Lunch Box Ideas

SWEET SPINACH MUFFINS!

Perfect for St. Patty’s Day, these muffins get their color and nutrition from spinach. And they’re sweet enough to appeal to toddlers and big kids of all ages (including you!). But don’t limit them to mid March. Kids love color, and these can translate into all different type green-themed treats by switching up the […]

Zucchini Muffins–our most requested recipe!

These delicious, healthy  muffins are hands-down our most requested recipe—they’re a regular on rotation at our cooking classes, and when I make them at home, I always get requests for the recipe.  And it’s for good reasons: They’re vegan (egg and dairy free) and nut-free, which makes them a perfect snack to bring for kids with allergies, […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cauliflower Muffins

If there were ever a time to get veggies into kids, it’s after a month of eating non stop cookies, cakes, and candy canes. Consider this recipe the perfect transition food. It’s disguised as a treat (chocolate chips!), but packed with a fruit (banana) a veggie (cauliflower), and only a scant amount of honey […]

Mini Stuffing Bites

Why, I ask you, is stuffing limited only to Thanksgiving? This post is my plea to make Thanksgiving’s best side dish extend throughout the winter. It’s the ultimate comfort food–and this version redeems itself by containing also veggies and a fruit (and, ahem, sausage and butter).  I love these bite sized versions for many reasons:

It’s a […]