Remember...today you have dinner almost ready! Turkey Burgers! So lets focus on breakfast and healthy snacks!
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Step One=Blueberry Muffins and Raspberry Muffins
Get this started first thing and you can do the pancakes and french toast while they are cooking! Make according to package directions, or make your favorite homemade ones like I have posted here or you could easily turn my pumpkin bread into muffins! I just thought a good organic whole grain mix would be super easy for a morning of cooking!
Prepare muffins per the instructions on the box, bake. (While baking, start the pancake mix!) Let cool. Place half of each kind in a single layer in a ziplock or foodsaver bag and remove as much air as possible. Place in freezer for next week! Place the rest in an airtight container to use for this week!
2 cups of your favorite buttermilk pancake mix
⅔ cup canned organic pumpkin
½ cup water (more if needed, adjust to thickness)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
For the Pumpkin pancakes, place above ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. For the Buttermilk pancakes, just make a large batch of mix according to instructions. Prepare griddle and cook pancakes, don’t forget about the muffins! Stop...eat breakfast! Put the pancakes on a cookie sheet in a few single layers separated by parchment paper on top of each other. Place this in the freezer until frozen. (move on to french toast while waiting) When frozen, place half of each flavor in a separate ziploc or foodsaver bag. Remove as much air as you can and seal. Place back in the freezer for next week! I put the other half of the frozen pancakes into separate airtight containers and put them in the freezer. This is what we use each morning and I will replenish this container with the ziplock ones. So far, we are two weeks into it and still on the 1st batch! The kids alternate between buttermilk, pumpkin and the french toast. Heat in microwave from freezer about 30 seconds to one minute. Or place in toaster oven!
Step Three=French Toast
One loaf of healthy bread! Syrup too of course!
6 eggs, mixed well with wisk
Mix above ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Prepare griddle for french toast and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Dip both sides of a piece of bread into egg mixture and place on griddle. Place as many pieces you can on the griddle at once. Flip when browned on one side and brown the other side. Continue with remaining pieces of bread. Let cool. Stack in single layers separated with parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Freeze. When frozen, place half in a ziploc or foodsaver bag. Remove as much air as you can and seal. Place back in the freezer for next week! I put the other half into an airtight container and put them in the freezer. This is what we use each morning and I will replenish this container with the ziplock ones. Heat in microwave from freezer about 30 seconds to one minute. Or place in toaster oven!
Step Four=8 family smoothie packs & 3 single smoothie packs Day 3 (or make 9-10 family packs and no singles, or make all singles!)
You can use whatever fruit you like, but these are yummy!
2 large bags of organic baby Spinach (i promise you will not know its in there!)
9 large ripe Bananas, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
4 one quart packs of Strawberries, washed and hulled
10 cups of Blueberries, fresh (washed) or frozen
2 pineapples (yes, you will have to remove skin and cut these into cubes!)
1 cup quick oats
I added 1 T toasted wheat germ and ground flax seed to each packet (optional)
Gallon and sandwich size plastic baggies or foodsaver bags
16 ounce nonfat vanilla organic greek yogurt (this will get you started but I use 8 ounces yogurt for each smoothie mix)
½ gallon OJ and milk (this will get you started but I use 1-2 cups for each smoothie mix)
Prepare above spinach and fruit and divide evenly into 10 baggies. Add 2 T of quick oats and 1 T toasted wheat germ and ground flax seed to each baggie if you would like. Press the air out of the baggie and seal. Place in freezer. When you are ready for a family smoothie, place one cup of milk, one cup of orange juice and 8 ounces of the yogurt in the bottom of the blender. Omit the milk and add more OJ or vice versa if you want. Take a packet out of the freezer and place it in the blender. I let mine sit for about 15 minutes, but you don’t have to. Blend until smooth, adding more milk or OJ if needed and enjoy! This is packed full of veggies, fruit and protein for a great pre-game or practice drink! My kids love them after school, if it’s a busy evening, they will have this along with a healthy muffin or two to keep them going!