We didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, and we were only traveling locally, so we had time in the morning to try a special dessert. These pumpkin pancakes laced with chocolate were easy and delicious. I admit to using more chocolate chips than the recipe called for.
Including small kids in meal preparation is a great way to pass on healthy eating habits and to foster a sense of family. Leo loves to watch and help us cook (and has always loved to crack eggs), so this is a great recipe for him.
Guy helps him line muffin tins with sliced ham, add cheese, crack an egg into each cup, and top with halved cherry tomatoes. The cups bake for 20 minutes and are a delicious breakfast.
(Kids may prefer that their eggs be scrambled in the cups.)
My genius team realized how easy (and amazing) it was to pull together a waffle bar at work. Some people brought batter, some brought waffle irons, some brought toppings, and they served fresh waffles all morning.
The batter for these yeast-based waffles rises on the counter overnight – in the morning, just beat in the eggs and baking soda, and cook on the waffle iron.
These waffles are light, fluffy, crispy, and delicious.
I made these granola bars a lot when I was home on maternity leave. It could be hard on those long, sleepless days to get a meal in, but these were easy to grab and eat with one hand while holding a dozing baby in the other.
Chose whatever fruits and nuts you like best, and these will quickly become a favorite snack.