Healthy Snacks

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 chocolate-y 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

NOTE: This is an older post…I’m not currently on maternity leave 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 […]

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Healthy Eating on a Busy Mom Schedule

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 28, 2013

{image credit} Last week, my life became exponentially more busy. The time I have spent recently on resting, reading (and even sleeping) is now filled with spending precious time with my newest little one, my bigger boys and the other demands of keeping up with everyone. Even as I’m finding myself in “survival mode,” it’s […]

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Pepperoni Pizza Bread & Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 25, 2013

The big game is just around the corner…and it’s not too early to think about what will be doning your countertops and feeding the frenzied game viewers who have taken over your living room and kitchen! This Pepperoni Pizza bread is sure to be a big hit…as would anything included in the recipe round-up below! […]

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Magda’s Banana Oatmeal Squares

by Jenn K on September 20, 2012

My son started back to school in August and that meant making these yummy Banana Oatmeal Squares. Luckily, I had a bunch of very overripe bananas on hand so it was a great way to use those (I also freeze overripe bananas to use in recipes). I did hit one snag and here is a […]

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Lunchbox Freezer Cooking: Frozen Fruit Cups

by Dana S on September 18, 2012

It’s only been two weeks into our school year and I am already finding myself in a lunchbox rut. Freezer cooking to the rescue! Every month, I plan to try a lunch box friendly recipe and share my results. This month I choose Frozen Fruit Cups to try. These healthy cups are full of fresh […]

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