Pumpkin Spice Granola CupsLetโ€™s get all the Autumn feels together with these no-bake breakfast treats. ๐Ÿ‚ Crunchy granola combined with creamy nut butter forms our addicting cupโ€™s base. Once frozen, we fill it with tart Greek yogurt topped with cinnamon coated cooked apples and a drizzle of sweet honey or pure maple syrup.
Blender Banana Spinach PancakesDid you know that spinach is one of the most zinc-rich veggies? Zinc is important for many bodily functions such as strengthening your immune system (helping you fight a cold) + aiding in wound healing (for all those bruised knees). ๐Ÿƒ These pancakes are made with clean simple ingredients like oats, spinach + bananas, and come together quickly in a blender. Not feelin that spinach?? Donโ€™t worry! You canโ€™t even taste itโ€ฆ the result is sweet caramelized banana pancakes (that happen to have green specks in them ๐Ÿ˜‰)
Back To School “Hungry Caterpillar” Snack PlateI donโ€™t know about you, but when my kids get off that school bus, they are HUNGRY!! You know me and how I love my themes, so I had to get into the spirit of the new school year with our hungry caterpillar snack board. Made with sliced apples, strawberries, and raisins for our caterpillar, we wanted to add some protein to our platter to keep our caterpillar (and the kids) fuller for longer. Enter stage rightโ€ฆ @eatnowadays plant-based nuggets! We love these nuggets because not only are they delicious, crispy, and juicy, but they are made with only 7 simple clean ingredients, contain no soy or GMOs, and are ready in less than 20 minutes. Want to be extra?? We love pairing them with our homemade hummus as a dipping sauce.
Fruit + Granola Yogurt PopsiclesWith the back-to-school season upon us, I wanted to share a favorite after-school treat that also doubles as a snack activity to make with the kids! ๐Ÿก Made with fiber-rich fruit, sweet crunchy granola, and creamy Greek yogurt, this snack is as nutritious as it is yummy.
Breakfast Tortilla HackReady for an easy back-to-school breakfast hack?? While mornings can be hectic with getting the kids out the door, breakfast doesnโ€™t have to be! ๐ŸŒฎ Packed with protein-rich peanut butter, zinc-loaded berries, antioxidant fueled chia seeds, fiber dense hemp seeds, and sweet granola for extra flavor + crunch, itโ€™s a complete breakfast thatโ€™s easy to make and super kid-friendly.
No-Bake Cereal BarsWith the school year quickly approaching, Iโ€™ve been compiling a list of quick + easy breakfast ideas we can grab and go. Made with just ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ingredients, these cereal bars are a kid-friendly breakfast that are super versatile and great for meal prep. Unlike many store-bought cereal bars, these are made with ingredients you can actually pronounce and are a good source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Nut-Free Basil Pesto๐Ÿƒ If your herb garden is thriving like ours this summer, then you need this simple blender recipe to use up all that basil!! ๐Ÿƒ I always find it difficult to find nut-free pesto sauce, and since Iโ€™m allergic to pine nuts, I knew I had to find a homemade alternative. This recipe can be made vegan or vegetarian (if you add in Parmesan cheese for a sweet and zesty flavor), and can also be made extra nutritious by throwing in some spinach leaves to the basil. ๐Ÿƒ We love using our pesto as a dip for crackers and veggies, or as a marinade for cauliflower steak, pasta, chicken, or fish.
Lunchbox Inspiration- Dinosaur Themed Lunchโ˜€๏ธ Although summer is here, itโ€™s never too early to start planning for back to school! โœ๏ธ Sawyer is starting pre-k this year, and that means our little boy will join his big sister with taking lunchboxes to school! ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿ’ก My biggest tip for new lunchbox packers is to ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐“๐“Š๐’น๐‘’ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐“€๐’พ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ! Not only will it encourage them to eat their meals better in school, but it will also make your life a bit less hectic too! ๐ŸŽ’ My kids love to get involved by cutting their fruits + veggies with kid safe knives, portioning out foods, and making designs out of their meals. ๐ˆ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐๐ฐ๐ข๐œ๐ก/๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž/๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž/๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ฑ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ.
Rice Crispy Fudge CupsThis no-bake frozen dessert is such a favorite amongst my kids! The crispy brown rice cereal texture complements the contrasting smooth fudgy layer perfectly. Packed with protein from the seed/nut layer, it's a sweet treat that also has some nutritional benefits!
Chocolate Covered Banana PopsThese no-bake frozen chocolate covered banana pops are a fun snack activity to make with your children that build confidence in the kitchen and serve as a great bonding experience. Loaded with potassium, antioxidants, and a good source of Vitamin C, these pops are easy to make and so delicious! We used chocolate sweetened by coconut sugar and let the kids use their creativity with the toppings. Once these frozen treats defrost a bit, the inside is smooth and creamy! Perfect for a warm summer day.
Chocolate Blueberry SmoothieLately, we've been making this chocolate blueberry smoothie on repeat for an easy and refreshing summer breakfast. While this smoothie tastes like a chocolate milkshake, it's actually packed with antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s from added chia seeds and hemp hearts. We throw in a hidden veggie (spinach) and naturally sweeten it with wild blueberries and ripe bananas. You can even meal-prep these smoothie cups, and then just add milk in the morning to blend!