4 Ingredient Buttery Biscuits, easy Christmas Morning breakfast

Every now and then, I like to get into the kitchen and bake something fresh, buttery and delicious for my family for breakfast. Lately, I have been using a basic 4 ingredient biscuit recipe, and jazzing it up with other ingredients such as blueberries, diced ham and shredded cheese, dried fruits and things of the such to add some variety.


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter {unsalted}
1 1/3 cups milk {I used skim}

Preheat your oven to 450F, and either grease your cookie sheets {you'll need two} or line them with tinfoil, shiny side up. 

In a large mixing bowl, mix your dry ingredients. Then, using your fingers, two forks or a pastry cutter, cut your butter into the flour mixture. I find mixing and crumbling in the butter with my fingers works best. 

Once you have mixed in the butter, and your batter is resembling fine crumbs, pour in the milk and mix everything together. If you find that your dough is a little watery, sprinkle in a little extra flour to tighten it up.

Drop by the spoonful onto your cookie sheets, and bake for 13 minutes {until the edges are golden brown}.

Let cool ever so slightly, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack so they don't get stuck to the tinfoil or cookie sheet. 

Enjoy slightly warm with jam, or the topping of your choice, or plain! 



Variations:

Add 1 cup diced ham and 1/2 cup shredded aged cheddar for a savoury biscuit
Add 1 cup dried fruit or berries for a sweet biscuit
For a healthier biscuit, opt for oat or whole wheat flour

This is a great breakfast for little ones as they are easy to handle. They are also easy to freeze, which makes them great for lunches, or unexpected guests!

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SWH4T$: Pizza Cones on the BBQ

I made these for the campout bithday party that we had last month, and they went over insanely well with the guests. Little did they know...

They took me all of 4 ingredients to make
Took me about 5 minutes to make a dozen of them
They were healthy {shhhh!}

Ingredients: Whole Wheat/Multigrain pita, pepperoni, extra veggie pasta sauce, skim milk mozza cheese {ignore the Iced Cap in the background!}


Step 1: cut the pita in half to make your shell pliable

Step 2: layer sauce, cheese, pepperoni (or other toppings if you'd like)

Step 3: roll into a cone shape

Step 4: roll with tinfoil


Step 5: BBQ just until melty and crispy

Step 6: devour!

They were so insanely good, and the shells were full of flax seed, multigrains and other seeds...the guests were none the wiser! I may even try dessert ones with pita's that have raisens in them...using peanut butter as the "sauce", and sliced banana!

YUM!

Sponsor Love: Epicure Selections with Amanda



What’s a summer BBQ without the snacks??

As you all know, I am a big fan of healthy alternatives and making as many things at home for my toddler as possible. 

Enter the Epicure Chipster and Ceramic Slicer 


Use the slicer to slice up your veggies…parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes…try it with hard fruits too like apples and pears! Then, pop the slices into the Chipster and put in the microwave for 3-4 minutes and…

Healthy alternative chips! Right at home, and without the added oils! 

Add any of the wide variety of Epicure seasonings before popping the slices in the microwave, and you have new chips all the time! 

Having the girls over for a girls night? Forget the veggie tray, and offer up a tray of homemade chips, that won’t go to your hips!

Special Post: Mother's Day Crafting with Shizz



So its the day before Mother's Day, and did you get anything for Grandma?  No?

Well, here I am to save your day :)

This super easy craft is cute, quick (30 minutes tops) and definitely something any grandmother/mother/aunt/sister/friend would love!



Supplies:
small flower pot
hole punch
craft knife
scissors
colored cardstock
green pipecleaners
small block of floral foam
self-healing cutting mat

1 more supply item:
Toddler for tracing :)

Cut our your hand template.
I labeled mine with his age, because I plan on using it again in the near future.

Pick out your colors of cardstock, trace out the number of hand "flowers" you want.

Using your craft knife on your self-healing mat, cut out your flowers.  Make sure to cut ever so slightly inside your traced line, so that you don't have a line that shows up on the flowers.

Next (not pictured) punch holes in the bottom of your flowers, about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the flower.
Then, fold a pipecleaner in half.  Insert the folded end through the hole in the flower, and fold down the tip about 1/2 inch and pinch flat.  This allows your flower to stand straight, and not flop over.

Now twist the ends of your pipecleaner together to make it more sturdy.

Using a bread knife (don't worry Mizzle, I used the cheap one), cut a small cube of flower foam that will squish down in your flower pot.

Then, using scissors to first poke holes in the foam, insert your flower stems and arrange to your liking.
I added a little bit of brown shredded paper "dirt" in the bottom, which also helped to make the flowers stand better.
Now give it to Grandma!

This is a super easy craft that can be used for almost any holiday.  Birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation (use a handprint from each child in the class), Grandparent's Day, etc.

Enjoy, Happy Crafting!






SWH4T$: Energy Bites

Welcome back to SWH4T$ - a blog hop for money {and time} saving mama bloggers!

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Energy Bites

I saw these a few weeks ago on Pinterest, and since I really love to make our own treats and ensure that we're eating wholesome goodies, decided to whip up my own version!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

It couldn't be easier to make these energy bites! Literally put everything in a bowl, mix it really well, and then chill for 30 minutes. Roll into balls. I rolled these ones about 1", but definitely could have gone bigger given that my Hubs and kiddo were gobbling them up two or three at a time.

Then put into a plastic container with lid (rubbermaid...whatever), and use wax paper between the layers so that the bites don't stick together. Toss them in the fridge for about 30mins

Makes about 20-25, depending on size

Easy peasy, and the toddler LOVES them!

