Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs

Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs. Cheese, ham, and eggs are stuffed into bagel-ified dough for the perfect reheatable breakfast for busy mornings.  Only 240 calories per serving! | hostthetoast.com

Raise your hand if you don’t have time in the morning before work to make yourself a filling, healthy, and delicious breakfast.

Hello, my fellow sad-excuse-for-breakfast buddies.  I feel your pain.

Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs. Cheese, ham, and eggs are stuffed into bagel-ified dough for the perfect reheatable breakfast for busy mornings.  Only 240 calories per serving! | hostthetoast.com

Not to worry, though. What I’m about to tell you will change your breakfast game forever.

You can have ham, egg, and melted cheese stuffed everything bagels for breakfast every morning in just one minute and fifteen seconds, for only 240 calories.  BAM. YOUR MIND=BLOWN, RIGHT?!

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Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks on Pretzel Rolls

Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Rolls. You need to make these ASAP. The pretzel rolls are made with frozen bread and baking soda! | hostthetoast.com

My mom is not a big eater. She is perfectly content having salad for dinner most nights, and she sticks to small portion sizes when she eats anything else. I did not inherit my endless (and frighteningly insatiable) appetite from her.

Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Rolls. You need to make these ASAP. The pretzel rolls are made with frozen bread and baking soda! | hostthetoast.com

But sometimes she surprises me, like when I told her that she could have the first taste of these Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks. I gave the test one to her, and then got excited when she seemed to really like it.  I asked if I could have a bite, and it was like trying to take food from a wild animal. “WHAT? THIS ONE IS MINE!” Okay, Mom. I’ll just back away slowly now and wait for the next batch…

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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles. The chicken and noodles cook right in the sauce in this flavorful crock pot dish! | hostthetoast.com

When I was in college, if you asked me what I’d like to eat, the answer was always “Thai food”.

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles. The chicken and noodles cook right in the sauce in this flavorful crock pot dish! | hostthetoast.com

There was a little restaurant in the corner of a strip mall that was tucked behind the highway, with a big sign on the front window that boasted “The Best Thai Cuisine in Town”– rightfully so, I might add. I don’t remember how found out about it, but that hidden gem became my obsession for the 3 remaining years I lived in the area. I loved the bowls brimming with jasmine rice, the savory peanut sauces, and the spicy dishes that had so much heat that it made your nose run. I loved the music they played that sounded like a mix between Thai pop and elevator music. I loved the mismatched decor, and the waiter who topped off my water every few minutes despite being the only waiter who was ever on-shift. But most of all, I loved their chicken and rice noodles.

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Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowls

Sofritas #Tofu Burrito Bowls. Even better than the ones at #Chipotle, and easy/cheap to make at home! | hostthetoast.com

As a lover of bacon, pulled pork, and burgers, a lot of people find it surprising when I say that I also adore tofu. Or maybe I should say I adore good tofu. Tofu gets a bad wrap from the many people who don’t know how to properly prepare the wiggly soybean curd, leaving a lot of people to think of it as bland, boring, and mushy. Bleh. But the thing is, when done correctly, tofu should be the opposite! It should be super flavorful (it takes on the flavor of anything you cook it with), it should be soft and bouncy inside, and it should have a nice crisp exterior. Tofu can be good. Tofu can be amazing.

Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowls. Even better than the ones at Chipotle, and easy/cheap to make at home! | hostthetoast.com

For example, when you cook tofu in a mixture of spices, smoky peppers, and fresh tomatoes, you get ultimate bliss.

Ultimate bliss which, by the way, is chock full of protein and pretty inexpensive! Oh tofu, I love you, and I don’t care what anyone thinks!

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Mexican Turkey Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Pesto

Typical Turkey Burgers have never really been my thing, despite my mom’s best efforts to get me to enjoy them.  Save for the rare exception, they usually seem dry and unbelievably boring.  I’ll just have a hamburger, thanks.

But I’ve been trying to eat a bit less red meat lately (I’d been downing blue cheese burgers with a vengeance for a few weeks before that), so I decided to give turkey burgers another shot.

Mexican Turkey Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Pesto. These are the tastiest turkey burgers out there! | hostthetoast.com

With the help of the right spices, jalapenos, and a wonderful condiment I call Cilantro-Lime Pesto, I came up with a recipe that was not just delicious for a turkey burger, but a delicious burger without any qualifiers.

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