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2 10 Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

One of my favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day, besides getting to spend a fun day with my kids, is having an excuse to make even more green foods. We all know how healthy green veggies are for us and our families, and this holiday, I go all out with the (naturally) green foods!

Normally, I like to get some veggies into my kids’ diets with hidden spinach in their smoothies or recipes like these broccoli nuggets or these spinach & bacon mini quiches. Any veggie counts!

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But for St. Patrick’s Day, I like to get a little more creative! We still usually have green smoothies because you can sweeten them with delicious fruit and completely hide the veggie taste, but these healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are so creative! Pancakes, noodles, muffins…the possibilities are endless!

I hope you get to make some of these healthy green recipes with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day. These are also great any day of the year to get some extra veggies in!

1. Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie for Kids

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

2. Gluten-Free Spinach Muffins from Emilie Eats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

3. Healthy Green Popsicles

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

4. Mint Oreos (gluten-free & vegan) from Petite Allergy Treats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

5. Broccoli Nuggets

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

6. Avocado Hummus from Cooking Classy

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

7. Pineapple Green Smoothie

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

8. Creamy Avocado-Spinach Pesto Zoodles from The Iron You

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

9. Banana Mango Avocado Green Smoothie from Emilie Eats

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

10. Spinach Pancakes from Spabettie

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.


 

Did you like these recipes? Pin for later so you can make them for St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day)!

Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick's Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.

6 One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They’re way better than any pretzel at the mall.

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

My daughter loves the soft pretzels sold at the mall so naturally, I made an easy homemade version just for her. I decided to make bites instead so they are perfect for snacking after school or packing in lunch boxes!

My kids beg me to make this soft pretzel bites recipe almost weekly. I don’t blame them, though! They’re soft, sweet, and the perfect size for little fingers.

Looking for more delicious snack recipes? Check out my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet – I know you’ll find something your kids will love!

You do have to wait for the dough to rise (the hardest part!), but most of the time spent on this recipe is hands-off, so you can go get other things done while you make it. It’s totally worth it though; just look at those beautiful bites of cinnamon-y sugar goodness!

My kids love when I sneak one or two of these in their lunch boxes as a special treat, and I also like to make a batch if we’re having a family night watching movie night or playing games. It’s a recipe I know everyone will enjoy!

Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

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  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (100-110ºF, 35-45ºC)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (9 g) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups (375 g) bread flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 tablespoon (18 g) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 8 cups water (1.8 L)
  • 1/2 cup baking soda (110 g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons (42 g) butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Stir together warm water and yeast in a bowl and let stand for ten minutes to activate yeast.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine flour, salt and brown sugar. Add softened butter and activated yeast with the mixer on low. Scrape the sides a few times to combine.
  3. Switch to the bread hook attachment and mix for about 5 minutes, dusting with a little more flour along the way to make sure it doesn’t stick to the walls of the bowl.
  4. Once the dough is elastic, remove it from the mixer bowl, form a ball, and transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat with oil. Cover with a kitchen towel and refrigerate overnight or, 2-3 hours in a warm spot.
  5. Heat oven to 450°F (230ºC) with racks in upper and lower third. Well oil 2 large baking sheets (about 17×12 inches, 43×30 centimeters). Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a 5-quart (946 ml) sauce pan.
  6. Punch down dough and divide into quarters. Form each quarter into 4 balls. Roll each ball into a 12 inch (30 centimeter) long rope. Cut each rope into six 2-inch (5 centimeter) pieces.
  7. Place a dozen pretzel bites and boil for 30 seconds, then transfer with a slotted spoon onto the oiled baking sheets.
  8. Bake pretzel bites in oven, switching sheets between racks and rotating sheets halfway through baking, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes (watch closely toward end of baking; bites brown quickly in last few minutes). Immediately transfer pretzel bites to wire racks to cool.
  9. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush pretzel bites with melted butter, lightly dip into cinnamon sugar mixture and enjoy.

 

2 Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie? As a chocolate fanatic, I love to make chocolate chip cookies with my kids as a special treat. But one day, I wanted to create something a little different – these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies were born!

My kids love when I sneak one of these cookies into their lunch boxes on special occasions. Since you’re using white chocolate chips, they won’t stain their clothes! Now that’s a win for me.

The natural sweetness of the strawberries really makes this cookie unique, and you get a little dose of nutrition! So, that means I can have five, right? ;) Strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven if you ask me. You’ll love this combo!

These white chocolate chip cookies are perfect for weekend baking with the kids. Get them to mix the ingredients in the bowl and form the cookie dough balls! I love when my kids help me out in the kitchen because it’s our special time together. Plus, we all get cookies after so everyone is happy!

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

I hope you love these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies as much as we do. If you make them, snap a picture and post it on Instagram with #MOMables. We could repost your pic! Happy baking!

