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quinoa zucchini cookies

quinoa zucchini cookies


Posted By on Jan 18, 2017

so we had some left over zucchini (middles) from an adult dinner the other night, i thought i could make something good for the kiddos to munch on. i think they turned out pretty well, they ate 2 apiece QUINOA ZUCCHINI COOKIES ½ cup creamy peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) ¼ cup maple syrup 1 ripe banana, mashed 2-3 shredded zucchini 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup oats ½ cup quinoa 1 teaspoon baking powder dash of salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon/nutmeg 2 tablespoons chia seeds Preheat oven to 350. Cook quinoa. while quinoa is cooking add pb, maple syrup, banana, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix well. Add oats, chia seeds, quinoa, baking powder and salt to the bowl and stir together. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges...

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white beans, kale and ground turkey

white beans, kale and ground turkey


Posted By on Jan 12, 2017

well this was a happy accident. this is what john and i had had for dinner the night before. we had a little left over so we thought we’d see if the boys would go for it. pleasantly surprised – they gobbled it up as fast as everything else within reach.   WHITE BEAN, KALE, GROUND TURKEY 1 bunch (or bag) of kale – finely chopped 2 cans, rinsed cannelli beans 1lb ground turkey or chicken brown the ground turkey. while browning – rinse and chop the kale into small pieces and toss into the skillet with the cooked turkey. add a bit of olive oil and sautee. once kale has wilted and made room, add the cannelli beans. cook until warmed and...

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so maybe the snowpocalypse didn’t live up to expectations. that doesn’t mean that the entire city of atlanta didn’t freak out and buy all the eggs, milk and bread yesterday. and certainly doesn’t mean that it’s not cold outside. my phone says it’s currently 21 out there so i’m not about to bundle everyone to go out in that on my own. instead dots and i will use up some ingredients in the fridge while the boys nap 🙂 i had some leftover ricotta that needed using and came across this ricotta dessert and modified it a tad to make muffins instead. RICOTTA BLUEBERRY ‘cheesecake’ MUFFINS 2 cups ricotta 1 egg 1/2 flour 1/2 banana splash of maple syrup 1 cup blueberries preheat oven to 400. mix everything together in a bowl and spoon into greased muffin tin. bake for 25-30 min until browned on...

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oatmeal pancake

oatmeal pancake


Posted By on Jan 5, 2017

my oldest always loved oatmeal for breakfast and when she was small we’d just spoon feed it to her. but now that we’ve got 2 goober to feed at once spoon feeding just isn’t an option. i tried just giving them oatmeal and well, that was a messy disaster so i went in search of a less messy oatmeal and came across this one. both boys love it and eat a serving apiece almost every morning, unless we are out of bananas or applesauce. it’s also super easy and quick to whip up each morning fresh 😉 OATMEAL PANCAKE 1/4 cup oatmeal 1/2 smashed banana 2 spoonfuls of applesauce dash of cinnamon mix together and form into a cake. toss into microwave for 3:15 sec. let cool and...

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yogurt melts

yogurt melts


Posted By on Jan 4, 2017

these suckers are super easy and always a fan favorite – even for my 2 year old. they don’t have the sustainability of the freeze dried ones you buy at the store, but they are way cheaper, and lets be honest – i never leave the house anyway so that doesn’t matter 🙂 i don’t really have a recipe for these but i can give a general idea YOGURT MELTS couple scoops of plain greek yogurt (around 2 cups) 1 mashed banana/couple handfuls of mashed blueberries/applesauce/etc put 2 ingredients in a bowl and mix. put resulting mixture into a ziplock baggy and cut the corner so you can squeeze the dots out on some parchment paper – then toss into the freezer. once they freeze peel off and put in a container for freezer...

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