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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.
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.
Creamy Peanut Butter Acai BowlDid you know açaí is a superfood packed with antioxidants that aid in immune support? This rich & creamy indulgent açaí bowl has become a favorite breakfast and snack for Liv & Sawyer (last week we even managed to pack it for Liv’s school snack!). We top it with all the yummy goodies like berries, homemade granola, banana, and hemp seeds.
Southwest Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are often 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 an avocado pasta salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. This 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. 🍱 Perfect for lunchboxes 🌱 Vegan ⏰ Great meal-prep meal
(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.
No Bake Easter Egg NestsAlthough we don’t celebrate Easter, Liv & Sawyer learned about the holiday through Peppa Pig’s Easter egg hunt, and once they saw chocolate was involved, they begged me to join in on the festivities 😂. These no-bake nests taste like oatmeal raisin cookies and are naturally sweetened by dates. We used coconut flour, making it a grain free and gluten free treat. Oh, and for all those celebrating Passover, this works for that holiday too (as long as peanut butter is part of your tradition)! Cookies bring us all together✌️
Immune Boosting Citrus SmoothieNow that winter is in full swing, I like to boost my family’s immune system with all my tried and true natural remedies. Our smoothie is packed with oranges rich in Vitamin C, carrots loaded with beta-carotene and Vitamin A (which helps your body create more white blood cells to fight off infection), dates rich with phytonutrients that can stimulate the immune system, manuka honey which is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti- bacterial (optional for our vegan friends), and ginger that produces strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Mint Chocolate Hot CocoaNow that the colder winter months have arrived, it’s time to bundle up with our plant-based hot chocolate! Made with Happy Way Cacao Mint Hemp Protein Powder (#sponsored), this superfood powder adds mint chocolate flavor plus a scoop of fiber, iron, and magnesium. It’s also rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids that help energy production and strengthen the immune system. Gluten-free, vegan friendly, non GMO, and organically grown, it’s also rich in antioxidants from the added chia seeds!
Fruity Santa HatsAn easy no-bake fruity Christmas treat that will get the kids excited for the holidays! Vegan, gluten-free, and even dairy-free, this snack works for most dietary restrictions and takes a minute to assemble! Happy holidays!
Reindeer Celery SticksThese healthy Christmas snacks are a great way to get your kids to try celery! My 3 year old never tried this veggie before, but couldn't resist when looking at these reindeer treats. Gluten free + vegan, this snack can be made nut-free by substituting the peanut butter and hazelnut spread with chocolate hummus or sunflower seed butter.
Fruit DreidelsThese fruit dreidels are a fun snacktivity for children to celebrate the Festival of Lights. With only three ingredients needed, this snack can be made gluten free and vegan. Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate!
Hearty Dill Vegetable SoupDill is by far my favorite herb to add to soups and salads. It has a wonderfully fresh, citrus-like taste and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. We begin by caramelizing onions and garlic until golden. Added to the pot are protein rich chickpeas, vitamin packed celery, and sweet carrots. To bring it all together, I add vegetable broth and alllllll the dill! Something about dill and carrots in a soup always gets me warm and fuzzy inside... it’s a wonderfully comforting dish that will please even the kids (Sawyer couldn’t get enough!). A great soup for your Thanksgiving table!