Homemade Lemon & Garlic Hummus

    Hummus is a family favorite in our house! My picky eater, anti-vegetable son will even dip veggies into this homemade hummus & gobble it up! A lot of store-bought hummus ingredients include additives & oils that are inflammatory fats, so I hope you’ll try this healthy, simple, & delicious hummus! Ingredients 1/4 c….

Enjoy Life© Snack Review

  First, a few facts about Enjoy Life© and these snacks: ALL Enjoy Life© products are certified gluten-free and are free from the top 8 most common allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). All Enjoy Life© products are verified Non-GMO, certified Kosher and made with no artificial ingredients. These three…

Homemade Granola

a dairy & refined sugar free, delicious granola   Raise your hand if you love Granola! I’m always on the hunt for Granola that isn’t packed with sugars & other unhealthy ingredients. I decided to make it homemade & it came out great! My kids loved it on top of their yogurt & I enjoy…

Summer Sips | Tazo Passion Tea

a refreshing, caffeine-free summer beverage to enjoy in the sunshine!   Tazo Teas are my favorite! They are naturally sourced & caffeine-free which is helping my goal of quitting coffee (sigh!). They also partner with Mercy Corps to improve community wellness through education initiatives and increased access to clean water and health services! There are…

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…

Rainy Day Crafts!

  It’s been a gloomy few days here, so I decided some craft time was needed! I found all the supplies around the house & my kids spent hours creating & using their imaginations!       Craft #1: Textured Paint Brushes I found some random objects/materials around the house & attached them to clothespins….

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…