Berry ‘N’ Yogurt PopsiclesThese RED, WHITE, and BLUEberry popsicles are a great snacktivity to make with the kids, and also a healthy treat for the Fourth of July! They can be made dairy free (depending on the yogurt used), and are filled with clean, natural good-for-you ingredients. Perfect for those warm summer days!Sticky Orange TofuHave you tried making your own tofu yet? When I went meat-free a few years back, tofu seemed like a foreign concept to me, but now, when cooked right and tossed in a mouth-watering marinade, I’m obsessed!
💡 Pro tip: always be sure to buy organic tofu to avoid gmos, toxic pesticides, and unsustainable farming techniques.
🌱 Fun fact: tofu is a great plant-based source of non-heme iron (heme iron comes from animal products while non-heme iron comes from plant-based foods).
🩸 Did you know that iron is an essential mineral found within red blood cells that’s necessary for the delivery of oxygen to every cell in our bodies?
🌱 Other sources of plant-based iron that we enjoy are lentils, beans, quinoa, dark green leafy vegetables, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. It’s important to always pair your plant-based iron source with Vitamin C so that the body can absorb it well. We love pairing our iron sources with oranges, strawberries, or broccoli!No-Bake Brownie Batter Rice CakesNo-Bake Brownie Batter Rice Cakes 🍫 Have you tried the latest viral food trend yet? Rice cakes have officially made a come-back!! I’m obsessed with our rendition because it’s a chocolate lover’s dream… fudgy + creamy and 𝓪𝓭𝓭𝓲𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰!
🍫 We used brown rice cakes, almond butter, our homemade brownie batter (our take on chocolate hummus), and drizzled melted dark chocolate on top. You need to try this sweet and salty combination!!!Brownie Batter Dip (aka Chocolate Hummus)Ready for a protein-packed fudgy brownie batter dip made with clean good-for-you ingredients? I PROMISE no one will ever know that plant-based black beans are used as the main ingredient. It tastes exactly like a chocolate pudding dip and is great for dipping with whole wheat crackers, rice cakes, or strawberries! We've packed this for Liv's school snack lunchbox and she always asks for more!Lemon Dill Quinoa SaladLooking for an easy summer salad?? I got you covered 😉
As a vegetarian mama, my go-to plant-based protein source is always quinoa! For the summer months when it's too hot to make anything warm, I love making this citrus herb quinoa salad for a main or side dish at our backyard barbecues. With fresh dill grown straight from our garden, this meal is so fragrant and flavorful. We make this on repeat all summer long!
THREE Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies🥜 Where all my peanut butter lovers at?! 🙋🏻♀️ Fun fact: my husband and I met online, and he said the thing that caught his eye was that I wrote I love having peanut butter eating contests with myself 🤷🏻♀️. Girls gotta eat amiright??
🧒 This recipe is super kid-friendly and a great way to get your kiddos cooking in the kitchen! With just three ingredients (natural creamy peanut butter, refined sugar free coconut sugar, and an egg), this recipe is as simple as it is delicious!Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Donuts🍩 Donuts for breakfast?? AMEN to that! Sawyer has a habit of coming downstairs for breakfast and asking for the most random foods. For a week straight, he only wanted turkey slices and cucumbers at 8am. This week, he only wants chocolate (my kinda guy!). These breakfast treats are a great compromise when my kids want sweets for breakfast, and I don’t feel like explaining why that’s not the best idea 😅😅
🍌 Made with nutritious gluten-free whole grain oats, sweetened naturally by fruit and pure maple syrup, and protein-rich from peanut butter, these donuts are great for meal prep as well as on-the-go snacks.Yogurt ParfaitHappy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸 Ready for an easy red, white, and BLUEberry meal idea? If you’re tired of the same old breakfasts + snack ideas, try this creamy calcium & protein rich yogurt parfait! Nutritious + packed with antioxidants, it’s a favorite with my 6&3 year olds and comes together in minutes!(Chia) Chocolate PuddingDid you know that chia seeds are high in basically everything good for you? They’re rich with antioxidants, protein, fiber, and calcium!! It’s basically the valedictorian of superfoods. 👩🎓
The only problem is… getting my kids to eat it! When mixed into liquids, it becomes gelatinous and although I’m a big fan of classic chia pudding, my kids have made it abundantly clear that there’s a texture issue there. Womp womp…
😲 Enter my chia chocolate pudding!! 𝐵𝓁𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝒹 with simple classic chocolate pudding ingredients, texture is no longer an issue! Yay for mom hacks! Creamy, nutritious, and great for snacking… my kids are big fans of this healthy treat!
Pink Pitaya Popsicles🍓 When it’s summertime, the kids and I are all about refreshing & nutritious popsicles!! My favorite mom hack is to repurpose leftover smoothies we make and turn them into popsicles for another treat later… we’re team no-waste over here!
🍍 The best part about homemade popsicles is that YOU control the ingredients… no food dye, no added sugars, just nature’s pure candy. For our dragon fruit popsicles, we use pink pitaya, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, superfood hemp hearts, and plant-based milk. After blending, we pour our smoothie mixture into Zoku monster ice pop molds, wait a few hours, and enjoy our adorable kid-friendly treats.Oatmeal Raisin Cookie GranolaSweet, crunchy, and addicting, this homemade granola takes just a few minutes to prep and blows store-bought granola OUT OF THE WATER!! Cleaner ingredients, naturally sweetened with no refined sugars, and tastes like a cookie!!
Great for snacking on its own and also when mixed in with yogurt or oatmeal.
⏰ Great for meal-prepPeanut Butter Acai PopsiclesThis popsicle is the perfect refreshing spring & summertime treat or even a make-ahead breakfast idea! Acai is rich in antioxidants, deliver healthy fats and fiber, and is low in sugar. These popsicles are creamy and rich from the acai/peanut butter mix, filled with nutritious banana, blueberry, and strawberry pieces, and dipped in sweet granola surrounded by chia and flaxseed.