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Hydrating Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

Print Hydrating Blueberry Kefir Smoothie A perfect replenishment of electrolytes, berries and gut-healing probiotics.  This NEW smoothie creation has been approved by both adults and kiddos 🙂 Ingredients 2 cups plain Kefir (or plain yogurt) 1 cup frozen blueberries 1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach 2 thin slices ginger root 1 … Read more

Raspberry Chia Jam

Print Raspberry Chia Jam With berries fresh from the garden or straight from the freezer, homemade stove-top jammy jam comes together in 20 minutes!  Chia seeds help to thicken and a kiss of honey sweetens it all.  You can make this recipe in the morning before you’re ready to spread … Read more

Chocolate Chili Chomps (aka Chocolate Balls)

Print Chocolate Chia Chili Chomps (aka Chocolate Balls) These fudgy nuggets are my son’s favorite treat in his school lunch box.  Packed full of Omega-3-rich seeds (sooooo good for skin, nails, and brain), protein and chocolate goodness, I’m happy to pack them….and snack on a couple myself!  Servings: 16 balls … Read more

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