I’ve made something like these French toast roll ups in the past with other ingredients. This version this includes ones that are more ready available. You’ll probably find what you need in your refrigerator now. It’s a great way to make a meal more fun for the kids and packs in protein and fruit. The fillings are endless!
Veggies. These fiber rich foods are oh so good for you, but oh so hard to get your kids to eat it. At least that’s what I gather from the dozens of messages I get from all of you. If you’ve followed my blog or social media you’ll see I try to offer my kids veggies at every meal. I came up with this hidden veggie egg salad recipe while trying to fulfill this goal. It was one of those days where I knew we would be home late for lunch and I had to prepare something quickly. I boiled some eggs in the morning with the plan of making egg salad. Then, as expected when I got home, had not much time before nap time. I looked in the refrigerator, combined a few things and voilà, almost all the food groups in one bite.
Tip: You can also just steam some cauliflower and smash it, or cook some rice cauliflower with a little olive oil.
P.S. If you have a super picky toddler with texture issues, you can cut the cauliflower amount to 1/2 tsp., but honestly you can’t hardly taste it! You can also just use avocado only, that in itself has much more nutrients than just mayonnaise.
Hi everyone! If you are an Instagram follower, you know I do a lot of activities besides cooking with my toddler. Since I get so many messages about the different educational toys and books I use, I thought I’d write-up a blog post about it. I showcase them on my IG stories almost daily. f you’re not familiar with stories go to my page and press the red ring around my profile name. I also post these items when they go on sale on my deals page. Go here if you want to be added.
Ps: I don’t have a formal background in education, but I do try to make it fun and educational for my kids. We don’t do much television or screen time, so I have to keep my son entertained in other ways. And frankly, I have to entertain myself too!
Just a tip: every kid is different! Some enjoy some activities more than others. Make it fun! Go back to it on another day if he or she is not interested.
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We live on patties around my house. It’s fast and easy to make and always a hit with my two boys. Best of all these bites are jammed packed with veggies. It also includes added protein from the garbanzo beans and cheese in the recipe. I don’t have to worry about making other dishes, because it has carbohydrates, protein, veggies, and even some fat. I serve it with a side of fruit and I consider it a well-balanced meal.
I make a variation of these weekly. Since I’ve received so many messages on social media about how I make them, I finally got around to writing a recipe blog post. This is super for baby led weaning! Sometimes I add a little sour cream, marinara, or hummus on top to make it easier to chew. Ps: If you’re not already watching my stories, check it out! It’s the red ring around my profile name. I post kids activities and day to day mom life stuff. We have fun over there !
I have always been a fan of the UPPAbaby brand. When our first son was a few months old, we began using the UPPAbaby G-LUXE. I absolutely love it, and so does my husband. Naturally, we were thrilled to hear about the release of the double version, the UPPAbaby G-LINK.
I’m a no frills type of gal when it comes to strollers. I look for practicality and ease of use. Now that I have two kiddos to haul around, it’s even more important to me. Actually, it’s vital to my survival. Having two kids is no joke, and I need to make life “on the go” as easy as possible.
From the minute I opened the box, I knew this stroller would notdisappoint. First, it’s only 24.5 pounds! That’s super light for a double stroller. Don’t let the light weight fool you, it is very well built and sturdy. Similar to its sibling the G-LUXE, it stands on its own when folded. That means I can be hands free when taking it out of my trunk or when I need to store it like at restaurants or commuting on a train. This is a huge plus when I’m unloading my car. Especially now that I need both hands; one for my toddler and one for my newborn. I don’t have to find a wall to lean it on.
A huge reason why this stroller works for me is because I wanted to accommodate both my newborn and toddler without any fancy attachments. My oldest son is 2.5 years old and his little brother is 2 months old. The G-LINK is suitable from birth up to 50 lbs. It comes with a handy infant insert so I don’t need a car seat or any other attachment for the stroller.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know my oldest son eats like a teenage boy. At two, he’s already almost 40 pounds, so I needed to find a stroller with a high weight limit. The maximum weight limit for the stroller is 100 lbs.combined.
Accommodating my kids sleep and nap schedules is very important to me. The side-by-side seats can recline in four positions, independent of each other. It allows for a full recline. You heard me right folks, a full recline! That in itself is amazing! This means when my toddler wants to look at sights and scenes, he can sit upright while my newborn dreams about his next meal. Rest assured, my infant is secure because the stroller comes with an infant head support and mesh foot barrier. So back to napping, there is a peekaboo window in the back of the stroller so I can peek in to see if the kiddos are still sleeping. That may not sound like a big deal to you, since you can just go to the front and see, but convenience is key in my book. I’m usually rushed these days, saving just a few minutes is super helpful for me, especially since my newborn sleeps best when moving. Below the peekaboo window is a handy pocket for your cell phone or any items you might want to store, like keys or a wipes for a quick cleanup.
A big plus to the G-LINK is its large canopy shade. It especially comes in handy on hot summer days. The canopy offers generous coverage and includes an extended SPF 50+ UV shade. I have yet to see a canopy this big for a stroller! That means no blankets to drape over when the newborn is sleeping. One less thing to carry, right? Speaking of carrying, there is a ton of storage space in this stroller! Check out the video below, I was able to fit a large ball AND more in the bottom two storage compartments.
