Healthy Snacks

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2014

Two dudes in my family aren’t fans of chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are generally my go-to cookie because I have my favorite recipe memorized and can make them from scratch without too much thought. Since there is usually some grumbling from a portion of the dude crowd whenever chocolate chip cookies are made, I’m trying […]

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Easy Tzatziki Dip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 21, 2014

If you want a quick escape to the Greek isles, then whip up this dip, take a few bites and whisk away in your imagination. Visualize the picturesque blue turquoise ocean, the brilliant sun shining all around, as you enjoy this creamy and delightful snack! Use a low fat/low cal Greek yogurt to keep the […]

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Coconut Key Lime Bread ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Last week a dream came true for me. This dream has been 2 years in the making. Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Cuatro in the summer of 2012, a terrible longing for the beach came over me. Like, a crazy longing. To be at the beach, by myself…with my girlfriends. […]

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Berry Cherry Jubilee ~ Green Smoothie Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 14, 2014

This summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the duo behind the very popular Simple Green Smoothies. I drool over their Instagram feed every day. And often end up making something similar to what they posted for my morning smoothie. (Or my lunch smoothie, when I have ‘those’ mornings and I can’t get to blending […]

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15+ Nut-Free School Snack Ideas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2014

Well, I’m not sure about you and your kids, but all 3 of my school aged boys get to take snacks this year. (And by get to, I mean ‘have to’…because they eat a very early breakfast (6:30 am!) and have a late lunch (11:45 am!)…that’s a long time to go without food for little […]

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2014

Ok, friend. You have to make these. They are one of my kids’ most popular requests for lunch boxes…and I saved them for the end of our 31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas. I sent them on their first day of school this week. I had stashed a few in the very back of the […]

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Zucchini Feta Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 22, 2014

Here’s a fun new twist on a zucchini side dish. Zucchini is every.where. right now. And it’s cheap-o too. This takes just a few minutes to get together, and I tasked my oldest son to get the zucchinis arranged onto the baking sheet, while I dropped the seasoning and feta on them as he went. […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 21, 2014

Because I love chocolate and I love raspberries. And I love them together. mmmmm. mmmm. This is super simple and goes like this… Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. Follow the directions on the photo above, using a mini muffin tin. Freeze or chill the bites. (I prefer to freeze […]

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Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 10, 2014

These Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Valentine’s Bites make for an easy after school snack or quick dessert idea this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Plus, if you are a big fan of eating cookie dough while you bake, then you’ll love this recipe!  It tastes just like it, but there’s no eggs, […]

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Banana Breakfast Split

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 7, 2014

Put a new spin on your yogurt, granola and fruit breakfasts…this also makes for a fantastic, filling and uber healthy after school snack. (Ask me how I know!) I saw this on Pinterest and knew it would be an instant hit with this crowd. For my dairy-free little people, I dropped a small scoop of […]

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