Friday, February 28, 2014

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie


This is a simple and refreshing smoothie.  Loaded with nutrition and easy to digest this smoothie makes the perfect addition to any day.  When ever I feel a little off, sore or tired this smoothie sets me right again.  I have noticed it's also a huge mood improver for my kids.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Banana-Fig Breakfast Tarts


If you have been reading my blog long you'll know I like easy recipes...because well, they're the best.  Okay, I know there are some amazing complicated recipes but most of us don't get paid (except in sticky finger hugs) to create gourmet dishes so we need simple, healthy recipes that are also kid pleasers.  This one delivers.  Making breakfast tarts from scratch has never been easier.  We used some dye-free sprinkles from Williams-Sonoma that aren't available any longer online (I'm not sure about in the store) but another fun substitute we like is crushing freeze dried fruit (like blueberries or strawberries) to make dye-free sprinkles.  The girls love helping me make these...rolling out the dough, pinching the edges and decorating the finished product are their favorite parts.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Red Heart Hummus


Here's a recipe that was a big hit at a recent Valentine party with both parents and kids.  My two year old probably ate half of it alone, she just couldn't get enough.  I love how simple it is and yet tastes amazing.  It's another one of those recipes that's so easy to make you almost feel guilty about all the compliments it receives, almost.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Corn Quiche'ns with Avocado Frosting


I love this recipe.  I mean, I really love this recipe.  It's like a corn muffin and quiche in one and it tastes fabulous.  My five year old licked the frosting off first just like she does with cupcakes.  My two year old turned her nose up at first but in the end liked it.  They make a great protein-packed addition to any meal (we had them for dinner with black beans and rice) or an easy breakfast.   Did I mention they are crazy easy to make?!