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!!
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!
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.
Here are some inspirations for dinner this week. Healthy, vegetarian, yummy options for the whole family to enjoy. I can’t wait to try out some of these! Bon Appetit!
Ditch the flavored yogurt and make your own, packed with superfood goodness. Your kids will love this and so will you…promise! This is my new favorite thing. To make it fun for the kids, offer them small bowls of the optional toppings and let them personalize their own yogurt bowl for a delicious and healthy breakfast!
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.
This installment of Family Getaway takes us to Vancouver, BC where we will be going with my family next month. I have never been, and am so excited to explore there. If you guys have recommendations for me please leave them in the comments! Where should we eat? What should we see? I have included below what’s on my radar so far…
I absolutely love this quote. So true, especially for me. What about you guys?
Here are a few recipes I thought might inspire your dinners this week. I am excited to try these! Let me know if you give them a go!
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!