Way Better Snacks

better snacks

I’m always looking for better snacks, healthier snacks to replace my constant cravings for chocolate, ice cream and salt. I snack at night, it’s something I have come to accept and try to make the best of the option. Lately I have been wanting a lot of salty snacks, I try to aim for popcorn and then I had a package of Way Better Snacks come to my door.

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Toddler Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

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.

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Healthy Toddler Muffins

Healthy Toddler Muffins

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 from my mom. I never thought about baking with baby food. The particular recipe was loaded with butter, sugar and a lot of junk so today. Here is the recipe for Healthy Toddler Muffins.

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Almond Cherry Bars

 

almond cherry bars

Photo Courtesy of Almond Board of California

We recently moved to Terrace. It’s a small city near the coast in British Columbia and there is a lot to get used to. We recently purchased a house and when I went back for the inspection yesterday I noticed an odd tree that I have seen before in the sunny Okanagan. Then I realized that I have a cherry tree in my back yard. I don’t eat cherries. I know nothing about them, so I took it as a sign when I received an email yesterday with a recipe to post on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen for Almond Cherry Bars. They sound really good. [Read more...]

Taco Seasoned Chex Mix

Taco Seasoned Chex Mix

Image Source: Life Made Delicious

My son’s first birthday is coming up and I’m really excited about it. I plan on serving a lot of finger foods/appetizers and although I have a lot of the main dishes down: chicken wings, veggies & dip and a few carby things. I want to try something different for snacks. I’m not wanting chips so that’s why I’m checking out Life Made Delicious for some easy recipes. Carter’s first birthday has a farm/barnyard theme and I’m trying to think of some creative ideas that way. Naturally I will be doing deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket and now thanks to the Taco-Seasoned Chex Mix recipe I found – Chicken Feed.

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