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Instant Mug Quiche

Did you know that quiche can actually be a quick and delicious breakfast?

instant mug quiche

I love quiche, and I often crave quiche, but I don’t always get quiche. Usually, I just don’t have the time to throw one together and wait an hour for it to bake. I don’t always think that far ahead! But with this quick, easy, healthy, AND delicious recipe, I can now have my quiche and eat it, too. WHEN I want it! How’s that for instant gratification?

Make it as-is (perfect and simple) or feel free to change it up a bit with your own style, like a slice of crumbled bacon or half of a chopped sausage link instead of ham, or adding a tablespoon of diced veggies such as onions, green peppers, or mushrooms. Doesn’t that sound just heavenly?

Mug Quiche is just the perfect thing when you crave a nice warm, healthy breakfast but just don’t have the time. It’s great for kids and adults, breakfast or lunch, and sure, why not, even a light dinner, too!


Do you often feel like there isn’t enough time for preparing healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners no matter how hard you try? Well, you’re in luck because MOMables has this covered! Our meal plan has lots of ideas to help you be a meal planning rock star throughout the week!

Be sure to check out these other great breakfast recipes from MOMables:

And these yummy Mrs. Villanova’s Breakfast Burritos, too!


Mug Quiche

instant mug quiche
  • Author: MOMables.com


  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 slice whole grain bread, torn or cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • 1/2 slice ham, diced
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of black pepper


  1. Using a fork, beat the egg and milk together in a mug. Add the salt and pepper.
  2. Stir the bread cubes into the egg/milk mixture.
  3. Add the shredded cheese and diced ham, and mix well.
  4. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes or until done.


24 how to freeze smoothies

How to Freeze Smoothies

Did you know that you can freeze smoothies for later?

how to freeze smoothies
One of my favorite ways to start my day is with a smoothie for breakfast. I don’t have time to make them fresh every single morning, so instead, I make a batch over the weekend and freeze them for the week ahead.

Check out this short video to learn how smoothies are packed inside a lunchbox.

Something as simple as having a smoothie ready to go in the freezer can make life just that much easier. That’s one of the reasons MOMables is here for you—to give you ideas and a fresh take on school lunches! Check it out here! You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter for some FREE ideas sent straight to your inbox!
I like to drink my smoothies in the mornings, while my daughter loves taking hers to school for a snack or for lunch. I love how adaptable fresh smoothies are; I prefer packing mine full of mixed fruits, kale or spinach, carrots, and a little bit of juice. My daughter loves hers with yogurt, various fruits, and carrots.

Smoothies are an excellent way to start your day or pack your lunch full of vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, hello! They’re delicious.

So what is the best way to freeze them?

Invest in great freezable containers, like Ball Plastic Freezer Jars. They’re perfect in size and can stack easily in your freezer. Make sure to leave a little room (don’t fill to the rim) because the smoothie will expand a little while freezing.

If you want to enjoy the smoothie at breakfast time, simply stick it in the fridge the night before, or if you’re an early riser like me, you can pull it out of the freezer first thing when you wake in the morning, and it’ll be drinkable by the time you drive to work a few hours later.

I love packing them in my daughter’s lunches because they also act as an “ice pack” for the rest of her lunch cooler. She enjoys it because she feels like she’s getting a special dessert, but it’s actually healthy and nutritious. MOM win!

Be sure to include a straw to drink with. The straw is also great because it can help give the smoothie a nice stir; depending on the ingredients used, they can sometimes separate, and with a quick stir, they will be back to the perfect consistency.

Bust out that blender, and get your smoothie on! Check out our Easy Strawberry Smoothie or Chocolate PB Smoothie recipes to get you started.

MOM tip: Freeze ripened, sliced bananas instead of throwing them out. They’re perfect for smoothies! By using frozen fruits, you don’t need to add ice.

how to freeze biscuits

How to Freeze Biscuits

Ever wonder if you can freeze biscuits?

how to freeze biscuits

Biscuits don’t have to be just for breakfast. They are perfect for any meal and would work great in a lunch. Need lunch box ideas? We’ve got you covered.

Fresh-out-of-the-oven biscuits are the perfect way to start your morning! Some mornings, we all seem to wake up late and are rushing out the door! It’s usually weather-related, honestly. On those cold days, no one wants to get out of a warm bed. No one wants to get up to start making and baking homemade biscuits from scratch for breakfast—well not me anyway. So breakfast can become an undesired chore on those days.

However, one of our favorite breakfast meals is making breakfast biscuit sandwiches. We take our freshly baked biscuits, cut them in half, and make a sandwich with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese. We also enjoy warmed biscuits with honey drizzled inside.

So on those days when we aren’t moving very quickly, I can just grab some out of the freezer and bake them easily! I love the fact that I don’t have to defrost them and can just bake them frozen. Just add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time, and they come out perfect! I love having biscuits in my freezer because it gives me a healthy homemade breakfast option readily available!

How to Freeze Biscuits

how to freeze biscuits
  • Author: MOMables.com


  • Your favorite biscuit recipe
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Freezer-safe bag or container


  1. Follow the recipe to make your dough, and shape them into biscuits.
  2. Place the unbaked biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze the unbaked biscuits until fully frozen.
  4. Once they’re frozen, store the biscuits in a freezer bag or container.
  5. When you’re ready to bake them, take out the desired amount and bake as directed, adding 2 to 3 minutes to the cooking time.


Store unbaked biscuits in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time when you’re baking frozen biscuit dough.




Save the Crusts! Frugal French Toast Sticks

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Raise your hand if you cut the crust off sandwich bread. Keep your hand raised if you feel bad throwing them in the trash.

A frugal fix is on the way! I believe in ‘No food left behind.’ There is always a way to incorporate the little bits of food here and there that get left on the sidelines.

This is a 5 minute recipe to converting sandwich crusts that picky eaters won’t touch, into yummy, warm cinnamon sticks that will have them saying, “More, please!”

One morning after cutting off the crusts of no less than 4 pieces of bread, I had 16 sad crusts staring back at me.

When my son asked what was for breakfast, I blurted out, “Cinnamon Sticks!”

What a great time saver! Make breakfast and lunch at one time, just like the recipes at MOMables.

Frugal French Toast Sticks

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Breakfast


  • 12 Sandwich Crusts (use however many are leftover)
  • 1 TB Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TB Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix Cinnamon and Sugar together in bowl. Set aside.
  3. Spread butter on crusts. Place on baking sheet in one line.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture all over. Pat gently to make it stick.
  5. Bake in oven 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.