Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fresh Farmer’s Market Quinoa Bake

This guest post is from Alyssa Rimmer from The Queen of Quinoa.

Can you believe that it’s already the end of May? I keep telling myself time will slow down, that we’ll have a chance to catch our breath, enjoy the sunshine and play outside as if we were kids again. But life has a funny way of playing tricks on us. We get swept away in our daily activities, wrapped up in our busy lives, not giving ourselves the opportunity to jump out of our routines and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

For a lot of us, spring has vanished and brought with it the glorious summer days our bodies have been craving for months. This is my favorite time of year. It means perfect weather and sun-soaked smiles, weekend outings to the beach, long bike rides on lazy Sunday afternoons, and strolling through the farmer’s market each Saturday.

I may be biased, but I think we have one of the best farmers’ markets around. It’s filled with a wide array of vendors: ethnic street food stalls (from Nepalese to Caribbean), Vermont dairy farmers and cheese makers, Vermont vineyards, locally raised meat products, gluten-free bakeries, and most importantly fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables. It’s heaven on earth.
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Five Ingredients for Healthy Baking and Vegan Health Bar Cookies

Summer is upon us which means travel, picnics, days at the pool, and lots of kid time. When you’re planning snacks for your little ones, why not take your favorite recipes and bump up the nutrition? It’s easy to do by adding or substituting nutrient dense ingredients when making cookies, granola, or cakes.

Here are some of my go-to ingredients for making snacks healthier:
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Kids In The Kitchen (& Gluten-Free Coconut Cupcakes)

This is a guest post written by Emma Galloway of My Darling Lemon Thyme .


Teaching our kids that vegetables are grown in the earth, that cakes come from mixing natural ingredients in a bowl before baking instead of merely buying one ready-made, to me, are some of the greatest and most fundamental things that we can do as parents.

The world we live in today is somewhat of a scary place. To think that so many of our little ones are growing up believing that milk comes from the shop, beans from a can and juice from a bottle is just heartbreaking.

So what can we do to help change all this you ask?

Get in the kitchen and cook with your kids.
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TBP Friday Faves: Power Snack Bars

The kids and I have been spending a lot of time outside since Spring arrived – and we plan on being outside all Summer long!

Naturally, we’ll need lots of healthy snack foods for fuel. I’ve been searching for easy and nutritious bar recipes that will keep our tummies happy (and our taste buds too).

Here are a few recipes I found and I thought you might like them too:
Keep reading for some fabulous snack bar ideas, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

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