Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe - You Can't Beat the Sweet Heat of This Classic Southwest Jelly

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly can be served in all kinds of ways. Try this jelly with cream cheese and crackers as an appetizer, or as a sauce for roasted meats (delicious with lamb as a replacement for that mint jelly some folks use). It really is not as hot as you would think, but the jalapenos give it a very unique flavor not experienced in other jellies.

Keep in mind that homemade jelly, and especially jalapeno jelly, is a very welcomed gift for any lover of southwestern cooking. For gift-giving, pour the jalapeno jelly into decorative jars and tie a ribbon around each jar. Or maybe try fabric coverings to go over the lids.

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Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe - You Can't Beat the Sweet Heat of This Classic Southwest Jelly

3 large, very ripe red bell peppers, seeds membranes white removed

6 to 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded with membranes removed

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar

6 1/2 cups granulated sugar

6 ounces bottled liquid pectin


Using a food processor or chopper, finely chop the bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Place the chopped chiles into a large saucepan, then stir in the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened slightly and the peppers are clear. Remove the thickened pepper mixture from the heat, and cool for about 10 minutes.

Stir in the pectin, and return the saucepan to the heat. Bring to a boil and boil for about 2 more minutes more, or until the jelly sheets of the end of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat, then skim off the foam and discard it.

Immediately pour jelly equally into 5 or 6 hot, sterilized 1/2 pint canning jelly glasses. Cool, then seal with paraffin. Cover with lids. This recipe makes about 3 pints of jalapeno pepper jelly, but it can easily be doubled should you want to make more.

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe - You Can't Beat the Sweet Heat of This Classic Southwest Jelly

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Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas

Approximately 5% of all pregnant women in the US develop Gestational diabetes. It is becoming more and more common these days as so many people have bad eating habits. Even younger women in their twenties can be diagnosed as having Gestational diabetes. There are many questions pregnant women want to know the answers to, such as what types of food is safe for them to eat.

Well, the underlying problem that causes Gestational diabetes in the first place is poor eating habits. Anyone who eats too many bad sugar and carbohydrates is at a risk. Eliminating a lot of sugar and carb is hard for some people, but it must be done in order to help treat Gestational diabetes. The internet is filled with thousands of Gestational diabetes recipes that are easy to cook and prepare.

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There are many ways to modify a certain recipe in order to meet an individual's personal dietary needs. It is possible for a woman with Gestational diabetes to eat healthy foods without sacrificing flavor. A sample diet plan is always a good place to get started, and there are many recipes that can be included with it.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas

Here are some Gestational diabetes recipes.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal, therefore making a good choice for a breakfast recipe is essential. It is okay, occasionally, to have one carbohydrate with a breakfast meal. Food that is high in protein is important, also.

Some good breakfast ideas include:
Slice of whole wheat toast with an egg
Small bowl of blueberries and a few almonds
Half a banana
A small amount of all natural peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread


There are many simple Gestational diabetes recipes that do not take long at all to prepare. These are great choices for those who do not have all the time needed for putting together a lunch meal. It is best to stick with 45 grams of carbohydrates for a midday meal.

Some good lunch ideas include:

Bowl of fresh veggies
Turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread, lettuce, and tomato
Small piece of fruit
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (it can be prepared earlier in the day or the night before.)


Gestational diabetes recipes for dinner usually consist of foods high in protein, such as fish and steak. Both of these are free of carbohydrates.

A few carbohydrates can be allowed with the grilled chicken, salmon, or tuna, however. Some ideas include:

Small serving of pasta
Baked potato
Sugar free yogurt
1 cup of fruit
1 cup of steamed asparagus

Desserts and snacks

Desserts and snacks can be eaten in between meals.

Here is a mini-cheesecake recipe that is very easy to make:

1 Cup of water
Unflavored gelatin
16 ounces of softened and cubed cream cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of a sugar substitute
2 tablespoons of instant sugar free pudding mix

Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it stand for two minutes.
Microwave the mixture for 40-50 seconds and then stir.
Let mixture stand for a couple of minutes.
Add cream cheese cubes and stir some more.
Put in mixer and blend well.
Add pudding mix, vanilla extract, and the sugar substitute.
Pour into either muffin tins or 8" pie pan.
Put into freezer until firm.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas

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Easy Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

There are plenty of easy quinoa breakfast recipes that you can find online but I'll only share 3 of my favorites. Quinoa is so versatile that you can practically add anything to it without overpowering the other ingredients.

