Posts Tagged "snack"

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

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Are you ready for a new idea for a snack or even dessert??  Try these little guys out!  They are extremely easy and fast to make and are actually good for you!  My kids LOVE these!  They would have eaten all of them if I let them.  They kept asking for more “ice cream”!  Definitely a snack I feel good giving them and that they enjoy!

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Here’s what you need:

Greek yogurt (any kind, any flavor, whatever amount you wish to make!)

a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper

small Ziploc baggies

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To make:

All you need to do is put the yogurt in the baggies and cut the very tip off.  Squeeze a small round blop of yogurt onto the parchment covered cookie sheet.  Continue until you’ve used up all of your yogurt.  Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen.  Eat!!!

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Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in Breads, Breakfast, Cooking, Featured, Veggies

These days you can find just about any recipe easily and quickly on the internet.  It is great having such easy access to recipes,  but my favorite way to get recipes is when they are passed down from family members, specifically from older generations.  This is my grandma’s recipe which was passed down to my mom, and now to me!  I have never lived near my grandma so being able to bake something that she used to make is so fun for me, and somehow makes me feel more connected to her.  Hopefully this is a recipe I’ll be passing on to my kids one day!  I hope you enjoy it!

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Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

(makes 12 servings)

1 stick of butter, softened

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 3/4 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 cup of shredded zucchini (unpeeled)

1 cup of nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.  In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Stir to combine.  In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.  Continue beating and flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in zucchini and nuts if desired.  Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

 

 

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Banana Coconut Oatmeal Quinoa Bites

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Featured, For kids

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Yum, these are a new favorite of mine!  Great for a quick breakfast, pre/post workout snack, or afternoon snack.  Sweetened only with banana and honey and made with no flour, they’re pretty healthy too!

Nutritional Info for one bite: 90 calories, 3.3 grams of fat, 12.9 carbs, 2.1 grams of fiber, 3.6 grams of sugar, 2.7 grams of protein.

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Banana Coconut Oatmeal Quinoa Bites

(makes about 30 bites)

1 1/2 cups of quinoa, cooked

1 1/2 cups of quick cooking oats

1 cup of coconut (toasted if you’d like)

1/4 cup of flax seed meal

1 tablespoon of cinnamin

dash of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup of honey

2-3 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup of vanilla coconut milk

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1/4 cup of coconut for the topping (optional)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl stir together cooked quinoa, oats, flax seed meal, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together honey, mashed bananas, coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla.  Once combined, stir into the quinoa-oat mixture.  Mix well.

Use a tablespoon sized scoop to place heaping scoops into the prepared muffin tin.  Top each one with a pinch of additional coconut.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned and the bites are set.  Let sit for about 5 minutes, then use a large spoon to remove each bite from the muffin tin. Let cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack.  Store in the fridge.

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Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

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Fruit makes a great snack, but adding protein makes it even better!  What makes this snack or dessert even more amazing is that it takes about 2 minutes to make!  I made this dip in 4 flavors: peanut butter, almond butter, nutella, and cookie butter.  They were all pretty different in flavor, but the same to make.  2 tablespoons of greek yogurt to every tablespoon of other flavor.  So for example, the peanut butter dip was 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.  My favorite was of course the one that had the most sugar, the nutella dip.  It was amazing!

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The almond butter wasn’t nearly as sweet, but good with bananas.  I even made some little frozen bites using the dip and bananas.  I can see those being great for an afternoon treat during the summer!  I also think it would be a great option for our next family gathering or birthday party.  Just slice a variety of fruits, make a few flavors of fruit dip, and place different toppings out to sprinkle on top.  Some great topping ideas would be: mini chocolate chips, toasted coconut, nuts, etc.  If  you are making for a party/group do 2 cups yogurt to 1 cup of flavor.  Hope you get the chance to try it soon!

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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of nutella

Cookie Butter Dip

 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoons of cookie butter

Almond Butter Dip

2 tablespoons of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of almond butter (I added a little extra to mine because the almond butter doesn’t have as strong of a taste)

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