Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids’ day! It’s fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.
One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh berries available. Especially here in Louisiana, where locally grown strawberries are ruby red and juicier than any fruit you’ll ever try. It makes me even more thankful to live in a place with such tasty food!
This Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Pizza is a healthy treat your family will love! It’s gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan-friendly, and ready in 20 minutes. Yum!
Pizza for breakfast? Yes please! Especially when it’s a healthy pizza that’s made in 20 minutes, gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be vegan. It’s a breakfast everyone will love!
With school fast approaching, I’m on the hunt for easy breakfast recipes (like these back to school breakfast ideas!) that my kids will be excited about and devour without any complaining. Easier said than done, right? Their favorite recipes take too long to make on weekdays, so I came up with this easy fruit and yogurt breakfast to serve before school. They love it!
This breakfast pizza is made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have. The best part – you can customize with your favorite yogurt (non-dairy if needed!) and your favorite fruit. It’s a guaranteed hit with the whole family.
Here are some tips to make this easier for school mornings:
Make the crust the night before, and then layer with yogurt and fruit in the morning.
Have the fruit pre-chopped to save time.
Get your kids to help you layer the yogurt and fruit! They’ll have fun being hands-on, and you can get another task done in the meantime.
Do your kids love veggies? My kids are hit or miss when it comes to veggies but if I add in a dip, then it often becomes more appealing to them. The question becomes, what kind of dip, dressing or condiment do I want them eating?.
Do your kids keep asking for those yogurt drinks at the store but find yourself saying “no” because dairy isn’t something they can have? I’ve got you covered with these Dairy-Free Homemade Yogurt Drinks! Watch how easy they are to make.
On the hunt for a portable breakfast, free of gluten and grains? The search is over! Our Grain-Free Pancake Muffins are exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Using your blender, or even a food processor the batter for these delicious Grain-Free Pancake Muffins comes together quickly. They are filling and perfectly nutritious without refined sugars or grains.
Even if your family doesn’t follow a grain or gluten-free diet, kids will love the pancake flavor in each bite, and really, who doesn’t love a delicious, portable breakfast?
Watch how these pancake muffins are made:
For more grain free recipes to fill your other meals, check out our Grain Free Meal Plans to add a little more variety and fun to your family meals!
When I want to send a lunch box parfait to school with my dairy-free son, I use this dairy-free yogurt recipe. It’s also perfect for breakfast, or to add to your favorite smoothie recipe for a little bit of extra creaminess without any dairy.
When you sign up for a MOMables meal plan subscription, you are immediately given access to weekly recipesfilled with a variety of easy lunch ideas. Today I am sharing a recipe for a grape parfait “treat” from one of our school lunch menu items.
The first time I made these, I was shocked at how 3 simple and healthy ingredients could give me such a treat fix. All you need is
That’s it! It’s really that easy. The grapes give you a sour element and the yogurt provides the sweetness. Then top it off with granola for some crunch. All three of those elements together make one delicious treat!
Since discovering how easy they are to make, fruit & yogurt parfaits have become a regular part of our lunchbox rotation. My kids ask for them all the time. Like most recipes I like to make and share, they are very simple to prepare; so I don’t mind the least bit.
Since my son can’t have dairy, I simply swap regular vanilla yogurt for my quick and easy dairy-free yogurt. It’s an easy change to make, and it’s one way all my kids can enjoy the same delicious foods, even when they have different dietary needs. I often present this grape parfait to my kids as a dessert. Because the ingredients that comprise this grape parfait are fresh and healthy, this is one dessert you can give your kids guilt-free.
Need a freezer-ready snack idea for the summer? MOMables realizes that during summer, kids still need healthy snacks and healthy lunches.
These Frozen Yogurt Shapes are the perfect snack for a hot summer day, or a creative way to carry them inside the lunch box! Regardless, you’ll want to keep them stocked in your freezer!
We love to fill our freezer with healthy and easy snacks, especially in the summer when something cold is so refreshing. What my daughter and I love to make most is frozen yogurt shapes.
I first came across this idea from one of our own MOMables contributors, Keeley. It’s such a brilliant idea, and I make them all the time now! Using some silicone ice cube trays found in dollar stores, you can make a fun and creative snack for your kids in minutes!
Freezing yogurt and fruit into fun shapes somehow makes it extra special to kids. The best part is that they are so easy to make, you can have your kids help you make them. My daughter likes to choose which silicone tray we use, or which fruits we use.
I usually will make a batch of frozen yogurt shapes when I find some extra-ripe fruit in the back of the fridge. Before the fruit goes bad, I either freeze it whole, or blend it with yogurt and make some yogurt shapes.
