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Easy Grain Free Bread Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar-Free, Blender Bread)

Paleo sandwich bread, gluten-free sandwich bread, whatever you want to call it this grain-free bread is made in the blender and perfect for toasting, grilling, and making sandwiches.

Watch how easy this healthy bread recipe comes together in this video:

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48 Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

How to Make Fruit Leather – Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

Strawberry fruit leather is a fun and healthy snack that provides nutritious vitamins kids need in a fun little roll that they’ll love. Fruit roll ups are perfect for an on-the-go snack or an addition to any lunchbox, you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

This time of year tends to lean toward craziness.  With the school year winding down, the calendar is full of activities that have my family on the run most days.  I love all the activity of ball games, practices and school programs, but it does become difficult to keep up with the demands of the family, job and house.  It forces me to be a bit more organized, planning meals and making sure I have snacks on hand to grab as we run out the door.

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Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won’t be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Fall is in full swing, which means lots of in-season vegetables! There’s Brussels sprouts, beets, potatoes, and lots of hearty squash. Spaghetti squash is on repeat for dinner in our home this winter!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

There is no better way to cook vegetables than roasting. It brings out all the flavors and crisps them up nicely. No one at the dinner table will be able to resist! This recipe for roasted fall vegetables requires just one-pan (easy clean-up! yay!) and is the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner. You could also double the recipe and serve it on your Thanksgiving table!

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won't be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavor.

Want your family to eat more vegetables? They won’t be able to resist these One-Pan Roasted Fall Vegetables! Minimal clean-up and lots of flavors.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Category: Dinner
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 medium beets, washed, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil.
  2. Place all vegetables on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve alongside dinner.

 

1 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for real food dinners that your kids will love? With the New Year many of us are trying to eat healthier meals with real ingredients.  In this post you will find 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas that are sure to please the whole family.

10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas | dinner ideas with kids

Dinner Ideas With Kids

1. Homemade Nachos

These are super easy to make and it makes the whole family happy.   One of the best things about this easy dinner is that it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and it’s so simple to put together.

Easy Nacho Recipe

2. Pita Pizza

This recipe is the perfect quick dinner the whole family will love.  They are super easy to assemble and they are perfect for the next day’s office or school lunch.

Easy Pizza PIta Recipe

3. Healthy Baked Fish Nuggets

Want your kids to eat more fish? Check out these healthy fish nuggets made with salmon. Oven baked until crispy… this recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. Plus these fish nuggets are freezer friendly.

fish nuggets

4. Pizza Pasta Salad

This pizza pasta salad recipe is the perfect quick dinner and school lunch.  You can assemble this meal in minutes and it’s completely customizable.  Win-Win!

Easy Pizza Pasta Salad

5. Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets (copycat Chick-fil-a)

This is definitely a recipe that the whole family will enjoy.  Not only is it delicious, it is also gluten and grain free! So you won’t feel so bad when you are eating these delicious nuggets.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

6. Healthy Spaghetti-ABC-O’s

This is a super simple and delicious recipe.  Once you make a batch of these ABC Os, you’ll never go back and buy the canned stuff! YUCK-O!

Healthy Spaghetti Os

7. Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

This might be the best spaghetti bolognese recipe you’ll ever make. This classic meal is one where I don’t get any complaints!  I also love this recipe because it’s easy to put together and I have most of the ingredients in my pantry already.

Spaghetti Bolognese

8. Easiest Taco Night Ever

Do you love taco night but hate being the last one to sit down with a cold taco on hand?  This recipe is seriously so easy and you will have the tacos ready in no time!

Easiest Taco Night Ever!

9. Pizza Chicken

This is for the pizza-lover in all of us. It’s a low-carb way to have an epic pizza night. This recipe also proves you can make healthy meals that kids will love by recreating their favorite foods

pizza chicken dinner idea for kids

10. Burrito Bowls

What’s better than going out to a restaurant? Making these easy burrito bowls! This recipe is one way to eat Chipotle at home anytime you want. And, it’s one easy dinner idea your family is going to love and want more of.

Burrito Bowls

 

There you have it.  10 recipes made with real food that the kids will love!

