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Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins {Freezer Meal}

Looking for an easy breakfast idea? We love this easy Breakfast Casserole Muffin recipe. It’s made with simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen. These make a fabulous, freezer-friendly breakfast. For sure worth a try! Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins: What’s Not to Love? Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins have been a reader favorite for […]

More Pumpkin Recipes

Yesterday I reposted the most popular recipe on my blog called Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Since it’s fall in all it’s glory and Halloween is around the corner, I thought I’d refer you to a few other pumpkin recipes here on Healthy Refuge. 1) Tropical and Pumpkin Smoothie 2) Whole Wheat Pumpkin and Apple Pancakes […]

Holy Chocomole!

Who doesn’t love some chocolate pudding every now and then?  But, every time I read the labels on the pudding packs at the store, I cringe.  That’s why I was intrigued by Katie Kimball’s idea at Kitchen Stewardship called Chocomole. You are not going to believe this, but it’s true.  Using her recipe, I just […]

Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix {Freezer Meal}

Our family loves pancakes, like Seriously Sweet Potato Pancakes and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes.  But, sometimes I don’t have time to make those and I just want a quick dry mix on hand.  Unfortunately, the pancake mixes at the grocery store have a ton of unrecognizable and highly processed ingredients. Enter this Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake […]

Fake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches {Freezer Meal}

This Starbucks sandwich is our entire family’s favorite fast food breakfast sandwich! For almost $4 you can grab this rather tasty breakfast sandwich with no additives or preservatives from Starbucks. Or you can make, freeze, and reheat your own homemade Starbucks fake-out at home each morning for about $1.00 per sandwich. My homemade Starbucks fake-out sandwiches included organic local eggs, […]

Garden Fresh Tabbouleh Salad

A friend and I have lately been lamenting/joking about how having kids has stolen some of our IQ. I wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. But with all the antioxidants in this Tabbouleh Salad I had for lunch, I’m hoping what functioning neurons are left might be sharpened! There are so many different Tabbouleh […]

Ham and Bean Soup–Cheap, Hearty and Healthy!

Although it’s hot and humid in these parts, I decided to make ham and bean soup tonight.  How could I refuse my 4-year-old who requested beans for dinner? Plus, did you know beans are considered a “superfood” now because of all their health benefits? This Ham and Bean Soup turned out quite hardy and delicious […]

Eat Your Copa, Copabanana {Freezer Meal}

Everybody now…Eat your Copa (CO!), Copabanana (Copabanana!). It’s the hottest cake north of Havana (here). Thanks for the inspiration, Barry, for the dessert I made tonight*. I had the kids cheering “Mom is great! She feeds us banana cake!” after dinner. You can bet we’ll be having this Copabanana Cake with our breakfast tomorrow, too. […]

DIY Corn Muffin Mix

I like me a good corn muffin.  Don’t you?  But not all corn muffins are created equal. When you buy a boxed mix at the store, for instance, you’re getting trans fats, additives, and ingredients that have been stripped of their nutritional value.  When you make this recipe below, you’ll be offering your family a […]

Banana Brownie Waffle Recipe {Freezer Meal}

This morning I made Banana Brownie Waffles for my kids and me and they were delicious!  The healthy parts:  low in sugar, low in fat, some whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and banana.  It probably took me 10 minutes to make the batter, which was also a perk. I topped my kids’ waffles with peanut […]

Powerball Cookies: A Make Ahead Snack

Need a great make-ahead, freezer-friendly snack? What about an easy breakfast idea? One that is healthy and great for feeding big families or large groups? Look no further…Powerball Cookies to the rescue! I have been making these Powerball Cookies for years now. I love to double batch them and stick a bunch in the freezer. […]

Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sans the Processed Stuff) {Freezer Meal}

I try my hardest to cook from scratch and avoid processed foods when possible.  My favorite Pot Roast recipe from the past included a brown gravy packet mix and Italian dressing packet mix…bummer! So, I began the search for how to create one without the use of those packets (full of MSG, sodium, and who […]