Banana Breakfast Split

Banana Breakfast Splits

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 coconut milk ice cream instead of Greek yogurt...so their's was more of a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

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 oatmeal or pumpkin quinoa (recipe coming Friday!) and find that I have a little … [Read more...]

After School Snacks – September’s Pinterest Board of the Month

After School Snacks

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 kids come home and are starved. Is it just my house or does this happen in … [Read more...]

Increase Super Foods in Your Child’s Diet

Increase Super Foods in Child's Diet-3

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 in Your Child’s Diet.  Many of the common “super foods” are things easy to adapt and fit into meals … [Read more...]

Denise’s Quick and Easy ‘Baked’ Apple Recipe

Quick and Easy Baked Apples

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 or as little as you like. We also have a favorite restaurant that serves "fried apples" and when the kids … [Read more...]