Quinoa Breakfast Bowls For Busy Mornings

Quinoa Breakfast Bowls For Busy Mornings | RachaelRoehmholdt.comBreakfast has become the hardest meal for me to adjust to in my gluten-free dairy-free life. It’s why I’ve been sharing more recipes about it lately here and here, because I’m constantly trying to get out of my breakfast rut of gluten-free oatmeal or peanut butter gluten-free toast.

I’ve tried many different things lately – from making waffles to stash in the freezer to a breakfast version of chia pudding.

The problem with keeping breakfast interesting is that time isn’t really on my side.

I’m still nursing my son, so every morning I start my day in bed with a feeding session that usually turns into a leisurely nap – for him, not me. By the time he wakes up, I usually have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get myself showered (a true non-negotiable for me), dressed, hair brushed and up in a bun, breakfast made and eaten before it’s time for my husband to head upstairs for work.

Everything moves at a quick clip, but I always manage to do it. Some days I’m scarfing down my breakfast as he heads up to work, and other days I’ve been done and am just hanging out for 20 minutes sipping on some coffee or tea.

The thing is that I am notoriously not a morning person – and my husband would gladly agree. So even the thought of making breakfast in the morning feels like scaling a mountain some days.

One of the best tips I share with anyone living a gluten-free dairy-free life is to be prepared and to prep ahead. So I took some of my own advice this week – and decided to make up a big batch of quinoa for breakfast. [Read more…]

In-A-Pinch Dinner Idea: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

In-a-pinch Dinner Idea: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | RachaelRoehmholdt.comI’m still getting the hang of this new mom business. Despite the fact that my son is now 7 months old, I still feel like some days I’m barely past the first three weeks of this new life. Many of the things I once did effortlessly, now feel like they require all the stars to align to make them happen.

Like getting a shower in or getting dressed. Or drying my hair, getting makeup on (neither of these two things happens most mornings at my house), or staying on top of laundry and the kitchen chores. Finally – dinner doesn’t always seem to happen like I plan most nights.

Menu planning is one of this mama’s best friends, but occasionally the plan doesn’t go according to plan. Some days are off for whatever reason. An unexpected late meeting for my husband. An off-schedule nap routine that throws the evening off. Or (more often than not) when I forget to take meat – or a make-ahead meal – out of the freezer.

These are the nights I need to have something on hand for my in-a-pinch meal. Stuffed sweet potatoes are it. It’s my go-to meal when we have nothing else ready for three reasons:

  1. It’s ridiculously easy
  2. It takes only a few minutes
  3. It’s healthy and tastes great

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Gluten-free Dairy-free Cheat Sheets Now Available!

Are you just starting out on your gluten-free dairy-free journey and need some expert help in the kitchen? Or are you already living the GFDF life and want a handy resource? Whichever you are, you’re going to love these cheat sheets!

I’ve created these six gluten-free dairy-free cheat sheets to help you take instant action on upgrading your pantry and fridge. You can use these lists to take stock of what you already have on hand and to replenish your kitchen with delicious, healthy and affordable gluten-free dairy-free foods.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cheat Sheets | RachaelRoehmholdt.com

Here’s what you’re going to get when you purchase the sheets:

  • The Many Names of Gluten and Dairy
  • Stocking Your Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Fridge
  • Stocking Your Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pantry
  • Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Basic Shopping List
  • Great Gluten-free Dairy-Free Products
  • Gluten-Free Flour Conversions

Seriously, I wish I had these years ago, they would have saved me a lot of stress, anxiety and confusion!