Vegan Banana Bread

a fluffy, delicious breakfast the whole family will love! Ingredients -3 ripe bananas, mashed -3 tbsp. pure organic coconut oil, melted -1/3 c. unsweetened applesauce -a dash of vanilla extract -1 1/2 tsp. baking powder -1/2 tsp. baking soda -pinch of sea salt -pinch of nutmeg -1 tsp. cinnamon -1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour…

PB & Chocolate Banana Sushi

a fun lunch kids will ask you to make again & again!   I’m back with a healthy, creative lunch for kids! In the words of my son, these are “SO NUMMY!”   You Will Need: -1 medium-sized banana (not too ripe) -Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter (or a nut butter of your choice) -a small…

Strawberry Sorbet

a dairy-free, clean eating, & refreshing sorbet perfect for summer!   Happy First Day of Summer! I wanted to surprise my kids with a healthy, yummy after-school treat to celebrate Summer! This sorbet is delicious, stores well in the freezer, & you can switch it up & make the sorbet in any fruit flavor! Ingredients…

Non-Perishable “Brown Bag” Lunch Ideas

ideas for fun Field Trip or Summer Camp bagged lunches!  My daughter has a few School Field Trips coming up as she nears her last weeks as 1st Grader (pause for a quick Mama Bear sob!). The students are required to bring a disposable, non-perishable lunch. Since this particular Field Trip is hands-on, active, &…

Homemade “Cheez-It” Star Crackers

a healthier twist on a classic snack cracker I’m back with another homemade kids snack! This recipe includes very few ingredients & is simple to make! You can get creative with the shapes….my kids chose a star this time! I made these vegan, but even if you substitute for regular cheese & butter, they would…

Almond Raisin Power Muffins

muffins packed with fiber & protein to get your “go” going in the morning!   Ingredients: 2 c. Kodiak Cake Mix 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed 1/4 c. coconut oil, softened (NOT MELTED) 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 large egg (For an egg substitute you can combine 1 Tbsp of ground flax to 3 Tbsp….

Freezer Meals!

time-saving, budget friendly meals you can make in just hours!  Freezer Meals will save you time, money & make your dinnertime prep simple & stress free! In this post, I will be sharing my Freezer Meals Pinterest Board with you & giving you helpful tips that have made the prep-process easier! Here is the link…

Peanut Butter & Jelly “Sushi”

If I present my kids with “creative plates”, they 99.9% of the time finish what is on them! These PB&J Sushi Rolls are simple & nutritious!  Ingredients Whole Grain Bread Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter Welch’s Natural Strawberry Spread (I love this spread because there is NO HIGH FRUCTOSE SYRUP! I have also used the yummy…

No-Bake Energy Bites

A quick, healthy snack your kids (and you) will love! Ingredients 1 c. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 1/2 c. Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter 1/3 c. Pure Raw Honey 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 c. Ground Flax Seed 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds 1/2 c. Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips…

Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Shake

A quick, simple, healthy on-the-go breakfast  Ingredients: -1 medium-sized frozen banana (If not using a frozen banana, add 4-5 ice cubes) -1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use the Silk brand) -1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use VEGA Vanilla Protein & Greens) -2 Tbsp. Organic PBfit Powder To make: Combine all ingredients in…