Healthy Snacks

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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Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 2, 2013

I <3 homemade cookies. And I wish I made them more. I really wish I made these more…all my favorite flavors of fall…in cookie form. While it’s still humid and up in the 90s some days, we have had a few “tastes of fall” and cool, crisp mornings. I often make pumpkin muffins or pumpkin […]

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By now most kids in America are back in school! Last month we celebrated Lunch Ideas on Pinterest and found thousands of ways to save money, create healthy lunches in new and creative ways and  found new family favorite lunch box ideas. This month we are focusing on those After School Snacks for when the […]

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Increase Super Foods in Your Child’s Diet

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 14, 2013

As parents we want our children to be as healthy as possible and we strive to be good examples to them in our food and exercise choices but it can still be tough to encourage them to eat foods that are good for them.  It is surprisingly easy to find ways to Increase Super Foods […]

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