One of my favorite breakfast recipes is the nutty cinnamon quinoa recipe. You will need a cup of low fat milk or skim milk, a cup of water, a cup of quinoa (well-rinsed), 2 cups fresh blueberries or strawberries, ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon, 1/3 cup chopped pecans (or any nut that you prefer) and 4 teaspoons organic nectar.

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This is so easy to make, all you have to do is boil the milk, water and quinoa in a saucepan over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat and set it aside for 5 minutes while covered. Mix in cinnamon and blueberries and top with the chopped nuts. Drizzle with nectar and serve.

Easy Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

Another easy quinoa breakfast recipe that I like is the hot quinoa breakfast cereal. You will only need a cup of cooked quinoa, thinly sliced apples, seedless raisins, dash of cinnamon, milk and honey. Mix all the dry ingredients together and serve with milk. You can add honey or low-calorie sugar to taste.

The last easy quinoa breakfast recipe that I found is the peanut butter quinoa recipe. For the ingredients, you need a cup of quinoa, 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 cup of milk, roasted pecans, raisins or dried cranberries and any fruits of your choice (bananas, strawberries, peaches).

Boil the quinoa with milk, sugar, cinnamon sticks and peanut butter. Reduce the heat to low until the milk is absorbed. Set it aside and cover it for 5 minutes. Add all the ingredients and serve. Now that's easy right?

Easy Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

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2 Superb Zucchini Recipes - Zucchini Applesauce Bread & Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Here are 2 of my favorite zucchini recipes. I have tested and tweaked them until I am totally satisfied with both. They can't be beaten for using up an abundance of zucchini. For those of you looking for great zucchini recipes, give these a try.

Zucchini Applesauce Bread

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2 Superb Zucchini Recipes - Zucchini Applesauce Bread & Zucchini Carrot Muffins

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

Grease and flour two loaf pans. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and ginger together in a bowl. Set aside.

Beat eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts or raisins until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 375 for 45 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of loaf. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

Zucchini Carrot Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup lemon or orange juice
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup shredded carrots

Grease 2 muffin tins. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt. In a small bowl, beat together milk, juice, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

Stir wet mixture into flour mixture until flour is just moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Stir the zucchini and carrots into the batter. Do not over stir or muffins will split when baked. Fill each muffin cup no more than 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops lightly with sugar before baking, if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until center of muffins spring back when lightly touched. Place on wire rack to cook.

Tip: The secret for perfect muffins is to not over mix.

2 Superb Zucchini Recipes - Zucchini Applesauce Bread & Zucchini Carrot Muffins

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Simple Recipe For Homemade Biscuits From Scratch

The recipe below for baking powder biscuits produces a tender, flaky biscuit. Just don't work the dough too much, or they will be tough.


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  • You can make the biscuits twice as big as usual so you can make breakfast sandwiches. Just add scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese. You may also make them with vegetable oil and it makes them more flaky. When you use shortening or butter, it makes them more fluffy. I usually add 1/2 teaspoon more of baking powder when I am making big ones. It helps to keep them from being so heavy.
  • If you're new to biscuits, remember - any time you make biscuits (or scones or anything else that uses baking powder or soda to rise) you want to gently mix the dough JUST until the ingredients are all mixed -- don't overwork it or knead it. The more you handle your dough the more the gluten develops and the tougher your biscuits (or pie crust, etc.) will be.

Simple Recipe For Homemade Biscuits From Scratch


2 cups flour
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS white sugar
1/2 cup butter, cold
1-1/4 cups milk (whole milk is best)

PREHEAT the oven to 450 degrees and lightly spray a cooking sheet.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender or a knife until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk a little at a time, barely stirring after each addition. (Frequent stirring makes these biscuits or any biscuit tough.)

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

These are delicious warm with butter, homemade jam or honey. I created this recipe when I lived in Tennessee, and this is certainly a keeper.


My favorite and best recipe for buttermilk biscuits is below. Buttery and tender, these biscuits will melt in your mouth. The key to perfect biscuits is the dough must be handled very little.

