Healthy Valentine's Progressive Dinner – Breakfast!

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The countdown to Valentine’s Day continues.

My son asked me the other day, “Mom, is Valentine’s Day really a special holiday – because it doesn’t seem like it is to me – you know, like Thanksgiving.”

Well, I said, “In one sense, you are right.  Thanksgiving is more important.  But it truth, Valentine’s Day is important in that it’s a reminder that we should be showing love to those who are near and dear to us (I said something close to that :-).”

And I mean it.  I think that, like all other holidays, it’s been changed and manipulated into something that it shouldn’t be.

To me, Valentine’s Day isn’t:

  • A box of chocolates
  • A bunch of roses that will die soon anyway
  • A reason to feel bad about yourself if you don’t have a “special someone in your life”

But instead, it’s a day when we can take the time to celebrate our love for others.

Lots of ways to do it, but one surefire way is to make some goodness in the kitchen for your loved ones.

Yesterday I shared some great healthy beverage ideas from other members of Nourished Living Network and today the yumminess continues.

With Breakfast :-).

What’s on the table?

First off, I think my Baked Oatmeal / Oatmeal Cake is a super simple and delicious way to treat your family on Valentine’s morning.

Baked Oatmeal

Other great options from my whole foodies friends include:

KerryAnn at Cooking Traditional Foods with Chocolate Crepes

Chocolate Crepes

and Chocolate Grain-Free Donuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

Jessica from Delicious Obsessions offers her Fruit and Nut Granola with Chia and Coconut.

Homemade Granola

Lea from Nourishing Treasures has High-Protein Pancakes and

High Protein Pancakes

Carrot Cake Muffins.

Carrot Cake Muffins

Last but not least, Kelly from The Nourishing Home has Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast

and Jill from The Prairie Homestead has Soaked Buttermilk Biscuits and

Buttermilk Biscuits

Sausage Gravy.

 

Now – with all this to choose from, you’ll just have to do like we do and celebrate for a whole week with Valentines Day Treats!  Then you can get lots of celebrating in without having to cram it all into one day :-).

With love to you and yours,

~Adrienne

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  1. Yum! What fabulous br’fast ideas. I am one of your biggest fans for the overnight oatmeal cake. We’ve enjoyed it several times in a short period of time. OH MY! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites…and I so agree…we don’t have to have a sweetie to celebrate it. It’s about showing love to anyone in your life that you care about. Thanks for all you share here…you are helping me climb the ladder to ‘healthier options’.

    • Thanks so much for your encouraging words! And we are just finishing up more oatmeal cake as well. I am hoping to continue to share in the future. Just need to pace myself carefully!

  2. Ah… So many so great food ideas!
    You rock!! :)

  3. Thanks for adding to my breakfast repertoire! Happy V Day!

  4. Cheeryshirley says:

    “t’s a day when we can take the time to celebrate our love for others”…what a thought! I will change forever my “outlook” on Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the new insight! Cheeryshirley

  5. Cheeryshirley says:

    Ahhh…I just now read the comments (after my first response to your post), and saw overnight Oatmeal cake? Sounds interesting! I’ll try to find it! :) Cheeryshirley

  6. Oooo – those chocolate crepes will make the perfect valentines breakfast! Coming from the blog hop!

  7. yum!

  8. What a great Valentine’s Day line up for breakfast! The hubby is making me supper for Vday so I’ll be making him breakfast. I’m going to go check all of these out!

  9. I made sausage gravy yesterday and served it over your flax bread – DELISH!
    BLessings!

  10. It all pretty much looks amazing!

  11. Thanks for sharing this, Adrienne, at this week’s Allergy-Free Wednesdays! It’s a great stack of recipes for our readers. Have a good weekend!

  12. What wonderful, healthy and delicious ways to start off a loving day!

    Thank you for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is in full swing and I’d be honored if you’d come by and share more of your talent!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17