What did we eat over track out?

The boys are in year-round school so they enjoy short, three week breaks every nine weeks. When they are tracked out I plan their lunches differently. They have a lot more meat, veggies and hot meals. They are in first grade and going through the phase of being sensitive to others opinions of them. So, … Continue reading What did we eat over track out?

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Grain Free Crackers

Homemade crackers? Really? Is that absolutely necessary No, it is not absolutely necessary. But, if you are going to use crackers in your snack or meal plan for the kids, this is an easy and tasty recipe to make. Baking your own crackers at home allows you to control the ingredients and avoid inflammatory ingredients. … Continue reading Grain Free Crackers

Green Banana Coconut Pie with Gelatin and Cacao Crust (Grain and nut free)

This pie can be served as a fabulous desert or a yummy breakfast treat. I found the inspiration for this pie from the cookbook, Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. I have been working in the morning a lot more lately which means I need to have some healthy breakfasts ready to go … Continue reading Green Banana Coconut Pie with Gelatin and Cacao Crust (Grain and nut free)

Blueberry Seed Bars (Vegan, grain and nut free)

It was time to make a new batch of bars today. After a rare morning excursion to a local museum, I settled into the kitchen to batch cook some bars. Nut free is always a win for school snacks! These energy dense bars are pack a lasting nutrient punch to carry the boys through the … Continue reading Blueberry Seed Bars (Vegan, grain and nut free)

Real, Nutrient Dense Food Snack Time System

Snack time for my four growing children comes WAY too frequently. Their appetites are amazing! Honestly, I am confident that they absolutely eat more than I do in a day. I can also tell when their snack requests are out of boredom, envy of another sibling's snack or actual hunger. If it is the latter … Continue reading Real, Nutrient Dense Food Snack Time System

Rosemary-Garlic Rutabaga French Fries

This dish boasts both immune system health benefits as well as anti-inflammatory actions. Four simple, but powerful ingredients olive oil, rosemary, garlic and rutabaga all work together to build health! Read on to see how this simple snack or side dish builds great health in your kids!! OLIVE OIL The dominant fat in olive oil … Continue reading Rosemary-Garlic Rutabaga French Fries

Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)

These amazing little bars are virtually fool proof! They freeze well and hold together great! Best of all, you control the ingredients that you are putting into your kids. That is a good feeling, knowing that your kids' are not having to filter through a bunch of ingredients that may not be adding to their … Continue reading Blueberry Seed and Oatmeal Granola Bars (gluten, nut and sweetener free)

Plantain Chips

Plantains are a favorite in our house! They are so versatile! You can use ripe plantains to make muffins.  Chickpea flour Banana/Plantain Muffins with Ginger. Plantain, Blueberry Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour Use this LINK for an excellent video all about plantains, by The Paleo Mom.  She details the properties of plantains, everything from flavor, … Continue reading Plantain Chips

Fermented Carrots

This video shows it all...a very simple process that is easy to do with the kiddos. RECIPE for Fermented Carrots 2 pounds of raw, peeled carrots sliced into coins or sticks 1 large head of garlic, peeled 4 whole clean cabbage leaves 8 Tbsp real salt  Peel the garlic and separate into cloves. Divide the … Continue reading Fermented Carrots

Garden carrot top smoothie

This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! This is very exciting for the kids. Especially since the last Curious George episode they watched was all about George planting carrots … Continue reading Garden carrot top smoothie