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies
  • Category: Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and strawberries. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

 

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6 Holiday Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

The holiday season is officially here, kicking off with Thanksgiving on Thursday. If you’re like me, you already have your menu planned down to every last detail. We love having Thanksgiving dinner with our family, and I want to make sure everyone can enjoy it.

If you like your meal times planned like this all the time, let us help you out! We’re offering you a free sample meal plan of a week’s worth of lunches and dinners. Meal time just got a lot easier!

Sometimes we get so caught up in planning and prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner that we totally forget about breakfast. Not this year! Here’s 6 delectable holiday breakfast recipes that are indulgent and satisfying. Your kids will definitely love the special breakfast treat on Thanksgiving!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

1. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

If you’re crunched for time, bake the oatmeal the night before, and simply reheat in the morning! There’s nothing better than warm, comforting oatmeal for breakfast. Since it’s baked, it makes it even easier to portion out.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

2. Homemade S’mores Poptarts

Ditch the boxed pastries and make your own! Sweet s’mores meet a kid favorite in these homemade popcarts. Make them ahead of time and stick them in the toaster the morning of! Your kids will love the unexpected treat.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

3. Apple Fritter Muffins

Apples are in season around this time of year, so I’ve been using every excuse to put them in as many recipes as possible! These muffins have that classic apple fritter flavor without all the hassle of frying. They’re soft and filling enough to last you until the big Thanksgiving meal!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

4. Baked Pumpkin French Toast from Two Peas and Their Pod

When you think of an indulgent breakfast, you automatically think of french toast. This pumpkin french toast bake takes less hands-on time because all you have to do is mix the ingredients, pour into a baking pan, and put it in the oven! It’s a decadent and easy breakfast perfect for the holidays.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

5. Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal from I Heart Eating

Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving staple, especially down here in Louisiana. Enjoy all the delicious flavors of pecan pie in this healthier oatmeal version! Plus, you cook it in the slow cooker overnight, so you’ll have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Does it get any better?

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

6. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Add a little protein to your kids’ breakfasts with this pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt! It’s delicious enough to be indulgent, but it’s actually healthier than most breads. Plus, it has that classic pumpkin flavor everyone loves!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

From the team here at MOMables, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for Breakfast

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

I know we all wish we could cook our families a gourmet breakfast every morning, complete with pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice, fresh fruit. We want to give them good fuel for the rest of their day so they can do well in school and have energy to just be kids! Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

But some most mornings, we’re rushing to get the kids’ teeth brushed and shoes tied, much less make a 5-star breakfast. That’s where muffins come in to save the day! They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Store-bought muffins or the ones at your local coffee shop are probably more like cupcakes with all the refined flour and sugar, but making them at home gives you control of what to put in them.

Make a big batch of one of these healthy muffin recipes at the beginning of the week (you can even freeze some!) and you’ll have breakfast ready with no fuss. Hooray for easy mornings!

If you’re looking for lunch and dinner ideas to make all meal times easier, you can get a free sample meal plan complete with 5 lunch and dinner ideas. You’re going to want to grab one!

Let MOMables make breakfast easier with these 8 healthy muffin recipes. Enjoy!
If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

1. Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins (gluten-free option!)

Can’t decide between pancakes or muffins? Pancake muffins are the solution! Deliciously fluffy and tender, these muffins are sure to please everyone. Especially since they have chocolate chips!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

2. Very Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a classic; make them healthier with this simple recipe! These muffins have way less ingredients than the packaged kind, and I bet they’re more delicious. Use whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour to make them even more nutritious!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

3. Grain Free Pancake Muffins

If you have a child who is gluten- or grain-free, these muffins are perfect. They’re still soft and moist like muffins should be, but they’re allergy-friendly!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

4. Apple Fritter Muffins (gluten-free option!)

These comforting apple muffins are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. There’s also a gluten-free option! If you’re not gluten-free, try whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

5. Glazed Cake Donut Muffins

We all love donuts, but we don’t love all the sugar they contain and the food coma they put us in. These donut muffins are a great treat for a special breakfast and are still healthier than normal donuts! Whole wheat pastry flour makes these even better.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

6. Spinach Muffins from Mess for Less

Don’t let the color scare you! You can’t even taste the spinach in these deliciously sweet muffins. Your kids will think it’s so cool that they’re food is green but they can’t taste it! These are a great way to get some greens into your kids’ diets easily. Use whole wheat pastry flour!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

7. Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from Running with Spoons (grain-free)

Zucchini makes the best replacement for oil and keeps these chocolate muffins moist. These are the perfect allergy-friendly muffin for everyone; they’re grain-, oil-, refined sugar-, and dairy-free. But the most important part is chocolate!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

8. Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins from Well Plated (gluten-free)

Muffins are pretty simple to make, but they just got even easier with these blender muffins. Simply throw all the ingredients in the blender, then pour the mix into a muffin pan. That’s it! These are even gluten-free.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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