Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast

Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast

After dancing the night away at a wedding I woke up yesterday craving a simple, low-key breakfast. We have made a tradition out of leisurely eating pancakes on Sunday mornings, and I have fallen in love with this routine. However, I wasn’t in the mood to pull out the griddle and deal with all the clean-up. Therefore, I decided to take something simple, like toast, and spice it up with toppings to make this ordinary breakfast feel special.

Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast

Ian has a sweet spot for peanut butter so I chose to use that as my base. Topped with apple slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and drizzle of honey, a simple slice of toast was transformed into a delicious breakfast. It just goes to show that you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to achieve a flavor-packed meal.

Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast

Cinnamon Apple Peanut Butter Toast

Ingredients:

  • 9-grain bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Apple slices
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey

Directions:

  • Toast two slices of bread and spread with peanut butter
  • Top with apple slices, a dash of cinnamon and drizzle of honey
  • Enjoy!
Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

The importance of reading food labels isn’t a new topic. It’s always a good idea to be informed and know what you are putting into your body. Overall, I feel like I have a handle on what I put in my shopping cart, but last week I had a wake up call. I took the lazy route and placed a carton of strawberry Greek yogurt in my cart without reading the label. I mean, it had all the healthy buzz words on it – so it must be good for you. Right?! Oh, how wrong I was. I was blown away by the amount of sugar packed into one serving!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Luckily, it only takes a bit more effort to transform plain Greek yogurt into a delicious berry bowl. I admit, it’s not as simple as tearing off a yogurt lid, but in the end it’s significantly more delicious. Plus, with a few glass containers you can divide out single servings to grab and take with you to work. Just proof that homemade can still be convenient!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 C. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C. granola
  • Handful of blueberries and strawberry slices
  • Drizzle of honey

Directions:

  • Add Greek yogurt in a bowl, top with granola, berries and a drizzle of honey
  • If preparing for the next morning, store the granola in a separate container.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Over the last few weeks I’ve found myself in a breakfast rut. I have a tendency to find something I like and then stick with it until it is no longer appealing. My last breakfast love was cinnamon raisin oatmeal. We had a good run, but after a few weeks I woke up craving something new and was inspired to get creative in the kitchen.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

After poking around in the cupboards, I pulled out a handful of ingredients and blended up this delicious peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl. While it is an Instagram worthy breakfast, it ticks all the boxes in my book since it is packed with nutrients and full of flavor. Plus, you can keep things interesting by switching up what frozen berries you use to achieve new flavor combinations during the week. Yum!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 C mixed frozen berries
  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C almond milk
  • Drizzle of peanut butter
  • Optional Toppings: sliced strawberries, blueberries, sliced almonds

Directions:

  • Blend the frozen berries, yogurt, and milk together until smooth
  • Pour berry mixture into a bowl and garnish with peanut butter and desired toppings