Monday, March 25, 2013

Peanut Butter Apple Snack

Lately it feels like all my boys want to do is snack! They are constantly coming into the kitchen saying that they're hungry. I have been getting bored with giving them the same few things to snack on, so I thought I would turn to Pinterest. I found a recipe like this by Kids Kubby. I slightly modified it based on what I had on hand. It's a quick, easy, healthy, and fun snack that the kids will love!


-Peanut butter
-Unsweetened coconut flakes
-Dark chocolate chips


Slice the apple in thin slices as shown above. Then using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, or a pairing knife cut the core of the apple out in a heart shape on half of the slices. On the other halves I removed the core by cutting a smaller hole. Then spread the peanut butter on these halves. Top with coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Then cover each with the slices that have the heart shapes in the center. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

This is an easy snack to mix up with your favorite ingredients. Here are some other ideas: 
Almond butter

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Homemade Tortilla Chips

These are homemade baked tortilla chips that are super easy to make. Great for a party to go with a dip, because you can serve them warm out of the oven! They are light, flaky, and can be seasoned however you'd like.

-5 raw flour tortillas (i buy mine at Costco, and freeze one pack until ready to use)
-1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stack your raw tortillas on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife slice them into triangles. Lay a single layer of triangles on a baking sheet. They can overlap slightly. Next drizzle with olive oil and season with salt (or your favorite seasoning). Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until bubbling up and golden brown. Repeat with another batch, until all of your tortillas chips are cooked.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DIY Water Bombs

Hudson has been asking to play with water all winter long and this week it is in the 90's, so I finally said yes! I looked on Pinterest for some ideas and decided we would make some water bombs. I found a tutorial HERE from House of Hepworths. These are really easy to make and the boys enjoyed helping.

-Basic sponges, in a variety of colors
-Small elastic hair ties

Step 1: cut all the sponges into fouths, lengthwise.
Step 2: Stack the sponges into 2 rows of 4. Hudson liked choosing the colors and creating patterns.
Step 3: Wrap the 2 rows with a small elastic hair tie or you could tie it tight at the center with fishing line.
*You will use 2 sponges to create 1 water bomb.

Water Bomb Game Ideas:

-Create a target with chalk on pavement and toss water bombs.
-Line up different size buckets worth different points and toss bombs into buckets. Keep score.
-Water bomb toss
-Water bomb tag