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Mom Monday {Healthy Sweets Ideas}

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When talking healthy food with other moms, the constant question I get is, “but what about the sweets? I can’t give that up. It’s too difficult and my child just loves sugar.” Well here are some great ideas for sweets for your kid, refined sugar free…I can’t wait to try some of these. Let me know if you try them!!

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Mom Monday {Dipping Sauce Dinner}

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For those of you with picky eaters, this is such a great option for lunch or dinner. The fact that you are giving them options and control over their dinner really seems to resonate with little ones. Plus it’s super easy. Make sure to use a variety of vegetables as your “dippers” in a range of colors, for a rainbow effect. For the bean dip I just mixed beans with plain yogurt and garlic powder and voila! Let me know if you give it a try. It will even work for adults, for nice hors d’ouevres!

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In the kitchen {Roasted Chickpeas}

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So my new favorite snack are these roasted chickpeas. Bonus, they are kid approved, Piper loves them too. They are super easy and so yummy. Great to whip up if you are doing some last minute entertaining, or if you need a snack. The fun thing about these is you can really make any flavor combo you like. This just happens to be our household favorite. Try parmesan and rosemary or  garlic and cayenne for a kick.

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5 Steal Worthy {Entertaining Ideas}

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Sometimes it’s nice just to have a few friends over for a night in. I love these ideas to make the evening just a little more special. These little touches can really make for a memorable evening. Like these mini margaritas with taco bites. I have always been a big fan of food and drink pairing, and this one just seems perfect. Or try a crostini bar, or these brilliant little jars spanish bar food in a jar. LOVE! An outdoor movie in the backyard would be such the perfect summer theme. I also loved this mamas night out party by the fabulous ladies of Beijos Events. Something I think would be so special is to gift each guest something, like they did at this Mamas party. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, and could certainly be homemade, but a little gift is such an unexpected and fun surprise for your guests I think.

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Mom Monday {Out of the Box Breakfast Ideas}

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Sometimes I just get in a rut of cooking the same things over and over again especially for breakfast. Here are some great ideas I am hoping to try. I love how they are so out of the box, yet still healthy and delicious!

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