Homemade Healthy Granola

Homemade Healthy Granola

Breakfast
I have tried a lot of different granola recipes, in varying levels of healthiness. I finally found what I believe to be the perfect granola recipe in the GreenSmoothieGirl.com's 12-steps to whole foods book which I've been working though this year. I make a big batch of this and store it in a tupperware on the counter for a week or two (if it lasts that long). I eat it as a snack or as a hearty healthy breakfast. Thrive's freeze-dried fruits are the perfect compliment to this basic staple and can be mixed and matched to make a wide variety of snacks or breakfast cereals. I am so in love with this I just had to share it. Hope you love it too! May I also introduce you to…
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Make-Ahead Muffin Mixes

Breakfast, Recipes
My kids LOVE when I make them "hot" breakfasts. I do not love making hot breakfasts. I'm more of a "sleep until the last possible moment" kind of gal. Well I've been trying to better about it this year and have come up with some tricks that help. We often have breakfast for dinner and I make a triple batch of pancakes or waffles so they can reheat them for future breakfasts. I also have tried making overnight oatmeal mixes which they don't love. So this week I decided to try working on a muffin mix so in the morning I can just add water and bake and they can have hot fresh muffins in just a few minutes. Or I can even cook them the night before but having…
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German Pancakes with Powdered Milk

Breakfast
Today I'm sharing a new family favorite recipe. This recipe used one of June's sale items so make sure you check it out. I'm getting hungry just posting this recipe. A few months ago we helped some friends of ours move. They promised German Pancakes to whoever came over. I live with 4 boys... you better believed they were ok with that deal. After helping them move we had the pancakes. Every single one of my boys (husband included) fell in love. It was love at first bite. We had all never had German Pancakes before. The next day my son begged me to make them for breakfast. It was Sunday morning and of course I didn't have milk in the fridge. I wasn't even worried. I used my Thrive…
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Denny’s Fabulous French Toast (with powdered eggs and milk)

Denny’s Fabulous French Toast (with powdered eggs and milk)

Breakfast, Powders, Recipes
I have a secret love for restaurant copy cat recipes. I even made an entire PF Chang dinner for our traditional Chinese food New Year's Even dinner the year that we were on a tight budget and couldn't afford to go out for it. I also love the IHOP country griddle cakes and the Denny's french toast all found in the Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 cookbook pictured at the left. Since I have a large family the french toast recipe always uses up a ton of my eggs because we make a double or triple batch. I decided to try the recipe with powdered eggs and powdered milk to save a little time and hassle having to run to the store for more. It's also great to know that…
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