Banana Cream Pie CupcakesThis family-favorite cupcake is baked with wholesome clean ingredients that make this treat great for an afternoon snack or even breakfast! Fruity ripe bananas and pure maple syrup naturally sweeten this gluten-free cupcake that's spiced with the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and aromatic vanilla.Lunchbox Inspiration- “Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bowl”Nothing makes life easier than semi-homemade meals! Today's lunchbox consists of cauliflower mac and cheese, cheddar broccoli quinoa muffins, and carrot cake breakfast cookies!Crispy Smashed Dill PotatoesThe perfect side dish that's so simple to make, yet produces such mouth-watering flavor. Roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and aromatic dill come together to create a dish that's loaded with fiber, B-vitamins, iron, and potassium.Vegan Rainbow RollsVegan rainbow rolls are a great way to pack a bunch of veggies into one meal. They're paired with aromatic herbs, protein rich chickpeas, and a creamy sweet peanut butter dipping sauce. This recipe is great for meal prepping because all the chopping of veggies + fruit can be done beforehand!Summer Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are my go-to for a rich protein source. I find that they pair well with corn and come together for a full meal when combined into a pasta salad. This summer dish works well as a main meal or side and can be meal prepped by cooking the pasta beforehand, in addition to chopping your veggies and roasting the corn.Citrus Herb Quinoa SaladQuinoa is one of our favorite grains to meal prep because it's a great source of plant protein, is gluten free, high in fiber, and contains loads of vitamins. It's also super easy to meal prep + freeze! This meal combines healthy fats from creamy avocado, the aromatic fresh flavors of dill, salty feta, cool + crisp cucumbers, and sweet tomatoes in this wow-factor salad.Watermelon Salad with FetaThe bold flavors of sweet watermelon, refreshing mint, and tangy lime pair so well together for a light summery meal. Easy to meal prep, all it takes is some washing and cutting of fruits, spinach, and cheese to prepare this fun main or side dish. It's one of our favorite picnic meals!PB&J MuffinsPeanut Butter and Jelly Muffins 🥜. Fun fact: although my kids are obsessed with peanut butter, they HATE jelly. A great mom hack to get around that is to mash up raspberries in its place, and the combo is just as delicious! These muffins can be made with or without egg to accommodate our vegan friends (the middle may sink a bit but still as delicious!), and are dairy free + gluten free as well. To our friends with nut allergies, sunflower seed butter can also be used (just be aware that when sunflower seed butter is baked, it may turn green when it reacts with the baking soda!)
Dinosaur Candy Explosion CakeMade with organic frosting that's sweetened by coconut sugar, this birthday cake can be made 2 ways: either from scratch with oat flour and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, or if you're short on time, it can come together from a boxed almond flour mix that's grain-free, plant-based, and SO INCREDIBLY YUMMY. We then filled it with dye-free natural chocolate gems, used plant-based dye-dree superfood powders to naturally color our frosting, and dug in!!(Hidden Spinach) Chicken StripsOne of my sneaky mom hacks involves hiding spinach in various foods. We've done breakfast muffins, smoothie snacks, and now I've moved on to dinner! The beautiful thing about spinach is that its flavor is so mild that no one ever knows it's there! My husband thinks it's just part of the Italian seasoning I put in the breadcrumbs like parsley, but I know that I'm actually giving my family vitamins & nutrients that my picky eaters would never eat on their own. MOM WIN!Maple Smash Cake with Yogurt FrostingInspired by @yummytoddlerfood, we made this patriotic maple cake with yogurt frosting for my son’s first birthday cake smash, but it was so delicious that I now make it for special occasions and holidays. Made with simple clean ingredients, this cake can be made dairy-free (sub in coconut milk yogurt), and always yields a moist, deliciously sweet cake.Yogurt-Frosted Watermelon “Cake”This sweet + refreshing no-bake watermelon "cake" is a fun new take on a summery dessert. Frosted with a a tangy + sweet yogurt topping and covered in berries, this dessert is pleasing to even the pickiest of eaters (aka my toddler son!). We've served this for birthdays, the Fourth of July, and Memorial Day Weekend. Dress it up with any colored sprinkles you want (we use natural dye-free ones) and make it match the theme you want for any occasion!