Hard times call for unexpected FUN!

Cookies for breakfast are exactly what’s in order on a quarantined rainy Florida (or snowy northern) day!

My kids thought I’d lost my mind when I added COOKIES to the meal plan, but these are secretly loaded with healthy fats, protein, no refined sugars or flour, and only quality ingredients that are deserving of a spot on the breakfast table.

And with all meals, my Breakfast Cookies are just a template. Please use these recipes as a guide and make practical substitutes to maintain texture and flavors.
  • No peanut butter (or allergies)? Use almond butter!
  • No fresh tomatoes? Used canned!
  • No Boston Lettuce? (of course not!)…Use romaine lettuce!
  • No Kale? Use Spinach!
  • No Chickpea Pasta? Use whole wheat pasta!
  • No pepitas (pumpkin seeds)? Use slivered almonds!
You get the idea! You spin the creativity with what’s on hand! That’s how your Grandmother “rolled,” and it’s how she learned to put meals together in a pinch! Embrace the goodness of these quarantined times!
I can’t wait to hear which meal you liked best. The African Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew was a family favorite for my tribe! Please share a photo to your FB page and tag me with your review!
And, if you still need to stock up on pantry staples, it’s not too late to grab my Healthy Pantry Staples Guide!
Bon Appetit!
MEAL ONE
One Pot Veggie Parmesan *serve with chopped green salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves 6-8
MEAL TWO
African Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew *serve atop a bed of quinoa, sprinkle toasted, sliced almonds on top, and serve with a tomato, red onion, cucumber salad with balsamic dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 45 minutes
Serves 4
MEAL THREE
Chickpea and Artichoke Bliss in a Dish: One Pot Wonder *serve with quinoa, brown rice, or pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 75 minutes
Serves 4 large servings
MEAL FOUR
Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup *serve with crusty bread and citrus slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves 6 cups
MEAL FIVE
Chickpea Lettuce Wraps *serve with tomato soup or gazpacho
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 0 minutes
Serves 4
DESSERT
Breakfast Cookies *serve as breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes 30 cookies