These frozen yogurt shapes can also be easily made into Frozen Yogurt Popswith the right mold and popsicle sticks!
My daughter loves to take frozen yogurt shapes out of the freezer and just pop them into her mouth. Sometimes, she puts a few of them in a bowl and enjoys “mushing” them together and eating them as if it was ice cream. So according to her, frozen yogurt shapes are just as good as ice cream! Now this is one snack I don’t mind if she wants seconds—or thirds. ;)
You could also put frozen yogurt shapes into a lunch too, but it’s important keep in mind that the shapes will melt.
These are no ordinary popsicle… these are popsicles for adventurous kids.
What kind of food comes to mind first when you think about cooling down from the summertime heat?
For my family, it’s a no-brainer–popsicles and ice cream. But how do you enjoy these sweet summertime treats without consuming the sugar and “junk” that so many of these treats often contain? The answer is simple…make them yourself.
Like I have been with many other “homemade” recipes, I was under the false impression that making homemade popsicles or ice cream would be a difficult and/or time consuming task. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
In anticipation of summer, I purchased some popsicle molds and started experimenting with recipes. I truly couldn’t believe how quick and easy homemade popsicles were to make, and how few ingredients it required. Not only that, my kids thought I was nothing short of a magician. And better yet, I am confident I could sneak just about any ingredient in their popsicles and they wouldn’t even notice, just because it was being presented to them in popsicle form.
The Frozen Trail Mix Froyo Pops Recipe, for example, is packed with protein-rich Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and granola. These are probably ingredients that many picky eaters wouldn’t consume if they were served individually, but once all of these ingredients are mixed together and frozen, it becomes a sweet, creamy, decadent treat that even the pickiest of eaters is sure to enjoy.
Now that I know just how truly easy it is to make homemade frozen treats, my freezer has been stocked full all summer long. It’s the perfect treat to have on hand to offer your kids after being outside playing in the heat.
Experiment with different fruits and add-in’s. The ingredient combinations and flavors are endless. Involve the kids too! If they are like my kids, they will love to help you think of combinations to try.
For more healthy summertime snack ideas read this MOMables post.
Are you looking for the best side to pair with grilled food? It’s hot out, and you want a refreshing cold dish. MOMables never runs out of great ideas for any occasion! Whether it be for a kid’s lunch or to bring to a BBQ.
During the summer months, I try to have a cold salad dish made up and in the refrigerator at all times. Some of my personal favorites are coleslaw, potato, caprese, berry, seafood or pasta salads. Something about these types of sides just screams summertime to me.
For one, they complement grilled food very well. In the summertime, we grill out quite frequently at our house. Sometimes just the thought of turning on the oven when it is 90 degrees out seems unfathomable. So instead we opt to grill out on our deck, while we watch our boys play in the backyard. We’ll come inside and dish up everyone’s plates. That is when having a cold salad all ready to go in the fridge comes in quite handy! A cold salad balances the hot food that has just come off a hot grill.
Not only that, most of these types of sides are quick and easy to prepare, require either minimal or no cooking at all, and they are also a great way to enjoy all of the wonderful produce that is in season.
The summer pasta salad I’m sharing with you today is the epitome of all I just described above. It’s a light side, but also filling and chock-full of fresh summertime veggies such as; carrots, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & celery. You can totally make this salad your own and add whatever mix-in’s suit your family’s palates.
There were many times last summer where I would whip this salad up and have it for lunch for several days. You could do the same for your child’s lunch as well- it is a very versatile recipe!
So, do you have a summer BBQ coming up? Make this pasta salad and you’re sure to have at least 5 requests for the recipe!
This strawberry cheesecake yogurt parfait recipe is a delicious lunchbox treat or snack kids will love.
It’s strawberry season! I’ll admit, I look forward to strawberry season almost as much as spring. There’s just something about those juicy, sweet, ruby red berries that are a sign that warmer days and sunshine are on the way. However, if you are reading this in the middle of winter, know that you can use frozen strawberries too!
My kids love strawberries too. Many days I catch them eating strawberries plain, straight out of the box, but it’s fun to find new ways to enjoy this naturally sweet fruit too.
Why not add them to yogurt? Fruit and yogurt make a great breakfast, after school snack, or in this case a healthy lunch box dessert.
While there are many great fruit yogurts on the store shelves these days, making your own version could not be easier. The added bonus is that you know there are no artificial flavors or colors added.
Our version of cheesecake is much lower in fat than traditional cheesecakes and the ingredients are all natural. This is one dessert, high protein snack or lunchbox addition you can always feel good about giving to your kids. The protein provided by the greek yogurt and almond butter are an added bonus too.
No strawberries on hand? Blueberries or raspberries fill in easily and are just as delicious!