding out on you with these muffins. I first made them weeks ago, and when it's prime pumpkin season a few weeks is a long time to wait to share my best pumpkin muffin recipe! These muffins are soft and tender and packed with fall spices. I've made batch after batch of them and they never disappoint! Sometimes when I have a new recipe that I'm getting ready to share on the blog, I'll send it to my mom or sister before I share it here. Sometimes that's because I want someone else to test out the recipe before it goes up on the blog, ... [Continue Reading]

Peanut Butter and Honey Cheerios™ Granola + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias Two breakfast favorites combine into one in this Peanut Butter and Honey Cheerios™ Granola!  The crunchy clusters of Cheerios™ and oats are packed with peanut butter and honey, plus a touch of cinnamon. Every year, I tell my new group of third grade students the story of my first day of third grade. It's not a particularly remarkable story, which is the point I want to make to them. Their stories, no matter how big or small, are important and worth telling. I write the story of myself eating breakfast on my first day of school as a way to introduce them to ... [Continue Reading]

Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day with this healthy smoothie and get in some greens, fruit, oats, and protein-rich yogurt first thing! This Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie is packed with superfoods and perfect for busy mornings! Earlier in the week I shared this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, and I had planned to share my new favorite dessert recipe featuring pumpkin spice next. But you know what? We have had THE hottest week here and I am just feeling the smoothie love more than pumpkin at this exact moment. There's plenty of time for pumpkin yet, my friends. (And if you are all about the pumpkin right now, I've got many a pumpkin recipe coming your way soon!) We had multiple days with ... [Continue Reading]

Greek Yogurt Apple-Cinnamon Bread

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. All opinions and text are mine. This Greek Yogurt Apple-Cinnamon Bread is delicious for breakfast or even dessert! The Greek yogurt in the batter keeps this apple quick bread incredibly moist, and you will love the pieces of cinnamon-sugar apples that you get with every bite! Green apples or red apples? What kinds do you like best for snacking, cooking, and baking? I eat an apple most days and my favorites are those with a good balance of tart and sweet, like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples. Apples are one of my top healthy choices when I'm craving something sweet. Julia loves tart green apples. I enjoy snacking on ... [Continue Reading]