Star Wars TIE Fighters - Healthy Kid Snacks

Happy Star Wars Day (yesterday)

To celebrate Star Wars Day, we made mini TIE Fighters to go with our supper.  They were super yummy, the kids loved them and they can be for a side dish, birthday party or even your kids lunches (How cool would that be?)

This was super quick and easy to make and the kiddos loved it!  It's probably actually the quickest one so far.  They really felt like they were having a treat, but I know that it's healthy....

Not only are they made with all real ingredients, but they are great for your energy levels, filling and they're a yummy treat that your whole family will love (the kidlets scarfed them down, ate them before anything else on their plates).  

They were even part of making them!  I washed and cut the veggies, but they put them together:

Because it's plant based, there's a good bit of fiber but also has:

  • Plant Protein
  • Fiber
  • Polyphenols
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin...
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Minecraft Garden Brownies - Healthy Kid Snacks

Minecraft birthday party coming up for your kiddo?

This is a guilt free treat that you can serve to your guests.  It was inspired by the gardens in Minecraft.

This was super easy to make and the kiddos loved it!  They really felt like they were having a treat, but I know that it's healthy....

Who am I kidding, I told them it was healthy, lol.

Not only are they made with all real ingredients, but they are great for your energy levels, filling and they're a yummy treat that your whole family will love (they're disappearing like hot cakes).  They're pretty rich, so a small amount goes a long way.  The only added sugar is maple syrup (which is still sugar, but at least has some healthy properties).

Because of the chickpeas and avocados, there's a good bit of fiber, but they also have eggs, hemp hearts, coconut oil, cocoa powder and more which has:

  • Plant Protein
  • Fiber
  • Polyphenols
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Copper
  • ...
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Wookie Cookies - Star Wars Healthy Kids Snacks

Chewbacca's awesome (and now delicious)!

Chewie is definitely one of my favorite main characters in Star Wars!  He was Han Solo's best friend (which I'm not going to lie, must have been kind of stressful...)

He is the inspiration for my Wookie Cookies (the kids REALLY got involved with this one!)

These ones are so healthy that I even let my kids have them for breakfast!

Not only are they made with all real ingredients, but they are great for your energy levels, and they're a yummy treat that your whole family will love (they're disappearing like hot cakes).  They are naturally sweet without any added sugar.

Because of the oats and the dates, there's a good bit of fiber, but they also have bananas, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and more which has:

  • Plant Protein
  • Fiber
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Copper
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Potassium
  • Phosophorus
  • Silicon
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Thiamine
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • a whole bunch of phytonutrients
  • and...
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Golden Snitches - Harry Potter Healthy Kid Snacks

This is a great one to get the kids involved in!  In fact, other than a bit of cutting and supervision, they can help with most of it!

Of the iconic Harry Potter symbols, the golden snitch is definitely one of the main ones and is in almost all of the books.

The golden snitch is a major part of the game of quidditch where catching the snitch is how the game ends, but it also plays a big part in the last part (I won't give any spoilers)...

Bonus: it's super cute!

The snitch is the inspiration for these yummy, fun energy bites.

Not only are they made with all real ingredients, but they are great for your energy levels, and they're a yummy treat that your whole family will love (we never have enough).

Because of the pumpkin and the dates, there's a good bit of fiber, but they also have oats, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and more which has:

  • Plant Protein
  • Fiber
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Copper
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Potassium
  • Phosophorus
  • Silicon
  • Iron
  • ...
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Star Wars Snacks - Healthy Bantha Milk

This one's for all of the Star Wars fans!

With May the Fourth coming up, I figured I would do a couple Star Wars themed recipes.

This one's great if you have a May the Fourth party or a Star Wars themed birthday party, but the bonus is that you can even have it for breakfast, a snack or dessert because it's quick, easy, healthy and made with all natural ingredients (no dyes or colors)!

The other cool thing is that your kids can get involved, so it's a fun activity for you and the kids!

I'm going to give you the base recipe and then give you some options for the blue color.

