There’s nothing like an easy, nutritious breakfast! You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your metabolism and gives your brain energy to process whatever you throw at it until lunch time. This meal is particularly important for kids, as studies have found that breakfast increases a child’s ability to focus throughout the morning. If they can focus better, they can learn better, and learning is what being a kid is all about — whether that be learning in school or learning a fun new skill like riding a bike. These mini frittate (Italian plural of frittata) are perfect for your family because they are packed with protein and veggies, but are so easy for you to pop out of the fridge, into the microwave, and then onto a plate in the morning! If your kids hate mushrooms, try my Breakfast Burrito Muffins, which are exactly what they sound like – a breakfast burrito in muffin shape!Continue Reading
This is the third post of a series where I will be sharing with you my menu for the week, along with a few helpful menu planning tidbits throughout the summer. We’re starting off small, but will eventually make it to planning successful monthly menus.
Hopefully everyone had a fantastic long holiday weekend! We certainly did. Maine was absolutely beautiful and we loved every second we were there! I’ll post a few pictures later this week.
If you haven’t been keeping up with my Menu Plan Monday series, I’ve already covered the 7 questions to ask yourself when you sit down to meal plan, as well as why I meal plan. This week, our menu planning topic is how to write an efficient grocery list that gets you in and out of the store faster than ever before!
When I first started cooking for myself back in college, I hated going to the grocery. I didn’t really know how to meal plan that well yet, which didn’t help, but the grocery part was just the worst. It sucked up so much of my time! As time went on, I got faster, but never too fast. One day, I was talking to my Mom over the phone and I mentioned how I had to go the grocery and how much fun that was going to be since it takes forever. She then enlightened me to the number 1 strategy to grocery store efficiency – Thanks, Mom!Continue Reading