Apple Slice “Donuts”If you’re looking for a wonderful seasonal food activity to do with the kids, I highly recommend these apple "donuts"! Both Liv and Sawyer had the best time painting and decorating their apple slices. It’s great for fine motor skills and sparks creativity. All you need is 2 apples, a cup of Greek yogurt (nondairy yogurt works great too if vegan!) and 2 starter spoons to act as their paint brushes. (Also note that the yogurt can easily be replaced with chocolate spread, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread. The options are endless!) Fill some bowls with different toppings, and let their imagination take care of the rest!
Apples ‘N Honey MuffinsThese apple muffins are a great make-ahead snack or breakfast option for both kids and adults alike, and are a great way to use all your autumn apples! Made with nutritious apples, whole wheat pastry flour, and oats, these muffins are made fluffy with protein-rich Greek yogurt!Peanut Butter CRUNCH PopsiclesThese popsicles are a MUST MAKE treat (or even breakfast) before summer ends! These gems taste like indulgent creamy peanut butter ice cream with little yummy oatmeal chunks but contain healthy, clean ingredients without any of the refined sugars!Blueberry Zucchini Banana BreadA great breakfast or snack recipe to get your kids to eat zucchini!! Naturally sweetened by ripe bananas and pure maple syrup, this bread uses yogurt to make it moist and whole wheat pastry flour for fiber and vitamins. The added blueberries add such a deliciously sweet flavor that's a must try in your banana bread!Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast CookiesThese breakfast cookies are nutritious enough for breakfast, yet taste like dessert! Made with wholesome sprouted oats, potassium-rich bananas, creamy peanut butter that's high in protein, and naturally sweet pure maple syrup, these cookies have easy, clean ingredients and come together in about 20 minutes! Vegan + gluten-free!Blueberry Yogurt MuffinsThese blueberry muffins are great for a hearty breakfast or afternoon snack because they're filled with good-for-you ingredients such as nutrient-dense whole wheat pastry flour and sprouted oats, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and of course juicy sweet blueberries that are high in antioxidants!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.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!!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! Peanut Butter Acai PopsiclesThis popsicle is the perfect refreshing 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.