Today’s inspiration to-go image is the cover of the latest Maker Quarterly from Mohawk paper. The colors and pattern are so perfect. It’s a great issue too, you should check it out. Also I thought I would throw in some Halloween inspired fun as we get ready for Halloween next week!!
So I know it’s not a Mom Monday but I just had to share. Yesterday I dropped Piper off for her first day of Kindergarten. Wow was that emotional. We pulled up to school playing Katy Perry’s Firework, to get her pumped up and we all sang at the top of our lungs. Cue the tears. To make the day special for her we let her pick out her first day of school outfit from her/my favorite store, Cotton On. We also made a special breakfast which consisted of buckwheat pancakes and energy Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothies. Overall it was a success. She loves her new class and her new teacher so far, which makes it way easier. But how is she getting so big so fast!?
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!
Just a few things I have been obsessing over as of late…
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.
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!
Ok so I know I have mentioned Tutu du Monde before, but I just went over to check their collection out the other day and about fell over. They have expanded their collection significantly and if I could wear these clothes all day everyday I would. There I said it…But I mean come on…how adorable are these costume inspired outfits for your little one!?
A few weekends ago I discovered Pressed Juicery Freeze, and I am madly in love. I have always had a love for frozen yogurt, but had an internal battle knowing all the yucky ingredients it contains. Pressed Freeze is the answer to my battle. They literally freeze their cold pressed juices and add nothing!! The toppings do not dissappoint, think chocolate sauce made of raw cacao, coconut oil and honey. Or drizzle almond butter and sprinkle shredded coconut and fresh raspberries on top…I mean come on! It’s such a fun, guiltless treat and the perfect way to share a treat with your little ones. I am seriously hooked!
***This is not a sponsored post. I am just a huge fan
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…