Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Sometimes my little ones are not the best eaters.  They both have some texture issues and difficulty chewing, so smoothies are a great option.  It's also a great way to get some nutrition in them when they are sick and refuse just about everything.  Plus, gluten is not an issue!  Many days they will have a smoothie for lunch or as a snack after nap time.  Here's two of their favorites:

Berry Smoothie (Enough for 2 small children)
1 cup of milk
1 - 6 oz Chobonit blueberry yogurt
1 cup of frozen mixed berries (I use the Kirkland Signature Nature's Three Berries blend from Costco)
1-2 Tbsp. Honey

Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Enough for 2 small children)
1 cup milk
2 bananas
1 cup of ice
1-2 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
Mix ingredients in blender and enjoy.  I recently replaced my old blender with a Ninja QB900B Master Prep Revolutionary Food and Drink Maker, Gray .  So far, I love it.  It takes up less space in the cabinet and crushes ice much better for smoothies.

Smoothies are also a great gluten free snack or meal alternative when out and about.  It's about the only thing that my daughter can eat from McDonald's, but she loves their Berry Smoothies.  

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Cookies

Last night, my husband took our daughter to a father/daughter dance for Valentine's Day.  They serve cookies and juice at the dance, so we made some special gluten free Valentine's cookies for her to take to the dance with her for their special night.  I used this recipe for the cookies, and they turned out great.

Gluten Free Cut-Out Cookies

We used some leftover butter cream icing that we had in the fridge and sprinkles to decorate.

Friday, February 1, 2013

SunButter Cookies

My daughter wanted to have a tea party today, and we needed a quick treat to serve with our tea.  These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies worked well.  With only five ingredients, they were ready in a jiffy.  I substituted SunButter for the the peanut butter because of my son's peanut allergy.  The kids loved them so much that I caught them sneaking around in the kitchen trying to get more cookies.