Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins

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Instead of reaching for those mini blueberry muffins that come in a package try baking these instead! They are way more delicious and nutritious than any store-bought variety. Plus, I added ground flax seeds to kick up the nutritional content. Flax seeds help ward off colds and add fiber to your diet. Check out the benefits here. This muffin recipe make a great snack and a … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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  We love pancakes at our house. I used to make pancakes from  the premixed boxed kind (yes don't judge!) but they are limited on what type of pancakes you can make, and honestly, can never compare to pancakes made from scratch. Once you learn how to make homemade pancakes you will realize they are super easy, tastier and  less expensive than the premixed box … [Read more...]

Mango Coconut Chicken Nuggets

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How about adding a tropical spin to your kids chicken nuggets? I have never met a kid that doesn't love chicken nuggets. They are a great source of protein and easy to make a win-win for everyone!  Why not add a tropical spin and add mango and coconut to the breading?! I added dehydrated mangos and unsweetened coconut to the breading and I instantly transformed these nuggets … [Read more...]

Blackberry Banana Flax Seed Smoothie

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Instead of buying store-bought smoothies try this recipe next time.  I kick up the nutritional content by adding ground flax seeds to a blackberry banana smoothie. You can add whatever fruit you have on hand. I usually have an assortment of fruit in the freezer chopped up in individual bags. If you don't have fresh frozen fruit you can always add a few ice cubes in the blender. … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies

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How about a handheld apple pie? This recipe is super simple because I used a store bought pie crust to save myself time so I can eat these little yummy pies sooner!  Summer is here so I love going to the Farmer's Market and picking up the freshest local produce available.  I picked up these apples on our last trip and immediately thought of apple pie but I didn't want to make a … [Read more...]

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins

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The kids could eat pancakes every morning because it's their favorite breakfast hands down. Who doesn't love pancakes?!? How about  pancake muffins?! I thought of this recipe for those busy mornings where I have to get everyone dressed, out the door and we don't have time for a sit down breakfast. I make the batter the night before and just pop them in the oven while I … [Read more...]

Homemade Fish Bites

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I find it challenging to get my kids to eat any kind of fish...okay even the hubby! I want the kids to have a well rounded diet and eat seafood. I try to incorporate seafood into things they already like for example tacos or nuggets. One of my favorite ways to get the kids to eat more seafood is with Homemade Fish Bites! I made these fish bites and all kids loved them big and … [Read more...]

Pasta with Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes

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If you are looking for a quick 10 minute meal for the kiddies (shhhhh you may love this recipe too) here it is. Pasta with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes is the recipe for you and the family. This is my quick go-to lunch/dinner for everyone when I am short on time but need to feed the little and sometimes big people in my life. By the time the pasta is cooked, you are done … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Cookies on a Stick

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I have the perfect Easter cookies for your little ones this holiday - Easter Bunny Cookies on a stick. I made my own sugar cookie dough and cut out bunny shapes with a cookie cutter. I decided to coat them with coconut to resemble bunny fur. I made a sweetened cream cheese frosting as the cookie frosting. My kids helped out every step of the way especially when the … [Read more...]

Mini Easter Egg Baskets

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Easter is right around the corner and all I can think about are eggs and bunnies. My two little ones have been talking about Easter all month long. So, I filled a store bought pie crust with a mixture of egg, ham and cheese and made mini egg Easter baskets one morning...yummy! They are super simple to make and can be served for breakfast or lunch. You can even serve them … [Read more...]

Chicken Salad Ranch Roll Ups

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I love recipes where I can sneak in healthy stuff that my kids would otherwise never eat. I add kale to a variety of meals such as sandwiches, soups and salads. Since kale is high in vitamins, calcium and iron - it's the perfect vegetable. You can sauté kale with olive oil and garlic and serve it as a side to any meal. Mix it in with salad greens and you kick up the nutrients … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love baking homemade cookies. I decided to take my original chocolate chip cookie recipe and kick it up a few chocolate notches and add cocoa powder to make chocolate-chocolate chip cookies.  I have to admit this was my 6 year olds idea for our chocolate theme this month.  He would eat everything chocolate if I let him he has a real chocolate sweet tooth (wonder where he got … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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In keeping with the chocolate theme for this month I made chocolate covered pretzels.  In my opinion the perfect snack is both salty and sweet. This snack is super easy to make and my two little assistants really enjoyed sprinkling the toppings and drizzling the chocolate. I don't really have a lot of fancy baking stuff on hand so I just pour the melted chocolate into a … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Flu and cold season are here with no signs of leaving soon, so I thought this would be a good time to share my homemade chicken noodle soup recipe.  I usually make a large batch of chicken stock from scratch and keep it in the freezer for when a little one gets sick.  This weekend two of my loves got sick - the hubby and my daughter.  I made a large pot of chicken noodle soup … [Read more...]

Parmesan Chicken Tenders

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If you have a toddler, you know they would eat chicken tenders everyday if they could.  I try to come up with different types of healthy chicken recipes to keep it fun and interesting for kiddies and mommy!  I love making a large quantity of them and freezing them for later meals. If you don't know what Panko bread crumbs are you are really missing out. They are japanese … [Read more...]