Archive: Snack

Summertime Pasta Salad for Kids

Foods for thought…

Pasta salad is always a kid pleaser and it’s great for hot days when you just don’t want to do much cooking. This kid friendly recipe is full of fiber, protein and healthy fats and is perfect for lunch, dinner or even as a snack. It can also be altered to your child’s tastes and dietary needs. Definitely keep this one salad on the rotation for summertime!

Easy Egg Muffins with Veggies

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These Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect solution to your busy mornings. They can be made ahead of time, frozen and are a healthy way to start your day. Life is busy enough, so make things easy on yourself and give these a try!

Brain Boosting Chocolate Pudding

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We all know our kiddos love chocolate pudding. Heck, what adult doesn’t? But all that sugar?? Not the best for a healthy brain. Try my version made with my secret weapon…AVOCADOS! Avocados are one of the best brain foods around and it makes such a smooth and delicious pudding that no one will realize all the sugar is missing!  This is seriously so good!

Chocolate Banana Power Muffins

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We’re all about saving time – especially this month! And these muffins do the trick! These Chocolate Banana Power Muffins are a full of protein and fiber and make an easy grab and go snack or breakfast. The best part is that you can easily make a double batch (48 muffins!), freeze them and have plenty saved for when you need them.  No more grabbing frozen waffles or processed granola bars as you run out the door!

Peanut Butter Bars

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The holidays are fast approaching and that means things are about to get busy!! From shopping for friends and family, to holiday programs and parties, everyone is on the go during the holidays. That’s why I love these no bake peanut butter bars that kids (and adults) can grab on their way out door. They are super easy to make, are a great alternative to processed bars and kids love them. Feel free to add in a little ground flaxseed, try them with different nut butter, or top them with a little drizzle of chocolate for an extra special treat!

Homemade Snack Mix

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Just about everyone has had the store bought snack mix, but truthfully the homemade version is so much better, and better for you! We’ve lightened up the original recipe by using coconut oil and have reduced the amount of salt – but definitely not the flavor. This is a great snack mix to pack for school or sports and the mix in options are endless.

Pizza Rolls with Veggie Power

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Kids love pizza and I am certainly not above sneaking tons of veggies into it! These pizza rolls are healthy, filling and kids love them. They are perfect for school lunches, as an afterschool snack and freeze well too.

No-Bake Energy Bites

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No-Bake Energy Bites are the perfect brain boosting snack, breakfast or even dessert! Packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats, they also are perfect for grab n’ go.  Using just a handful of ingredients, they are quick and easy to make and freeze really well. The add-in options are endless; from cranberries and dark chocolate chips, to shredded coconut and almonds there are options to please even the pickiest eaters. My secret ingredient when I make them? Dates! Love the little bit of sweetness they add!

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Food for thought…

Pumpkin season is in full swing!  And in the spirit of National Diabetes Month, we are savoring this diabetic-friendly Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal. It will fill you up, hit the spot and get you moving and focused on a crisp Fall morning. The Truvia blend makes this version a bit lighter without sacrificing any of the sweet pumpkin flavors.

Turkey Spinach Pinwheels

turkey pinwheels

Food for thought…

Don’t go another school year with the same old boring lunches! It’s time to replace the basic PB&J and turkey sandwiches with fun and tasty brain boosting versions. Kids will love having something different, will have more energy, be more attentive in school and retain more information when they have a healthy, balanced lunch. Sounds like a win – win to me!