Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 2018: A Quick Update

After a few so many months of no blogging, a broken camera, an unexpected move to a new city, one kid starting kindergarten, and one starting preschool (both of which involved more tears, on my part, than I'd like to admit), I'm back! Well kind of...I’m getting there!
I'm slowly working on getting back to baking more and blogging about it.

In the next week or so, I’m hoping to get a post up for Olivia’s 4th (!!!) Birthday.

In the meantime, please check out my instagram page
http://instagram.com/mommycanilickthespoon
for some yummy, healthy kids lunch and snack ideas!

And don’t forget to come back here soon too!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What the Girls Ate: May 29 - June 2, 2017

Monday May 29, 2017


  • Turkey & Cheese Unicorn Sandwich
  • Flower Shaped Cucumbers
  • Carrot Sticks

Wednesday May 31, 2017



Friday June 2, 2017


  • Cream Cheese, Turkey and Cucumber Pinwheels
  • Martins Apple Chips


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

What the Girls Ate: May 22-26, 2017

Monday was a holiday - woo hoo!!
So only two preschool snacks this week!

Wednesday May 24, 2017


  • DIY Lunchables with Turkey, Cheese and Crackers

Friday May 26, 2017


  • DIY Lunchables (again!) with Teddy Bear Shaped Cheese, Flower Shaped Turkey and Crackers
  • Homemade Chocolate Chip Oat Bars - Recipe from Real Mom Nutrition


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

What the Girls Ate: May 15-19, 2017

This week was a little different than normal. Lauren only had one day of preschool because of a pro-d-day and parent teacher interviews. 
So on Wednesday, Lauren got to go to art class with Olivia (which she was super excited about!) then we made a stop at the park and the library! 
And on Friday, we went to the zoo!

Monday May 15, 2017

  • Mini Sausage Rolls with Ketchup
  • Oranges

Wednesday May 17, 2017
We walked everywhere today, (well...I did and the girls were in the stroller) so I packed easy to eat snacks.

  • Cheesestrings
  • Yogurt Tubes
  • Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - recipe and more on these coming to the blog soon!

Friday May 19, 2017
After parent teacher interviews, we went to the zoo! I only packed snacks because I decided I was going to take the girls to a restaurant for lunch!




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

What the Girls Ate: May 8-12, 2017

Monday May 8, 2017



Wednesday May 10, 2017


Lauren's Snack:
  • Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
  • Flower Shaped Cucumbers
Olivia's Snack:
  • Croissant
  • Flower Shaped Cucumbers

Friday May 12, 2017


Olivia's Snack (top):
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies - see recipe below
Lauren's Snack (bottom):
  • Ham & Cucumber Pinwheels
  • Oranges
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipes:

Banana Bread:
This is one of my favorite banana bread recipes! I've made it so many times. Each time I make it, I modify it slightly. Here's my most current version!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/8 - 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs

3 large mashed bananas (just over 1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk

1 1/3 cups + 3 tbsp Cake flour (or 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
*Optional - chocolate chips, walnuts etc.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a  9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs and mix.
Stir in bananas, vanilla and milk.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into mixture.
Add chocolate chips or walnuts if desired.
Pour  loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Lower heat to 300 degrees and bake for 40  minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

**Sometimes I make mini loaves for the girls. With the mini ones, I usually bake them for 17-21 minutes.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies:
(Recipe from Weight Watchers)

Ingredients:
2 tbsp softened, salted butter
2 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup packed, dark brown sugar OR 1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp table salt
1 large egg white
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375ºF
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, oil and sugar. Add vanilla, salt and egg white; mix thoroughly to combine
In a small bowl, mix together flour and baking soda; stir into batter. Add chocolate chips to batter; stir to distribute evenly throughout.
Drop 48* half-teaspoons of dough onto one or two large nonstick baking sheets, leaving a small amount of space between each cookie. Bake cookies until golden around edges, about 4 to 6 minutes; cool on a wire rack. Yields 1 cookie per serving (1 Smart Point per cookie).

*I got 56 half-teaspoons cookies out the dough.


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