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  1. Pregnancy & Birth
    I love experimenting with oatmeal because it's almost impossible to go wrong with it. Healthy, hearty and delicious, it's my go-to breakfast 5 days of the week, and this slow-cooked pumpkin pie recipe is an old favorite! Slow-Cooked Pumpkin Oatmeal INGREDIENTS (4 SERVINGS) 1 cup old...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    I love a good, old fashioned, hearty breakfast, so my quick go-to is always oatmeal. Combined with my favorite blueberry kefir, breakfast is a probiotic delight. Here's my recipe for Probiotic Blueberry Oatmeal: Recipe Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cup of rolled oats 3 1/4 cups of...
  3. Meal Planning
    12 months ago, I was fortunate to get a promotion at work. The new responsibility came with a new work schedule of 9 hour shifts, 5 days a week. Suddenly I was at work a lot more than I was in my previous role. At first it was great because one of the perks was getting free lunches each day I...
  4. Family Life
    If you're a fan of Starbuck's marble loaf, you've got to try this vegan version that tastes exactly like the coffee house kind. The kids will be standing in line for a piece of these marble loaf! I finally started trying to feed my oldest son, Parker, solid food after waiting and waiting in...
  5. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member MrsGail for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe is so easy and versatile. I can whip up a batch in 10 minutes easy, and shower while they bake. Everywhere I bring them, people want the recipe. They also freeze well, and last well...
  6. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member jallen12 for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 c. gluten free oats 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg 2 tsp. baking powder 3 eggs 2 tbsp. coconut oil ( or any oil will do) 3 c. of non-dairy milk (rice, soy, coconut...
  7. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon butter maple syrup for serving berries for serving   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt...
  8. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 3 cups oats 2 cups coconut chips ½ cup chopped dried white raisins 1 cup chopped dried cranberries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons walnut...
  9. Family Life
      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...
  10. Family Life
    I love this combination with scrambled eggs or tofu instead of toast. It's a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables at breakfast. If you want to make this a meal in itself, add some tempeh, tofu, or beans. 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion, diced 3 medium potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch...
  11. Family Life
    These are so quick to make! Kids can help stir the batter, and spoon it into muffin tins. These muffins are egg- and dairy-free, and you can easily double the recipe 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup molasses (for increased sweetness use half molasses and half honey) 1 cup applesauce 1 1/2 cups whole...
  12. Family Life
    By Cathe Olson   This healthy granola makes a great topping for fruit or yogurt. You can even eat it alone for a crunchy snack. 2 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup uncooked millet 1/3 cup honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple syrup 1/4 cup tahini 2 tablespoons water 1/3 cup pumpkin...
  13. Family Life
    By Cynthia Lair   This dish is simple. Buying fresh eggs from pastured hens makes the flavor deeper and richer. Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Chopped Tomatoes with green chiles is an excellent product to use; some or all of the chile peppers can be omitted. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4...
  14. Family Life
    By Cathe Olson   Figs are a good source of iron and the vitamin C from the orange helps it to be absorbed. The yogurt adds protein, and the calcium makes this a nutritious, low-carb snack. 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup yogurt 1 orange, peeled and broken into pieces 5 fresh figs, cut in...
  15. Family Life
    (Steve boldly alters the recipe) What are most American breakfasts missing?  Fiber, fat and protein.  Not on Cookus Interruptus.  Man up to a big bowl of hot oat cereal in the morning. Add raisins, nuts or do it the Steve way with peanut butter. To save time, soak oats the night before. ...
  16. Family Life
    (Jane practices for a date) Everybody Loves Potato Pancakes.  It's true.  This recipe comes from Jeff Basom, chef at Bastyr University and it is quite the favorite among the students for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I love them served with sausage and homemade applesauce. Perfect.  Printable...
  17. Family Life
    By Cathe Olson I give a lot of workshops on toddler eating and what I suggest to parents is that you take the food that your child likes and see what you can do to make it more nutritious. Smoothies work great - you can add tofu or yogurt for protein, nut or seed butter or flax oil for fatty...
  18. Green Goods
        We all know that the right foods make all of the difference when preparing students for a long day at school, or learning at home. But, many of us simply do not have the time to prepare wholesome morning meals. Here are three simple recipes that can be created the night before and...
  19. Family Life
    By Laura Goeller Here is a healthy and tasty snack to tempt little hands. It's perfect as an addition to a packed lunch or as an after dinner treat. 1 Banana ½ Avocado 2 tsp honey* ½ cup almonds - finely ground ½ cup rolled oats Peel and mash banana and avocado together Add...
  20. Pregnancy & Birth
      Good morning! Buttercup, butternut, and delicata varieties of squash work well in this recipe. Yams or sweet potatoes can be used instead of squash. Ingredients: ¾ cup cornmeal ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry or barley flour 2 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1...
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