Frankenstein Monster Smoothie BowlMeet our Frankenstein Monster Smoothie Bowl made with clean ingredients and none of the 𝓼𝓬𝓪𝓻𝔂 artificial stuff. Would you believe that you can get such a rich green color from spinach rather than using the unhealthy chemicals from food dye?? My kids and I both love these 2 smoothies (the green face is a tropical fruit smoothie while the brown is a chocolate blueberry smoothie) because they taste delicious, have hidden veggies, and are perfect for Halloween!
Pumpkin BreadThis HIDDEN VEGGIES treat embodies the flavors of autumn and will not disappoint if you’re longing for those sweater and boots fall days ahead. Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup or robust honey and spiced with warm cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, this pumpkin bread is perfect for a crisp autumn morning breakfast or even an afternoon treat. Made with nutrient dense whole wheat pastry flour, sweet pumpkin purée, and creamy yogurt, this bread can be topped with pumpkin seeds and/or chocolate chips (we’ve done both and the kids prefer the chocolate... obviously!).
Lunchbox Inspiration- Spooky Halloween LunchIt’s spooky season and we are here for it! Get ready for lots of Halloween themed lunch boxes, snacks, and treats as we prepare for the 31st! Need some 𝓼𝓹𝓸𝓸𝓴𝔂 Halloween lunchbox inspiration?? Look no further! 👻 Peanut butter ghost sandwich 🧙‍♀️ Edible witch’s broomsticks 🎃 Jack-o-lantern peppers 👹 Monster apple mouths 🍫 Chocolate candy
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast DonutsSometimes when parenting, I think about things I would’ve enjoyed as a kid, and I try to put a parent’s spin on them. Donuts for breakfast? Amen to that!! These breakfast treats are refined sugar free, made with nutritious whole wheat pastry flour, vitamin packed pumpkin purée, warm autumn spices (think cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) and creamy yogurt.
Almond Butter Zucchini MuffinsThese grain-free, gluten-free, and flour-free muffins (say that 3x fast!) are a great hidden veggies recipe that works well for breakfasts, snacks, and school lunchboxes. Amazingly, almond butter acts as a replacement for flour and creates a perfectly moist and fluffy treat!
Sweet Potato Quinoa TotsInspired by @eatingbyelaine, we make this vegan and gluten-free kid friendly recipe weekly but add a bit of cinnamon + maple sweetness to it! With only 3 main ingredients (sweet potatoes, quinoa, and oats), Elaine’s recipe is a wonderful savory option but over here, we’re generally team sweet! 🍁
Frosted Carrot Cake Overnight OatsNothing represents autumn more than warm spices, sweet raisins, and robust manuka honey. Added to the mix are chia seeds, sprouted rolled oats, carrots, yogurt, and vanilla. It’s such a wonderful way to start a chilly morning, all snuggled up to this cozy make ahead breakfast that’ll keep you satisfied for hours.
Pesto Cauliflower SteaksAn easy plant-based meal that's vegan and nut free!! I love using cauliflower as the base to my meals because once grilled, it becomes caramelized, juicy, and wonderfully sweet. Paired with our homemade nut-free pesto sauce and served atop a bed of protein-rich quinoa, this meal is satisfying and naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins!
Garlic-Butter Chilean Sea BassSeasoned with basic pantry spices, this barbecued white fish holds such wonderful flavor and aroma and cooks to perfection in LESS THAN 20 MINUTES!! Such a crowd pleaser for entertaining, or even for a small family weeknight dinner.
Lunchbox Inspiration- “Ladybugs on Leaves”If you're looking for a vegetarian, vegan, or plant based lunchbox idea for your little ones, we got you covered with this semi-homemade lunch comprised of mini avocado toasts, sweet bell peppers filled with hummus, plant based maple sausages made from millet, lentils, dates, and apples, and a dessert of blueberries and chocolate.
Apple Slice “Donuts”If you’re looking for a wonderful seasonal food activity to do with the kids, I highly recommend these apple "donuts"! Both Liv and Sawyer had the best time painting and decorating their apple slices. It’s great for fine motor skills and sparks creativity. All you need is 2 apples, a cup of Greek yogurt (nondairy yogurt works great too if vegan!) and 2 starter spoons to act as their paint brushes. (Also note that the yogurt can easily be replaced with chocolate spread, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread. The options are endless!) Fill some bowls with different toppings, and let their imagination take care of the rest!
Apples ‘N Honey CakeAn easy and flavorful autumn recipe that incorporates warm apples, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course sweet honey! Drizzle some of our maple glaze over the top for extra goodness!!