three wrinkled apples: One Amazing Apple Dutch Baby

So I had three apples. Three wrinkled, old apples that were past their prime freshness. They were left behind time and time again, no one wanted to eat those three apples.

I peeled them, sliced them, put them in a pan with some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Well! Now they looked delicious!

     

Then I added some batter to the pan (flour, sugar, salt, eggs, half-and-half, vanilla extract) and into the oven all of it went! A couple minutes later, more like 18, out came out an amazing, delicious apple Dutch baby!

You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top but it was so pretty I really did not think it was necessary. Those three apples and some extra calories were gone in no time!

I followed this recipe http://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/breakfast/apple-dutch-baby-german-apple-pancake/ 

Quick & Easy Make Ahead Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Now that independence Day is behind us and there are less sugary, unhealthy temptations around; I am looking forward to getting back to my daily routine. Today, I would like to share a few quick, easy breakfast ideas. These meals take very little time to prepare and are easy to take with you to school or work with no issues.


1.Smoothie- I prep all the ingredients( except for the almond milk and seeds) in Ziploc bag that I store in the freezer. I let the bag thaw on the counter while I get ready (15 minutes),  then I blend everything together and enjoy on my way to work.

My current favorite spinach smoothie recipe:
About two handfuls of Spinach
1 cup of pineapple
1 banana
A few tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoon Chia seeds
1-2 cups Almond milk

2.Oatmeal-  I soak the oats overnight with almond milk.I like to top with fruits(fresh and dried), seeds, nuts, and spices.  This is a quick breakfast with very little prep work and very filling.


3.Chia seed pudding- I like to use almond milk to make mine. I mix the seeds and milk after dinner and let sit in the refrigerator overnight and it’s ready for me to enjoy in the morning. This is another simple, yet delicious and filling breakfast. You can also top with fruit, seeds, and nuts. 


4.Fruit and hardboiled egg- On the days I do not prepare the night before, I find that a piece of fruit and one or two hardboiled eggs does that trick—wakes me up keeps me from reaching for that donut.

Jello Bites aka Broken Glass Jello

These jello bites are an elegant way to serve jello. They are delicious and a showstopper your guests will have to try. You can combine any flavors for different color variations. Pink and purple for a little girl, blue and green for boys, or even the colors of your favorite team to show your support. Today, I used red and blue to celebrate Independence Day! The combinations are only limited by your imagination or the colors available at your grocery store!

Here are the simple ingredients:
4 (3 oz) boxes of Jello
2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Boiling water


Instructions:
1. Dissolve each 3 oz. Jello packet with 1 cup of hot water.
2. Pour into containers and chill.
3. Once solid, cut up the Jello into squares and mix the colors in a glass 9 x 13 casserole dish.
4. In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 packets of gelatine over 1/2 cup of cold water and let it bloom. Add 1 ½ cups of boiling water.
5. Add the condensed milk to the gelatine mixture. Stir until combined.
6. Pour the room temperature* condensed milk mixture into the casserole dish.
7. Chill until the Jello sets or overnight. Cut into squares and serve.

*Make sure your milk mixture is room temperature or else your colors will bleed a little, like mine. Unless, of course, that’s the look you are going for!