Hot Chocolate Party!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Drinks, Feeding Children | 1 comment

Hot Chocolate Party!

I grew up on Lake Erie, and I have fond memories of playing outside in the snow and coming in for a warm cup of hot chocolate. I always used those hot chocolate mixes in the packets, but looking closely  at labels I have noticed how many undesirable ingredients can be found in store-bought hot chocolate. In the interest of keep things simple and unprocessed we have recently started making hot chocolate with milk, cocoa, maple syrup and vanilla. Easy! This holiday season, why not set up a little...

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Desserts and Snacks, Drinks | 0 comments

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

              This is a great fall smoothie that I have made in my fall kids cooking class. Kids love smoothies, and this one has the added fun of crushed graham crackers on top. Kids love to crush the crackers, too! This recipe is part of our preschool nutrition curriculum and is fun for kid of all ages to make. With protein from the yogurt and milk, fiber, vitamins and minerals from the fruit and pumpkin, this makes a great mid-morning or afternoon snack! INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup...

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Prickly Pear Smoothie (and Video)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Drinks, Videos | 0 comments

Prickly Pear Smoothie (and Video)

Recently my kids decided to try a new fruit. They picked up a prickly pear (at Wegmans) and decided this might be one to try. My older son had tried it once at school but thought it would be fun for his little brother to try it to. They researched the prickly pear and made this video. Be careful with the tiny spines, they will get you! Use a glove or tongs, as Zane says in their video! Afterwards we took one of our prickly pears and made an AMAZING SMOOTHIE. We kept the seeds in ours, but if your blender...

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Blueberry banana smoothies

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Desserts and Snacks, Drinks, Gluten-free | 5 comments

Blueberry banana smoothies

I have been regularly  making smoothies now ever since my husband came home with our blender 2 years ago.  This is an after school snack at least 3 days a week at our house. I also serve these on “Pizza Movie Night”, since my kids are not much into veggie toppings on their pizza. It’s just amazing how many nutrients you can hide in a smoothie, especially if you have a powerful blender like the Blendtec. The Vitamix another blender that is frequently recommended for green smoothies and...

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