Delightful Mom

Healthy Sports Snacks for Kids + Watermelon Juice Recipe

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I am so excited that it is spring with summer right around the corner! Nothing quite says summer like a big fat juicy watermelon. We have been spending a lot of time at the beach and this is one of my favorite summer fruits. When the weather is warm and I am feeling dehydrated watermelons seem to be just the right fix. It is beautiful how our bodies crave what is in season. Since 92% by weight of a watermelon is made up of water, fueling up on it is a great way to stay hydrated.

A few weeks ago I was talking to my sister-in-law about the snacks that are brought to the kids sporting games. Her concern is that a lot of them are pre-packaged processed foods that are also not food allergy friendly. And since most of the games or practices end right before dinner time, kids fill up on that stuff. My boys are not in sports yet, but we decided to put together ideas that we like to make for ready lunches and snacks. And are also great to bring to sports events. 

No Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sounds kinda strange, right? Zucchini in my cookies? But I assure you it past the taste test from all my boys and is seriously delicious and addicting. I was trying to put together another healthy snack that incorporated vegetables, no refined sugars, and has chocolate for my chocaholic son (ok, and self!). And since zucchini can be put in almost everything when done properly- it seemed good to try! I have added it into muffins and breads but never cookies until now. We have made and eaten about 3 batches in the past week!

7 Ingredients For A Perfect Indoor Picnic

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I actually think any indoor picnic is pretty perfect and fun as long as nothing spills.  Do you ever have epic indoor picnics? This past Monday Chase and I decided to have lunch on the living room floor.

I was a bit nervous about bringing lots of random plates onto the floor for fear of them getting knocked over along with our drinks and spilling into the carpet. But using a chip & dip plate keeps the food all on one platter and our drinks we set on another plate to keep stable.

We both love meals that offer an array of colors and variety that we can pick and choose what we want. Usually (I or) we (forced by me) put together a plate consisting of a protein, fruit, vegetable, & grain or carbohydrate. Since we made our plate together we couldn't wait to dig in and play!

We served: grape tomatoes, tortilla chips, raspberries and cut out star watermelon, pistachios, homemade guacamole (recipe below).