Archive for category Just for kids

Fruit and Oatmeal Muffins (no flour!)

This is a simple and oh so yummy recipe for muffins. Get out your blender… And your muffin tin. It’s time to bake! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups of oats (gluten free if you need/want) 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup honey 1 [...]

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Chocolate ‘ice cream’

Dilemma – you want a sweet treat… Or maybe your kids do, but you don’t want to load them up with sugar and chocolate after dinner and you don’t want to indulge in high calorie ice cream after bootcamp. Solution? Chocolate ‘ice cream’!! Ummm…. Huh? Read on… And enjoy. You can thank me later. Ingredients [...]

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Banana, zucchini, and flax muffins

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1 cup lightly packed light-brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (from 1 large zucchini) 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (from 1 [...]

Cake Mix Cookies

I love this recipe. It was a recipe shown to me 15 (or more) years ago by a mom who made this regularly with her kids. You can make delicious, soft, cafe style cookies in less time that it would take you to get to the local coffee shop. The best part is that before [...]

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5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients 1 large coffee mug 4 tbsp flour 4 tbsp sugar 4 tbsp cocoa 1 egg 3 tbsp milk 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp chocolate chips (any kind/flavour) small splash of vanilla Directions Use chopsticks to mix (if easier). Add dry ingredients to mug, thumb pills mix. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in [...]

Cinnamon Granola Bars

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed (I cut it to 3/4 cup) 1 egg 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 2 tbsp honey (I bumped that up to 3-4 tbsp due to the extras!) 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used ww flour) 1 tbsp cinnamon (it can be cut [...]

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Waffle Iron Cookies

Use your favorite cookie recipe to make these 90 second cookies that will be a hit with your kids! Directions Preheat your waffle iron. Scoop your favorite cookie dough onto the heated waffle iron. Close the lids for 90 seconds. Place cookies on a cooling rack. Let them cool before eating… If you can! Submitted [...]


Bugs (hot dogs with pasta)

This is a very easy and fun meal for a picky eater. What you need Hot dogs (I use butterball turkey dogs) Dried spaghetti (I used whole wheat) Directions Cut the uncooked hot dogs into bite sized chunks. Break the dried spaghetti pieces in half and pierce the pieces of noodle through the hot dog [...]


Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Treats

These fun and colourful treats are a hit with kids big and small. What you need Large marshmallows Wilton’s candy melts (any colour) Cany, coconut, sprinkles for dipping Candy sticks (I didn’t have candy sticks so I used cocktail picks) Cardboard box or styrofoam block (optional) Cellophane candy bags and ribbon (optional) Directions Melt candy [...]

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Chinese Style, Baked Turkey Meatballs

These turkey meatballs taste like Chinese dumplings and the sweet dipping sauce makes them totally yummy! They bake in the oven which makes them healthier than traditional meatballs…and clean-up is simple! Serve them with rice and a cucumber salad for an easy dinner or add them to your stir-fry to mix it up a bit! [...]

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