Breakfast at home and one to go

My favorite way to have oatmeal. Oatmeal should be healthy and maybe it still is if you fix it this way, but it doesn’t taste healthy.

Second, our favorite granola bars. It is difficult to find dairy-free granola bars. We tried several baked varieties, but weren’t too fond of the results. Here is a modified recipe for no-bake granola bars. Feel free to sub in any dried fruit for the raisins.  I have also used sunflower seeds instead of almonds for nut-free bars.  Also, old-fashioned oats work instead of the mixed grain flakes.

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip

I have a problem with writing down recipes.  My dad and his new wife came to our house for Thanksgiving.  My step-mom (that sounds weird! But what else do I call her? My dad’s sweet new wife.) also has a dairy allergy and she was asking me for recipes.  Umm…well, even the recipes I have, I don’t really follow.  I’m hoping this blog will help me to write down recipes, measure ingredients, and get a little organized.

 

Veggies for kids

After school my oldest was whining about a snack.  The only fruit she had eaten all day was applesauce and I was planning on grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner.  Hmm, who wants a smoothie?  Both of my girls asked for a chocolate pudding smoothie.  It contains no pudding, but I have served it for dessert in little cups with spoons.  I have also made these smoothies to serve with burgers and fries.  My kids will gladly gobble up kale (only) if they don’t know what they are eating!