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Simple yummy recipes and kitchen-themed learning activities to help kids discover the joy of kitchen work and develop practical skills

 

Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie

Drink: A Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie

Looking for something more festive than a bottle of green juice, but healthier than a shamrock shake? You’ve found the (almost literal) pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Our pot of gold happens to be a bowl of pineapple –…

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Eat: Peach Applesauce

Fall is finally here, and it feels like such a gift after the hot summer we’ve had. I’ve been so excited to ring in my favorite season, that I had to rush out to the local farm stand last weekend to grab some early apples…

Make your own homemade low sugar, all natural lavender lemonade with our delicious and easy family recipe! | via barley and birch

Drink: Homemade Low-Sugar Lavender Lemonade

Is there anything more refreshing than lemonade on a hot day? Yes – lavender lemonade – and we’re sharing our secret family recipe! I have surprised so many friends with this, and as a small party gift or picnic addition, it…

healthy kitchen-sink summer quinoa salad recipe via barley & birch

Eat: Kitchen Sink Quinoa Salad

Looking for a super healthy, filling, quick, and EASY salad for a weeknight dinner or fast lunch? This is one of my absolute favorite summer meals. It fills you up without feeling heavy, you can make the quinoa ahead of…

barley and birch best buttery soft pretzels with pink salt sprinkles

Eat: Pink-Salted Soft Pretzel Hearts

Hungry for a homemade Valentine’s Day treat that isn’t loaded with sugar? These scrumptious, buttery pink-salted soft pretzel hearts are a DIY treat that’s sure to please ANY valentine (especially the bread lovers on your list!). Not-so-secret secret: I am…

Chia & Flaxseed Almond Butter Bites via barley & birch

Eat: Chia & Flaxseed Almond Butter Bites

Because A.) it is a Wednesday afternoon and B.) there are 8 days until Christmas I thought it a good time to share a super quick recipe for the secret fuel I’ve kept in a (huge) bowl next to me all day.…

These DIY cinnamon apple chips don't get any simpler, and are a healthy summer or fall snack for kids! | via barley & birch

Eat: Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips

Welcome to apple season, my fellow fruit-fiber lovers! I’ve taken to eating a lot of fruit and veggie-based chips lately, and making my own cinnamon apple chips has become one of my favorite late-summer traditions and go-to healthy snacks. As…

Easy DIY Mozzarella and Ideas for Simple Mozzarella Kids Snacks

Eat: Easy DIY Mozzarella Cheese for Simple Kids Snacks

No no, keep reading! I swear this is SO. EASY, and will be the tangiest, most tender (DIY!) mozzarella that you’ve ever tasted. SERIOUSLY! One of the things I love about making our homemade mozzarella is that it’s so incredibly…