Kiddie Faves

Big Bowl Breakfast Cookie

  5 from 1 vote Print Big Bowl Breakfast Cookie An easy, freezable, on-the-go breakfast treat for kids and adults to enjoy.  These soft and satiating cookies are sweetened with banana…that’s it.  So, it depends what else you’d like to add to create your personal taste and level of sweetness.  … Read more

Spaghetti Carbonara

  Print Spaghetti Carbonara This recipe is taken from an Italian classic, and while I won’t pretend it’s purely authentic (I’m not Italian…but I wish) it’s pretty darn close, with a mushroom addition/option that can be included or used as a vegetarian alternative.  I aim to please 🙂  Indulge in … Read more

PB & L Power Balls

Print PB & L Power Balls These protein packed balls have lentils in them…and they’re delicious.  These can be a choose-your-own-adventure recipe, depending on what’s in the pantry or what mood you’re in.  I recommend adding mini chocolate chips since we’re working with peanut butter here 🙂 Servings: 30 balls … Read more

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies….with PLENTY of chocolate!

Print Fudgy Black Bean Brownies….with PLENTY of chocolate! Brownies should be decadent…and really NOT healthy at all.  However, sometimes a sweet tooth just lingers and you look for something that will satisfy it with out any guilt attached.  Enter THESE brownies.  Gluten-free (naturally!) and full of chocolate.  Take one to … Read more

Max’s Meatballs

My 4-year-old loves spaghetti and meatballs.  These were inspired by his love for meatballs, and dislike for  most vegetables once he turned two.   I perservered..and won! Print Max’s Meatballs Course: Main Course Servings: 36 meatballs Ingredients 1 medium onion 1/2 medium zucchini 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach 2-3 cloves garlic … Read more

Mac n’ Cheese (with squash…no secrets)

Sometimes ‘sneaking’ in a veggie is necessary, mostly because it’s reassurance that the kids eat one, plus it can actually be a guilt-free feeling when you realize that the veggie actually improves the taste. So no sneaky secrets, squash is supposed to be here and everyone will love it! Print … Read more

Traditional Homemade Applesauce

Apple season hits us in the fall with a desire to pick em and eat em as fast as we can!  Since the kiddos can’t always chomp right into a whole apple make them applesauce and call it ‘dessert’…which also applies to anyone else, of course. Print Traditional Homemade Applesauce … Read more

Carrot Apple Coconut Muffins

Great for little hands and babes who have a few teeth but aren’t ready to really chomp yet.  These minis can live in the freezer until you need a quick snack to bring on the road or to fill an afternoon hunger gap. Print Carrot Apple Coconut Muffins Great for … Read more

Carrot Cake Muffins

My mom used to shop at the A&P (remember the A&P???, which is now Dominion) and bring home a plastic clamshell container of bakery fresh carrot muffins.  We would enjoy them with a cup of Orange Pekoe tea in the afternoon and I remember EXACTLY how they tasted, how moist … Read more

Better-than-take-out Veggie Fried Rice

Fried rice ins’t exactly the best option on a Chinese take-out menu….from a nutritional standpoint at least. But making your own at home can be both nutritious and delicious! This type of recipe is perfect for those bits and bytes lying around in the fridge. Leftover veggies (anything, really) and … Read more