I’m going to take a wild guess that you’re one of the hundreds (ok, thousands) of moms who love Made Good Granola Minis and Made Good Granola Bars. What’s there not to love?
Made Good has done a good great job solving snack problems for parents – it’s free of allergens (dairy, nut, peanut, egg, sesame-free, etc.), school-friendly, and healthier than most packaged snacks. The hidden serving of vegetables is a bonus, especially for parents with “picky eaters”.
That’s why I’m a little giddy about this homemade alternative – my successful attempt at a Made Good Granola Minis Recipe (Chocolate Banana flavour). Otherwise known as the “Poor Mom’s” version or “wannabes”.
They are not only cheaper to make, but healthier with less sugar per bite.read more
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Veggies get a bad wrap. Most of our kids (especially our picky eaters) will eww and ick at the sight of green stuff. We can change that by changing the types of veggies we offer. While our kids may not get giddy over brussel sprouts today, or fight for the last...read more
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I must really love my husband, because he’s finally convinced me to take our two girls (both under 3.5 years old) camping. Now, I really do love camping - being one with nature, technology-free, and cooking over a campfire. The outdoors is part of my...read more
In an ideal world we would spend hours in the kitchen whipping up snacks from scratch. As much as I would like to admit that’s what I do, we don’t live in an ideal world [sigh]. Life gets in the way. Life with kids gets even more hectic. When I’m...read more
As much as I enjoy writing these posts, let’s switch things up! You get to listen to me instead. I get pretty passionate about picky eating, and you’ll sense that in my voice I’m sure (haha). In this interview with the Real Food Mamas Podcast, I...read more
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It’s Monday! Today’s Mommy Mantra is all about mindset at meals. This morning neither Naomi or Sienna wanted to eat their breakfast, despite me whipping up some curried scrambled eggs that they both love. Yup, they love curry…well, they usually...read more
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In one of my previous posts we talked about why helping our children eat better and getting picky eaters to try new foods isn’t just about WHAT we serve them. It’s also about HOW we serve those foods. Kids tend to gravitate to certain food groups (or shy...read more
This weekend my littlest one Naomi turned a year old. And what a glorious year it was. Today marks the beginning of her second year, and the end of my maternity leave. So at this very moment I should be packing my lunch and making my first drive back to my full-time...read more