Posts Tagged ‘activity for kids’

Tasty Tuesday | Making a Smoothie Video!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011


How to Make a Fantastic and Healthy Smoothie!

Vegan Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Thursday, September 15th, 2011


I make these often with the kids. They are super easy, yummy, and made with healthy ingredients. My kids really like rolling the balls; it’s like edible play-dough for them. I have played around with this recipe adding various things but this version is our current favorite:

2 cups peanut butter (almond butter could work for those of you that don’t eat peanuts)
2/3 cup maple syrup, honey, or agave
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup raisins
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup of cacao nibs or vegan chocolate chips
Pinch of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and set in the fridge for about an hour. Remove from fridge and roll mixture into balls. Combine the following ingredients on a plate and roll balls to coat them.

½ cup of coconut
2 tablespoons hemp seed

Put balls back into fridge for about 30 more minutes before serving. Enjoy!

If you try making Vegan Peanut Butter balls for your family let us know what you think!

– Sarah

How to Get Your Kids Excited about Veggies!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011



Getting young children to eat healthy foods can be a challenge at times. Involving children in the cooking process can engage their senses and help them connect with foods. Here’s a fun activity that gets kids excited about exploring with veggies!

1. Give child a small portion of pizza dough to roll out. You can make your own and add extra healthy ingredients such as flax seed or nutritional yeast to for an extra healthy boost! Here is a great whole-grain, dairy free dough recipe from King Arthur flour. I haven’t tried this one, but here is a gluten free recipe as well.

Rolling out the dough

2. Give them a spoon and a bowl of “Extra Sneaky Marinara Sauce” to spread on their dough. What makes it sneaky? It’s full of yummy, healthy pureed vegetables! (recipe coming soon!)

Spreading the sauce

3. Provide a tray of assorted veggies and cheese for them to choose from and place on their pizza dough as desired. We use Daiya cheese because it is vegan friendly as well as soy-free and gluten free…plus it’s yummy.


4. Bake and Enjoy!

(please provide supervision if allowing your children to place items into a preheated oven!!)

Into the oven

Showing off their pizzas


If you try this activity with your kids please share with us how it went!

– Sarah