 

This recipe is sooo good for you.  It has oat milk, coconut milk and bananas which has:

  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • a bunch of phytonutrients (including alpha-carotene, lutein, rutin, pectin, vanillin and more) and 
  • healthy fats

These ingredients have antioxidants and can help with:

  • Sleep and energy
  • your stress...
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Harry Potter Nerd Mom Snacks - Swedish Shortsnout Dragon Eggs

For any Harry Potter fans out there, this one's a lot of fun!

We all know that dragons are a big part of the HP lore from Hagrid wanting one, to being a part of the Triwizard tournament and even having one hiding in Gringott's.

The Swedish Short-Snout is the dragon that Cedric was able to get past in the Triwizard Tournament.  It's a silvery-blue color and has a bright blue flame with a creamy colored egg.

This is the inspiration for these Swedish Short-Snout Dragon Eggs.  Depending on the type of egg you want to make, you can just change the color (I'll explain more below).

The cool thing about these (besides the inspiration of course) is that everything is completely natural (even the dye!) and they are uber-healthy!

They have eggs, avocados, mustard, lime juice, paprika and more which is full of:

  • all of the amino acids
  • Most B Vitamins
  • Folic Acid
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Healthy fats
  • Many...
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Pumpkin Juice - Harry Potter Kid Snacks

Welcome fellow nerd mama to the healthy nerd snacks for kids series!

This first recipe is inspired by the pumpkin juice that Harry, Ron and Hermione drink in the great hall, but it's definitely a healthy version!

This recipe is full of healthy ingredients including pumpkin, apples, apricots, cinnamon, nutmeg and more which are nutrient dense, low calorie, and hydrating.

Believe it or not, the ingredients in pumpkin juice can help support your blood sugar (which will help your energy levels), it has ingredients that have anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties, and can help with your immunity, sleep, heart health, healthy skin, and gut health because it has:

  • fiber
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lutein
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Zinc

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Is your kid actually picky and can you do anything about it?

As a health coach (and a fellow nerd mom!), one of the biggest complaints I hear consistently is how moms have trouble eating healthy because their kids are picky and this can throw them into the Exhausted Nerd Mom Cycle:

Exhaustion affects what you can get done in a day and this increases your stress levels. Then you get less done which means you feel even more stressed which increases your exhaustion and mommy guilt and it becomes an endless cycle!

A very small percentage of kids are actually picky, with the rest of them it's usually something else. This is why it is really important that you, as the leader, need to adopt the mindset that your kids will start to like more foods.

As kids get older they want more and more control over their lives (a.k.a. leaving the house in the hot pink striped pants with the orange flowered shirt, a crown and a batman cape) and one way you see this is when it comes to their food.

It generally takes about 10...

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Why I'm not giving up all of my vices, and why you shouldn't either

I said it!

Yes, I'm a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (tm) professional and a busy nerd mom, but I also enjoy coffee, chocolate, wine, and gaming.

Now all of these things probably aren't healthy for me so of course I should give them all up, right?

Well, I won't give them all up, and here's why.

I can still be healthy and not give up some of my favorite vices or things that I love.

This is actually something that I teach in the Re-Energized Mama Program, believe it or not.

It's called the 80/20 rule.

Basically, if you are living healthy 80-90% of the time, then don't worry about the 10-20% of the time.

The reality is that you still need to enjoy your life or else you won't stick with your healthy habits.

But...

You have to be honest with yourself.

If you find you aren't making any progress, then it's a good practice to write everything down for a little while and see how you are truly doing.

Life isn't all or nothing, live healthy and enjoy it :)

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2 easy ways nerd moms can get more exercise

I don't know if you are like me, but growing up I always preferred playing video games, DnD, listening to music or hanging out with friends than exercise.

And... I especially hated  team sports (I'm so not a competitive person).

Now, I know how important exercise is and I know I have to in order to feel like my best self, so how does someone like me exercise when it's not my thing? (and even more when I'm a busy mom with kiddos that need my time)

So, how do you easily get in exercise?  Here are 2 hacks for you.

1) Choose something you like

Nothing sucks more than trying to exercise when it's absolute misery.  I get it.  I hate team sports and running, so why doing it?

Finding what you love (or at least don't mind) can make a huge difference.

Or at least find another way to make it fun (There's actually a fitness company that caters totally to nerds, sounds fun!  If you try it out, let me know what you think).

I love going for a walk with my mum, hiking in...

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