Post Archives tagged ‘kids’

Vermont Hot Cocoa

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by
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I always made my grandma's recipe for hot cocoa. Tried and true, and loved by all, it contained cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and dry non-dairy (but chock full o' chemicals) coffee creamer. Mix with hot milk or water and voilá! Grandma's house in a cup. That's probably why it took me so long to overhaul hot cocoa after we started avoiding dairy. At first I just Continue reading the story "Vermont Hot Cocoa"

Kids Snack: “Dog Food”

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by
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I was recently sent a recipe by my sweet niece Aubrey. Aubrey is 12 years-old and probably thinks it's *totally* awesome to eat a snack that looks like something you would feed your dog. Well, I agree. So after making a few minor changes to the recipe in order to streamline the process, I ended up with this: dogfoodtreatsContinue reading the story "Kids Snack: “Dog Food”"

Raw Brownie Recipe

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by
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I have the best friends! Just this morning, one of my fellow "nutrition-aware" friends shared this recipe with me. I have to say, it looks so good that I had made it and sampled it within an hour of receiving the recipe. Very good, VERY chocolatey, and very healthy! Sugar-free, fat-free, and nutrient-rich. This recipe comes to you courtesy of The Rawtarian. [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" Continue reading the story "Raw Brownie Recipe"


Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by
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I'm not sure how many of my loyal readers have had this simple dish, but when I was growing up, it was a staple in my house. Usually served with ground beef mixed in, we have since found that it is perfectly delicious without the meat. And it's a very kid-friendly dish; I am always serving seconds to my chitlins. In fact, today I made Continue reading the story "Goulash"

Mac & “Cheese”

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by
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This recipe is for the (vegan) kid in all of us! If you choose a fat-free vegetable-based milk, this recipe will literally have zero fat in it and still be creamy and delicious. The Wells family rating/score is a 4 out of 5. Mom and Dad both loved it, one child loved it, one child liked it, and one hated it. (But the one who hated Continue reading the story "Mac & “Cheese”"

Low Fat Salad Dressing

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by
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This is a very easy, super low-fat salad dressing recipe. I had been wanting to create something for a long time to take the place of the creamy ranch dressing that we all miss. But push came to shove this morning when I announced that we were having salad with dinner and my eldest said, "I don't want salad. I hate that new dressing." We had Continue reading the story "Low Fat Salad Dressing"

One Year Anniversary

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by

Tuesday, October 1st, marked exactly one year since my family and I began our plant-based eating adventure. Coming from a VERY strong meat-and-starch background, I wasn't sure we'd make it through the first month! But here we are, all kinds of happy and fulfilled and healthy- not yearning to return to our meat and dairy-eating days as I originally predicted. 10 Things I noticed Continue reading the story "One Year Anniversary"

School Lunch Ideas

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by
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School has been back in session for a few weeks now, and the same ol' PB&J just isn't cutting it anymore. It's losing that charm that it had on the first day back when your little tyke pulled it out of their brown paper bag, inhaled the smell of soft bread, and took that first gooey bite. Now bits and pieces of chewed-on sandwich are Continue reading the story "School Lunch Ideas"

Instant Pudding

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by

Just a quick blurb to let you know that you can still use instant pudding with your favorite veggie-based milk! The major brand I buy has no milk-derived ingredients in the powder. Its full of sugar and artificial stuff and isn't organic, but if you can make it past that list of dings against it, you have a quick dessert that's vegan! I have noticed that Continue reading the story "Instant Pudding"


Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by

This week I have two extra children at my house. My crazy nephews. Well, they're not so much crazy in attitude as they are crazy by way of a direct blood-relation to my brother-in-law Jeremy. But I digress. My point is that whenever I have other people's kids in our house, and I am expected to keep them alive by way of nutritional sustenance, I Continue reading the story "Smoothies"