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…

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…

Protein Waffles 

the perfect breakfast packed with protein to jump-start your morning! We love homemade waffles in our house! Too add protein & fiber into my kids diet, I have been using Kodiak Cakes mixes! You can’t go wrong with 14g of Protein & 5g of Fiber! For my children’s age range, they should be getting 25g…

Homemade Cinnamon Teddy Grahams 

 a childhood favorite snack without the added “junk” I started recipe testing homemade versions of my kids’ favorite snacks in the attempt to limit as much processed food in their diets as possible. Some of the information I found on children’s snacks was disturbing…it’s crazy to me that cancer-causing ingredients are so commonly used in…