Tropical smoothie

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Smoothie is a great snack to tie the kids over before dinner when they have had a long day in kindergarten and school, or as a healthy dessert after dinner. I find it a great dessert if they have not eaten too much of their dinner and I think they need a little bit more nutrition than what they have had during their meal. However, it is not always the easiest to think of new ingredients to test out new recipes, especially not when the kids are the judges. They tend to ask for what they know and like. But, during one of the last shops, Ralph discovered a frozen smoothie mix in the freezer section at the supermarket. This mix contains pineapple, mango and banana, so all that was needed to add was some liquid. Continue reading

Easter leftover sugar cookies

Easter is over for now and it is time to leave the cabin and clean out the kitchen leftovers! I tried to try use some of the staples and some of the leftovers in the candy bowls (yes, we have leftovers… 🙂 ), and decided to make some simple dairy free sugar cookies. The ones with the Easter egg chocolates on are not completely dairy free though.

Sugar cookies filled with leftover marzipan and nougat eggs from Anton Berg

Sugar cookies filled with leftover marzipan and nougat eggs from Anton Berg

Sugar cookies_IMG_4762I am not sure everyone agreed this counted as cleaning up in the kitchen, but no one complains when they get cookies. And I managed to use up some of the stuff I wanted to get out of the kitchen cupboards too. The best part is, we all have treats for the drive home! Continue reading

Blueberry smoothie

A little boost of antioxidants is a great snack in between meals, or as a dessert after dinner. My boys jump for joy and race to the freezer to get frozen berries when I ask if they want to make a smoothie.

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What I have also found is that it is a great way to get nutrition into them when they are not feeling the best. Even if we are hopefully nearing the end of the cold and flu season, it is still a good idea to keep at the back of ones mind. I often struggle to get much solids into them if they have a bit of a temperature or a feeling a bit under the weather. But they have to be very ill to not want a good smoothie. Continue reading

Pumpkin soup

Since Easter is just around the corner, the posts on the blog this week will be a little focused towards that topic. I will try to add a little on activities with kids and good family dinners with a hint of yellow to stick with the Easter spirit. 🙂 The first one being a delicious yellow pumpkin soup.

What do you like to eat for Easter?

Vibrant color to a healthy soup

Vibrant color to a healthy soup

I have to admit, pumpkin and pumpkin soup was new to me before I met Ralph. But coming from a different part of the globe, he was used to different vegetable varieties than me and quickly introduced some to our dinner table. Pumpkin has since become a staple in our household and a welcomed change to the more common potato for dinner. I will post other recipes with pumpkin too, but will start with the more traditional way too cook it, namely the pumpkin soup. Continue reading

Child friendly, vegan lunch muffins

With one boy that is allergic to milk protein and eggs, we have to think a little outside the box when making dinners and snacks for the kids. It is important for us to make some allergy friendly alternatives that does not differentiate between the boys. Luckily he is not extremely allergic anymore and will likely grow completely out of it, but until then, we have to be a little careful. Continue reading