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From baby foods to snacks for teens, find mealtime inspiration from our community cooks.

34 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Grilled Lemony Kale

  Thank you to Mothering member namontoya for contributing this recipe.   This is such an easy and delicious way to get some greens in at any meal.  Yes, breakfast too! Another great thing about this recipe is that it's a great way to get the little ones into greens. They're crunchy and crispy and the flavors of the olive oil, lemon and salt are irresistible even to little and young palates!   You’ll need: 1-2 bunches of kale (depending on how much you want to end up with) 3 T extra virgin olive oil 2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 healthy pinch of sea... read more

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

  Thanks to Mothering member teenagreena for contributing this recipe.   This is a grain-free, dairy-free all around healthier version of the traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.  The addition of coconut oil, almond flour and chia seeds make it a healthy treat rich in protein, healthy fat and omega-3 fatty acids.  Kids love these muffins for their flavor.  Mom’s love them because they are healthy and they keep the kids going for a while!   Ingredients: 3  eggs (preferably organic and pasture-raised) 1/3  cup melted extra virgin coconut oil 1/4  cup honey 1... read more

Super Mama Lactation Cookies

  Thank you to Mothering member Cathlin for sharing this recipe.   Ingredients 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 rounded tsp kosher salt 3/4 c almond peanut butter* 3/4 c butter*, softened 1 c flax 3 T brewer’s yeast 1/3 c water 1/3 c sugar 2/3 c brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 large eggs 10 oz chocolate chips* 1 3/4 c oats*   Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 350 F Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer’s yeast, flax... read more

7 Simple Recipes to Bless a New Mom

          Sharing the Love, Sharing the Food   When I was pregnant with AnaBella, my first child, I had just begun attending a church of a few hundred people. There were many young families that cared for and supported each other in the months following the birth of their children. One of my new friends, a young mom with a daughter under a year, asked how many meals a week I’d like, and for how many weeks, after AnaBella's birth. I had no idea what my recovery would be like, but was hesitant to ask anything of moms who already had their hands full. So my... read more

Mothering's Holiday Food Guide

  Welcome to Mothering's Holiday Food Guide a selection of our favorite holiday recipes for the whole family to enjoy This guide is proudly sponsored by Carlson Labs.      Cookie Cutter Cookies Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here's a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar.    Holly's Pilgrim Stuffing This delightful dish is a colorful and healthy spin on a Thanksgiving favorite.    French Bean Casserole A wholesome and easy to prepare casserole that will work as an accompaniment to any holiday... read more

Renew with a Team Meal

In the newly-revised edition of Feeding the Young Athlete there is a section on the value of team meals.  It is not uncommon for gathering groups to share a meal but the effort sometimes seems like “too much”.  Well, everyone needs to eat each day and if the meal is divided up among members the results can be nourishing on many levels.  Start with something really simple.  Maybe a Baked Potato Feast where one family bakes the spuds and others bring: Dairy toppings such as grated cheese and sour cream Vegetarian protein toppings such as... read more

Raw Energy Bars

By Cathe Olson Here's a raw bar full of nutritious energy for snacks, lunchboxes, picnics, and even dessert!1/4 cup sesame seeds1/4 cup sunflower seeds1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup dried figs1/2 cup peanut butter, almond butter, or tahiniPlace sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, and figs in food processor with metal blade. Chop until everything is ground together. Add nut or seed butter and mix until combined. Roll mixture into balls or press into 8-inch round cake pan and cut into 1-inch squares. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 3 dozen Note: Nuts can be substituted for... read more

Raisin Bars

By Cathe Olson These delicious bars contain no eggs or sweeteners.1 cup whole wheat, brown rice, or barley flour1 cup rolled oats1/2 teaspoon sea salt1/4 cup oil1 cup walnuts, minced1 cup raisins, minced1 cup pitted prunes, minced1 tablespoon grated orange or lemon peel (optional)1/3 to 1/2 cup waterPreheat oven to 325 degrees. Oil 8-inch square baking pan. Blend flour, oats, salt, and oil with fingers until evenly mixed. Mince the nuts in food processor and add to oat mixture. Mince raisins and prunes in food processor. Add them to batter along with the orange or... read more

Healthy Homemade Popsicles: simple and unusual ideas the kids will love

  Homemade popsicles–what kid doesn’t love them? I know mine do. But, honestly, I have been guilty of lacking the creative motivation to push my popsicle making skills past the “Hey, let’s freeze up some organic apple juice!” stage. Then I came across the book Ice Pop Joy and the awesome recipes motivated us to explore some unusual ingredients. I found that popsicles are amazing tools to get all kinds of good stuff into the little ones, and could even be used as an on the run breakfast/snack food when needed. Plus, the kids love to help create... read more

Almonds -- Why Soaked is BEST and How-To

Years ago I learned from a nutritionist that best way to consume almonds is to soak them first and then dehydrate them again.  Oh well, I did soak them but started eating them just that way … Please read the full article here, and the how-to which is SUPER EASY:  almond+water … About Pardis Amirshahi Pardis Amirshahi is the editor of Living Crafts magazine and also writes for their popular blog. Although she always enjoyed sewing and other crafts, Pardis discovered the true joy of handwork when she became a mother. You can... read more

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