Make sure all of your ingredients are very cold; the food processor works the best for this. You may freeze the rounds on a cookie sheet for up to 1 month - just put this in the oven frozen at 450 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Another one of my "made from scratch" homemade biscuit recipes.

2 cups unbleached flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBS baking powder (without aluminum)
1 tsp kosher or sea salt
6 TBS unsalted butter, very cold
3/4 cup buttermilk*, very cold

PREHEAT oven to 450 degrees; you will need a cookie sheet for this recipe.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. (If you are using a food processor, you will just need to pulse a few times)

Add the buttermilk JUST UNTIL IT'S COMBINED. (Important) If it is a little too dry, add more buttermilk. Turn the dough onto a floured counter top. GENTLY PAT until the dough is 1/2" thick. (NO ROLLING PIN) Use a round cutter or a glass to form the biscuits.

Place on a cookie sheet. (If you like soft biscuits - have the biscuits touching; if you like crusty sides - place them about 1" apart. They will not be as high if you do the latter.) Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are a beautiful LIGHT golden brown; do not over bake.


1 cup of milk
1 TBS vinegar or lemon juice

Place the vinegar or lemon juice in a (one cup) measuring cup and then fill with milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes and it's ready to go.

Part of the secret of my great sausage gravy recipe is the fat. If you are watching your weight and purchased the lean good for you kind of pork sausage; it just won't make good sausage gravy. This is also called "sawmill gravy."

This is a "fool proof"recipe, and when it is poured over my warm homemade buttermilk biscuits; it's a southern breakfast nirvana! Nothing is more comforting to me than scrambled eggs with biscuits and gravy. I could eat this anytime of the day; it's not just for breakfast at my house.

Here are some of my gravy "secrets," so every batch is perfect...

  • Use mostly equal parts of flour to fat.
  • Always add salt right away when making gravy; measure it right into the fat in the pan before whisking with the flour. Add pepper after the gravy is done because it burns easily and will ruin the gravy.
  • Stir, stir stir! (don't forget to stir!) I use a whisk and use it constantly throughout the gravy making process.
  • Last (but not least), cook the gravy on a low temperature.


1 lb pork sausage (your favorite flavor), or breakfast links
3 TBS homemade unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1/4 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/4 tsp homemade onion powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

On medium heat and in a heavy skillet, melt the butter and cook the sausage until it's no longer pink in the center; drain most of the fat and return to the skillet.

In a small bowl, whisk the milk, evaporated milk and flour together; then add to the cooked sausage directly in the pan. Stir and cook until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

For something different, you can fry 1 pound of bacon instead of the sausage. Crumble the bacon when it is cooked. It makes yummy homemade bacon gravy!

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Easy Bran Muffin Recipe

This bran muffin recipe is a wonderful alternative to a slice of bread or toast for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack. It's also a great idea to add one to the lunch box.

These bran muffins are great because they provide plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber keeps the intestines healthy - helping prevent many forms of intestinal cancer. Soluble fiber is great for controlling blood cholesterol and can even help reduce it.

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This muffin recipe is very versatile. You can very easily add some grated carrot, apple or mashed banana to vary the taste and add some extra goodness. You can also add some nuts and seeds to give a healthy essential fatty acid boost to the brain which has been proven to really boost children's performance in school and of course it is very beneficial to adults in the same way too. These fats are so important that your body will crave them if it doesn't get them.

Easy Bran Muffin Recipe

Bran Muffin Recipe

* 750ml (3c) bran

* 300ml (1 1/4c) whole wheat flour

* 60ml (1/4c) oat bran

* 125ml (1/2c) sugar

* 10ml (2t) baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)

* pinch of salt

* 2 eggs

* 500ml (2c) low fat milk or buttermilk

* 60ml (1/4c) oil (try canola oil)


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degC (400 degF).
2. Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3. Add the eggs and milk or buttermilk and oil.
4. Mix together until just combined.
5. Depending on your climate, you may have to add a bit more milk. The mixture must not be stiff.
6. Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until done.

I hope you enjoy them - and remember to have fun playing around with changing this and that. Try adding some grated apple and seeds or nuts to spice it up a bit. Speaking of spice, adding 5ml(1t) of cinnamon would also taste delicious. Cinnamon is great for stabilising blood sugar so that's an added health benefit too! There's really no limit to what you can do.

