Our FunBites Minion cutter has been getting quite a bit of use around here! In fact, it hasn’t made it a day without being used. Lyla literally woke up this morning asking if we can make breakfast with her goggles. These cute little Minion pancakes are by far her favorite creation. She gobbled them all up! After a little play time of course. Bee-doh Bee-doh!! These Paleo Banana Pancakes are just as simple for you to whip up as they are for your little ones to cut into minions. All you need is a few ingredients, a funbites cutter, and some imagination! …
Funbites finally released their new Minions cutter, and Lyla is thrilled! Despicable Me, or “Beedo” as she calls it, is her favorite movie series to date. What’s not to love about those guys?! As soon as our cutter arrived in the mail, she was ready to give it ago. She asks me several times a day if she can cut some goggles. We have gone through an entire loaf of bread this week…. Next week i’ll be more prepared with a variety of cutable foods. lesson learned.
We are three weeks into our home preschool, and loving it! I have a little bit of catching up to do, but I will be sharing our weekly learning adventures here for you to follow along. I have lots of fun learning activities for you little ones. Our first week’s theme was “All About Me”….
My daughter and I are currently on week number 3 of homeschool on the homestead! It has been quite an adventure, and we are loving every second. I do plan on sharing all of our learning activities here on the blog, I just haven’t gotten an extra second since we started. I have been going non-stop! Lyla is absorbing like a little sponge, and so eager to learn every day. She bounces right out of bed and asks “what am I learning?!”. Today, my answer was “bones”….
I recently received a sweet gift from my new friends over at Prayer Packages. Coincidentally, it happened to arrive just on time as I was recovering from a Crohn’s flare up and a week-long hospital stay. Good old fashioned snail mail is not something I receive too often, and this beautiful package was quick to put a smile on my face.
My daughter and I had such a good time creating these delicious bite-sized snacks. These are a great treat for the kids, and perfect for getting them involved in the kitchen. My three ear old daughter did all the pouring, mixing, and cutting! Lyla was so excited to create, bake, and pack her own snacks. They turned out fantastic and taste just like the real deal!
Looking for fun lunch ideas as your kids head back to school? Kebabs are your answer. These are so easy to put together, mess free, and the kids love them! Pair with some fresh veggies and hummus, and you’ve got a complete, nutrient packed meal!
Feeding a toddler can be intimidating. You want to be sure your child eats, so you pull out every trick in the book to make eating more fun and you pray that they will get enough. Unfortunately, this is where many of us fall into the trap of feeding our children overly-processed foods, WAY too much added sugars, and empty calories. So, in order to break this trend of feeding our kids fun junk food, Id like to share my method for planning well balanced, toddler friendly meals that both you and your kids will enjoy. Then stick around for a fun giveaway!…
PART TWO of my Holiday Shopping Guide 2014!
Gifts for the women in your life….
Heather Holland’s Holiday Gift Guide – Part 1
For the foodie:
Of all my kitchen gadgets, I use this the most. My husband declares this is the best gift he has ever given me, because he loves my pasta dinners. This baby can make noodles out of anything (anything with a core, not a giant seed.). This is the easiest way to enjoy pasta on a grain-free diet, without spending big bucks on specialty flours and making a huge mess in your kitchen 😉
Say goodbye to foil. These food grade silicone baking mats are amazingly non-stick. Perfect for cookies, candy, cheese….anything you don’t want sticking to your pretty pans. They clean up so easily, and are incredibly durable. Get this set of two, one for you, and one for a special someone!
I have an old-school Ninja that was handed down from my brother-in-law, (Thank you Jerry!) which I LOVE, but I am dreaming of this new and improved complete blender set. THREE sets of blades for ultimate blending. I sat in awe (maybe more than once) watching the hour-long infomercial as cupid shot me with his love darts. The commercial explains in detail the nutrient-releasing power of this awesome gizmo. Seriously. I need this.
A quality slow-cooker is essential for every food lover. Our busy lives are always throwing us those curve-ball days that you just don’t feel like standing in the kitchen slaving over a good meal, no matter how much you love to cook. Having a crock pot on hand has saved my sanity many a curve-ball day. Also perfect for fixing up some gut healing bone broth to keep handy for those sick days. Every cook needs a crock.
Another eco-friendly baking essential, these cupcake liners are easy to clean, and save you money never again spent on paper or foil liners. They come with a lifetime guarantee. And they are so cute!
Most people are unaware that conventional oil sprays like Pam use aerosol and chemical propellants which can damage your stainless steel cookware. This conveniently refillable oil sprayer is an eco-friendly option, and it comes in lots of pretty colors. I love my stainless steel Misto.
Grain free waffles are easy to whip up, and have become a weekend tradition for the Hollands. Such a special treat to enjoy together on a Saturday morning. They also make an awesome bread replacement. I can enjoy all of my old favorite sammich combinations thanks to my waffler!
Danielle Walker happens to be the first Paleo blogger I ever started following. I own, and love, her first cookbook, Against All Grain. I have heard great things about her newest release and cant wait to add it to my collection.
Brittany is my absolute FAVORITE gluten-free blogger. She has made baking enjoyable for me once again. Her recipes are spectacular….she is a gluten-free miracle worker. Not one dish of hers have I tried that I didn’t love. I am really anticipating the release of her new book!
And of course, the mother of all kitchen supplies, a KITCHEN AID! Every home maker dreams of owning one of these beauties. Myself included. Over 20 colors to choose from. I guarantee the receiver of this baby will be eternally grateful. And thank you in cookies.