Brown Crispy Rice Treats

  Isn't it cool how Rice Krispies actually do snap, crackle and pop?  This is a healthy twist on a classic make-with-your-kids treat. I am sure you will enjoy Brown Crispy Rice Treats! 6 cups brown crispy rice 2/3 cup almond butter (if you don't have it, try peanut butter) 2/3 cup honey or brown rice syrup (I used honey but the rice syrup makes them stick together a lot better) 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) Additional add-ins: Dried cranberries, mini-chocolate chips, flax Read more [...]

Calorie Cutting Tip: Frozen Fruit

    Banana Soft Serve As I have gotten older, it has become harder and harder not to gain weight, I just look at something and the pounds come on. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and love desert. Ice cream is my favorite after dinner treat. Deciding to cut calories first I would reach for frozen yogurt or sherbet. Then I found out the calorie count for a cup is 140 for frozen yogurt and 260 for sherbet. Frozen fruit is only 120 for that same size cup.   When bananas Read more [...]

Crockpot Yogurt: Budget Friendly Recipe

          Ingredients 8 cups milk 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt with live and active cultures 1/2 cup powdered milk   Directions Put the milk and powdered milk mixed well in your crockpot for two and a half hours on low. Check the temp of the milk should be 180 degrees.  After two and half hours turn the crock pot off, let it sit till cool about two hours. Check temp should be 116 degrees.  The yogurt will not firm if the milk is too hot. Mix in the Read more [...]

Quick Breakfast Smoothie: Maple Almond Crush

  1 cup vanilla yogurt 1 cup crushed ice 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. maple extract Optional (1-4 TBL of water, depending on how thin you like your smoothies.   Blend well!   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making fruits & vegetables simply, fun, & delicious! The blogs are a must read. Please sign up for the weekly newsletter at Super Healthy Kids Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter   // < ![CDATA[ // Read more [...]

Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe / Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

    Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (recipe below) 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 TBL brown sugar (or other sweetener) 7-10 Ice cubes Blend all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe   1 TBL cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1 tsp allspice   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making fruits & vegetables simply, fun, Read more [...]

Gluten Free Apricot Snack Bars

          Ingredients to make Apricot Snack Bars     1/2 cup cream honey (I used cinnamon flavored cream honey) 1/2 cup almond butter 1 1/2 tsp almond extract   Mix altogether in bowl with a spoon.  Then stir in (you may have to use your hand)   1 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup granola 1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds Mix all ingredients.  Press into loaf pan and chill in the fridge. (Gluten free, but not vegan unless you used Read more [...]

Cheesy Cauliflower Dippers

Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided in half 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt   Instructions Wash and clean the cauliflower and cut it into chunks. Make sure you remove the core. Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse it until it’s a “rice” consistency In a large saucepan, heat one inch of water until it boils. Add in the Read more [...]

Tashers Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  See how to turn fresh pumpkin seeds into delicious, crunchy, good-for-you snacks.   1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoonsbutter, melted 1 pinchsalt if desired.   Directions   1. Clean all seeds that you take out of your pumpkin. I wash them a few times then soak them overnight in very salty water stirring often. Rinse well 2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). 3. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the Read more [...]

No Bake Snow Balls

  Ingredients 1 cup granola 1/2 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal 1/3 cup coconut   Instructions Mix granola, peanut butter, honey, and cereal in a bowl. Pour coconut on parchment paper. Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture onto coconut, and roll into a ball, using the coconut to prevent it from sticking to your hands.   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making fruits & vegetables simply, fun, & Read more [...]

Homemade Hot Pockets

          Homemade  Hot Pockets    Ingredients:   8 Grand’s biscuits, Crescent rolls, or Canned Pizza dough 6-8 eggs (scrambled) 3/4 cup shredded cheese     Directions:   Roll out the biscuits until flat. You just scramble the eggs and mix in the cheese. Then fill the biscuit with a spoonful of the mixture, fold the biscuit over and seal the edges with a fork. Then bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown about 12 minutes Read more [...]