Jack O'Lantern Cuties

  So simple and easy, but super fun and no worries about all the excess sugar and everything else we want to avoid during these sugary holidays. This is another project that is fun for kids to be involved in! Having a big bowl of jack-o-lantern to munch on during your Halloween party is terrific…

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Chocolate Dipped or Painted Apricots

I love having “food crafts” for my kids to work on. Having the kids help with preparing food is great on so many levels! Gets them in the kitchen so they’re comfortable with “cooking” Builds wonderful memories Fills the creativity need Gives them something to work on Helps them enjoy giving to others (we always make treats…

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Yes, I have a love affair of popsicles, and you most likely will find a new popsicle recipe every summer week on this blog. I just can’t help myself! They are so much fun to make and eat! I think these are particularly fun, just because they look so pretty and like you spent a long…

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Maple Cream Coffee Popsicles

I love different flavors of popsicles and we have enjoy popsicles every afternoon during the summer months. We are all coffee lovers here, so if I don’t hide these away, the kids will snag them up any chance they get. And with teenagers in the house, that tends to happen frequently. My husband and I enjoy a hot cup of…

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Strawberry Banana Popsicles

  My kids look forward to summer… mostly for the popsicles. It’s the highlight of their day. And, really, what is better than playing in the hot sun, running home and cooling off with a fresh delicious popsicle? I love coming up with new varieties, and the kids love being the official taste-testers. They give…

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3 Super Simple Red, White and Blue Fruit Treats

When our family comes together to celebrate Memorial Day or Independence Day, I think it’s important to think about the reason we are celebrating. One way to do that is to serve patriotic colored treats to the kids and talk about the reasons we’re thankful for the freedoms we have in the U.S. My kids love…

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Valentine Cheese and Crackers

Cheese cut out into a heart shape is a perfect Valentine’s Day snack. I like to take these for toddler snack in their preschool class. It’s always good to serve fun foods that aren’t full of sugar and additives. Making “normal” food special makes it exciting, especially for the little people in our lives. Valentine…

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Melon Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

You know those days, when you want to add a touch of special to the meal? This is a beautifully simple answer. Great for a Valentine’s breakfast or brunch and a snack that the kids can help create. These cute little hearts are a perfect replacement to the average sugary Valentine treats. Melon Hearts Ingredients:…

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EASY Chocolate Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

Want to astound everyone with your amazing-ness? That’s right. You are amazing and these gorgeous little lace chocolate hearts will prove it! Lacy chocolate hearts are a perfect edition to ice cream or on top of a slice of cheesecake and makes everyone feel special. And if you want to occupy the kids with making…

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Pomegranate Gummies, a Simple Valentine Treat

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The simplicity of the holiday makes it my absolute favorite! We do small thoughtful things for each other and that’s it. Simple and fun. Simple treats are a great time to get the kids in the kitchen with you. They can help you measure, stir and then cut…

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15 Healthy Snacks For Lunch Boxes

There are many ways to get nutrition in lunch boxes and make it fun and exciting. If it tastes good, they won’t notice that it is also good for them. Here are a few ideas to run with on healthy snacks to stuff in a lunch box. 1. Homemade trail mix – If kids aren’t…

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5 Ingredient Trail Mixes

Trail mixes are wonderful to have handy. Any time you are in a rush and need a quick pick-me-up, nuts and dried fruit are the ticket! These work great for midday snacks, to pack in lunch boxes or to grab on the way out the door if you don’t have time for breakfast. Tropical Trail…

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Simple Fruit Salad

Want to be a popular cook with children? Make them fruit salad! This hits the spot perfectly on those calm summer evenings, when no one wants to heat up the kitchen. Simple Fruit Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 Ingredients: 3 cups of different types of fruit (Any work) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1…

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Super Fruit Dip

Ok, so it’s not made out of “Super Fruit”, but the name is rather catchy, don’t you think? Anyway, this fruit dip is super! Super easy, super tasty and has protein and good bacteria. It makes for a super well rounded snack! Super Fruit Dip Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)…

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Coconut and Chocolate Candy

Are you always looking for new ways to increase your coconut oil intake? I am!! And I LOVE putting it in candy. Coconut & Chocolate Candy Ingredients: 1 cup coconut oil (solid) (Click here for coconut oil) 1 cup peanut butter (Click here for organic peanut butter) 1/3 cup coconut cream concentrate (Click here for…

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5-Minute Fudge

This fudge is so easy, but looks like you spent all day in the kitchen! Perfect for gift giving! Click here to read 15 Clutter Free Gift Ideas. 5-Minute Fudge Ingredients: 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Click here to buy fair trade chocolate chips) 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (Click here for recipe) 1 teaspoon…

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Honey Nut Brittle

I always remember having my grandmother’s peanut brittle over the holidays and am thrilled that I can make brittle out of Honey! And who wouldn’t want some delicious nut brittle as a gift?! (Click here for 15 clutter free gift ideas.) Honey Nut Brittle Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter or ghee 1/2 cup honey 1 cup nuts…

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Apple Date Snacks

All my kids love Larabars and I try to keep them handy for trips or long errand days, we love experimenting and making different flavors! We also like them bite-sized. Apple Date Snacks Ingredients: 2 cups pitted dates 1 cup crispy walnuts “I love them good!” 1 cup dried apple pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon…

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Peanut Butter Bites

Looking for a way to increase your coconut oil intake? These are delicious!! I leave some in the freezer and nibble on them all day. No need to feel guilty about this candy- for the health benefits of coconut oil, most coconut oil sites recommend eating about 3 tablespoons a day. Peanut Butter Bites Ingredients:…

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Grain Free Peanut Butter Bars

Fall is in the air and it’s finally nice to want to use the oven again! I am home most of the time, but I tend to fantasize about what it’s like to walk into our house with good smells… Now, to be fair, I have walked into the house with good smells. Sometimes it’s…

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