Archive for: Breakfast


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]

Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

Hearty oats made with milk, yogurt, peanut butter and a touch of cinnamon make a healthy, filling breakfast to power you through your morning. These Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats will become your new breakfast staple! Overnight oats are one of my very favorite breakfasts, and these Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats are the best I’ve tried. The peanut butter and banana combination is spot on. The oats have a delicious hearty, chewy texture after soaking overnight. And I really love that all I have to do in the morning is grab my bowl of oats out of the refrigerator because the prep is done the night before! No matter the season or the stage of life you are in, there ... [Continue Reading]

Our Favorite Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread {Whole Wheat, Refined Sugar Free}

A delicious breakfast bread that's made with white whole wheat flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup and banana, so you can feel good about eating it.  You'll definitely want a second slice of this Favorite Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread, warm from the oven! Ever since I first made these Light and Fluffy Blueberry Banana Muffins, my family cannot get enough of them. On any given day, you'll likely find a stash of them in our freezer, ready for quick breakfasts and snacks. They're healthy, yet still taste like a treat. Which is why I love them so much – they satisfy my sweet tooth yet I feel like I'm making a healthy enough choice when I eat them. Since we loved the blueberry banana ... [Continue Reading]

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are lightly sweetened with ripe bananas and honey.  They are quick and easy to make and perfect for breakfast or snack time! I live about 30 miles from the school that I teach at, which means that I spend a decent amount of time commuting to and from work. It's frustrating to think about the hours I spend commuting as lost time, so I try to find ways to make my commute more enjoyable. I used to listen to audiobooks that I'd check out from the library, but lately I've been listening to podcasts and loving it. My favorites are podcasts about blogging and motherhood. Since returning to work after my maternity leave I've been catching up on episodes ... [Continue Reading]

Creamy, Dreamy Mango Smoothie

Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed here are mine alone. This Creamy, Dreamy Mango Smoothie is so smooth and creamy, you'll think you're drinking a milkshake. But really, you'll be enjoying a healthy 4-ingredient smoothie made with just frozen fruit, milk and yogurt. “Do you guys want a smoothie?” I mention those words in my house, and in an instant Julia and William will be pulling chairs up to the kitchen counter. Smoothies are a favorite snack (and breakfast) around here, and now that the weather is warming up we are making them more and more often. Julia likes to help by adding the frozen fruit to the blender, and William ... [Continue Reading]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

Buttery puff pastry is topped with a cream cheese and Greek yogurt filling, plus fresh blueberries. These Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish are simple to make and just perfect for Mother's Day – or any morning! Growing up, I loved being part of a large family. I'm the oldest of five kids, and I don't know how my parents raised all of us without going crazy. There were definitely (many) moments of craziness, though, as is bound to happen with five kids in the house. Those moments sort of blur together in my memory, but one thing I always knew is how much my parents loved me. When I think back on moments with my mom, ... [Continue Reading]

Orange Chia Granola

You'll love the hint of orange zest in this Orange Chia Granola, loaded with healthy oats, chia seeds, and nuts! What is your favorite meal of the day? Mine is most definitely breakfast. Maybe that's partly due to the cup of coffee that I get to drink at breakfast time. But it's also the breakfast foods. Waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, and toast... I love them all. My favorite go-to easy everyday breakfast, though, is homemade granola. I love making (and eating) granola so much that last year I devoted a whole week to sharing granola recipes here. I've written about the 5 reasons why you should make homemade granola. Basically, I'm a granola addict. I never get tired of dreaming up ... [Continue Reading]

Light and Fluffy Blueberry Banana Muffins

These Light and Fluffy Blueberry Banana Muffins are easy to make, whole-wheat, and free of refined sugars! They are perfect for make-ahead breakfasts or snacks! I think I could write a whole blog dedicated to muffin recipes. I make a batch of muffins pretty much every week. They are quick and easy to make, and perfect for storing in your freezer for a fast breakfast. I like to make them on the healthier side so I can snack on a muffin and still keep to my healthy eating goals. Sometimes I make my tried and true favorite muffin recipes, and sometimes I like to experiment with a new recipe like this one. I developed this recipe at my sister's request. She was looking for a healthy ... [Continue Reading]

Skinny Banana Almond Butter Muffins

A whole grain muffin that not only tastes amazing (hello dark chocolate chips!), but also is packed with good-for-you ingredients like flaxseed and almond butter.  Bake up a batch of these Skinny Banana Almond Butter Muffins today! Muffins. Almond butter. Dark chocolate. These are three of my very favorite things. Today we're combining them into a skinny muffin that's perfectly snackable. These Skinny Banana Almond Butter Muffins are a new favorite in my house and I think they will be in yours too! I made these Skinny Banana Almond Butter Muffins with almond butter because I wanted Julia to eat them and she won't touch anything made with peanut butter. Almond butter, however, she likes ... [Continue Reading]