Breakfast

BLT Frittata

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 26, 2014

Before you get all…ERIN, YOU CAN’T PUT LETTUCE IN A FRITTATA… Hold up. Yes you sure can…when it’s spinach. And it’s delicious. I used an older recipe and updated the method and adding some tomatoes. This method is new and doesn’t require sauteing the spinach ahead of time. Because I’m lazy. Well, really I’m just […]

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Berry Cherry Jubilee ~ Green Smoothie Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 14, 2014

This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the duo behind the very popular Simple Green Smoothies. I drool over their Instagram feed every day. And often end up making something similar to what they posted for my morning smoothie. (Or my lunch smoothie, when I have ‘those’ mornings and I can’t get to blending […]

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Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal {and Baked Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2014

You’ve got to make this before the berries become obsolete for the winter. Down here in San Antonio, I’m still seeing good prices on berries every couple of weeks. And if you see a great deal on berries…stock up and freeze. Now. You’ll thank yourself in the middle of December or January when you are […]

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2014

Ok, friend. You have to make these. They are one of my kids’ most popular requests for lunch boxes…and I saved them for the end of our 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas. I sent them on their first day of school this week. I had stashed a few in the very back of the […]

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15 Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Ideas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 20, 2014

Well, we’ve been talking so much about back to school lunches, I almost forgot about the whole ‘what’s a quick and easy breakfast option that I can grab ‘n go’ concept! BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE THOSE MORNINGS. I try to get everyone up 15 minutes earlier than I think we need to get up, in […]

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Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2014

So…it the ‘mom’s new year’ as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast […]

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Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]

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So, we have a peach issue around here. Not only do we like to eat them. We like to throw them. (And by ‘we,’ I mean Cuatro.) (See video evidence here.) It’s not my fault that they look exactly like tennis balls…and that they beg to be thrown, when you are an 18 month old. […]

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Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal {with gluten free version!}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 21, 2014

Please. I beg of you. Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them. And then make this. And then come back and […]

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Kale Quiche Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 9, 2014

This recipe is part of the 9 Organic Meals from Costco for $100 Plan. There is just something about a simple, flavorful quiche recipe. Then load it with nutrient rich kale, and you’ve got a winning breakfast meal! My boys are resistant to green leafy vegetables. So I end up hiding them into smoothies…and ‘not-so-hiding’ […]

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