Recipe Type: Breakfast

Yogurt, Fruit & Granola


Granola bars are convenient, but like most prepared foods, convenience comes at a price. The banana granola bar pictured below is less than 1 ounce (25 g) and has 110 calories. It’s also low in sodium (40 mg). That does not seem too bad except you only get 1 gram ...

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Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

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This recipe is based on my Easy Homemade Muffins recipe. Substituting whole wheat pastry flour for refined white pastry or all-purpose flour increases dietary fiber from less than 1 gram per large muffin to up to 5 grams per muffin depending on the brand and type of flour used. Muffins ...

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Bite Size Napoleons

Simple Bite Size Napoleons

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Napoleons are a crispy, light French pastry made with layers of puff pastry, a cream filling, and topped with a white glaze decorated with streaks of dark chocolate. This deliciously light pastry can be made at home using prepared puff pastry available from most supermarkets (usually found in with other frozen doughs ...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Easy Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Easy Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is perfect for using bananas too ripe to eat. It makes moist, slightly sweet muffins with a hint of chocolate. Unlike store bought muffins or muffin mixes, you control the amount of sugar there are no artificial ingredients or preservatives unless you use ...

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mango peach smoothie

Mango Peach Smoothie


Recipes do not get much simpler than smoothies. You just place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Smoothies can be thick or thin. A smoothies sweetness usually comes from natural sugars instead of added sugars. You can make dozens of variations of this mango peach ...

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Chocolate Muffin

Easy Double Chocolate Muffins

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This easy double chocolate muffin recipe is slightly sweet compared to some sickly sweet commercially prepared muffins, and are packed with chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips. One small muffin has about 190 calories. Three small muffins is roughly equivalent in weight to one large mega-muffin available at ...

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Easy Apple Strudel

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If you are tired of store bought apple strudel that’s more pastry than apple filling try this Easy Apple Strudel recipe that is packed with fresh apples and has no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Some supermarket bakeries enhance the color of their strudels, turnovers, cakes, and pies by adding artificial colors. ...

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Hash brown potatoes

Hash Brown Potatoes


Hash brown potatoes are a popular part of a full American breakfast. The reason is simple, they are filling, quick, and inexpensive to make. For the basic recipe, all you need are russet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. One problem with restaurant and “instant” hash brown potatoes is the amount of sodium ...

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Fillo Pudding Tart

Fillo Shells (phyllo)


Whether you spell if filo, fillo, or phyllo, this paper thin, crisp versatile dough can be used for sweet or savory recipes.  These, light, crispy, fillo shells look elegant, are very easy to make, and have about 45 calories for a large 3.5″ (88 mm) diameter shell. You can make ...

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German Apple Pancake

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German Apple Pancake is a simple recipe filled with fresh apples and a healthier alternative to Belgian waffles. To reduce carbohydrate calories, make this recipe for two and add lean protein like low fat yogurt, or cut into quarters and serve it for dessert. This recipe can be doubled to make 2 ...

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