Healthy Snacks

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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My five kiddos love all types of fresh fruit and that makes me very happy, but sometimes we get a little bored and want to spice it up a little. This method of “baking” apples in the microwave is super fast and easy, it only takes a few ingredients and you can make as much […]

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Very, Berry, Berries: The Ultimate Berry Recipe RoundUp

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 7, 2013

It’s berry season everywhere. Which means prices are low, low, low. And you should be adding them to your grocery list to take advantage of the savings. This is a great time to stock up your freezer with berries too. Make desserts, salads and other yummy recipes with the fresh berries, and store the extras […]

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No Bake Cookie Smoothie

by Dana S on May 21, 2013

This healthy smoothie is a great, cold treat for times you are craving something sweet! It is rich and chocolately with no added sweeteners. Full of good for you ingredients like cocoa powder, bananas, peanut butter and milk! No Bake Cookie Smoothie Yield – 1 serving Preparation Time – 5 minutes Ingredients 1 frozen, sliced […]

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Dana’s Mango Smoothie

by Dana S on March 19, 2013

It is a chilly 19 degree day here and the whole family is ready for spring! I pulled out my blender to make this tropical mango smoothie to help us beat the winter blues. It may not be a 80 degree day but it helped lift our spirits. Dana’s Mango Smoothie Yield – 2 large […]

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Gluten Free, No Bake Energy Bites

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 1, 2013

So. I’m on maternity leave. But I have a problem. I really can’t sit still. We’ve been so blessed with oodles of help and gobs of food. Which has allowed me extra time to “sit still.” But, I just don’t sit still well. Despite my best efforts. At least 12 times a day, I have […]

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