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10 This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Peaches and Cream Bread

This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

When time allows, I love to make some homemade snacks at the beginning of the week for my kids to munch on. That way, instead of reaching for the chips in the pantry (which are an occasional treat), I can tell them to grab the snacks that I’ve made – which are always healthier than anything you can get at the store!

It can be as simple is prepping some veggies with ranch or making no-bake bites, but I like to go above and beyond when I can. Enter this bread – the perfect treat for after school! My kids love this Peaches and Cream Bread almost as much as my famous blueberry bread from The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet. Like I said, it’s hard to keep a loaf around for more than a day or two.

I love when my kids help me bake this bread; the moments we spend in the kitchen together are some of my favorite. I hope you get to make this Peaches and Cream Bread with your kids and make them very happy when snack time comes around!

Need more easy and healthy snack ideas? Check out my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!

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Peaches and Cream Bread
 
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This recipe is from Laura's cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (218 g) peaches, diced fresh or frozen
  • 1½ cups + 1 tablespoon (196 g) all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons (9 g) baking powder
  • 
1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1 cup (230 g) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 
2 teaspoons orange zest (from 1 large orange)
 -optional
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil
 (120 ml), in liquid form
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9x5" loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess. Alternatively, you can line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix diced peaches with 1 tablespoon of flour. Using your hands, toss them around until they are all evenly coated with flour. This helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan when baking.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, mix yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla, and coconut oil on low speed until all items are thoroughly combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mix to the wet, making sure there are no clumps but careful that you don’t over mix. Gently fold flour-coated peaches into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before removing from pan.
 

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!

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
 
This recipe is from Laura's cookbook The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet.
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water (100-110ºF, 35-45ºC)
  • 2¼ 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
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 8 cups water (1.8 L)
  • ½ cup baking soda (110 g)
  • ½ cup sugar (100 g)
  • ½ 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 17x12 inches, 43x30 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.
 

29 Need a sweet afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or to pack for lunch.

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids’ after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

It’s like clockwork: around 3 or 4 o’clock every day, my kids start rummaging through the pantry and fridge looking for a snack. And even if I’ve eaten a filling lunch, I usually start to crave a sweet snack in the afternoon, too. I don’t like to eat something heavy to ruin my dinner, though. Enter these Brownie Energy Bites from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!

Take a look at how easy these are to make.

My kids absolutely love these. I love that they only take a few minutes to make, and I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week so we have snacks ready! It really is all about planning. If you don’t have something healthier to grab, you’ll be more likely to grab the bag of chips or something at the drive-thru. Of course, we like to treat ourselves every now and then, but on a day to day basis, I like to have healthier options ready for little fingers to grab.

These are super simple to make, requiring just a handful of nutritious ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free and grain-free – if you’re allergic to nuts, you can try replacing the cashews with sunflower seeds. While these are perfect for snack time, you can even pack a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes as a sweet treat.

Everyone will love these delicious brownie energy bites, because who doesn’t love chocolate? :)

 

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Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
 
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This recipe is from my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet.
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Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 18 bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (145 g) raisins, packed
  • 1 cup (120 g) cashews
  • ¼ cup (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
  2. Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove blade from the unit.
  3. Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
 

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it’s easy to make!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re bombarded with heart-shaped candies every time we go to the store. Of course I let my kids enjoy some candy on the special day, but I also like to show them I love them with a healthier Valentine’s treat. This pink Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is perfect!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

If you don’t know by now, my kids love smoothies. They beg for one as soon as they’re done with school work. It’s one snack request I never say no to! Smoothies are an awesome way to feed your kids nutritious fruits and veggies in a delicious, creamy drink. If you want more smoothie ideas your kids will love, check out these 10 Healthy Smoothies for Kids!

Now onto this delicious cherry smoothie! We love fresh cherries to munch on throughout the day, and of course we love chocolate. So why not combine the two in a smoothie? It’s a match made in delicious chocolate heaven.

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a blender…

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

And blend! That’s it.

Want to see just how easy it is to make this smoothie? Check out this quick video:

 

Give your kids a healthier treat this Valentine’s Day that they’ll love just as much as the candy! They’ll never know they’re drinking something that’s actually healthy for them.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
 
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Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup cherries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place milk, banana, and cherries inside the blender, and blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips and blend, about 10 seconds, leaving some of the chip particles in the smoothie.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
 

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