Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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Say goodbye to leftovers with this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. Layered with crispy tater tots, gooey cheese, savory sausage, and fluffy eggs this breakfast casserole has earned thumbs up around the table every time I serve it.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

I literally cannot believe that I haven’t tried this before. This tater tot breakfast casserole with sausage blew the lid off of my expectations. This is one breakfast that I’m going to be making regularly for years to come.

I adore the simplicity of breakfast casseroles. Just throw everything in a baking dish and wait an hour. It’s divine for a lazy morning. But, I had no idea that a breakfast casserole with tater tots could end up being so good.

As much as we love tater tots (and who doesn’t love crispy bites of hashbrown potatoes??) I don’t know why I never thought to use them this way before now. These pulled pork tater tot nachos are always a win and cheesy bacon tater tots disappear about as quickly as they can be eaten straight off the tray.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Bacon, diced ham, and pork or turkey sausage will all work well in this casserole. You just need about 1 pound (or 2 cups cooked) of whichever meat option you choose to use.

This tater tot sausage breakfast casserole is a great make-ahead breakfast. Cover the assembled casserole with foil and refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, set the cold casserole on the counter while the oven preheats.

Bake for 50 minutes, leaving the top covered with foil, and then uncover to bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until the eggs have set. The top should be golden brown around the edges.

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Delicious and Healthy Coconut Curry Chicken Burger +Video

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Delicious and Healthy Coconut Curry Chicken Burger +Video

a piece of golden pita bread lined with a golden cooked ground chicken patty that is lathered in curry sauce and topped with radicchio and cilantro.

Ground chicken is a deliciously healthy alternative to ground beef. For this recipe, we add coconut curry and put an Indian spin on a traditional burger. This coconut curry chicken burger will be your new favorite!

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Before You Begin…

Radicchio is quite bitter so we want to soak it in cold water first to remove the bitterness. Then toss it with a little red wine vinegar and salt for pickle it a little.

How to Make Chicken Curry Burgers

Ingredients for Coconut Curry Chicken Burgers

  • Naan: You can buy naan at the store or use flatbread or pita bread. It is a fun change from a typical hamburger bun and tastes delicious!
  • Ground Chicken: Chicken tastes great with the curry. You can also use ground turkey if you want.
  • Coconut Curry: If you make curry at home, you will need: curry powder, garam masala, yellow onion, garlic, sweetened coconut milk, tomato paste, salt, pepper, sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  • Salt and Pepper: adds flavor to the patties
  • Radicchio: or red cabbage works great too
  • Red Wine Vinegar: helps pickle the radicchio for extra flavor
  • Cilantro: adds a delicious pop of freshness and flavor
  • Lime Wedges: adds just a touch of acid

Keep scrolling down to see all the measurements for the ingredients in the recipe card below. You can also print or save the recipe there.

Are Chicken Burgers Healthy?

Ground chicken is a healthier alternative to ground beef and a great option for making a burger. Ground chicken is low in fat, high in protein, and inexpensive which is always a win these days! I paid $4.49/gallon at the gas station yesterday and I wanted to cry!

How to Make Chicken Curry Burgers

Since this isn’t your typical burger recipe, let me

The Little Things Newsletter #381 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

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Welcome to the weekend, my friends! Have I rambled enough about the seasons changing? I am so ready for fall! The past few days have given me hope that change truly is in the air. I’ve been driving the open jeep for the past few days and loving every windblown minute.

ON THE BLOGS this week: This Old Fashioned Potato Soup is a journey back to grandma’s kitchen where hearty food is made with common ingredients, and every bite tells a story.

Learn how to make perfect French Bread Pizza in the air fryer! This method creates cheesy pizzas with a crispy crust. It’s homemade pizza that’s fast enough for a quick lunch or casual dinner.

Fresh vegetables are tossed in a mixture of oil and spices before being quickly cooked to create this irresistible skillet of Sauteed Zucchini and Onions.

Tender vegetables and a rich, creamy sauce are nestled under a layer of golden, flaky biscuits just begging to be enjoyed with this vegetable lover’s pot pie casserole.

Crispy baked potatoes are filled with hearty meat and vegetables and topped with creamy mashed potatoes in these Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes.

