Today is a big day for our family! We have a first grader! Isn’t he adorable?
Not only does that mean he’s getting older, but that mama has a whole new set of challenges to get a healthy breakfast on the table in the mornings, tasty lunches that my kid will want to eat and have nutritious dinner made for my family – and that’s EVERYDAY!
So I shared some of my shortcuts today on GOOD MORNING TEXAS that hopefully can make it a little bit easier for all of us, especially on this first day BACK-TO-SCHOOL!
Who doesn’t like donuts for breakfast?!? However, these are made with applesauce and tons of other healthy stuff that make it good to eat donuts! Did I also mention they are Paleo and Gluten-free, too!Print
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of applesauce (I prefer apple-cinnamon Go Go squeeZ)
- 1/ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 cup quinoa flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp honey to dip or drizzle on donut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat donut pan with melted coconut oil.
- Add bananas and applesauce to food processor and blend into smooth
- Pour into a large mixing bowl and add coconut oil, vanilla, egg and honey and whisk until egg is combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and mix until incorporated.
- Pour dry ingredients unto wet and mix thoroughly.
- Pour batter into donut pan.
- Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes, until dough bounces back after being pressed.
- Cool for about 5 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.
- When donuts have cooled slightly, add drizzled honey or dip donuts in honey while warm.
Lunch doesn’t have to be that hard to make it fun to eat and healthy, too! Have fun making it and ask the kids to help you, too! Here’s a few recipe for ham & cheese sushi, make-your-own “lunchables” and a whole lot of mutitasking tips that will make you “Mom of the Year” without a lot of time, money or work!
And last, but not least – it’s dinner time! Probably the hardest meal for any family since so much can happen to affect getting it done! So rather than resort to a drive-through or something frozen, consider the fabulous rotisserie chicken! Like the answer to my dreams, the rotisserie chicken is healthy, cheap and can be made into everything! Just check out this Pinterest Board and you can have rotisserie chicken on the menu weekly and never repeat a recipe!
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