Kid Fresh!!!

One of our favorite prepared meals for kids is Kidfresh! I cannot say enough good things about this brand! I found this brand when Sophia was starting to eat table food and have loved it for years! It is real ingredients made fresh and with love. The company cares about what goes into the meals and even puts hidden veggies in each and every kid plate. We love the mac and cheese and the chicken nuggets. They also have pasta with meat sauce, quesadillas, and so many more! When you open the mac and cheese you see real shredded cheese!!! What mom would not feel good about giving their child this meal?!!? My girls ask for this in the supermarket and I am happy to buy it for them. It is a quick go to meal when we are busy and it tastes delicious! I find myself taking bites of their pasta and even eating the chicken nuggets on my salads too! If you haven’t tried Kidfresh yet, I encourage you to go to their website to see where you can find them locally!

Chomps the perfect on the go snack!

Moms on the go…. do i have the snack for you!!!! Chomps is the perfect snack for every diet. It is the best tasting jerky I have found. It is not filled with junk just real meat and yummy flavors. It is perfect for Keto, Whole 30, and Gluten free diets. I am always trying to follow a low carb lifestyle, so that means my quick snacks are limited. Chomps fits perfectly in my bag and can be eaten anywhere. My toddler girls even ask for this healthy snack. It is the perfect family snack choice!

CAUSEBOX

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Once you Pop… The fun won’t Stop!

My girls love imaginary play. They have so much fun pretending to explore new places and be someone else for just a few moments. When they found Privacy Pop they were beyond excited. This tent not only creates an amazing oasis on your bed for sleeping, it also creates a world of fun anywhere your imagination wants to take it. We love to pop open this tent in our home, yard, or right on the girls bed when we want to play. The girls are so excited when I pull out their purple Privacy Pop!

This compact tent pops open within seconds and is assembled in just minutes. This is perfect for eager toddlers with short attention spans. We have used our Privacy Pop for quiet afternoons to snuggle and read, and also for fun adventures to make a hideaway. This tent can be a really great addition to your outdoor adventures. We love to bring our Privacy Pop outside or to the beach. I love how easy it is to carry and assemble and the girls love how they can hide inside and how much room they have to play. We have the twin size tent, but they come in many different sizes. Whether the tent is positioned on the girls bed or somewhere in our home it has become their very own perfect hideaway!

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

We buy a lot of fruit in our house, but sometimes we don’t get to eat it. When the bananas seem to have been on the counter a little too long we know it’s time to start baking. Banana bread is one of our favorite things to make. It is super simple and always makes the house smell amazing. This recipe took five minutes to throw together and was gluten free. Our family tries to eat gluten free when ever possible for my migraines. I love this AP baking flour from Bobs Red Mills. For me it’s the simplest substitute I have found. I literally just used this instead of normal flour and added nothing else special to my recipe. My family loved the banana bread and ate it within the first 24 hours. I baked this one in an 8×8 pan because we had Taekwondo and I didn’t have the hour plus baking time. I have to say I loved it in this pan! I’ll never use a traditional loaf pan again!

Recipe:

3 bananas mashed

2 eggs

1 stick of butter melted

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cup AP gluten free flour

Sprinkle of salt

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Mash bananas in bowl. Add melted butter. Mix well. Add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add sugar and mix till blended. Add eggs and mix till beaten well. Add flour and stir till completely combined. Put in greased baking pan. I used 8×8 and baked for 30-35 min till golden brown and knife comes out clean!

Enjoy

Sophia Makes Artichokes

Sophia loves to cook… especially when Nana is here! Ever since she was old enough to chew, she has loved artichokes. She will eat an entire one on her own. She could not wait to learn how to make them just like her Nana. She has perfected the recipe and can make them on her own. Today she wanted to make them for lunch and share the recipe with our followers. This is a super simple and fun way to eat your veggies!

When you encourage your children to help you cook or create their own recipes, it gets them to try new foods and eat things they wouldn’t normally want to. I am a huge advocate for kids in the kitchen. I know some parents are hesitant because it can be dangerous or messy, but as long as they are aware of the rules, it is a lot of fun. Sophia has been cooking with me since she was a little older than one and Priscilla loves to cook now too! My girls will always try new foods and both absolutely love to cook and bake! I encourage you to bring your kids into the kitchen too!

Artichoke Recipe :

Artichokes

Salt

Pepper

Garlic powder

Oregano

Parsley

Olive oil

We cut the stems off the artichokes and smash them on the counter. We rinse them and let them dry on the counter. We then sprinkle the spices on the inside of the leaves. We do this on all of the artichokes. There is no measurements… just what seems like a yummy amount. We then fill the pot with water till the artichokes are covered half way. You then place about 1/8 cup of oil around the pot and place on stove to boil. After the artichokes boil you let them simmer on low for 45 minutes or until they are tender. Enjoy our family favorite !