Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pumpkin Mac

This is a great autumn twist on the classic dish of macaroni and cheese.  The best part of this recipe is the pumpkin adds such a creamy texture you won't even miss the dairy if you make it dairy-free, which I do.  My five year old would likely have mac and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner if allowed so she's a pretty tough critic of alterations to the classic. Yet she gave this recipe a thumbs up so you can trust it delivers...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Goopy Green Smoothies

My daughter's had the idea for this recipe and drank the smoothie faster than you can say “boo”! Halloween just might be the perfect time to introduce green smoothies. Healthy, yummy and fun...
Goopy Green Smoothies
1 cup fresh Spinach, washed

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Caramel Pumpkin Granola

It’s October, going on November and we are still all about those Pumpkins! I know some people get pumpkin'ed out but not me or my crew. Pumpkin forever (okay till mid-December at least). Here is one of my favorite recipes using pumpkin. It’s a great recipe to have the kid’s help you with – they love whisking and mixing! This makes the perfect addition to yogurt or a bowl of fruit. It make a great snack or post-workout treat. Did I mention it makes a fun little crunch topping for your pumpkin pie (might come in handy next month)...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Clementine Pumpkins

So easy a baby could make these.  Okay, maybe they would need a little help and would likely chew on the celery but honestly these cuties are so simple to make plus a healthy classroom treat for fall...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Maple Roast Chickpeas

Protein is essential for our bodies.  In fact, excluding water, 3/4 of our bodies are made up of proteins and are found in every cell (muscles, organs, some hormones, and certain antibodies and enzymes).  We need protein {the building blocks of our cells} from a variety of sources to help our bodies heal.  Protein also provides us with energy and helps the neurotransmitters in our brains function.  Overall it’s pretty darn important.  I love this recipe because it can be tricky to find snacks that contain much protein.  But this recipe delivers…on protein…and taste.  A crunchy, sweet and protein-packed little snack perfect for adults and kids alike...