Chocolate Chip Pumpkin MuffinsDid you know that you can replace flour with ALMOND BUTTER and it’ll create a moist, fluffy, delicious muffin?! 🤯. Such a great autumn treat that packs great nutritional content from the pumpkin puree and is sweetened naturally by pure maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast, snack, and kids’ lunchboxes!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).
🍃 These pancakes are made with clean simple ingredients like oats, spinach + bananas, and come together quickly in a blender. Not feelin that spinach?? Don’t worry! You can’t even taste it… the result is sweet caramelized banana pancakes (that happen to have green specks in them 😉)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.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.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.
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💲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.
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