The Best Breakfasts for On-The-Go

We get it: You’re hungry and running late so you reach for a packaged breakfast bar or race through a drive-thru—or, even worse, skip breakfast altogether. We are here to tell you there’s another way. With a little prep the day before (or even the day-of), you can have a healthy breakfast treat that will keep you full until lunchtime. Here are 14 grab-and-go breakfast ideas for even the busiest mornings.

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Dainty Garden Cupcakes

There’s something so rewarding about pulling fruit and mint from your garden and using it as a garnish for cupcakes. These strawberry kumquat cupcakes are made with a cream cheese frosting, almonds and a touch of shredded coconut.

Summer Berry Tarts

It’s berry season again! I used blackberries, sunshine raspberries, strawberries and blueberries to make a colorful tart that is perfect for hosting. The crème patissiere filling gives it a soft center and the almond crust is an excellent vessel for this vibrant dessert.

Almond Crust:

  1. Cut 1/2 cup cold butter into small pieces and place in bowl. Or stand mixer with paddle attachment. Work butter to homogenize then add each ingredient fully before the next one: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup ground almonds, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg and 1 2/3 cup flour.
  2. When dough comes together, form a ball and place in fridge for 2 hours.
  3. Roll out dough into desired tart pan. Poke holes with fork.
  4. Place in preheated oven 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Crème Patisserie:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup milk to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk 3 egg yolks and 3 tbs sugar together in a small bowl. Add 3tbs flour, and mix until smooth and free of lumps.
  2. Thin egg-yolk mixture with approximately 1/4 cup of warm milk. When remaining milk begins to boil, add it to egg-yolk mixture, and stir well. Return to saucepan, and place over high heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until pastry cream thickens and boils, about 1 minute. (Turning the pan as you whisk helps to easily reach all areas of pan.)

  3. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, whisking constantly, until cream becomes shiny and easier to stir, about 2 minutes more. Pour into a bowl, and stir in vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of pastry cream to prevent a skin from forming, and allow to cool.

 Fill tarts with crème patisserie once the crust is cool. Top with your favorite berries, nuts, honey or mint!

Rustic Apple Tartlets

This was my first “go” at creating a dessert for a wedding. These apple tarts made the perfect accompaniment to an adorable boho dessert spread. All you need is a few ingredients to make the easiest treat ever: puff pastry, Fiji apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Seasonal Fig Tart

This Fig Frangipane Tart brings all the sweetness of almond pastry crust, almond filling, and juicy figs together. See recipe below 👇🏼

Almond crust:
Cut 1/2 cup cold butter into small pieces and place in bowl. Or stand mixer with paddle attachment. Work butter to homogenize then add each ingredient fully before the next one: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup ground almonds, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg and 1 2/3 cup flour. When dough comes together, form a ball and place in fridge.

Frangipane Filling:
Mix 6 tbs softened butter with 1/2 cup sugar. Then add 2 eggs, 1 cup almond flour and 2 tbs regular flour.

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.
Take crust dough out of fridge, roll out or press into tart pan. Poke holes with fork. Place in oven until edges are slightly hardened. Take out and fill with Frangipane filling. Place desired fruit on top. Bake until filling is slightly browned. Voila!

Healthy Juice Recipes to Make at Home

Is your juicing habit costing a small fortune? Try these easy recipes, and you’ll seriously reduce the cost on your healthy habit. Using seasonal fruits and veggies (and a blender or juicer), you can have your very own colorful drink at home that’s packed with vitamins and nutrients. Scroll through for 11 refreshing juice recipes that will have you feeling amazing inside and out.

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