Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins | 5DollarDinners.com

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 freezer, so they would actually make it to the first day of school. I dropped 2 into each lunch box and sent them … [Read more...]

15 Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Ideas

15 Grab n Go Breakfast Ideas | 5DollarDinners.com

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 order to just get through the morning routine. I don't like the frenzy that happens with … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

Make Ahead Oatmeal Methods on 5DollarDinners.com

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 prepared and lunch boxes packed, in a hustle to get out the … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

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 of doing this weekly!) with pancakes, muffins, etc. for breakfast and lunchboxes. I had some … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal {New Recipe in 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals Series}

Overnight Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal | 5DollarDinners.com

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. A few weeks ago, I kept hearing thud. Thud. THUD. {giggle from an older kid} More thuds. Thuds. … [Read more...]