Carrot Cake Breakfast Cupcakes

Cupcakes for breakfast? Yes, please! These Carrot Cake Breakfast Cupcakes look like dessert but are wholesome enough to eat for breakfast (or anytime of day). They are low in added sugar, whole grain, and mixed up in one bowl. Add a quick, 3-ingredient cream cheese frosting (and maybe a few sprinkles) to make these a…

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Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal

A nutritious and sweet make-ahead breakfast for the whole family! Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal has no added sugar, is gluten-free, and packed with veggies. The best part? You have a warm, healthy breakfast waiting for you when you wake up in the morning! Below, I’ve also included 4 ways to add a protein boost to…

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Carrot Apple Snack Cake

A healthy snack for toddlers and kids that’s easy to make ahead! Carrot Apple Snack Cake is lightly sweetened with maple syrup, full of whole grains, and packed with grated carrot. If your kiddos like muffins, they will love this wholesome cake. Enjoy a square with breakfast or as a snack any time of day.…

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Strawberry Breakfast Cookies (Vegan and Whole Grain)

This easy, one-bowl recipe is nutritious enough for breakfast but so delicious you’ll want them all day. Strawberry Breakfast Cookies combine sweet strawberries and whole grain oats in a handheld cookie form. The healthy cookies also happen to be vegan, nut-free, and can easily be made gluten-free too. Kids in the Kitchen: Chop the strawberries: Kids…

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Creamy Salsa Verde Enchiladas (Chicken or Vegetarian)

I first came up with this dinner to use up leftover chicken or beans that I had in my fridge. It soon became one of our favorite weeknight meals and checked all the boxes. It’s a meal that’s nutritious, satisfying, and quick to throw together. Plus, my husband and two boys happily gobble it up…

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Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

Weeknights are busy! However, the key to less stressful meal times is minimal cleanup and recipes that can be made ahead…to beat the inevitable rush when 6pm hits. Let me help you knock dinner off of your to-do list with this list of Make Ahead Dinner Recipes. These meals are nutritious, kid-friendly…and, of course, delicious! And…better yet?…

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Creamy Chicken, Veggie, and Gnocchi Stew

Need a nutritious and easy weeknight dinner? Creamy Chicken, Veggie, and Gnocchi Stew is comforting, hearty, and full of flavor. The stew can be made in the slow cooker, pressure cooker/Instant pot, or on the stove top. Plus, it’s a kid-friendly meal that’s packed with protein and vegetables. Kids in the Kitchen: Soup/Stew may seem…

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Quinoa Protein Nuggets

This kid and toddler-friendly quinoa recipe, packs lots of goodness into little muffin-like bites. Quinoa Protein Nuggets are easy to bake-up for quick meals at home or lunch boxes on the go. Plus, there’s a lot less quinoa on the floor! Kids in the Kitchen: Mix! With only a few ingredients to throw into a…

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Homemade School Snacks (Nut-free and Nutritious)

Whether your toddler is going to daycare/preschool or your big kid needs fuel in the middle of the school day, providing snacks is a big part of feeding our kids. Of course, we are also fans of buying typical schools snacks–not saying we should make everything from scratch. However, making homemade school snacks, like muffins, bars,…

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Biscuits (with veggies!)

Great for lunch boxes or to eat anytime of day, these cheesy, ground meat, and veggie stuffed biscuits will be a hit with kids and adults. Cheeseburger Stuffed Biscuits are my newest filled biscuit creations. There is also a BBQ Chicken version in my cookbook, Kid Kitchen, and well as a breakfast version HERE, and…

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