overnight chia seed pudding with berries

chia seed pudding, foodlets

CHIA SEED PUDDING IS JUST ABOUT THE PERFECT MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST, particularly for sunny weather. But I didn’t always know this. The first time I made chia seed pudding, the whole concept was so foreign to me that I actually thought you HAD to use coconut milk. As though it wouldn’t work with other liquid. Like regular milk. Since then… 

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4 Ingredient Protein-Packed Peach Smoothies

frozen peach smoothies

SMOOTHIES. AN EASY SNACK FOR KIDS. A healthy snack for kids. What’s not to love? Plus, smoothies are so versatile. If you want something refreshing that won’t ruin the kids’ appetites before dinner, blend up this combination: 1 banana 2 cups frozen fruit, in this case peaches 1 cup milk If you’re looking for a snack… 

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Make-Ahead Egg McMuffins, a Freeze & Serve Breakfast

make-ahead egg mcmuffins, foodlets

JUST LIKE OUR 4 KIDS INSIST ON DINNER EVERY NIGHT, breakfast is practically the first word on their lips when they wake. Sure there’s cereal and oatmeal. We make one zillion muffins, rotate through our share of yogurt parfaits and smoothies but more often than not, it seems like we end up on toast. Enter the higher protein, all-you-do-is-heat-it-up… 

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strawberry hearts: a healthy valentine’s day snack for kids

strawberries cottage cheese foodlets

IT’S EASY TO IMPRESS THE RASCALS. And if you have an extra 35 seconds, you too can ta da your way to the cutest little snack with these strawberry hearts. It’s already time for Florida strawberries here in North Carolina but I’m betting you can get your hands on a few California beauties just about anywhere. And… 

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simple sweet potato walnut muffins

sweet potato walnut muffins foodlets

YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW (AND LOVE) THESE SWEET POTATO MUFFINS. I do. In fact, these babies are big winners. Yep, they were crowned our Muffin of the Year once upon a time, and I’m pretty sure this is why: you don’t have to bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time, and they’re full of protein-rich nuts…. 

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applesauce zucchini muffins

zucchini muffin tops

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU 12 CUPS OF SHREDDED ZUCCHINI, FRESH FROM THE GARDEN, YOU… If you’re a crazy person like me, you hit the kitchen and make zucchini muffins. Lots of muffins. Now these are not our first healthy zucchini muffins. (So far we’ve done zucchini spice muffins and a zucchini chocolate cake.) But they’re some of… 

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fresh, fruity summer porridge, a recipe from “The Family Cooks”

fresh fruity summer porridge, a recipe excerpt from "the family cooks" by laurie david

Summer porridge? It may sound like an oxymoron, but this hearty mix of raw oats, yogurt, and fresh fruit is cool and tangy. Spoon it into pretty glasses or mason jars, pop them into the fridge, and let chill overnight so the oats soften and all the flavors get to know each other. The next… 

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banana muffins, a recipe from “The Family Cooks”

banana muffins from the family cooks

A muffin is a tiny cake! And sometimes not so tiny. Cake for breakfast? No wonder kids like muffins! Pssst, parents! Although these are treats, they use whole-grain flour, fruit, and unrefined sugar. And cinnamon is a trickster spice that makes sweets taste sweeter.   banana muffins   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time… 

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low-sugar muffins with berries & ricotta cheese, a Food 52 Makeover

gift shaped muffins, foodlets

MOTHER’S DAY IS A TRICKY ONE. At least for me. I know the customary “gift” is something along the lines of breakfast in bed, but the only time I’ve eaten breakfast on a tray since becoming a mom has been inside a hospital, right after giving birth. Otherwise it’s off to the races starting around dawn ever since…. 

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coconut pineapple mini-muffins, a Serious Eats recipe makeover

coconut pineapple mini muffins, healthy muffins for kids, foodlets

WE’VE BEEN MAKING A LOT OF LUNCHES around here. Foodlets Friday Lunch is a teeny, tiny pilot program that we started this spring. Every Friday I make lunch for the kids at Phoebe’s preschool and parents who are keen to buy one simply cover the costs. It’s not catering, not yet, but I hope it… 

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how to make hens out of hard boiled eggs

little hens, hard boiled eggs, foodlets.com

I KNOW, I KNOW. I just said no thanks to any projects that make me feel worse about myself than the crafting boards on Pinterest already do. But as we continue our internet-inspired Easter roundup, I’m happy to report these little chicks are surprisingly simple to make. True story. And if I can do it, you can too. Here’s a… 

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better-for-you double chocolate banana muffins, a “smitten kitchen” makeover

double chocolate banana mini muffins, foodlets

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE WHO LOVE MUFFINS. And we’ve made a lot of them. Banana muffins with millet, banana oat, chocolate zucchini and more. But none, not a single mini muffin, bug-shaped muffin or big ol’ muffin in the bunch compares to these. I have a toddler who now cries at the sight… 

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strawberry jam bars with oats

oatmeal bars with jam (in pan) foodlets.com

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO MAKE THESE–one involves chocolate while the other is packed with chia seeds, flaxseed and dried cranberries–and believe it or not, both are delicious. We’re focusing on the second option here, but you can zip right over to eHow to get our chocolate version too. In a long line of yummy… 

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