For some other bran muffin recipe ideas, why not try the delicious Banana Bran Muffins or the really quick and easy Egg-Free Bran Muffins.

If you do come up with an amazingly delicious recipe and would like to share it on this site, please contact me as I am always looking for new healthy recipes that are delicious and would love to hear from you.

Easy Bran Muffin Recipe

Catherine Zehrt is a freelance writer with an interest in healthy eating for the family. For healthy, quick and easy recipes as well as simple guidelines for healthy eating, visit her website Healthy-Family-Eating.com

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes - Healthy Breakfast in Less Than 5 Minutes

A healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us skip it because of time constraints. Well, now there's no more excuses!

There are several easy breakfast recipes that you can throw together in less time than it takes you to find your keys.

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Did you know that numerous studies have found that people who eat breakfast are often slimmer than those who don't? One of the main reasons is this: When you sleep, you're obviously not eating for about 8 hours (unless you have some serious sleepwalking cravings). Your body is in a fasted state, so everything slows down. But, the sooner you eat upon waking, the sooner your metabolism is kicked back into gear for the day.

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes - Healthy Breakfast in Less Than 5 Minutes

However, if you skip breakfast, then your metabolism is at a near standstill for all the hours you were asleep, plus the additional hours before your first meal. This is exactly the time when fat settles in and unpacks its bags (and rolls).

And to those who already eat breakfast everyday and are patting themselves on the back, you're not out of the woods yet! Even the most devoted breakfast eater has room for improvement, because a healthy breakfast is the key to weight loss, improved health, and prolonged energy.

Sure, Pop Tarts and bagels will get your metabolism going, but they certainly aren't the healthiest choices. You need a bigger breakfast (around 500 calories) with at least 20 grams of protein to get your body started the right way and keep you satisfied for longer.

OK, this is all getting a bit complicated now, right? How could you possibly have time to make a 500 calorie breakfast with enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to actually do some good?

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes: Healthy Breakfast in Less Than 5 Minutes

If any of these make your mouth water, just follow the easy instructions on how to whip them up before your windshield is defrosted:

