September 26, 2016 Meal Plan

When your schedule is crazy and you don’t have time to cook regularly, batch cooking is a great option. Sure, I love my Instant Pot for fast meals but it’s hard to beat assembling food that is already cooked.

When I batch cook, I cook a few foods that I can mix and match together. The most common example in our house is black beans, brown rice and potatoes. We might throw in a pasta to mix it up a bit.

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September 19, 2016 Meal Plan

When I don’t have a lot of time to think about my meal plan I try to focus on the basics. For me, that means potatoes, beans, rice, veggies and fruit. After a great, on-the-go weekend I want easy meals that are filling and hearty.

This meal plan will focus on dinner because I plan to eat oatmeal every day this week! Why, because oatmeal is easy, filling and hearty. I know, I keep things simple.

I’ll switch between my Instant Pot Oatmeal, my favorite Oatmeal Cups and these super easy overnight oats!

I’ll eat leftovers for lunch every chance I get and when I’m out I’ll make a Baked Potato in my Instant Pot.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

This post is sponsored by the SoyNut Butter Company. All opinions are my own.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between my breakfasts and desserts! I usually like a sweet breakfast and the SoyNut Butter in these Pumpkin Muffins makes them perfect for the morning.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with SoyNut Butter

I’ve always had a sweet tooth. When I was a kid I’d often get donuts or sugary cereal for breakfast. I clearly remember going to the donut shop and getting a long John and a can of coke. Even when I make a savory breakfast, like my Breakfast Hash, I’ll want something sweet to follow.

I created these Pumpkin Muffins because I’m yearning for the cooler temperatures of fall. I didn’t want them to be super sweet and only appropriate for dessert. I wanted these Pumpkin Muffins to be a bit heartier and suitable for breakfast, even for people without a sweet tooth like me.

Pumpkin and SoyNut Butter Muffins that are gluten-free

With or Without Chocolate Chips

With chocolate chips the Pumpkin Muffins are a decadent dessert. Without chocolate chips they are a delicious breakfast that pairs well with fruit and a cup of coffee (for the grown ups).

My husband is not a fan of chocolate so I’ll often scoop out half of the batter then pour chocolate chips into the remaining batter so we are both happy.

Allergy-Friendly Pumpkin Muffins

Allergy-Friendly

Like most of my recipes, these muffins are allergy-friendly. They are gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. I use a gluten-free flour blend from Jewel’s Bakery and dairy-free chocolate chips. I also use SoyNut Butter which is my favorite peanut butter substitute. It has the look and feel of peanut butter and tastes comparable considering there are not nuts. It’s perfect for families with a peanut allergy.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin and SoyNut Butter Muffins

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with SoyNut Butter

We’ve been enjoying these muffins for breakfast, after school snacks and desserts. You can’t really go wrong with these Pumpkin Muffins!

Pumpkin Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup SoyNut Butter
  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin
  • ½ cup plant-based milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1½ cups gluten-free flour blend
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Measure out ½ cup SoyNut Butter into a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour in the 15 oz can of pumpkin and plant-based milk, stir very well.
  4. Dump in the sugar and vanilla then stir again.
  5. Sprinkle all of the spices, salt and baking soda into the batter.
  6. Pour in the gluten-free flour blend and mix everything together. After everything is mixed together you may add chocolate chips if desired.
  7. Spray cooking oil into muffin pan and scoop batter into muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes (you can test at 25) but allow to cool for 10 minutes at least.

 

September 12, 2016 Meal Plan

It may be September but it doesn’t quite feel like fall in Arizona. Thankfully, I work inside with the air conditioner. These 100 degree days always seem to last a little too long. I’m ready for a meal plan of soups and casseroles but the thermometer says salads and fruit.

I know, it is a great problem to have. I’m still living up what I call “Back to School” season with great giveaways and fun products. Soon I’ll be baking it up with some new muffin and granola bar recipes.

This weekly plant-based meal plan is ready for fall with savory soups and sweet breads.

 

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Oatmeal Cups

leftovers

Gluten-Free Pasta with Marinara Sauce and a side salad

Tuesday

Dairy-Free Yogurt and Granola (Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!)

Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Brown Rice and Black Beans

Wednesday

Toast with SoyNut Butter and Banana Slices

Rice with steamed broccoli and Creamy Brown Gravy

Enchilada Soup 

Thursday

Instant Pot Oatmeal

leftovers

Pizza Pasta with veggies and salad

Friday

Banana Bread (or the gluten-free cinnamon version) with Fruit Salad

Taco Salad

Crock Pot Mexican Casserole

I’ll go ahead and admit that we may get off track on Thursday and Friday. I’ll be headed to the Blended Conference those days and my family will be fending for themselves part of the time. I love attending blog conferences because at least some of the people there “get me” and get excited about the same kind of stuff I do like SEO and mailing lists.

If you are interested in blogging and social media I’ll be sure to share photos of the conference on Instagram.

In November, I’ll be headed to the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver! If you’ve ever wanted to attend a conference it’s a great one to attend.


 

Also off topic, I’ve started a new blog with a few of my friends. It’s a called Mom the Brave! I hope you’ll check it out! We are on Facebook and Instagram too!

Yogurt and Granola

This post is sponsored by the SoyNut Butter Company. All opinions are my own.

My youngest son does not like cereal. Every morning I have to figure out something he will eat. He prefers a mound of fruit. While a bowl full of fruit isn’t bad I want him to have something that will stick with him a little longer, like Yogurt and Granola. Dairy-Free Yogurt and Gluten-Free Granola make a great breakfast, snack or dessert.

 

My son loves fruit. Before he lost one of his front teeth, he would easily eat 5+ apples per day. His missing tooth has slowed him down some, but not much. I end up cutting up a lot of fruit for him now which means he can eat it faster than ever.

As much as he loves a big bowl of fruit for breakfast, I feel like he needs something a little more complex. Thankfully he loves the I.M. Healthy gluten-free granola. I love it too.

Yogurt and Granola

Yogurt and Granola

This isn’t an actual recipe, it’s more of a “put all of this together” type of thing.

I use dairy-free yogurt, fresh fruit and granola for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert.

I like to start with granola in the bottom of the bowl, then add yogurt, then fruit. I repeat layers until I’m satisfied.

You can mix and match granola flavors, yogurt flavors and different types of fruit so you always have something interesting to try. There are four great granola flavors, Original, Apple, Blueberry and Raisin & Cranberry.

gluten-free, peanut free granola banana

I have to put the granola away in the pantry every time or I’ll make little pit stops all day long munching on it. I’ll often dip a piece of fruit in SoyNut Butter then roll it in the granola.

I also put granola on dairy-free ice cream! What can I say, I’m a sucker for this stuff.

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