Tuesday, June 4, 2024

5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids


5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I am not a morning person. I set that alarm for as late as possible and then it's go-go-go as fast as we can until we're out the door for school. Despite all the rushing, it is important that my kids have a healthy breakfast before heading out - but I'm still not going to spend a lot of time preparing it. (We save the elaborate breakfasts for the weekends when my alarm isn't screaming in my ear at 6 AM.) Thankfully, I've gotten pretty good at coming up with breakfasts that don't take long but are still delicious and give my kids the nutrition they need.


5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

1. Overnight Oats  
I just throw some oats in a jar, add nut milk or Naked Nutrition Kid’s Daily Essentials Nutrition Shakeand put the jar in the fridge before bed. In the morning I add sliced strawberries and drizzle with almond butter. Healthy, quick, and so good!

5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

This shake mix is new and already a favorite in our house. (We love Vanilla, but it's available in Chocolate too!) I just mix it with some organic milk and it's ready to go! The shakes are delicious, and they contain 8g of Protein from organic milk, 6 organic vegetable powders, and 25 vitamins and minerals. They also contain no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives, are certified Gluten-Free, and are Soy and GMO Free! A true breakfast of champions! And if we're really late (which happens more than I'd like to admit), we can take this on the go. 

3. Egg Bites
I am admittedly not a meal prep-er, but if I have extra time on a Sunday, I pour scrambled eggs, cheese, and some protein (meat or veggie meat) in muffin tins, bake, and freeze. So easy to heat up, full of protein, and my kids love them. 

5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

4. Sliced apples and nut butter (almond, peanut, or sunflower seed)
A go-to from my own childhood. My kids love this because it's fun like a snack. I love it because it's packed with protein and fiber, but only takes a minute or two to prepare.

Owl Avocado Toast

5. Fun avocado toast
This one admittedly takes a little longer than the others, but I smash up avocado the night before and slice fruit and hard boiled egg, so all I really have to do in the morning is toast the bread. This is always a hit, and it's full of healthy fats. 

5 Healthy + Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

All of these simple breakfast ideas actually all make pretty great after school snacks too. This is yet another reason I love Naked Nutrition Kid’s Daily Essentials Nutrition Shake Mix - you can as easily whip up a shake for a snack or dessert as you can a breakfast! We also love to add it to smoothies. 

I hope these ideas help make your mornings a little easier and fill your kids bellies in a happy, healthy way!


This post in partnership with Naked Nutrition. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Burrito Bowl Casserole


Spicy Veggie Burrito Bowl Casserole

I love a good comfort food casserole. I also love burritos and burrito bowls. This dish is the perfect combo of both. It can also be made in advance and frozen for meal prep. Win win!

Spicy Veggie Burrito Bowl Casserole

Vegetarian Burrito Casserole
Serves 8-10 

INGREDIENTS
2 cans black beans, drained
1 can corn
1 can refried beans
1 can pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeño peppers (optional; we like La Morena)
3 cups cooked brown rice 
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
1 cup shredded cheddar Monterey jack cheese
2 teaspoons chili powder 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/3 teaspoon salt
 
Garnishes: 
Scallions, sliced
Tomato, diced 
Avocado, diced


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat black beans, corn, and jalapeños (if desired) in a a sauce pan. Add spices and stir well. In another pan, heat pinto and refried beans. Spoon pinto and refried bean mixture into a  9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with rice rice. Layer on the jalapeño/black bean/corn mixture. 
Top with shredded cheese and cook for 20-25 minutes. Top with garnishes and serve. So good!




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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests


Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Spring is still a month away, but my cabin fever is overpowering to the point that focusing on springtime is basically the only thing getting me through! You might remember when I shared the vegan/plant-based version of these adorable crisped rice springtime bird nests on my Instagram last year. This is the non-vegan version, but you can easily swap out for plant-based butter and marshmallows. They're fun, easy to make, and the perfect way to usher in spring or Easter!


Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
serves 12

INGREDIENTS:
6 tablespoons butter
1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
4 cups crispy rice cereal
egg candies or jellybeans


Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in marshmallows a little at a time until fully melted. Stir in butter. Remove from heat and slowly stir in rice cereal until thoroughly combined. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter and place equal parts of the mixture into each cup, using a spoon to form into “nests.” Cool completely and top with egg candies of your choice.

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Happy (almost) spring!

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Winter Giveaway: $250 to Gaia Conceptions Clothing!


Gaia Conceptions Organic Clothing

January is draaaaagggging on, and I think we need a pick-me-up. How about a $250 gift card to shop at Gaia Conceptions?! A long time partner and friend of Bubby and Bean, Gaia Conceptions offers beautiful, custom, sustainable clothing that is all designed and made by hand in the USA. They are women owned and operated too! Grab a few pretty winter pieces or be like me with you eye on the prize and start stocking up for spring and summer!

Scroll down to enter!

Gaia Conceptions Giveaway
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion



Use the form below, and/or do the easy entry on on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

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This giveaway will run through Monday, January 29, 2024. It is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here by end of day the following Monday.

Thank you to our friends at Gaia Conceptions for brightening these gray winter days and once again giving Bubby and Bean followers a chance to own some of their gorgeous apparel!  

UPDATE: Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jessica Waites! Please check your Instagram DMs. 



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