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BAKED OATMEAL

Back to Baked Oatmeal

Earlier this month when I was writing my blog about Pumpkin Oatmeal, I got to thinking about our Baked Oatmeal Muffins recipe. It had been a while since I made this recipe and even longer since I mentioned it on the blog. Almost seven years ago, I wrote about some small changes we made to this recipe to make it an easier breakfast for busy mornings. Looking back to ten years ago, I shared my family’s origin story for this recipe.

PUMPKIN OATMEAL

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Our October recipe of the month is bringing a seasonal favorite, pumpkin, to breakfast. Pumpkin Oatmeal is easy to make and ready to eat in only five minutes. All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, heat in the microwave until the oats are soft (about three minutes), and serve. You can adjust the amounts of the ingredients up or down based on how many people you are making breakfast for.

snacks in bowls

Make Ahead Snacks

This month has been all about snacks here on the blog. Snacks are also a must at my house to keep my 10-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son full between meals. My son often tells me we don’t have any good snacks in the house. Therefore, I’ve been thinking about how I can balance my desire for him to have a nutritious snack and his desire for something more fun than what I usually keep on hand.

nuts, tomatoes, an apple, and other various snacks in small bowls

Christine’s Snacking Challenges

Confession time, friends! I sat down to write a blog about my habits around snacking and one thing keeps coming to mind. My habits are not great in this area! Don’t get me wrong, I eat snacks and I love snacks. Some of my favorites are string cheese, crackers, and nuts. I am just not as strategic about them as I could be. I tend to only think about snacks when I am home and have access to them. That is often after dinner when I don’t really need much more energy for the day. I suppose this is coming at a good time as it is forcing me to think about what I could do better.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Today I would like to introduce you to one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins. We eat these muffins for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Skip to the bottom of this blog for the link to the recipe. Read the middle section if you would like my story of this recipe.

bags of frozen vegetables in freezer

Dinnertime Shortcuts

All of a sudden it is time to go back to school and routines are changing for many of us. Schedules get a little busier and we have less time to cook. The temptation to grab takeout is definitely there, but we can save money and make more nutritious choices by using some shortcuts at home instead.