Category Archives: Healthy Snacks

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. […]



  A while back I was invited to a pre-opening party for Whole Foods. We were treated to food and awesome swag. Some food demonstrations took place and zushi, was one of them. I fell in love with the idea and couldn’t wait to make them at home with Oliver. These come together easy and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boo-nana Snack

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If you’re looking for a super cute way to get your kiddos engaged with the holidays this boo-nana can’t be beat, as far as simplicity and the cuteness factor. Use Cherrios for eyes and nose and Super cute snack for kiddos to get into the Halloween spirit! If you’re feeling a little wild, use chocolate […]

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, […]

Strawberry-Banana Bread

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We always have too many bananas at our house. Especially when Oliver gets on a banana kick, then we make sure to have even more of them on hand. Sometimes they’ll get eaten before they turn brown and sad looking, and sometimes I just have to make delicious banana bread with the ones that don’t […]

Banana Fudge Pops (No sugar added!!)

Chocolate Banana Fudge Pops

It’s hot hot hot, here in Tucson. These banana fudge pops help to deal with all of that heat. Oliver calls them his “Chocolate milk popsicles.” They take minutes to whip up before they are off to set in the freezer. I found this mold at Costco last summer, but any popsicle mold will work […]

Rainbow Fruit Salad

rainbow fruit salad

This is a healthy and colorful way get your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. I’ll have to put a similar dish together with veggies. It makes for such a pretty display at parties. Play around with different fruit combinations to make your favorite fruit rainbow salad combination. Rainbow Fruit Salad – Pick one […]

Spinach Quinoa Patties

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  These have been a family favorite for a few years now. Our toddler loved these up until his 2nd birthday. But I am bound and determined to get him to like these little patties again. They’re so good and made with protein packed quinoa, spinach, eggs and feta. Mark and I enjoy a little […]