LWS Healthy, Yummy, and Simple Breakfast Bites

One of my biggest challenges as a mother is making sure my kids have a well balanced diet. Mornings can be stressful, especially before coffee.

A University of Pennsylvania study found that kids that eat eggs for breakfast feel fuller longer and consume less calories at lunch than the kids who ate cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. For me, this is what keeps my girls out of the fridge all day. Seriously, they tryna steal food constantly.

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A Cardiff University study revealed that children (ages 9 to 11) are 2x more likely to score higher than average grades if they start the day with a healthy breakfast.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a healthy breakfast is essential to our kiddos.

But let’s get back to the whole stressful mornings thing. Yeah, who has the time or energy to cook a 5 star breakfast? It ain’t me. This is why I make a ton of these breakfast bites ahead of time. I keep them in the fridge and pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds in the morning.

That’s what I like to call EFFICIENT.

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INGREDIENTS/ SUPPLIES:

Eggs (a dozen or so)

Nonstick Cooking Spray

Muffin Pan

Veggies

Cheese

Cooked Meat (Sausage, bacon, ham, Turkey lunch meat, Chorizo, whatever you want)

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STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees

STEP 2: Whisk your eggs and a little water in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

STEP 3: Spray your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray

STEP 4: Pour eggs into muffin pan. I fill each compartment about halfway with the egg mixture.

STEP 5: Add cheese to each muffin slot. We love cheese so I’m pretty generous in this step.

STEP 6: Toss in a couple veggies and your cooked meat (if you’re into that) in each compartment.

STEP 7: Throw em’ in the oven for 20mins until cooked and golden brown


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These can be kept in the fridge for 4 days or so. They’re healthy, yummy, and super simple!!!

The Power Of A Five Second Greeting

The relationship between you and your spouse undoubtedly gets more complicated and difficult after kids. I don’t know ONE mom who hasn’t expressed resentment of their spouse. I talk to a lot of moms every day and It breaks my heart to see them struggling to balance and keep their marriage/relationships in good standing while exhaustedly trying to keep tiny humans alive. And listen, I’ve been there too!

You are not alone.

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It’s my belief that a good marriage/relationship is the best gift you can give to your children. I want my children to grow up in a happy and healthy household. Not a perfect one, but one that models love and respect.

Someone recently asked me the question, how do you greet Anthony when he comes home from work?

I had to think about that for a second because I don’t greet him in a particularly abnormal or special way. It’s usually a half smile, a head nod, maybe a “what’s up!” or “hey”.

It got me thinking. That’s certainly not how we used to greet one another in our “honeymoon phase”. I was excited to see him. I was more animated and made much more of an effort. Now when I see him I’m mostly exhausted and beat down by the day.

Many of our spouses no longer receive the warm, animated greeting that was common pre-parenthood.

What if we started to think of our greetings as investments into our relationships.

Even when we really don’t feel like it. Even when it feels forced. What if we chose to fully acknowledge our spouse with love and kindness?

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Someone has to be the leader of change in a relationship and if that job isn’t being occupied by your spouse, it’s time you stepped up and did the damn thang. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely rewarding.

This only takes five seconds and could make a huge difference in your relationship over time.

My Secret Strategy For Crushing 2019 Goals

I’m no stranger to goal setting and planning. In fact, I’m a self-proclaimed plan-aholic. I have tried nearly every planner system. I have read dozens and dozens of books on goal setting and motivation. I’m not an expert by any means, but I have learned a few things that really work.

There’s a reason why less than 10% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. It’s not because we all lack motivation or determination. It’s because our goals aren’t specific enough and frankly, they’re the wrong kind of goals.

It’s not the simple act of changing that we’re after. We want the feeling the change will bring to our lives.
— Shelby Fowler

Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to save money? Why do you want to quit doing x, y, z? It’s not the simple act of changing that we’re after. We want the feeling the change will bring to our lives.

We want to feel more confident. We want to feel secure. We want to feel powerful, accomplished, energized, or focused.

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I typically make a list of all the accomplishments I’d like to make and then I ask myself how those accomplishments will make me feel. Those become my words for the year. I write them everywhere. I make them my background on my phone. I meditate on these words. They become the filter for which I make daily and important decisions. Will this make me feel soulful? Playful? Festive? How do I feel these things today? What can I do?

Creating these power words is my secret to crushing your goals for the year.

Let me know in the comments what your words are!