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Breakfast

April 17, 2020
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Splendid Spoon plant-based meals

Want in on one of my favorite meal discoveries? I’ve been taking some help from Splendid Spoon and am loving the ease it’s giving me for breakfast and lunch.

If you’ve been with me a while, you know that I cook just about every meal EVERY day for me and my family of 5. I love the benefits of home cooked food – fresh ingredients, delicious flavor and healthy nutrition. That’s why I’m so excited to discover Splendid Spoon and their flavorful plant-based meals. Their smoothies, bowls and soups are made just the way I cook for myself with only whole foods and plant-based ingredients.

I plan my Splendid Spoon meals into my meal plan just like I do the rest of my meals. I have found their prepared smoothies, bowls and soups to be the perfect meal solutions for busy days when I have limited time to eat (or meal prep) or when I need something easily portable that I can eat on the go. (Try for yourself here and get $25 off.)

Splendid Spoon plant-based meals

Take a look at some of my favorites from their selections:

Smoothies:
Blueberry Coconut
Cacao Almond
Blackberry Basil
Raspberry Cacao
Banana Flax
Bowls:
Moroccan Spiced Buckwheat
Lemon Wild Rice and Broccoli
Moroccan Lentil
Cauliflower Tikka
Broccoli Hempseed

This is just a small sample of what they offer. (See more here.) These are the only prepared meals that I purchase and I eat out only about once a week so the convenience of having some ready-made meals to go each week has been such a gift to myself. I’d love you to experience the same! My friends at Splendid Spoon are offering my followers $25 off when you register. Just follow this link for delicious, plant-based meals delivered to your door!

Have a question or want to learn more? Drop me a comment below or send me a note at hello@stephaniedreyer.com.

 

 


September 23, 2019
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plant-based breakfasts

Breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day but so many of us race through it, lucky to get something in the boiler before rushing off for the day. You know I mean business when it comes to meal planning dinner, but I’m just as serious about preparing healthy plant-based breakfasts (and lunches!) for my family.

I remember what used to be the agony and chaos of breakfast. I was a short-order cook, preparing everyone’s personal requests while I packed lunches and got everyone out the door for school. It was exhausting and stressful. There was no planning or prepping. Something had to change…me! Finally, I got smart and developed a few processes for streamlining our breakfast routine.

Now, I plot out healthy, plant-based breakfasts for me and my kids in our weekly meal planner and do some prep on Sundays so that our morning meal is easy and quick to get on the table.

My latest video shares 5 tips for planning and prepping healthy, plant-based breakfasts, including:

1. Pick only 2-3 options to serve each week.

2. Sync your schedule to your breakfast meal ideas

3. Prep what you can ahead of time.

4. Get the kids involved.

5. Set up your pantry and refrigerator / freezer so that kids can help themselves to foods.

Get more detail and information on these tips in the video below.

 

Need some breakfast recipe inspiration? Rotate one or more of these meal ideas into your weekly plan for nutritious plant-based breakfasts that you and the kids will love!

Muffins

This is the quintessential “grab and go” plant-based breakfast (that can be made ahead of time). Choose from one of these several muffin options.

This Mediterranean Tofu Scramble is a great breakfast option. Use this recipe as a template and add in your favorite mix-ins. Serve it as a protein packed breakfast with fresh fruit and hash browns, or enjoy it for dinner with roasted potatoes and a side salad.

Breakfast Scrambles

This is my favorite meal to make on the weekend when I have more time to cook (but also easy to make a big batch on the weekend to eat all week long). I’ve got dozens and dozens of choices for you here.

Breakfast Casseroles

Prep one of these breakfast casseroles on the weekend or the night before and just pop it in the oven while you shower for a hot and ready-t0-serve morning meal. My Chilaquile Casserole is a must try!

Overnight Oats

I love how these jars are assembled the night before and ready to go as soon as you open the fridge the next morning. The kids can even make these on their own and store for later in the week.

Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are quick and portable so they make a great on-the-go choice. When you have a little more time, make a smoothie bowl, such as my Acai Bowl. (It’s like eating fro-yo for breakfast!)

Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast?!!!

Breakfast Sandwiches 

Whether it’s a waffle, a pancake, or a bagel, there are lots of fun ways to sandwich a plant-based breakfast. Another great option for breakfast on the go.

This vegan and dairy-free breakfast pizza is a fun way to serve up the first meal of the day. #dairyfree #meatless #vegan #plantbased #breakfast

Breakfast Pizza

This has to be my favorite creative idea for what to serve for breakfast! I’ve made a dozen different varieties over the years but this soyrizo breakfast pizza is my go-to.

Energy Balls and Bars

Homemade granola bars and balls are great ideas for family members with small appetites. These energy balls make sure the kids get something in the boiler that’s full of nutrients before they start their day.

Toasts

So many ways to top a slice of bread (or sweet potato slice!) for a tasty toast breakfast. Serve the toppings buffet style and let the family make their own.

Baked Oatmeal

Dessert cobbler meets breakfast with this hearty breakfast option. Serve warm over dairy-free yogurt.

Breakfast Tacos and Burritos

Reuse Taco Tuesday leftovers or make a savory filling with breakfast potatoes and tofu scramble. The filling can also be prepped and stored in advance for tacos and burritos all week long.

Breakfast Parfaits

These breakfast parfaits are so much fun to serve because they look like sundaes!

 

Did I miss one of your favorites? Share your favorite breakfast meal below.


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Smoothies are my new favorite breakfast! I have been alternating them with my green juices in the mornings. As summer nears and the kids start begging me for popsicles, I’ve been inspired to turn my favorite smoothie recipes into pops. Why not? Green smoothie blends are too tasty to restrict to just sipping. It’s easy to pour the sweet and fruity liquid mixes into your favorite molds and freeze for an afternoon or dessert treat. Or why not mix it up even further and enjoy one of these smoothie pops for breakfast? My kids might think I’ve really gone nuts. Ice cream for breakfast? Yes!!

I’ve rounded up a few slurp-worthy smoothie recipes that would taste just as refreshing frozen on a stick as poured in a glass. I dare you to try one for breakfast!

5 Smoothie Recipes That Make Great Popsicles

1. Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Green Smoothie

5 Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great As Pospsicles

This kale-riffic smoothie by The Blender Girl, Tess Masters, is full of nutrients and flavor! It gets its sweetness naturally from pitted dates. As its name suggests, this blend is perfect for standing in as a popsicle.

2. Mint Chip Superfood Smoothie

5 Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great As Popsicles

Blissful Basil has taken my favorite ice cream and turned it into a powerful protein and health booster. With superfood ingredients like spirulina and hemp seeds, this smoothie would make one powerhouse of a popsicle!

3.  Cherry Limeade Smoothie

5 Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great As Popsicles

The Minimalist Baker’s refreshing blend is a natural pop pick. Cherry lemonade is always a favorite summer treat. This smoothie freezes that popular drink on a stick!

4. Piña Colada Smoothie

5 Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great As Popsicles

Yuuuumy! This tropical treat from Foodie With Family is perfect for summer days and nights…and for making us feel like we’re on vacation!

5. Vegan Chunky Monkey Smoothie

5 Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great As Popsicles

A smoothie named after a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor has to be a popsicle winner! The gals from Veganosity add spinach and hemp seeds to this recipe for a rich and creamy dessert treat that is packed with health benefits.

 

Who else is eating smoothie popsicles for breakfast?!!


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