Category Archives: Recipe: Snack

Carrot Apple Muffins

August, 2017

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the local farmers market in town. 

This past week amongst a bunch of other delicious treats, I bought fresh carrots. My  normal routine is to roast them with a touch of butter, but this week I wanted to shake things up and decided to make carrot apple muffins.

They were amazing!  Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness.  I added crushed walnuts and raisins for added depth, and used a paleo flour mix to keep them gluten free. (You can make them dairy free, too, by substituting the butter with coconut oil.)  

But best of all?  They are healthy AND got an A+ from the kiddos!  They have been having them for breakfast all week (I made some without nuts since they are allergic) and it feels great knowing they are starting their days eating food prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Continue reading

Real Food Snacks

March, 2017

We need to teach our kids to eat real food.  But in order for them to be able to eat real food, we need to have it available to them.  And in order for us to have it available to them, the bottom line is that we have to deal.  (Trust me.  I wish it was as easy as clicking your heels together 3 times and having a fridge full of healthy, real food snacks.)

Snacks are so often considered to be food you find in your pantry, right?  Pirate’s Booty, granola bars, Goldfish…you get the idea.  But why?  Why can’t ‘snack time’ be associated with opening up the refrigerator to find real, fresh food? Continue reading

Healthy, Kid Friendly Smoothie

Sometimes I wonder if other people get as much pleasure as I do from seeing their children eat healthy food. There is just something so reassuring about it, knowing that vitamins and nutrients are being flooded through their growing bodies.

Luckily, on these hot, summer August days, smoothies are a big hit in my home.  My ‘go to’ smoothie for my kids contains almond milk, some frozen or fresh berries, and a bit of raw honey.  Berries are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C.  My kids love the taste and I love the nutrition.

Just recently I decided to take a chance by adding one more ingredient to their smoothies, hoping they wouldn’t notice.  

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Strawberry Oat Muffins (Gluten & Dairy Free)

I don’t know what I was thinking.

Yesterday I bought a 2 pound container of strawberries.  Two pounds!  We rarely get through a 1 pound container without some of them going bad!

But I couldn’t help it.  I got so excited when I saw a 2 pound package of ORGANIC strawberries being sold at Trader Joe’s!  How could I NOT buy them?  Deal of the century!

So I decided to make a preemptive strike against wasted fruit by figuring out a way to use some of the strawberries right away.

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