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Figure Friendly Fall Favorite Recipes

School is in session. Fall is here, though where I live it does not feel like it (it was 109 degrees the other day, really).

One thing you should know about me is that I have an addiction. It comes out every fall. To what? PUMPKIN!!!

I love all things pumpkin. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin tea. Pumpkin cheesecake. Pumpkin muffins. In fact, the other day I invited a friend’s daughter to come over and we made cupcakes that tasted like a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte! What a glorious day that was!

Since this is one of my favorite times of the year I thought I’d give you all a taste of some of my all time fall favorite blog posts from Fit Moms Fit Kids Club.

These are all recipes, because what’s better than yummy healthy comfort food?

Nothing!

 

Here are some of my favorite posts from autumns past.

 

 

I hope you try some of these! Let me know if you do.

Comment below which recipe(s) you want to try!

 

 

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Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes

In our house we have what I like to call a “rotational” breakfast. We have a “cold” breakfast day followed by a “hot” breakfast day.  Being a fan of really temperature hot foods, I LOVE our hot breakfast days the most.

My kids typically eat cold cereal, granola or a smoothie one day.  The next they’ll have oatmeal or eggs and toast, or something of that nature. Their favorite by far is the day I make these fabulous cinnamon whole wheat pancakes!

People are always surprised that I make a lot of things from scratch.  I’ve learned over time that box mixes really don’t save you as much time as you think, and homemade is ALWAYS better! :)  I tried several recipes before making this one my go to.  Tweaking an ingredient here and there from an Allrecipes.com one (my favorite recipe site) I came up with my own version.

My recipe includes white whole wheat (which is NOT white flour, but is real whole wheat made from a “lighter” wheat). White whole wheat (to me) tastes like a better version of old school white flour, yet has the same nutritional value as whole wheat.  My recipe also includes sucanut instead of white sugar or coconut sugar if you have some. These are better for you. Cinnamon is added as well, which helps to boost your metabolism.

That’s enough of me rambling on…from my family to yours… ENJOY!!!!

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Quinoa Breakfast Bar For Kids!

Friday I showed you the video on how to make a delicious quinoa breakfast bowl. Well today, here’s a cute video showing you how easy it is to set up a quinoa breakfast bowl bar for your kids!

If you are looking for healthy alternatives to sugary cereal this is it! To add sweetness to this (because we know that your kids like sugar instead of white sugar, Hosanna puts out different types of fresh fruit for natural sweetness. And, she also leaves out a little coconut sugar for her kids to add to their quinoa breakfast bowls. Coconut sugar is lower on the GI level (which means your blood sugar level doesn’t spike as quickly with this sugar as it would with table sugar). It also retains some minerals in it, such as Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium. So not only are they getting a tasty sweet treat, they are getting some trace minerals as well. In the video, you’ll see that Hosanna’s son also sprinkles a little sea (also adds some trace minerals) to give it a sweet and salty flavor. It’s a big HIT in her family.

Don’t take my word for it… watch this quick clip!

Quinoa Breakfast Bar

  • cooked quinoa (red or mixed)
  • coconut sugar
  • sea salt or Himilayan Pink Salt
  • Mixed fruit (bananas, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, etc)
  • almond milk (or other milk)
  • granola (optional for extra crunch)
  • bowls, spoons, and your entire family :)

Let us know below if you will try a quinoa breakfast bar for your kiddos.

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Delicious Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

From time to time my dear friend, and fellow homeschooling mom of 4, Hosanna Rodriquez shares with us her simple yet delicious recipes. Today’s your lucky day! I have had numerous tastings of her quinoa breakfast bowls at her home. In fact, sometimes when I go over her house, I secretly hope that this is on their menu for that day. She is always so generous and gives me a bowl or plate of whatever they are eating. Her family probably thinks I don’t eat at home so I can eat over their house. (They’d be right.) :)

I highly recommend you trying this quinoa bowl. It’s a good introduction to this AMAZING food! If you’ve never heard of it before quinoa is the hot food all the celebrity trainers are now talking about. I use it instead of rice a lot because it is extremely versatile. Just so you won’t be embarrassed when you talk about it, you pronounce it “keen-wah”. Most people think that quinoa is a grain. Nope it’s a seed grown high in the Andes Mountains of South America. Incas used to love this superfood! For those of you with gluten sensitivities, you can rest assured it’s gluten free!

If you taste quinoa alone it’s a little on the bland side. But, if you add a little this and a little that, it’s delicious! You can add things like butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, fresh herbs, vegetable broth, chicken broth, cilantro, tomatoes, veggies, nuts, cheese, pretty much anything to this superfood and you can make the most wonderful combinations! I eat it as a side dish, or as an entire meal.

 

Hosanna’s Delicious Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

 

 

Share with us your favorite quinoa recipe below.

 

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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