Kids’ Snacks

Orange Julius Smoothie [Recipe]

February 11, 2014
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At the beginning of the New Year I got sick. Not just run-of-the-milk sick, but stay-in-bed-for-four-days sick. I really didn’t feel like myself for 2 weeks. But one of the strangest things occurred during this time: my taste changed. Nothing sounded good except for citrus-y types of food. I craved pineapple and oranges. That’s when […]




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One Ingredient Ice Cream

September 21, 2012

Jill posted the link to this recipe for One Ingredient Ice Cream on the Fearless Feeding facebook page. I was intrigued and decided to make it when some family was over (I always have bananas on hand!). All you do is take a couple of bananas and slice them, put them on a dish and […]




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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie [Recipe]

June 7, 2012
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Big A loves fruit smoothies. The problem is that Little D doesn’t. In fact, he’s not a big fan of fruit overall, especially the really sweet kind like strawberries and oranges (this bums me out but that’s a topic for another post). The teachers at his preschool are amazed that he turns his nose up […]




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Easy Homemade Granola Bars [Recipe]

November 30, 2011
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I was gearing up to make chocolate chip cookies when it dawned on me that I could make granola bars instead.  My friend always makes them and she sent me this base recipe from All recipes.  So instead of chocolate chip cookies I made chocolate chip granola bars. The nice thing about this recipe is […]




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How to Choose the Perfect Cantaloupe

June 1, 2011
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It’s official. Cantaloupes are in season (June to September). But I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with the fruit. Why I love them? They are sweet and tasty, my kids love them and they are packed with nutrition. One cup of melon provides over 100% the Daily Value of both vitamins […]




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Tortilla Pepperoni Pizzas [Recipe]

May 23, 2011
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We made these one night my husband was gone — and the recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks SOS! The Six O’clock Scramble to the Rescue. I usually top homemade pizza with veggies but Big A is always asking for pepperoni. I like to show her that her food preferences matter to me […]




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Make Your Own Snack Mix [Recipe]

April 12, 2011
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Okay, this a ridiculously easy snack idea. I got inspired by my new cookbook, Delciously Helathy Family Meals from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. And the best news is you can download it for free. For a review of the cookbook see Nutrition Unplugged. But back to the snack mix. I guess I’ve […]




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Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins [Recipe]

March 14, 2011
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This one was almost too easy that I didn’t post. But then I thought, the easier the better right? I was at my friend Lisa’s months ago when she served this tasty snack. Celery topped with peanut butter and raisins….how cute. And it really makes a great snack because it has a little bit of […]




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Broccoli Trees with Cheese Dipping Sauce [Recipe]

February 22, 2011
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It’s a busy week for us.  My sister is getting married on Saturday and we have a lot going on.  When these weeks come up I usually rely on my default menu instead of menu planning.  These are really simple meals that take little brain power like tacos and chicken in the slow cooker.  It’s nice […]




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Kids Snacks: California Mandarins (Cuties)

December 10, 2010
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We eat a lot of fruit in my house.  Not only do my kids love (little D is coming around) it makes a nice snack when the next meal isn’t too far away, such as the late afternoon.  So the snack I’m highlighting today are California Cuties. According their website, the term “Cuties” refers to […]




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