It’s that time of year for baking Holiday cookies and I am super excited to share this cookie recipe with you. These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and free of refined sugar. But they are not free of taste! Plus they are made with ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen and you don’t even need a hand mixer to make them! Perfect for busy moms looking for a quick healthy snack for their kids (or themselves!). They are also a great gluten free cookie to bring to your next cookie exchange party.
I love peanut butter! It is actually my weakness! It is an easy way to add extra protein into my diet and it tastes delicious in shakes, dips, baked goods, oatmeal, and just about anything else you can think of! The peanut butter lover in me was so excited when I was given the opportunity to test out and create recipes using the Peanut Butter & Co’s powdered peanut butter, MightyNut. Continue reading
Do you love Greek yogurt? I do! I recently had the opportunity to try the new Plenti Greek Yogurt from Yoplait. I was excited to try this yogurt because Plenti Greek yogurt is made with whole grain oats, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and delicious fruit mixed right in. Plus it’s packed with protein and lower in sugar than some of the other Greek yogurts on the market (Plenti Yogurt has a 1:1 protein to sugar ratio…12g of each). It’s the perfect snack!
It’s summer and we have a few vacations planned. We will be heading off on a family vacation this week and it is the first trip that we have taken since our 7 year old outgrew his milk allergy. This is a HUGE relief, but it also means that now we will be preparing less food at the hotel and eating at restaurants more often. The boys are excited about this, but I still want them to have some healthy snacks for the 3 hour road trip, the amusement parks, beach, zoo and parks. So here are a few of the travel snacks that I am taking along with us.
I am so excited to start my Friday Fit Mom Feature series on my blog! Today I would like to introduce you to Sarah from A Whisk and Two Wands. I have been following Sarah on Instagram @miss_whisk for quite a while and I love how she is always creating delicious and healthy recipes for her active family. I am constantly inspired by her posts and often run out and purchase products that she features in her recipes. Today she will tell you a little about her life as a fit mom and share a delicious recipe that is a perfect summer treat!
With the holidays here, we have been going to a lot of holiday parties and cookie exchanges. I will be making some traditional Christmas cookies in the upcoming weeks, but I will also be making these healthy alternatives as well. Baking cookies with my boys is a holiday tradition and I love that they like to help me in the kitchen!! These two recipes are simple and your kids will love to make them with you too. One recipe is even a no bake cookie. So grab your kids and an apron and check these out!
My kids love to help me bake and beg me to make cookies for them all of the time!! I prefer to make my own cookies from scratch rather than buying prepackaged cookies from the store. That is why I love quick, simple, and healthy recipes like this one. When my boys see ripe bananas on the counter they always ask me to make these cookies. These cookies are also healthy as they contain bananas, oats, and peanut butter.
- Bananas are rich in potassium, Vitamin C (1 banana contains about 15% of of your daily recommended amount), Manganese (necessary for bone health and metabolism), Vitamin B-6, dietary fiber (helps you feel fuller longer and keeps your digestive processes running smoothly), and lastly bananas provide some iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline.
- Oats are packed with soluble fiber and healthy carbohydrates and help to curb your appetite to reduce cholesterol.
- Peanut butter contains protein, healthy mono saturated fats, fiber and iron.
Here is the recipe:
Let’s talk about snacks! Snacks are an important part a child’s diet. Most children need two to three healthy snacks each day in addition to three meals. It is especially important for kids to have snacks throughout the day because their bodies are growing. Children require a sufficient amount of calories each day to allow them to build more tissue, and healthy snacks provide extra energy and essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel their developing bodies.
As a mom with two young children, I am constantly on the go and it is important to always have snacks with me. I have made the mistake of going out without my arsenal of snacks in my bag, and I won’t do that I again! It was meltdown city until I stopped at a local grocery store and bought snacks for the kids. Not only is it important for me to have snacks in my bag at all times, but it is important that they are healthy and do not require refrigeration. I wanted to share my 10 “grab and go” snacks with you! Here they are:
This is a snack that the whole family will love!! Even my picky toddler gobbles this up and my 6 year old eats it by the spoonful! It’s the perfect after school snack and can be easily packed in your child’s lunch box along with fruits such as apple slices, strawberries, pears, bananas and more. This healthy and delicious dip can be made quickly and uses ingredients that are generally found in your refrigerator and pantry. That is one of the things I love about this recipe…I can make it when my kids are looking for a healthy snack without having to run out to the grocery store! I also love that it’s full of protein and probiotics!