Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipe

My toddler is starting to eat what we eat at every meal so I’ve been on a serious casserole kick lately. Casseroles are so easy to make for family meals, are great for leftovers, and, if done right, can also be very healthy. That’s why I was excited to try out this Healthy Breakfast Casserole dish – perfect for the whole family!

healthy breakfast casserole

I actually made this dish for dinner because sometimes we like to mix it up and eat breakfast for dinner (we be cray!)

I’m a sucker for crescent rolls, so this was a must as the base of the casserole.

healthy breakfast casserole

 

I also try to hide include as many veggies as I can in any meal I give my toddler, so i packed my egg mixture full of zucchini and spinach.

healthy breakfast casserole

I bought all of my ingredients at Whole Foods Market and opted for organic options to make this breakfast casserole as healthy as possible for my family. Hope you enjoy!

healthy breakfast casserole

Ingredients:

  • 12 Organic Eggs
  • 6-8 Pieces Turkey Bacon (or Sausage) – without nitrates
  • 1 Bag Frozen Shredded Organic Hashbrowns
  • 1 Can Crescent Roll Dough
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Veggies of your choosing (spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake or Fry Bacon (or sausage) until done and set aside to cool
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick olive oil spray
  • Place all Crescent Roll Dough on bottom of baking dish
  • Evenly place the frozen shredded hash browns on top of the crescent roll dough
  • Beat 12 eggs together then add your veggies and salt/pepper to egg mixture
  • Pour egg mixture evenly on top of shredded hash browns
  • Place in oven and cook for 45 minutes (or until egg is cooked through)
  • Take out of oven, add shredded cheese evenly across the top
  • Place back in oven until cheese has melted and casserole is bubbly
  • Enjoy with freshly diced avocados on top and/or salsa!

Enjoy!

 

Things That Become Difficult When You Have a Toddler and a Baby Bump

I’ve been lucky enough to have two “normal” pregnancies with no complications so far, and for that I am thankful. But, I will not lie, this second pregnancy has been much harder than my first. Maybe it’s because I just blocked out some of the less-glamorous aspects of being pregnant from my memory after the first time, or maybe it’s because I now have an energetic little toddler running around 24/7. Either way, the simple, small tasks of every day life have become increasingly more and more difficult when you have a toddler and a baby bump. Here are a few that come to mind:

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1. ROCKING YOUR TODDLER TO SLEEP OR CUDDLING BEFORE BED TIME
Gone are the days when my toddler can cuddle up on my chest before bed time. She still tries but it’s not the most comfortable of places with a huge basketball between us. The cuddle sessions have evolved over the last few weeks from cuddling on my chest, to cuddling on the side, to now cuddling with Dad. :(

2. PUTTING YOUR TODDLER DOWN TO SLEEP IN HER CRIB
Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong! Belly bumps make it almost impossible to gently place a toddler in her crib for nap time or bed time – especially if the mattress is on the bottom level. My only solution is to reach in as far as my baby bump will allow and then ever-so-gently drop my toddler onto her mattress while saying a quick prayer that the minor fall doesn’t jolt her wide awake. This works about 75% of the time, and that percentage keeps dwindling as the bump gets bigger and the height of the drop increases.

3. MAKING MEALS FOR YOUR TODDLER
Nausea and food aversions have made it pretty difficult to whip up any sort of weird-smelling vegetable, chicken, or any other food that doesn’t sit well with me on that particular day. What’s worse? Watching your toddler attempt to eat said food while she smears it all over her face and the high chair. I’m still trying to perfect hiding my look of disgust during meal time. “Mmm, yummy green beans!” (barf!)

4. READING WITH YOUR TODDLER ON YOUR LAP
My daughter LOVES reading books so this has been a big adjustment for us. No longer can she sit directly on my lap while turning through the pages of her favorite books. We’ve switched our routine to her sitting directly beside me, tucked under my arm enjoying Good Night Moon for the 50th time that day.

5. PUTTING SHOES ON A TODDLER
Bending down to almost ground level to place shoes on a moving target is quite the challenge. I’ve found that counters come in nicely, if you can get your little one to sit still for more than 5 seconds and not jump off!

6. OVERALL EXHAUSTION
During my first pregnancy I worked full time, and often kept long hours at the office Monday through Friday – I thought that was tiring, even though I had the weekends to rest and do nothing. Now, this second time around, staying home with my 18 month old daughter is sort of like completing an obstacle course over and over again, 24/7. I chase her around, bend down then up to pick stuff up off the floor, lift her up and then down, carry her around for long periods of time, etc. Let’s just say, I hit the couch hard after she goes down at 7PM every night.

I know life is about to get a whole lot harder with “two under two” in the house, but at least I’ll be able to bend down and touch my toes when that time comes. 😉

Pregnant moms with toddlers, what else would you add? 

Spread the Love with Your #UltraHug Selfie and Huggies

huggies sponsored post

I love when big brands launch campaigns that truly reach communities and end up making a difference in one way or another. The Huggies #UltraHug Selfie campaign is aiming to do just that by giving away ten $2,000 community grants…and you can help!

In association with the new Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra diapers, which are available now at Walmart, Huggies is urging all parents to take an #ultrahug selfie with their baby and nominate a community project that is important to them.

How to Enter

Huggies Spread the Love

1. Nominate your community project by uploading a selfie of you and your baby to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #UltraHug.

2. Be sure to include details in your social posts about the project you are nominating and why it is important to you.

3. From April 20th until June 25thHuggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag#UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page.

4. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.

Such a great campaign – and who doesn’t love a good selfie with their baby?? :) Don’t forget to try Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers for yourself by visiting your local Walmart or Walmart.com.

For more information on how to enter your community project, visit the Huggies #UltraHug page here.

Spina Bifida Association

I’m nominating the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida benefiting the Spina Bifida Association for one of the $2,000 Huggies #UltraHug community grants. Our sweet baby niece, and Blake’s first cousin, Brynn, was born with spina bifida. At not even 5 months old, baby Brynn has undergone several major surgeries, both in utero and postpartum. She is a fighter, an inspiration and the most adorable little babe in the world. We love you so much Brynn!

spina bifida association

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family friendly walk event being held to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrate the accomplishments of the over 166,000 Americans living with it. All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida.

My sister-in-law and her family in Kansas City will be supporting the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida in KC: Spina Bifida Kansas City.

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is happening nationwide, so please find an event near you and support this amazing organization!

About Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra

The Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers offer long-lasting leakage protection you can count on, so you can focus on all of your baby’s daily adventures. The range of sizes fit babies from newborn to 35 lbs. Only Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers have a new, unique quilted liner to lock away wetness better. They have a conforming, gap-free fit to keep your active baby dry throughout the day. The trusted Leak Lock® System has quick-absorbing layers for up to 12 hours of protection.

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