  1. Blueberry Smoothie With Toasted-Cheese Sandwich
  2. Prep time: 4 minutes 2 slices whole-wheat bread 1/2 c Kashi Go Lean Crunch! cereal 1 c fat-free milk 1 c frozen blueberries 1 1-oz slice Cheddar cheese Pop the bread into the toaster. Dump the cereal, milk, and berries into a blender and liquefy. Stick a slice of Cheddar between the warm slices of toast and nuke the sandwich in a microwave for 15 seconds. It tastes grilled -- but isn't. Benefits: "The cheese and milk in this meal are essential for building and maintaining new muscle," says Christine Rosenbloom, Ph.D., R.D., a professor of nutrition at Georgia State University. "The whole grains in the bread and cereal will help lower cholesterol, and the minerals in the milk and cheese will help keep blood-pressure levels down." Per meal: 509 calories, 26 grams (g) protein, 75 g carbohydrates, 14 g total fat, 12 g fiber
  3. Grab-and-Go Breakfast
  4. Prep time: 1 minute 1 medium apple 1/2 pint fat-free milk 1 bran Vita muffin 1 pack Skippy Squeeze Stix peanut butter Slice the apple, grab the milk, muffin, and peanut butter, and go. Squeeze the peanut butter out of its pack onto your apple slices as you eat. Benefits: Vita muffins (vitalicious.com) contain 100 percent of your recommended intake of several important nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E. Foods high in monounsaturated fats -- like peanut butter -- may boost testosterone levels. This meal should help you burn energy more efficiently and lift more weight at the gym. Per meal: 506 calories, 20 g protein, 87 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat, 15 g fiber
  5. Minute Omelette with Toast
  6. Prep time: 2 minutes 1 egg 3/4 c frozen spinach, thawed 1 slice Canadian bacon, diced 2 slices whole-wheat bread 1 Tbsp almond butter 1 c Welch's grape juice Stir together the egg, spinach, and Canadian bacon and pour onto a plate coated with nonstick spray. Microwave for 1 minute or until the egg is fully cooked. Toast the bread and eat it with the almond butter. Chase everything with grape juice. Benefits: Monounsaturated fat in the almond spread will help prevent spikes and drops in blood sugar, which can leave you feeling tired or crabby. Grape juice gives you an antioxidant, called resveratrol, that not only helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels but also helps improve bloodflow to the heart. Per meal: 540 calories, 25 g protein, 73 g carbohydrates, 19 g total fat, 8 g fiber
  7. Two PB-and-Banana Wraps With Milk
  8. Prep time: 2 minutes 2 Tbsp peanut butter 2 Eggo Special K waffles 1 medium banana 1/2 pint fat-free chocolate milk Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter over each (briefly microwaved) waffle. Divide the banana between them and roll each to make wraps. Wash down with chocolate milk. Benefits: Eggo's Special K waffles supply complex carbohydrates, which break down slowly in the body and stimulate the production of serotonin, a calming brain chemical. The banana is packed with potassium -- a heart protector. Per meal: 570 calories, 23 g protein, 90 g carbohydrates, 16 g total fat, 7 g fiber
  9. The Santa Fe Burrito
  10. Prep time: 4 minutes 2 eggs 1 c Santa Fe frozen mixed vegetables (black beans, peppers, and corn) 1 flour tortilla 1/2 c low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 c salsa Mix the eggs and vegetables and spread the mixture on a plate coated with nonstick spray. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, stir with a fork, and microwave again until the eggs are cooked and the vegetables warm. Pile onto a flour tortilla, top with shredded Cheddar cheese and salsa, fold, and eat. Benefits: "Without protein, guys can lose muscle mass quickly," says William J. Evans, Ph.D., a professor of geriatrics, physiology, and nutrition at the University of Arkansas. This meal is packed with it. Per meal: 530 calories, 36 g protein, 53 g carbohydrates, 18 g total fat, 6 g fiber
  11. Black-Cherry Smoothie and Peanut-Butter Oatmeal
  12. Prep time: 4 minutes 1 c R.W. Knudsen black-cherry juice 1 c frozen strawberries 1 c frozen unsweetened cherries 2 Tbsp protein powder 2/3 c oatmeal 1 Tbsp peanut butter 1/2 c fat-free milk Blend the cherry juice, frozen fruit, and protein powder until smooth. Microwave the oatmeal according to the directions on the package. Stir in the peanut butter and milk. Benefits: Men who ate at least one serving of whole-grain cereal (like oatmeal) a day had the lowest risk of dying of any cause, including heart disease, according to a 5-year study of 86,000 doctors. Cherries and strawberries are natural sources of salicylates -- the active ingredient in aspirin -- making them ideal for relieving stress-induced morning headaches. Per meal: 600 calories, 27 g protein, 100 g carbohydrates, 11 g total fat, 10 g fiber
  13. Almond-Butter-and-Raisin Sandwich With Smoothie
  14. Prep time: 1 minute 2 Tbsp almond butter 2 Eggo Special K waffles 1 Tbsp raisins 1 Stonyfield Farm smoothie Spread the almond butter on the waffles. Sprinkle the raisins over one waffle and top with the other. Wash down with the smoothie. Benefits: Whole-grain waffles help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improve your body's processing of insulin and glucose, a benefit that can reduce your risk of becoming diabetic. Per meal: 600 calories, 21 g protein, 86 g carbohydrates, 22 g total fat, 7 g fiber

Of course, you can combine parts of these, opting certain ingredients in and out. Just make sure you are staying close to the same macronutrient breakdown in terms of protein, carbs, vitamins, and minerals.

Do you have any healthy and easy breakfast recipes that don't include the words Kellogg's or 'io's? Let's hear 'em!

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes - Healthy Breakfast in Less Than 5 Minutes

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Oatmeal Recipes - Simple and Quick Breakfast Ideas

These oatmeal recipes will help to add a little extra flavor to an old favorite. Oatmeal is a healthy and delicious way to start the day and these quick breakfast ideas are simple and easy to prepare.

There are a lot of flavorful oatmeal varieties on the market but there is a lot of sugar added to these and I prefer to make my own additions where I can control the sweetener and use more natural ingredients.

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You can use plain oatmeal either instant, rolled, or steel-cut oats for these recipes. Just follow the package directions when preparing the oatmeal. All you need to do is add these additions on top of your cooked oatmeal and swirl them into your hot cereal.

