One thing I did not anticipate about motherhood was how much of my brain power would be used to focus on when and how much my kid was eating once she moved to solids. Breakfast, snack, lunch, milk, snack, dinner, nurse. It’s like she eats all day long! Gone are the days when all I had to do was plan dinner. Thankfully, these Fruity Oatmeal Muffins make snack time much easier. I got the recipe from, surprise, my friend Jordan, who got it from HealthyLittleFoodies.com. I love them because they are simple and easy to whip up, you can sneak some veggies in, they don’t crumble like a regular muffin so they aren’t as messy, and they taste pretty darn delicious. I usually make a batch (12-15 depending on the size of your bananas) and freeze them. At the beginning of the day I pull one out and it’s defrosted by snack time.
The recipe below is my tweaked version which includes the addition of veggies and spices, but you can also give the original a whirl. I know Jordan’s little girl is a fan! Continue reading “Fruity Oatmeal Bites”
I have a love/hate relationship with Olivia and solids. On one hand, it’s awesome when she can just eat what we are having. On the other hand, I now have to come up with two additional meals a day plus two snacks. It’s easy to skip breakfast and lunch when it’s just me eating, but I can’t exactly tell a 13-month-old to wait all day for dinner. Continue reading “Breakfast for Baby”
I don’t care if you are a breastfeeding mom or a single dude, everyone should be eating these lactation cookies. They are delish, and for those of you who care, dairy-free. The word “lactation” making you squirm? Then call them Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. There, is that better? Continue reading “Lactation Cookies Everyone Should be Eating”
Blueberries are on sale at our local grocery store so I decided it was the perfect time to try a blueberry muffin recipe my friend Stacy gave me. The original version, which can also be found at AllRecipes.com, called for milk and butter. Of course that doesn’t work for Luke so I substituted almond milk and coconut oil. Even with those changes, they are quite delicious. I made the mistake of using brown sugar in the topping versus white which caused them to flatten a little. I also didn’t use cupcake liners which was a mistake. By the time I got them out of the cupcake pan it’s more of a crumble than a muffin. So steer clear of those errors and your muffins might actually look as good as they taste. Continue reading “Dairy-free Blueberry Muffins”
I visited a friend yesterday and was sent home with two grocery bags full of fresh picked cherries from her mother’s tree. Even after setting some aside to share with friends & family, there was no way Luke and I would be able to eat them all before they went bad. I decided a cherry pie was in order. Continue reading “Life Hack: How to Pit a Cherry”
Warning, if you are trying to diet or cut back on sweets, stop reading this right now. Seriously, stop, because this recipe is so ridiculously easy and delicious you won’t be able to resist making it.
Continue reading “Brownie in a Mug”
See that beautiful strawberry rhubarb pie picture at the top of this post? I got that from the internet. Mine does not look like that. In fact, it looks more like I threw it on the ground and then put it back in the pan. Don’t believe me? A picture is worth a thousand words and there is a very sad one below. In my defense, it does still taste amazing. It’s a good thing looks aren’t everything.
Continue reading “Looks Aren’t Everything”