Peanut 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.Black Bean Lentil QuesadillasWith Cinco De Mayo coming up this week, I figured I’d share our favorite family-friendly Mexican inspired dishes!
🌱 These quesadillas are packed with THREE sources of plant based protein: black beans, lentils, and our favorite quinoa!
🧀 Such an easy way to change up the classic cheese quesadilla, these are hearty and delicious!
Salmon Veggie PattiesDo your kids eat fish? While Sawyer loves salmon, lately Liv has been hesitant to eat fish unless it’s made into a breaded patty (I find finger foods are always a hit with my kids). I also add caramelized onions and sweet red bell pepper for extra vitamins, potassium, and fiber!
💡 The great thing about this recipe is that we usually use leftover cooked salmon from earlier in the week. I love repurposing leftovers so no one gets bored eating the same foods throughout the week.Citrus Honey Orange MuffinsIt’s pure magic when sweet golden honey combines with fresh citrusy orange and creates an explosion of caramelized goodness in muffin form. 💫 Grain-free and made with almond flour, these muffins are also perfect for Passover!
We love baking these honey orange muffins because they’re perfect for little hands & lunchbox snacks, they’re a great vitamin C-rich meal prep breakfast food, and also because they’re oh so crave-worthy 🤤.
(#sponsored) These sweet + springy muffins are made with organic orange juice from @unclemattsorganic. We love this family owned company because their products are truly clean label: certified glyphosate residue free, no toxic pesticides, no GMOs, and no preservatives. And did I mention their orange juice tastes so fresh + sweet? Sawyer goes through bottles and bottles (and bottles) 😂.(Plant-Based) Easter Egg Charcuterie Board🐣 With the holidays approaching, I’m always looking for nutritious yet easy holiday-inspired snack ideas to feed my kids (and any guests that may stop by 🏃♂️ ). I’ve found snack plates to be such a great option to incorporate veggies into my kids’ diets while making it fun. In addition to veggies or fruits, I love adding a healthy fat (avocado from our homemade guacamole) and plant-based protein.
🌱 #sponsored Our newest obsession @eatnowadays plant-based nuggets are delicious + convenient (8-10 min and they’re done!), yet also healthful and made with 7 clean + simple plant-based ingredients. They’re packed with 13g of protein, contain no added sugars, and are soy-free!
💲Use promo code code LIVLAUGHCOOK25 to get 25% off your first order on eatNowadays.com.Carrot Cake Breakfast CookiesThese naturally sweetened gluten-free cookies are perfect for sneaking veggies in without even tasting it! With warm spices, high protein quinoa flour, creamy almond butter, and an entire cup of carrots, these cookies are great for breakfast or any time of day! Frosted Rainbow Carrot Muffins It always feels like a win when my kids think they’re getting dessert for breakfast, and I’m just silently laughing that they’re eating (and enjoying) carrots for their meal. It’s payback for all the grey hairs they put on this head. 😝
These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a make-ahead snack for lunchboxes. They contain whole grains, protein from Greek yogurt, and are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Recipe inspired by @tasty(Plant-Based) Chicken & Waffle SkewersAs a vegetarian mama, I’m always looking for plant-based options to feed my kids that satisfy the following requirements:
😋 Tasty + kid approved (My picky 3 year old Sawyer won’t touch it otherwise)
❌ None of those artificial flavors/thickeners/binders/hard to pronounce ingredients
I have to admit, I miss the flavor of chicken nuggets. I gave up meat for the animals, the planet, and for my overall health but I’ve never found a good replacement for nuggets… until now 😏.
#sponsored Our newest obsession @eatnowadays plant-based nuggets are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside 🤤. They’re delicious + convenient (8-10 min and they’re done!), yet also healthful and made with 7 clean + simple plant-based ingredients.
💲Use promo code code LIVLAUGHCOOK25 to get 25% off your first order on eatNowadays.comBlueberry Lemon Pomegranate MuffinsFun fact: these muffins are naturally sweetened by fruit! Pomegranates and dates pair perfectly with blueberries and lemon... such light and refreshing flavors for spring! These muffins are creamy and protein-packed from Greek yogurt and are also filled with nutritious whole grains. Great for breakfasts, snacks, and lunchboxes!Raspberry Lemon Yogurt MuffinsDid you know that early spring is prime lemon season?? With the start of spring, these light and citrusy muffins are great for breakfast, snack, and even lunchboxes. Packed with protein from Greek yogurt, these muffins are a nutritious treat that will keep you satisfied for longer.
👦 Fun fact: I created this recipe specifically for Sawyer when he was a dairy intolerant baby! I subbed coconut milk yogurt for the Greek yogurt, and they turned out wonderfully. They’ve been a keeper for all these years!
Apple Spinach PancakesThese pancakes are perfect for picky eaters who need some extra fruits + veggies in their diet. With an entire apple and a cup of spinach, these gluten-free almond flour pancakes are great for a hearty breakfast or sweet treat. I even have my husband hooked on these, and he's the pickiest of all my kids!!Banana Spinach MuffinsWe’re continuing our GREEN week and made these blender muffins in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. These chocolate chip banana muffins are always a hit with the kids and their friends (and no one even complains that the beautiful green color comes from SPINACH!!). We love using spinach because it adds such great nutritional value without compromising the sweet flavor of the muffin. Spinach is a such great source of fiber that helps fuel growth of healthy gut bacteria.