Category Archives: Healthier Treats

Dark Chocolate Nut & Berry Bark

Nut & Berry Dark Chocolate Bark

  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to prepare a sweet treat that would have some healthy benefits too. This Dark Chocolate Nut & Berry Bark is not only delicious, but has nutritioius berries and nuts for a healthier box of chocolates. I plan on putting this in baggies for Oliver’s preschool teachers for […]

Animal Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Cheese crackers have been a permanent fixture in my grocery cart ever since Oliver started eating solid foods.  He is a cheese cracker fanatic and I hate to admit it, but he snacks on them more than I would like. Even with getting organic, healthier brands, there’s still a few ingredients I’m left wondering about. […]

Apple Spice Granola

apple-spice-granola

The morning’s are getting cold and crisp here in Arizona and just screaming for warm cozy pajamas and wholesome spiced breakfast ideas to start the day.  Granola is a staple in our household. I’m constantly trying to find new ways to make different batches with flavors we love most.  Sometimes I’ll use it as a […]

Harvest Snack Mix

Harvest Trail Mix 1

This Harvest Snack Mix is the perfect mix of salty and sweet. If you can get your hands on the last bags of candy corn pumpkins, you won’t regret it. But If all you can find is candy corn, that will work just the same – minus the extra cute factor. I made this as […]

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

semi homemade pumpkin ice cream

It has been a while since I’ve made truly homemade ice cream. One that forces me to dust off my ice cream maker and get to work. What I love about this semi-homemade pumpkin ice cream is that it slowly eases me back into making ice cream from scratch. Not to mention I can make […]

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 […]

Spider PB&J

pb&j spider

My toddler is now at an age where packing silly things in his lunch box is fun, even with his picky-eater status.  I saw a version of this on Pinterest and immediately got into the kitchen to try it out. I love turning this classic PB&J sandwich into a creepy crawly critter. For a savory […]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

healthy chocolate milkshake

My almost-three-year old is chocolate-obsessed. The moment he had a bite of a brownie, it was game over. With the Summer heat blazing on us, I can be easily persuaded to get an ice cream cone (chocolate for Oliver, of course). But to save my husband and I from a growing waistline, and more importantly, […]

Pumpkin Oat Bread

oatmeal pumpkin bread

I’ve been working on making a healthy and flavorful pumpkin bread for Oliver (who loves pumpkin bread like you wouldn’t believe). This recipe was a hit with him. I used a fine-grain oat flour for this recipe. A whole-wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour would work just as nice. This bread is lightly sweetened with […]