Eighteen more days. There are only eighteen more days until the first official day of summer. I am so incredibly excited for this season to come. Summer is time for the sun, heat and summer treats. One of my favorite treats for the summer would be a Nestle Drumstick. Who am I kidding? I buy these all year round.
Going to the park as a child is a found memory and we did it often. I was fortunate enough to have a park behind my childhood home, and visited it almost every day. The community that I grew up in had a few parks, but the best was right down the road. It was always an exciting day when we would pack up a lunch and head over there to meet with friends to eat and play. My hometown hit the nail on the head, that park was always full of kids and it gave us something to do – other then sitting inside on beautiful days and playing video games and watching television.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to find a creative way to serve my son healthy options for snacks and breakfasts. I recently made him Healthy Toddler Muffins and those were a hit. I have been hearing more and more about chia seeds lately and have been seeing all sorts of takes and recipes on chia pudding. When I make it for myself I tend to use unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk but since this is for my 14 month old, I wanted those brain boosting fats that are found in the whole, homogenized, milk variety.
It might be a year since London 2012, and we may have had a poor start to spring and summer, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of people continuing with the sports they love, or taking up something new. As the weather improves and the evenings stay lighter for longer, there’s plenty of opportunity to run, cycle, swim, play team sports or just head out for a brisk walk. Whatever activity you’re up to, make sure you’re properly kitted out.
I’m fairly cautious when it comes to what I feed Carter. I have been trying my best to stay away from chemical laden and empty caloric snacks and to feed him whole, nutritious foods. I never thought that it would actually be a challenge. I’m having a problem with food in general when it comes to my son. He will either refuse to eat it or only have a tiny amount and not be full. It’s frustrating. When it comes to snacks: he won’t let you feed him. He only wants to feed himself – but he can’t live off of cheese and toddler snacks forever (I hate giving him those toddler snacks). I was inspired one day when I came across a muffin idea using jarred baby food. I never thought about baking with baby food. The particular recipe was loaded with butter, sugar and a lot of junk so today – I came up with my own. Here is the recipe that I proudly created: Healthy Toddler Muffins.
A refreshing twist on the traditional breakfast smoothie, this drink uses Moroccan inspired flavors to create a deliciously uplifting beverage that’s sure to brighten up any morning. However, now that summer is almost here (less then a month to go!) I think this smoothie is the perfect summer drink recipe. I cannot help but wonder how this would taste blended with coconut rum (or even spiced rum) – now that’s what I would call a summer drink!
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