LE 0003: The Backup Plan – Meal Planning

Today, we explore the ‘backup’ plan, what it is, why we need it and ways to ensure success when we need to use it!

What is it? A safeguard to stay on track when setting out on your meal plan endeavor.

Why have it? It is not a matter of will a meal plan fail, it is a matter of when. The definition of ‘fail’ could mean several things to include the simple fact of not wanting or making the meal that was outlined for that day or week.

How to ensure success? Ask what is the most loved meal. Go for easy, quick or semi-ready when you need to use a backup idea.

Oat Bran (Hot Cereal) Muffins

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Yields: 12 Muffins

Serves: 6-8

Estimated Bake Time: 15 -17 Minutes

Total Time Estimate: 30-40 Minutes 
Ingredients
2  C  Oak Bran Hot Cereal (Uncooked)

1/4 C  Brown sugar (Firmly packed)

2 t  Baking Powder

1/2 t Salt

1 C  Whole Milk (2% can be used)

2  Eggs  (Slightly beaten)

1/4 C Honey

2 T Vegetable oil

Optional: 1/2 C Blueberries or 1/2 C smashed ripe banana

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners (use muffin pan for best shape)
Combine all dry ingredients; until well blended.
Add milk, eggs, honey and oil; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill each liner 3/4 full.
Bake 15-17 Minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm, Enjoy!

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Pigs In a Blanket (Minis)

I had 5 left over hotdogs … and a can of croissants …

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Serves: 4 – 6
Total Time Estimate: 30 Minutes (or less)

 

Ingredients 

1 Can Croissants – Cut into sections

5 Hotdogs – Cut into 1/3 portions

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

Open can of croissants and cut each portion of dough into 2-3 sections.

Cut hotdogs into 3rds.

Roll each hotdog portion into the cut dough.

Place evenly on the lined cookie sheet.

Place prepped Pig Minis in preheated oven and allow to bake until golden brown.

Serve warm, Enjoy!

 

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