healthy snack

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 to use oodles of food coloring in my kids’ meals, so I’m looking to the […]

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 this recipe is the simplest and favorite around here. Unlike regular cookie dough, the base […]

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 creative, we’re making silly vegetable shapes on our plates for an after school snack. I […]

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 be featuring Sewing Projects. Share your projects over at the Spotlight! Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos […]

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 how she helps her kids eat healthier food, she shared a super cool tip with […]

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 suggest watching one of the videos to get a better feel for it. I really […]

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 Pod Stove Top Granola Recipe by Hungry Yogini Healthy Granola Bars by Random Acts of […]

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, 3: Put 1/4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

by Marie on February 25, 2009

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 are? Come find out.

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 on the fats and trying to have better portion control. And to be honest, I’m […]

Strawberry Fruit Leather

by Marie on July 23, 2008

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 always had the best success with apricots. So I decided to take up the challenge […]

Frozen Grape Pops

by Marie on June 16, 2008

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 a lollipop stick to the mix. Supplies for Frozen Grape Pops: Grapes – any color […]

Mini Chip Granola Bars

by Marie on April 23, 2008

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 same recipe for Chewy Granola Bars, but I put half the mix in one glass […]

Popcorn Popping

by Marie on April 14, 2008

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 know what this machine was. I grew up on real popped popcorn, so I forget […]

Graham Crackers and Milk

by Marie on April 9, 2008

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 down the pounds. Which percent of milk do you pour yourself? Then get out a […]

What is Portion Control?

by Marie on March 24, 2008

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 mouth. It is a sight to see. Once my “morning sickness” goes away, I am […]

Homemade Applesauce

by Marie on September 25, 2007

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 insides out and catches the skin and core. But it’s a tad bit messy and […]

Chewy Granola Bars

by Marie on September 13, 2007

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 1/2 c. Rice Krispies 1/4 c. coconut 1/2 c. M&M minis 1/2 c. brown sugar […]

Apricot Leather

by Marie on July 7, 2007

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 gets dried in the sun. My mother has an apricot tree in her back yard […]

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