The fact that these apple chips are really easy to make and a great, healthy snack isn't even the best thing about them. With just a few minutes of prep, your home will start smelling like apple pie while they bake—and they taste just like apple pie too. They do take a while to bake slowly, so it's slightly delayed gratification, but I promise they are worth the wait.
It was a little shocking to me when my daughter started making her own cakes after school. She discovered mug cakes on Pinterest and immediately started experimenting with various recipes of the three minute microwavable desserts. No hot oven, no big mess, these easy treats are so easy kids can even make them themselves.
Having made lots of varieties, however, we've discovered that mug cakes can be a little finicky. Microwaving is never an exact cooking method and it's easy to get something hard as a rock or a gooey mess.
Thanks to our tireless (and selfless) experimenting, we've come up with three no-fail mug cake recipes that come out well time and again. I've also worked on some adjustments to make them a little healthier.
Fruit roll-ups seem like a good snack choice for kids, but look closely at the label of ingredients on a box of store bought fruit leather and you’ll find most brands are loaded with sugar. But it's easy to get in the kitchen with your kids and make your own. With this easy fruit leather recipe, you control the ingredients for a healthier snack to put in lunch boxes or at snack time.
I've never been a coffee drinker, but I envy the enjoyment of sipping a steamy, creamy warm cuppa. Warm milk steamers are a great alternative for caffeine-averse grown-ups and kids too. Easy to make and less sugar than hot cocoa, you can even make them with almond or soy milk if you don't do lactose. Dress them up for special treats or make them a calming bedtime treat any night.
Over the years, I've learned that it's the little things that make a big impression on kids. Since Valentine's Day is all about making our loved ones feel special, it's the perfect time to surprise the with an out of the ordinary breakfast treat. This super easy Valentine's Day parfait will wow your kids and you can still get your beauty rest. And it's healthy enough to become a new morning staple.
Welcome to Mommy Poppins New Jersey! The free online resource for parents and kids where you’ll get the scoop on what’s fun, unique, outdoorsy, indoorsy, artsy, bouncy, sassy and splashy in the Garden State. Come play with us, won’t you?