Bonus! I couldn’t resist sharing one more dinner recipe that your kids are sure to love! Try this tasty one-skillet dinner for the whole family.

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal

Crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside, this is one meal you’ll want to make often.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter, quartered
  • 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch
  • 1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper and generously with paprika. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onion to the frying pan and stir. Add potato quarters and carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add starch and stir to coat. Gradually mix in the broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through, stirring and turning the chicken over occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Mix in the thyme. Adjust seasonings to taste. Divide the chicken and vegetables among 4 warmed plates and serve right away.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 15.5g
  • Sodium: 1188.7mg
  • Fat: 18.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.5g
  • Fiber: 10.4g
  • Protein: 17.7g
  • Cholesterol: 86.2mg

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20 Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins

Looking for a yummy strawberry muffin recipe to use up your frozen strawberries? This is the perfect one!

Strawberry MuffinsMuffins are perfect year-round for a quick breakfast on-the-go or a sweet addition to an awesome school lunch. Don’t have time to whip these up from scratch? Check out this post and learn how to freeze muffins

From these warms muffins to a bowl of hot chili or soup, MOMables has enough recipes and ideas to see you through the fall—come and see! 

These muffins are very quick and easy to put together. You can have your kids help you out, and in no time, you’ll have some delicious muffins ready, straight out of the oven!

It may be difficult to wait, but trust me, you’ll want to let them cool down, or you’ll burn your tongue (not that I would know!). The turbinado sugar adds just a little bit of sweetness and crunch to the top of the muffin, which I particularly enjoy, but it is completely optional and can be omitted.

I usually prefer baking my muffins in either silicone baking cups, or directly in the pan, to reduce waste and to save money. For this recipe, I actually did have some liners in the pantry and decided to try out the recipe with them to see how they would bake. I determined that if you are using paper liners, I would add a bit of cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking, or you can scrape the stuck muffin parts off the liner with your teeth. My daughter prefers to do the latter.

But what happens when you get so excited that you make tons of batter? Well, freeze it for a quick breakfast for tomorrow or the next day! See How to Freeze Muffins here!

These muffins are also perfect to put inside your lunch box!

Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 16 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (washed, dried, and chopped)
  • Turbinado sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly spray a muffin pan, or use paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With a mixer, beat the butter for 30 seconds, until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the applesauce, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  6. Add the flour mixture, and mix until combined.
  7. With a wooden spoon, or spatula, fold in the chopped strawberries.
  8. Divide the batter among the baking cups, and sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar, if using.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Enjoy your muffins, and keep the extras in an airtight container or FREEZE and save for later!

 

17 DIY hot cocoa mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Need an easy recipe that yields great hot cocoa just like the store-bought mixes? Then this is for you!

DIY hot cocoa mix

For regular homemade hot chocolate—not from a mix and with less sugar—check out this recipe

Here at MOMables, we are huge proponents of not buying what you can make yourself. One popular household staple is hot cocoa mix. Great for a hot treat on a cold day. Or even a warm one!

Most store-bought mixes are full of fillers and junk like artificial flavors—yuck! So not only can your mix be made on a cost-conscious budget, but it can also cater to individual tastes and food intolerances along with being much healthier!

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

DIY hot cocoa mix
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 11 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cocoa powder (Dutch-process preferred)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (optional*)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or food processor, and mix well.
  2. Put 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the mix into a mug, and fill to 1 cup with hot water. Mix well.

Notes

Options to add to mix:
1 cup chocolate or white chocolate chips (whole or chopped via food processor)

Options to add to cup of prepared cocoa:
Marshmallows
Whipped cream
Pinch of cinnamon and/or cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of shaved chocolate
Sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy or candy cane
A shot of espresso, added before the hot water

If you prefer using fresh milk, leave the powdered milk out of the mix. Add 3 tablespoons of the powdered mixture to the mug, and fill to 1 cup with hot milk.

*The cornstarch is added to help prevent caking, so can be omitted if desired.
Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

This makes a great gift too – just pack some in a jar or air-tight container and top with some homemade marshmallows, chocolate chips, or crushed peppermint candy. What a nice treat to say “Thanks!” or even “Just because.”

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