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5 Ways to Eat a Rainbow (minus the food coloring!)

March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a colorful rainbow-inspired meal is a fun way to cook alongside your kids. I can never bring myself… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

Whether you call them energy bites, cookie dough balls, or no-bake cookies, these little tasty morsels take just a few basic ingredients and turn them into a quick and easy sweet treat. We make many variations of dough balls, but… Continue Reading →

Getting Creative with Kid’s Veggie Plates

We are a family who loves our veggies. I don’t know where my kids came from, but all three of them eat their vegetables, even the brussel sprouts. But to help spice things up a bit and get a little… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Healthy Recipes

I’m trying my hardest to stay on the healthy train for 2012, keeping to my new year’s goals. So this week’s feature is all about healthy, 6 yummy and healthy recipes I chose from the M&T Spotlight! **Next week: I’ll… Continue Reading →

Helping My Kids Eat Their Veggies

Our family has been on the healthy eating train for almost 2 months, hooray! I’ve been trying really hard to make dinner with vegetables or a salad, helping get in our greens. After talking to a friend of mine about… Continue Reading →

Homemade Flour Tortillas, Fun and Delicious

Recently I went looking online for a way to make homemade tortillas. You Tube has a lot of great videos on how to make them, most use about the same method. I’ve included my personal recipe below, but I still… Continue Reading →

Weekend Make and Takes: Granola Recipes

I’ve gathered some great recipes that include granola. Nothing beats homemade granola or granola treats. Enjoy these links for your weekend! Homemade Chewy Granola Bars by Make and Takes (pictured above) Maple Almond Granola Recipe by Two Peas and Their… Continue Reading →

Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Yes, homemade microwave popcorn, and it really works! I was skeptical. I didn’t believe it could be that easy, but IT IS! Lisa, from Snack Girl, has shared her how-to for Homemade Microwave Popcorn. It’s as easy as 1, 2,… Continue Reading →

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Head on over to one of my favorite food blogs This Week For Dinner to read more about one of my family’s favorite snacks. These little yummy green things are super healthy and tasty too! Can you guess what they… Continue Reading →

Quick Tips to Curb Your Appetite

As I’m one week into my family’s Biggest Loser Contest, my body is going through withdrawals. I’ve gone from eating all day long and anything I wanted, down to 3 healthy meals and 2-3 snacks in between. I’ve cut back… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Fruit Leather

Every year my mom and I make Apricot Fruit Leather. It’s so good and super healthy. Since I posted it last year, someone asked if other fruit could be used. My mom remembers trying other flavors in the past, but… Continue Reading →

Frozen Grape Pops

This is our new favorite Summer Snack. Frozen Grape Pops are the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Even though you’ve probably frozen grapes in the freezer before, these pops prevent fingers from getting sticky or wet by adding… Continue Reading →

Mini Chip Granola Bars

I made more Chewy Granola Bars from scratch. Instead of the m&m’s I have used in the past, I found mini chocolate chips and mini Reese’s peanut butter pieces. I did it a little different this time. I used the… Continue Reading →

Popcorn Popping

While popcorn is popping on the apricot trees, we are eager pop as well. I love to get out the ancient popcorn popping machine and pop corn from scratch. When I did this activity for my Kindergarten students, they didn’t… Continue Reading →

Graham Crackers and Milk

Growing up, graham crackers and milk was the best treat around. Now my kids are loving it as much as I still do. This is the simplest snack out there. Pour a glass of milk. I choose skim to keep… Continue Reading →

What is Portion Control?

There are two words not used in my current vocabulary: Portion Control. I have none of it. Especially now as I am pregnant, I eat a lot. Every pregnancy I have been able shovel, I mean shovel, food into my… Continue Reading →

Homemade Applesauce

I’m continuing my week of apples with homemade applesauce. My parents have a lot of apple trees and I’m fortunate enough to use them for my applesauce. Last year, we made it with a big fancy machine that squeezes the… Continue Reading →

Chewy Granola Bars

These are a yummy treat for me! and my kids. I got this recipe from my good friend, Sherie. They are chewy and homemade, a perfect after-school treat. Chewy Granola Bars Recipe: 2 1/2 c. Oats – quick rolled oats… Continue Reading →

Apricot Leather

At first, this title may sound like I am describing an orange pair of leather shoes. But I am definately not. Apricot Leather is a large fruit roll up. It’s made of yummy apricots, honey, and lemon juice. Then it… Continue Reading →

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