Category Archives: finger food

No-Bake Granola Energy Balls

cherry almond energy balls

I got really into these energy bites last Spring when our second son was born. The first couple of months I found it difficult to find time to cook, clean, do laundry, do anything. These quick to prepare granola energy balls came to the rescue on most days. I first made the No-Bake Energy Bites […]

Favorite Trick to Keeping a Variety of Babyfood on Hand

freezing baby food

I absolutely love making homemade food for my newest little guy. But I’ll admit, I rely on packaged food from time to time, especially when I’m not prepared to make it from scratch. But lately I’ve adapted a handy trick for always being prepared when meal-time comes around. I’ve found it to be completely helpful […]

Chocolate Covered Matzos

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  This is an easy snack you can make with your kids for Passover, or any time. Oliver goes to a Jewish preschool so it’s been fun learning about their holidays. He came home with chocolate covered matzos the other day that his class had made and I loved the idea. He loved the chocolate. […]

Chocolate Sunflower Seed Oatmeal Cookies

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  I recently stumbled on chocolate covered sunflower seeds and now I’m obsessed. They are so so good. So good I thought they would be good in a cookie. I also love that they are colored with all-natural food dyes – total bonus and oh so pretty!!     Chocolate Sunflower Seed Oatmeal Cookies Recipe […]

No-Bake Energy Bites

energy bites

I’m always on the hunt to find healthy snacks for my toddler. Something that’s not pre-packaged, not full of bad ingredients and also something that doesn’t take forever to make. These little energy bites are the perfect solution. Just stir all the ingredients together and roll into mini balls. And the best part, there’s no […]

Apple & PB Sandwich

apple pb sandwich

this is a great snack for the whole family. It makes eating healthy more fun and creative. If you have a peanut allergy,  you can easily swap out the peanut butter for almond butter or another nut butter, or even sunflower butter. I bet using Nutella in this would also be delish.   Ingredients 1 […]

Toddler Carrot Muffins, or “Baby Cakes”

toddler carrot muffin

Our 19 month old is in the midst of yet another teething episode. I’d like to blame his newly (okay, not that new) picky palette on it. I had my best friend over for the weekend and she was snacking on one of those packaged top-only muffins. Ollie wanted some so she gave him a […]

Mini Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

mini blueberry buckwheat pancakes

As my little baby has grown into a full blown toddler I’ve been battling with a newly picky palette. For someone who loves food and cooking, I never thought it would be hard to find new ways of cooking nutritious meals for my son. I never thought I would have to sneak in healthy fruits […]

Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

When my sister was little she LOVED tomato soup. I used to hate it, but now as an adult I have grown to love it. Especially with grilled cheese sandwiches. One of Oliver’s favorites lunches is a grilled cheese sandwich. I always try to add a veggie to his grilled cheeses, whether it’s spinach, kale […]

Perfect Fall Finger Food – Roasted Cinnamon Apples

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Roasted apples are the best finger food. And one of the healthiest around. Not only does Oliver love it, I love it too. I even chopped it up and put it into a green salad with balsamic dressing. It’s easy. It’s amazing. Did I mention there’s no added sugar? Yup,  just fresh sweet apples sprinkled […]