Last but not least, every mom’s dream. It’s easy to open and fold back! I despise strollers that are not easy to put away or fold open. If there are too many levers, buttons or strings to pull, I go mad! With just a few clicks it folds nicely. For you tech folks the dimensions are:
Unfolded: 30”W x 29”L x 42”H
Folded: 18”W x 18”L x 41”H
The only con I see to this stroller is its price. It ain’t cheap. In my humble opinion, you get what you pay for. It’s worth every penny, especially since it has such a high weight limit. So if you’re on the market for a high quality, long-lasting stroller, this stroller is for you. Another plus if you register your stroller within 3 months with proof of purchase there is a FREE extended warranty for 3 years.
Here’s a video I shot for you to see how fun and easy the G-LINK is:
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Tis the season for pumpkin! Every fall, I make pumpkin rolls. You know the one that involves a lot of work., but is so yummy that you end up making it regardless? This year however, I have my hands full with two kids. Nevertheless, my pumpkin roll cravings are still going strong. One afternoon, I improvised, and that day, I bit into the best pumpkin cream cheese rollups I’ve ever tasted.
This is a such a great, easy fix to my cravings. It has the perfect crunch with a creamy warm filling. Best of all, you can make just one or two rollups, instead of baking a whole roll. You also don’t need an oven or mixer.
When I talk to moms about food and picky eating, veggies are always a struggle. There’s no surprise there! Halloween is fast approaching. This holiday is a great time to introduce green foods.Many kids won’t touch anything green let alone eat it. Sometimes it’s a little more convincing to call things green monsters, incredible hulk juice, etc. If you make your meals a little fun and festive, they may just give it a try. Once they’ve tasted it they just might realize it’s not that bad. These zucchini broccoli tater tots recipe is super tasty, even my husband and I enjoyed them.
I made these tots just a little more fun by putting candy eyes on them. I called them little green monsters. Fortunately, my son eats broccoli on its own, but no more than three or four stalks. He gobbled up about 10 of these. Dipped it in some “blood” (ketchup) and he thought it was so cool. Kinda gross to me, but hey.. we aim to please.
I packed it in a Yumbox for a quick lunch while we went to an indoor playground. It was a perfect complete healthy meal. Also a quick tip: coat your avocado slices in olive oil and it will stay nice and green, no browning.
Give this a whirl, it has protein, grains, and veggies all in one.
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Lunch time is the most hectic part of our day. We’re often just getting home from a play date, work, or some kind of activity. If you have 15 minutes however, you can make this! It’s not as fast as an old fashioned sandwich, but the oven does all the work for you. These turkey apple crescent rolls are so delicious. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and yummy cheese! Plus, there are also so many organic crescent roll varieties available now, if you are concerned.
I’ve tried several times to make chicken nuggets taste like the nuggets most kids associate with. This comes pretty close! I’m well aware store-bought nuggets definitely have its time in place, but I wanted to give you a homemade option to try! Best of all, it’s all great ingredients and not processed! Furthermore, I know many of you have children who are really picky about texture. This chicken veggie patties recipe is soft and juicy and super tasty.
This recipe is quite versatile. You can chop up the chicken more finely or leave in cubes, depending on your kid’s taste. You can also omit some veggies including the green onion, peppers, or broccoli. Zucchini is relatively tasteless, so I definitely recommend keeping that in.
1/2 c. green zucchini (one small zucchini), grated
3 broccoli florets, grated (optional)
2 extra small bell peppers, chopped finely (optional)
1/4 c. cooked chicken, chopped finely (I use rotiserrie chicken)
1/4 c. green onions, chopped (optional)
1/4 c. flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive oil for frying
Wash and grate zucchini and dry with paper towel
Chop all vegetables and set aside
In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated
In a pan add 1 tbs of olive oil on medium high heat
Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, scoop about a tablespoon of batter onto the pan for each pattie. Use a spoon to flatten the scoop into a patty form. Cook until golden brown and flip on the other side for a few minutes.
I went for a walk with a neighbor recently and we started talking about recipes. She raved over a cookie recipe that had no flour. I was intrigued. What? A cookie, with no flour, but still tasty and delicious? I’m in! I’ve always skipped over flour less recipes, because we do love our carbs around here. I don’t think I will go back to any other recipe, after trying this flourless chocolate chip cookies recipe. That kind of says a lot. I love this!
IF all lo-carb foods tastes as good as this chocolate chip cookie recipe, I might be trying my hand at more recipes. Frankly, I could always eat a little healthier.
This flourless chocolate chip cookie is nutty, still relatively soft, and has all the goodness of a cookie without the extra carbs. It’s toddler approved and husband approved. My husband comes from a huge baking family and well, he’s very picky. This got two thumbs up.
To make this paleo and even less carbs use walnuts instead of cashews. I’m no expert with this eating lifestyle, so double check. Before you knock it down because it has no flour.. check out this texture! And better yet.. no bananas! Nothing against the awesome yellow fruit, but sometimes we get banana’d out.
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