10 Peanut Butter Sandwich Ideas

creative no-jelly peanut butter sandwich ideas

Packing school lunches every day is the only thing I don’t enjoy about the kids going back to school! I am not very creative when it comes to lunch ideas and last year my kids ate a lot of peanut butter sandwiches. Neither of my boys, however, like jelly. That’s fine with me — I… Keep Reading →

Summer Treat for Kids: Lemonade with Blueberry Ice Sticks

Fun summer treat for kids: lemonade with blueberry ice sticks

Fun Summer Treat for Kids Lemonade is one of my kids’ favorite summer treats and blueberries are a natural accompaniment. Ever since I made hot apple cider with spiced cranberry ice sticks last fall I knew I wanted to make a similar drink with lemons and blueberries to refresh us during the hot summer months…. Keep Reading →

Hot Apple Cider With Spiced Cranberry Ice Sticks

Hot Apple Cider With Spiced Cranberry Ice Sticks

We find a mug of sweet apple cider is essential when coming inside after a little outdoor winter fun! If your kids don’t like it when their hot apple cider burns their sensitive little tongues, start a new beverage treat tradition:  Hot Apple Cider with Spiced Cranberry Ice Sticks. Adding the ice stick cools down… Keep Reading →

Cookie Alternative: Fig Bar Recipe


Ever since I started making power bars I knew that I wanted to make a version of homemade Fig Newtons, except without the cookie wrapped around the outside. My initial experiments were bland until I discovered that the not-so-secret ingredient in a Fig Newton is orange. These Fig Newton alternatives are not as sweet as… Keep Reading →

Too Many Apples? Try This Easy Apple Chip Recipe


If you went apple picking this autumn I’m guessing you A) have pounds and pounds of apples left over, and B) are sick of applesauce. In any case, you need to try this yummy apple chip recipe. It’s a perfect fall snack for kids. It’s a very simple recipe, but you need to be able… Keep Reading →

Easy, Healthy After School Snacks


I’m gearing up for the start of school and trying to remember my arsenal of snacks for after school. Kiddo is usually ravenous when he gets home. By the state of his half-eaten lunch, I’m guessing he thinks socializing is a substitute for eating. If I don’t give him a substantial snack, he is whining… Keep Reading →

Some Days You Just Need Brownies

Last week, after being caught out in two thunderstorms, we decided to make brownies. Regular readers of this blog may remember that I have been sugar free for two years now (my kids have not), but I am happy to say I only ate one brownie. The benefits of giving up sugar are 1. You… Keep Reading →