This French Toast with Butternut Squash or Carrot Puree is from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious, a cookbook that incorporates fruit and vegetable purees into each recipe. Don't you just love that?! One way to actually get kids to eat vegetables, especially when working with picky eaters, . . .
When it comes to sandwiches, I can't say I'm a conventional thinker. They really do make life easier for a working mom trying to pack a lunchbox in record time. That said, with the wrong ingredients and without balancing the rest of the day's meals, a sandwich could be such a bad choice . . .
My four year old son is talking more and more about what he sees in the sky: the sun, the moon, the stars, and planets. My one year old daughter loves to sing about Mr. Sun and the sunshine. As a yoga instructor, I love to play with the different aspects of sun and moon energies and reflect on what . . .
If you've been following along, by now you have cleared your cupboards, you're leading by example, teaching them good habits, talking to your kids about healthy eating and involving them more. Now it's time for the rubber to hit the road - it's time to stop asking how can kids eat more vegetables . . .
This recipe is from the cookbook Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. I highly recommend that you purchase the book as it is full of helpful instructions and tips to make bread making fun and easy. It will also guide you to set up a method of having . . .
With Halloween quickly approaching, there are parties to plan for. I have been looking for ways to allow the kids to have treats without loads of sugar, corn syrup, trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, preservatives and all the other things that come with typical candies. I was thrilled . . .
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak recommends a breakfast of Apple Smoothie to his famous clientele. I took notes from Harley's recipe to make this version that is kid friendly and will help keep their digestion on track by replacing milk and yogurt with kefir. When incorporating Apple into a . . .
My kids absolutely LOVE ice cream. I don't say that lightly - they request it almost every evening after dinner. I dreaded that nightly battle until I discovered that you can make ice cream by pureeing frozen bananas. Voila! Nothing naughty in this treat and there are . . .
If there are two things I love when it comes to deciding who to make for dinner they are using in-season produce from my CSA crop share and drawing on my heritage. With a nod to my Irish roots and in celebration of fall making its debut this week, I made Julia Child's Potato Leek Soup. There is . . .
When my son stopped drinking smoothies I was devastated. They are so easy and one option I had to give him a nutrition packed meal on-the-go. Before I gave up on blender drinks, though, I made a last effort using kefir instead of milk. This was the game changer - my son LOVED it. I use a base . . .