Rich, nutty notes and rolled, hearty oats create true poetry in this creamy, dreamy Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal. It’s pure comfort food for breakfast.

Colorful, fruity cereal meets the smooth and dreamy world of ice cream in this Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream. Every scoop is loaded with the iconic rainbow crunch of a Saturday morning spent watching cartoons.

Sweet and tangy blueberries burst with fresh flavor beneath the tender crumb of golden cake in this delightful Blueberry Dump Cake.

What I’m CRAVING: I am fairly obsessed with fresh corn these days and this Sweet Corn Risotto with Crispy Pancetta sounds unbelievably delicious.

What I’m WATCHING: Julie & Julia. I’ve seen this movie a few times now and Meryl Streep remains as charming as she could possibly be in her portrayal of Julia Child. The movie makes me smile so much and I was thrilled when one of my boys suggested watching it this week.

I’ve always loved Julia Child’s quote, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Sh

San Diego recap + Friday Faves

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Hiiiii! Happy Friday! How was the week? I’m thankful that it was a short one.. I’m ready for the weekend already. We blasted right back into school, dance, and got to see Nate Bargatze last night. SO hilarious and good.

This weekend will be spent cleaning up the San Diego aftermath, and I’m looking forward to a couple of low-key days. We also start our community detox on Monday! It’s not too late to join in. You can get your kit here (7,14, or 21 days use FITNESSISTA10) and join our closed Facebook group here. Quite a few of us are doing a longer detox, so there will still be friends participating whenever you get your kit.

San Diego recap + Friday Faves

San Diego was the BEST. We enjoyed four days in one of our very favorite places and also enjoyed some new adventures. We experienced LEGOLAND for the first time, took the girls paddle boarding and kayaking (twice because they loved it so much!) and we found out P is not a fan of Melting Pot lol.

We got in on Friday afternoon and decided to spend the afternoon shopping at UTC, and then enjoyed dinner at Seasons 52. We haven’t been to one in years – I keep wishing Tucson will get one! – and it lived up to the fond memories. Of course, the girls loved the mini desserts.

We called it an earlier night, and the next day, we woke up and it was raining. It rarely rains in San Diego, despite June Gloom and

5 High Protein Meal Prep Recipes

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Sharing 5 high-protein meal prep recipes! Some new inspiration if you’re looking to amp up your protein intake.

Hi friends! How are ya? I hope you’re having a lovely morning. We’re coming out the other side of the dance competition straight into dance picture night at the studio (WHEW) and I’m looking forward to getting some work and studying for IHP done today. I’d love to hear about what you have going on!

Today, I want to talk about protein and the importance of healthy meal prep. Personally, I aim to consume 4-5 palm-sized servings of protein each day, considering factors such as my goals, activity level, and body composition. However, I’ve found that hitting this protein goal can be challenging if I haven’t done some advance planning and prepping. I’ve realized that having protein readily available in the fridge makes a significant difference. To make it easier to reach my daily protein target, I now dedicate time each week to chop veggies and prepare some protein staples. This way, I am better prepared to meet my protein needs and build muscle. In addition to protein, it’s important to focus on consuming omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for overall health.

For today’s post, I’m sharing some super easy recipes with great sources of protein if you’re looking for new inspiration! These are meat-based, but here are some plant-based protein ideas for my veggie and vegan friends: tempeh bacon, edamame, black beans, mung bean pasta, sprouted tofu scramble, and lentils in the instant pot.

5 High Protein Meal Prep RecipesI had to use a stock photo because I have a hard time making meat look appetizing… and I think the asparagus is fake?? Taking votes)

5 High Protein Meal Prep Recipes

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours/ 8 hours


  • 1- 3.5-4.5lb whole chicken, giblets removed, patted dry
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


Place onion in the bottom of a 6 qt crock pot. Add the chicken, breast side down. No liquid is needed as the chicken will make its own juices with the onion and grease from the fat from the chicken skin. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until the internal temperature is 165 at the thickest part of the chicken. Cool completely, remove skin & bones, and shred the chicken or cut whole pieces of thighs, breasts, and wings to store for meals throughout the week.