Real, Nutrient Dense Food Snack Time System

Snack time for my four growing children comes WAY too frequently. Their appetites are amazing! Honestly, I am confident that they absolutely eat more than I do in a day. I can also tell when their snack requests are out of boredom, envy of another sibling's snack or actual hunger. If it is the latter … Continue reading Real, Nutrient Dense Food Snack Time System

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Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)

  In the context of a real food nutrient dense diet, there is always room for a cookie. These are my kiddo's new favorites. They are super easy to make and, like all of my recipes...they freeze very well. My last cookie recipe, Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free) was also a hit. I … Continue reading Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)

Blueberry Almond Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour (gluten and sweetener free)

Another muffin recipe for you to ring in the new year! Who doesn't like blueberry muffins? Well...me, I would rather eat plain blueberries and a big salad with sardines in the morning. I know, isn't that fabulous? But, if I had to eat a muffin, these would be the ones!! I love baking with teff … Continue reading Blueberry Almond Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour (gluten and sweetener free)

Twin Mom Tips and Solutions

  Today is the last day of another year, that I can proudly say I am not just surviving but thriving as a mom of two sets of twins. Wow, there have been some VERY challenging times in 2017. Big emotions, tons of energy, some "confusion" about the what not to do inside the house, … Continue reading Twin Mom Tips and Solutions

Rosemary-Garlic Rutabaga French Fries

This dish boasts both immune system health benefits as well as anti-inflammatory actions. Four simple, but powerful ingredients olive oil, rosemary, garlic and rutabaga all work together to build health! Read on to see how this simple snack or side dish builds great health in your kids!! OLIVE OIL The dominant fat in olive oil … Continue reading Rosemary-Garlic Rutabaga French Fries

Chocolate Star Cake with a Chocolate Avocado Frosting (grain, dairy, oil and nut free)

Annabelle is my little dynamo. She wanted a "brown" star cake this year. Annabelle loves all things adventure! Her personality is huge and determination inspiring. It's hard to believe what she has learned in three short years. Annabelle is always ready to go, helping me in the kitchen...cracking eggs, chopping bananas or stirring; or climbing inside … Continue reading Chocolate Star Cake with a Chocolate Avocado Frosting (grain, dairy, oil and nut free)

Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting (grain, nut, sweetener and dairy free)

When I asked Madelyn what kind of cake she wanted for her 3rd birthday, she said a pink cake. So, a pink cake is what she got! This sweet little cutie loves all things pink. This grain and dairy free cake is one of a kind. You will love the fact that the fiber rich … Continue reading Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting (grain, nut, sweetener and dairy free)

Lunchbox: Offal Meatballs (grain and dairy free)

Packing school lunches can be a real challenge. The boys are in first grade and I have learned that the main lunch dish must be both appealing to the eye and also not a distraction for fellow lunch mates. By a distraction, I mean it must not be too green, smell too fishy or look … Continue reading Lunchbox: Offal Meatballs (grain and dairy free)

Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients

A while back, I wrote the post, EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies where I discussed my view of feeding children. I look at everything I give them as an opportunity to build their bodies. The first three years of a child's life are critical as … Continue reading Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients