Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

 Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is prepared in muffin cups to take to go! | Breakfast for Dinner

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is baked in muffin cups to take to go!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups is a great recipe to prepare in a large batch for the week ahead. They can be eaten like a nutrient-dense oatmeal muffin, or re-heated in a bowl with a splash of milk! I love grabbing one of these for breakfast after getting home from the gym, and munching in the bathroom as I get ready for work.

And the best part? They are gluten-free (if you use certified gluten-free oats) and naturally sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

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Triple Berry Green Smoothie

 I love this Triple Berry Green Smoothie because it contains a full cup of spinach, and you can't even taste it!

It’s a new year! Have you embarked on any nutrition-related goals? After the indulgences of the holidays, it’s always nice to enjoy a mental reset and eat a little more mindfully. To me, eating mindfully doesn’t mean dieting (I don’t do dieting) but I do pay more attention to what I’m putting in my mouth. And that basically means, eat more vegetables, eat less cookies. Eat more fruits, eat less bread.

A great way to sneak some healthy leafy greens and fruits into your day is to enjoy a breakfast smoothie. I love this Triple Berry Green Smoothie because it contains a full cup of spinach, and you can’t even taste it! Hidden healthiness is never a bad thing 😉

This recipe would be great to serve your kids – they’ll never know there’s spinach hiding in it! And there’s no green colour that gives it away either.

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

 Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktail | Breakfast for Dinner

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Only one day to go until Christmas!

Tomorrow morning J and I are catching a very early plane to Mexico to spend a week in the sun with my family. We aren’t doing any gift exchanging this year – our present to each other is the vacation together! I can’t wait. We’ve had such a rainy, snowy, and cold winter so far – it will feel so good to be blasted with some heat.

This will be my last post until 2017. And what better way to celebrate than a Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktail?! Cocktails may not be breakfast food, but they are certainly appropriate at a brunch party – or any other time of the day after that. 😉

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No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

Get ready for the easiest Gingerbread Muffins EVER.

  • They use NO BOWL!
  • ALL of the mixing is done in a blender!
  • They’re gluten-free!
  • Dairy-free!
  • Super fast!

Seriously. All you have to do is dump the ingredients into a blender, blend for a minute, pour the batter into 12 lined muffin cups, and bake.

And then eat warm, spiced gingerbread muffins and taste the holidays. 😉

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Everyday Green Smoothie

I drink this green smoothie every day!

It’s hard to eat your greens in the winter! I love eating salads in the spring and summer, but as soon as winter hits, I am all about the warm cozy food and seriously shun my greens.

But no shunning greens any longer! As soon as I was gifted a Vitamix blender as a wedding present, I became a convert on the green smoothie train. Previously I’d owned a $19.99 blender, which couldn’t puree anything, even soft spinach leaves. Not that you need a Vitamix to make a smoothie – a regular old blender will do – maybe just don’t buy the cheapest blender in the store. 😉

(If you’re on the edge about buying a Vitamix – DO IT. All of your smoothest smoothie dreams will come true. I was on the fence about buying one for YEARS because they’re so expensive, and the first time I used it to make homemade peanut butter in 1 minute flat, I was SOLD. And then the first time I obliterated ice cubes into a frozen margarita, I was SOLD AGAIN. That thing is POWERFUL.)

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Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake

Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake is perfect for Christmas morning brunch - make it the night before!

Who’s getting excited about Christmas???

*Both hands up!*

Okay. I am really excited. It snowed here for the first time yesterday – and although I am from the great white north (aka Canada), I live in the mild, rainy city of Vancouver, and we have not had snow like this in 3 years! Exciting times, people!!! If there’s one thing to get you in the Christmas spirit it’s snow.

All this snow, and all the eggnog I’ve been drinking lately has got me thinking about Christmas breakfast and how much it absolutely stinks to cook on Christmas morning. All I want to do is spend the morning by the fire, beside my family, chatting and unwrapping gifts.

Which means I like to set myself up for success by putting breakfast together the night before so that all I have to do on Christmas morning is shove it in the oven.

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Homemade Eggnog

Yes, you CAN make Homemade Eggnog! It's not that hard, I promise! (And it's way more tasty.)

Ho, ho, ho, happy December! To celebrate the upcoming holiday season we’re making HOMEMADE EGGNOG! Yes, I said HOMEMADE eggnog!

It’s not that hard, I promise!

It’s way more delicious than a store bought carton, I promise! (And no preservatives!)

Once your friends/colleagues hear you’ve made homemade eggnog, they will all ask for the recipe, I promise!

I’m about to revolutionize your relationship with eggnog. And I’m also about to transform your relationship with rum + eggnog to bourbon + eggnog. TRUST ME.