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

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

We typically decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. The last couple years it has been a race to get it all done while the girls are asleep. Kevin is usually hunting with one of the boys, so I knock everything out solo. The coolest thing is they come home to a fully decorated house! … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

Pumpkin Buckwheat and Teff Muffins with Blueberries (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Baking with the kids for the kids has become a favorite in our house. The girls love to help dump in the ingredients and stir up the batter. I try to throw in some little lessons here and there...counting, colors, opposites (empty and full) and saying the names of the ingredients. Now, this is definitely … Continue reading Pumpkin Buckwheat and Teff Muffins with Blueberries (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Carrot and Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Flour (grain free)

I often select a recipe because I have a lot of one or more ingredients to use up. In this case, I had a lot of carrots and canned pumpkin to use up. I also just finished soaking and roasting a big batch of raw pumpkin seeds. Did you know how important it is to … Continue reading Carrot and Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Flour (grain free)

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Every time I write our family meal plan/menu, I give the boys one kid's night each where they build their dinner. William chose pizza for his kid's night. His veggie choice was avocado, tomato and broccoli salad with black olives and olive oil. I have been making a variety of crusts and not found the … Continue reading Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Garden carrot top smoothie

This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! This is very exciting for the kids. Especially since the last Curious George episode they watched was all about George planting carrots … Continue reading Garden carrot top smoothie

EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies

I strive to make every meal as nutrient dense as possible. My philosophy is...every bite counts. Sometimes the best way to ensure that all of this amazing food will be eaten is to employ a bit of trickery. I don't feel bad at all about using such methods as it is the best way to … Continue reading EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies

Tricksters, marketing science…Part One!

I was talking to a mom the other day and she said her major barriers to cooking real food were being not knowing what to choose and frustration with the food battling at the table. How fantastic that she was so honest and was able to verbalize that to me. Motherhood is an intensely personal … Continue reading Tricksters, marketing science…Part One!

Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

The boys had a birthday party to go to the weekend before school started. I knew I had to make them a cupcake to bring to the party and I also needed muffins for school. So, I decided to make both in one batch! For the party, I added a quick icing made with melted … Continue reading Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce

One of the most challenging things about about returning home from travel is coming home to an empty refrigerator and wondering what to make for dinner. I try never to let that happen. We are going to the beach in the next couple weeks so I built some time into my meal prep schedule to … Continue reading Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce