Green Juice Cookies

Green Juice Cookies

I started the morning by whipping up a batch of green juice. I blended together kale, apple, pear and lime. Since I don’t have a juicer, I made this in the blender and it was really more like green pulp. Although I thought it was delicious, my kids weren’t into it. I did not want it to go to waste, so got creative and made it into a form of cookie. We took these to the park as a snack and the girls loved them. A great way to use leftover juice or smoothie! I am a HUGE fan of repurposing food.

Zucchini Apple-Cinnamon Cookies

Zucchini Apple-Cinnamon Cookies

My toddler and I were trying to determine our afternoon activity while the baby slept. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know I love to get my daughter in the kitchen whenever possible, which means I suggest it frequently.

My 'not so hidden veggie sauce' (and why that's important).

My 'not so hidden veggie sauce' (and why that's important).

I wanted to create a pasta sauce full of veggies.  My kids love pasta, so I thought, as I am sure many of you have, what a great way to make a sauce to get more veggies in their little tummies!  When I started looking for recipes on Pinterest, most of the recipes I came across were called something along the lines of "hidden veggie pasta sauce" or "trick your child into eating vegetables".  This was exactly the opposite of what I wanted.

Sweet Potato and Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Sweet Potato and Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Last week, my husband was out of town.  I'm not sure if any of you can relate, but mornings can be stressful: getting both kids ready for school/ babysitter, making sure lunches are made, bags are back, and getting myself ready for work.  Anything I can do to make the mornings go a bit smoother is helpful.  I decided I wanted to have breakfast prepared prior to the morning.  We had been through all the standard breakfasts that week: cereal, frozen waffles, smoothies, and eggs.  I had a few sweet potatoes on hand, so these sweet potato cookies were born.