Help Your Kids B-Centered With 3 Savory Kid-Friendly Dips For Healthy After School Snacking

After school gets out, the kiddos are ALWAYS hungry! This year Syfy is starting public school and I am looking for all kinds of healthy ways that I can sneak nutrition in with his lunches and after-school snacks. What's a better snacking tool than sneakily healthy kid-friendly dips? Syfy is such a picky eater that I decided to come up with some more of my sneaky mom recipes that don't taste like they are sneakily filled with veggies and nutrition!   Continue reading “Help Your Kids B-Centered With 3 Savory Kid-Friendly Dips For Healthy After School Snacking”

Boost Your C With No-Bake Coconut Lemon Bars – Raw,Vegan, & Gluten-Free

It's getting hot out here in TX!!! Every evening after I put the kiddo down to bed, I start craving something sweet, but I have been hard-pressed to actually make any desserts because I just can't bear to heat up the house. This is the time of year that I start whipping up my no-bake desserts to avoid using any heat. Summertime is one of my favorite times to eat all sorts of lemony treats, and lemon bars are my absolute favorite cool treat. Since it IS summertime, I also love to use coconut in pretty much everything, giving them a tropical feel. I figured this recipe needed a little tropical inspiration too! It also helps you to get your daily dose of coconut oil! If that isn't reason enough to scarf the whole pan, I don't know what is!
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Crispy Oven “Fried” Okra – Vegan/Gluten-Free/Oil-Free

Summertime has been a blast here at the Hippy home, as we have spent a TON of time adventuring outdoors, swimming to our hearts content, and of course consuming our summer favorites. Our CSA has been overflowing with summer veggies including a  favorite of mine, okra! Who doesn't love fried okra all summer long? The only problem is, like many other health conscious people, I don't do fried food. I wasn't about to give up my love of fried okra, so I came up with this recipe last summer when I had okra practically coming out my ears. Continue reading “Crispy Oven “Fried” Okra – Vegan/Gluten-Free/Oil-Free”

7 DIY Dehydrated Meals For The Trail Or On-The-Go (with Vegan/Vegetarian Alternatives)

Our very first family backpacking trip was a HUGE success! We had so much fun (more on that in the next post!) that we are already planning our next trip (I'm thinking Zion). On our trip, our homemade dehydrated meals definitely stood out and made a huge difference on how awesome our trip was! I had spent the last couple months dehydrating all of the fruits, veggies, and proteins that we needed for this trip so that we'd eat healthy whole foods meals without all the icky additives. After seeing the ingredients on the tasteless packaged meals made for the trail, I knew I wanted to make our own backpacking meals instead, but with three different diets in our family, the tasked daunted me. Continue reading “7 DIY Dehydrated Meals For The Trail Or On-The-Go (with Vegan/Vegetarian Alternatives)”

Decadant Dessert For Breakfast Homemade Chia Seed Pudding – A Sneaky Mom’s Confession

I understand the plight of the mom who has to sneak their kid's nutrition in every single bite. My child is a picky eater. A VERY picky eater. It's not for a lack of trying either! This kid has had the best of the best! As an infant, he ate nothing but my homemade organic baby food and loved every single thing I put into his mouth. Then, at around 3 years of age, he began fighting anything that was remotely vegetable related. I couldn't understand how my baby was turning against my every food whim and the harder I tried, the more he fought me. Not knowing what else to do, I started the stealth life of a mommy ninja chef.  Continue reading “Decadant Dessert For Breakfast Homemade Chia Seed Pudding – A Sneaky Mom's Confession”

Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but sometimes we have no time in the morning to make it! This leads to unhealthy choices on-the-go, but NO MORE! It's so easy to make a healthy energy-boosting bowl of oatmeal in any flavor you like and the best part is you control the ingredients! For our upcoming backpacking trip, at the end of this month, I wanted us to have a healthy whole foods breakfast that was quick and easy to make, with flavors we could vary. Instant oatmeal was my answer; but I didn't want to bring the instant oatmeal packets, found at our local grocery stores, because of all the unhealthy additives in them! Continue reading “Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors”

Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened

I am beginning to plan out our summer adventures. Seriously, I can NOT wait until we go on our upcoming backpacking trip, so much so that I am doing an entire series over the next month and a half on everything you will need to get ready for YOUR family's outdoor adventures! You're going to love what I have in store for you! This post however, is a tasty way to start your day! These strawberry banana oat energy breakfast bars are soooo good, they might not make it to your breakfast table! Continue reading “Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened”

Healthy Homemade Whole-Egg Mayonnaise + 4 Different Flavor Variations (Chipotle, Cilantro Lime, Dill Pickle, Garlic Black Pepper)

I am totally a mayo kinda girl! I love it on my burgers, sandwiches, and even in my salad dressings. I have even been known to put it on my breakfast sandwiches in the morning! I hear some people even like it with their french fries…though that's going a bit far me! What I don't like is eating mayo that is filled with all sorts of extra additives and artificial ingredients. Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Whole-Egg Mayonnaise + 4 Different Flavor Variations (Chipotle, Cilantro Lime, Dill Pickle, Garlic Black Pepper)”

3 Healthy Dessert Smoothies To Curb Your Sweet-Tooth Cravings

When I am craving something sweet, I like to trick myself with sneakily healthy desserts that feed my sweet tooth cravings without all the guilt afterward. I feel like a lot of people don't realize just how easy it is to put together something sweet and tasty without all the icky stuff that you are trying to avoid with your diet right now. When it comes to making something quick to feed my midnight cravings, I always turn to smoothies.

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5 Awesome Tips for the Perfect Smoothie – A Blendtec Review

It's the start of the new year and everyone is trying to keep themselves on track with their new healthy goals for 2016. Smoothies are definitely a big part of the health movement, and if you are trying to detox, go vegan, lose weight, or just plain be healthier, it's likely that smoothies on are your list to try out. I am right there with you! This year, with a renewed vigor for keeping my body healthy, I decided I was going to get serious about my smoothiemaking and really try harder to have breakfast every morning.

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