I’m not sure why I’ve never made lemon poppy seed muffins before. They’re definitely one of my faves. In fact, I’m loving everything lemon flavored lately. Hence, why I made these dairy free lemon poppy seed muffins today! This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins, […]
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I’m always looking for ways to make muffins healthier, because if I could eat a muffin everyday I would. And these dairy free blueberry banana muffins with added oat bran are IT. I also feel good about giving one to my daughter for breakfast, or […]
Look what we decided to make today, bright and early. Homemade cheddar cheese crackers made with chickpea flour. I’ve never used chickpea flour before, but I’ve been seeing it all over on Instagram and thought I’d give it a try. These crackers did not disappoint. They were cheesy, crispy and just what a cracker should taste like without all the additives you usually find in store-bought. We only used 4 ingredients. Crazy, right?
Cheddar Cheese. Chickpea flour. Salt. And organic cold-pressed canola oil. (coconut oil or safflower oil would probably work too.) I found that most homemade cheese cracker recipes called for butter, but since butter and I don’t do well (stomach-wise) I decided to switch it out, and surprisingly, it worked out great.
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At first, my daughter was a little weary with the whole idea. I mean, come on, chickpea in a cracker? But she got over that really quick once they came out of the oven. She said they tasted just like regular cheese crackers we buy at the store. Yay! I thought so too, but better. If you can’t find chickpea flour, you can find some here.
Making the crackers are actually quite easy, the only time-consuming part was cutting them out into shapes. It didn’t take too long, but if you want it quick and easy, you can just cut them into little squares. Since my daughter is off school and we have some time, we decided to cut out flowers individually with a mini cookie cutter. These are definitely going on my list of regular things to make – especially great for school lunches and after school snacks, I think!
Recipe adapted from: Super Healthy Kids
So, I got another oatmeal post for you guys! This time, I made healthy, heart-shaped yogurt parfait oatmeal cups. And they were absolutely delicious! Not to mention, super CUTE. Just take a look below. Perfect size for little hands, and good for you too. These […]
Ok, don’t boo me yet. I’m making these quinoa pizza bowls for Superbowl. I know it’s not as good as the real thing, but let’s face it: what is? In my opinion, not much is better than a slice of oo-ey gooey pizza. But these quinoa pizza bowls may surprise you. Its still got that goo factor, and all the tastes that go with a pizza. Just no crust. And you kinda gotta eat it with a spoon.
I have to admit, when I saw this recipe on Ancient Harvest, it had me intrigued. I had to try it at least once to see how it was. And I must say again, I was pleasantly surprised. My husband ate 4 of them in one sitting. And the little ramekins were the perfect size for my daughter. After they bake in the oven for 20 minutes, it comes out gooey and crispy and all the flavors of your favorite pizza are present depending on how you fill them.
I took a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon and cut out mini pepperoni discs from a big piece of pepperoni. And with all the stragglers, I just put right into the filling, so zero waste. These quinoa pizza bowls are so easy to make. I’m thinking it’s not just a Super Bowl thing, it could very well be an everyday weeknight meal thing. Especially if you have leftover marinara sauce from the night before. And the topping choices are pretty endless. Next time, I think I will even try, gasp – pineapple.
As you can see, I’m so into quinoa right now. I think I just hadn’t found the right recipe before, so I quickly gave up on it. But now, I have my favorite quinoa pasta salad recipe, delicious quinoa parmesan patties and this! I still have to find the perfect quinoa salad, though. Any suggestions?
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Oh, and if you’re wondering where I got the beautiful flatware from, you can find it here. They are 100 percent high quality stainless steel and made in the US. My daughter loves them. The little 4 oz ramekins you can also find here.
Full recipe for quinoa pizza bowls below!
Adapted by: Ancient Harvest
Did you know that making sushi rolls is super easy? It looks daunting I know, but if you deconstruct it, like most things, it’s not as daunting as you think. You can use any filling you like, and just put it all together like so. […]
If your kids don’t like quinoa, trust me, they’ll like these. Quinoa patties are the best thing of my 2018. Seriously! They are so so good. We can eat an entire batch in one sitting. Including my daughter, who claims that she absolutely ‘hates’ quinoa. […]
There’s always something, my child doesn’t like. But I don’t give up. I get determined that one day, she will like something I make if I just get creative enough. Or persistent enough. Or both. But not in a nagging or pushy sort of way. I just keep trying to find different ways to introduce foods she ‘claims’ she doesn’t like, in all sorts of different ways. For instance, quinoa. She says she doesn’t like it. But this pasta salad I made today, is actually made with quinoa pasta. She didn’t even have to know that until after she ate it. Quinoa pasta salad, everybody. You can’t even tell that it’s not real pasta.
The whole dish is actually gluten-free because the pasta is made from corn and quinoa flour. It is so so good. You really can’t tell the difference! In my opinion, anyway. My daughter actually didn’t notice the difference, either. She gobbled it up.
This quinoa pasta salad is also fun, because it’s like eating the rainbow. C’mon. It has tri-colored pasta, roasted chicken breast, yellow bell peppers, black olives, purple onion, parsley, red pimento peppers and cherry tomatoes. If that’s not the rainbow, I don’t know what is.
Success. Lunch for her, and lunch for me. So fresh and delicious.
I actually couldn’t stop eating it today! It has the perfect combo of crunchy and soft, with a lot of fresh flavors. I only needed to add some olive oil, salt and pepper to it, because everything else gave it so much flavor. The leftovers are also perfect for a school bento lunchbox. For more healthy lunch ideas, check out our avocado toast! And simple yogurt parfaits, too!
I can’t believe this slime craze is still happening. I feel like it’s been a while since it exploded, and we were really late on the slime band wagon. But we are still finding it difficult to find glue around here, because everyone seems to […]