Oatmeal Recipes - Simple and Quick Breakfast Ideas

Quick Breakfast Ideas with Oatmeal Toppings:

** Cranberries, walnut pieces and a drizzle of honey

** Raisins, cinnamon and a light sprinkle of brown sugar

** Chopped pecans and diced apples

** A spoonful of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and diced peaches with a dusting of nutmeg

** A spoonful of pumpkin butter, maple syrup and chopped walnuts

** Sliced bananas and a little low-fat plain or raisin granola

** Diced dried apricot with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup

** Strawberry or blueberry all-fruit spread and plain non-fat yogurt

** Drained fruit cocktail (in fruit juice - not syrup)

** Cinnamon or berry applesauce

** Sliced strawberries and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips

** Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries tossed in brown sugar

** Chopped dates and a sprinkling of toasted coconut

** Any nut butter of your choosing such as: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.

** Ground flaxseed and dried cherries

** Wheat germ and cream or soy cream

** A spoonful of flavored yogurt (look for a natural brand)

** A spoonful of low-fat whipped cream cheese and a spoonful of your favorite all-fruit spread

** Canned, crushed pineapple (drain before adding to cereal) with some chopped walnuts

** Sliced peaches, grated ginger and a little cream

Oatmeal doesn't have to be boring. With just a little bit of creativity you can make it something different and flavorful every time. Use your imagination and your oatmeal breakfast will always be delicious.

Oatmeal Recipes - Simple and Quick Breakfast Ideas

7 Cheap and Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Quickly

Being on a strict budget doesn't mean you need to skip breakfast. In fact, skipping breakfast isn't healthy for you and can really mess up your metabolism. It's always a good idea to take the time to fix yourself something quick and easy that gives you a boost of energy at the start of the day.

You can save that money you were going to spend on a fast food breakfast by taking a little time to prepare an easy homemade breakfast that is healthier and tastes great. Give yourself an extra 10 minutes in the morning to make and eat breakfast. Your body and wallet will thank you.

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Bagel Melts

7 Cheap and Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Quickly

Buy a bag of your favorite bagels either from the grocery store or your local bagel shop. Bagels come in so many flavors that you'll never get bored and you can put anything on them.

Instead of the usual cream cheese, make a bagel melt with simple ingredients. Split the bagel in half and spread with mustard. Place slices of cheese, bacon (regular or Canadian) and tomato on top. Place bagel halves on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Breakfast Cookies

Bring some fun to breakfast by making breakfast cookies. There are several healthy breakfast cookie recipes online that are easy to make ahead of time. Both kids and adults will enjoy this morning treat.

Some favorites are banana oatmeal, carrot oatmeal and peanut butter. They can be made with wheat flour, brown sugar, raisins, nuts and even cereal.

Egg Sandwich

Eggs are cheap and very easy to whip up in the morning. You don't have to be a good cook to make scrambled eggs. If you love those fast food egg sandwiches, make your own.

To make a sausage egg sandwich take a biscuit, English muffin or roll and slice it in half. Scramble one egg to taste. Prepare a fresh or frozen sausage patty according to directions. Butter and grill bread slices until lightly toasted. Place sausage patty onto bread and top with egg and cheese slice. Place remaining bread half on top.


You should always have one or two boxes of your favorite cereal on hand for a fast breakfast. Cereal is so popular that manufacturers often make coupons available for various brands. Stores often will put certain brands on sale, so keep an eye out and stock up when the price is right.

Fruit Smoothie

Make use of that blender and throw together a quick fruit smoothie. Most smoothie recipes combine fresh fruit like berries, bananas, peaches, mango or pineapple with yogurt, milk, soy milk, sherbet or ice cream. Wheat germ or whey powder can be added for an extra energy boost.

Quick Bread

Quick breads are made with tasty ingredients like carrots, applesauce, pumpkin, squash and zucchini. These should be made ahead of time, as they need about 15 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes to bake.

You can spread your quick bread with honey, butter, fruit spread and cream cheese or eat plain.

Yogurt Parfait

Like those yogurt parfaits you see advertised, but don't want to spend the money? Make your own at home. Grab a bowl and add spoonfuls of your favorite fresh or frozen yogurt. Chop up a granola bar or use bulk granola from the store and add on top. Sprinkle with fresh berries or thawed frozen berries or bananas. Enjoy!

7 Cheap and Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Quickly

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