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SWH4T$: Easy Toddler Breakfast

Happy Thursday, mamas!! Last week I discovered a recipe that will please even the finickiest of eaters...and I'm SO excited to share it with you today!

It's so easy to link up, here's how:

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Easy Toddler Breakfast

Today's post isn't so much about saving money and time (though this is a super frugal and fast breakfast to make any day of the week) as it is about saving your sanity.

Like most other 20month olds, my son has become a veggie-free-zone. Put steamed or roasted veggies on his tray and he looks at you like you have three heads.

Put berries, carrots or bananas in pancakes, and he's your man! He'll gobble it up! Well...until recently when even that form of trickery stopped working.

Then I found this recipe on Pinterest...and man oh man!



What you need:
1/4 cup oatmeal (recipe calls for instant oats, but I used rolled oats)
1 egg
a small handful of whatever fruit you'd like to add in...or veggies! That'd work too! I used blackberries and raspberries

Mix everything together in a microwave safe coffee mug, then microwave on medium high for 1 minute. If it's not firm enough and the egg is still runny, put it back in for 30 seconds.

Chop into big chunks and serve warm!

Saving time, money and your sanity...one toddler breakfast at a time!


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Special Shop Announcement!

Since just before Christmas, I've been rethinking my product offering and artistic image.

What genres suit me best as an artist?
What are my strengths as an artist?

So...I've made a decision.

While I positively love creating party supplies, piggy banks and stationery, playing with paper and different ink techniques...it's just that...playing. They're both items that will be offered on a custom design basis only, under a new category called Custom Designs in my etsy shop.

What I really want to do and focus on are my paintings, journals and some new sculpted elements. Branch more into home decor, focus on who I am as an artist...that sort of thing.

Did you know that I actually had two studio majors while in University? Ya...I actually studied sculpture first, and painting second, but quickly grew to love them both because of the professors that I studied under.

I'm going back to those roots, and will be giving my shop some much needed focus so I can, personally, gain some much needed clarity.

What you can expect to see are amazing journals that are truly a work of art, with sculpted cover embellishment, as well as antique skeleton keys, shimmery ribbons and other such inspired embellishments.



Abstract journals, both in linear and painterly styles, using a variety of acrylics and applications for a three dimensional effect. These can be found under Painted Journals in my shop.



These are sculpted embellishments that will be attached to some journal covers. I absolutely love them, and find it so soothing to work with clay again! The largest flower for journals is approximately 3" in diameter.



Acrylic paintings on both stretched canvas and wood. I am very very excited to offer these in my shop. Nervous, but excited! And of course, found under Acrylic Paintings in my shop.

I'll also be working on a variety of sculpted wall installations long the same concept as the sculpted journal embellishments. The smallest flowers will be 3" in diameter, going up to 8"-10" and sold in sets of three and five (or more by custom order) - all ready for hanging! Stay turned for a Sculpted Wall Art category, coming soon!

I'm really excited about the direction that Sweet Stella's is taking...but wonder...what do you think?

Leave me some love in the comments!

SWH4T$: Bathroom Refinishing

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Bathtub Refinishing

Our house was built in 1925, and a few additions and renovations done in the 1980s, you know, when almond-colored fixtures were super cool. Sounds pretty, right?



So in 2009, we had the bathroom renovated. We re-tiled the shower, bumped up the shower ceiling, adjusted the height of the showerhead to accomodate for 6'4" Mizzle, re-tiled the floor, removed some old nasty shelving, new toilet, new vanity and new medicine cabinet.



We were going to replace the bathtub, but it would have cost a fortune, and there wasn't anything structurally wrong with our tub. So, we opted to refinish it ourselves, with a kit similar to this that we found at Home Depot:



I'm not sure that this was the brand that we used, so don't think
I'm slamming this company, I'm not. It's a good idea, just didn't work for us.


The contractors did it for us the first time, and then we did it the 2nd time. And the 3rd time. Yes, we had to refinish the tub 3 times. And each time, it only lasted a few months before peeling off. And the fumes were so strong, that we couldn't stay in the house while it was drying. Which took 3 days. Yes, 3 days. I think this would be great for a tub that isn't used very much, but when you have 2 adults showering daily and then a toddler taking a bath, its just not going to work.





So the last time we did it, was August 2011. And then, around Christmas, this is what we ended up with:











See the new finish peeling up and revealing that splendid almond finish? HAWT, right?





So at the end of January, Mizzle and I went to a Home Show in Boston, in hopes that we would find a cheap way to get what we really wanted: a gleaming white bathtub. One of the companies that was there was a professional refinishing company. They use a special industrial epoxy that is specifically designed for bathtubs. The only other option we found was a BathFitter thing, where they slip a custom liner over your tub. That would have cost at least $2000. Not what we wanted to spend. The refinishing guys? $300. And, since we booked our appointment at the Home Show, we got a discount, and they also threw in non-slip treads for free! So what would have normally cost us $410, we got for $300. But, the best part was that they guaruantee their work for 2 years. If there are any problems, we just call them, and they come back and fix it. For free. We spent a total of $150 on the kids from Home Depot, so this refinishing option is a little more expensive than the DIY kit, but, the combined price of the 2 of them is still less than BathFitter, and I love the 2 year gaurantee.














Amazing, right? They started at 10:30, and we were able to use the shower 24 hours later! And, the fumes were soooo much less than the DIY kit. We could actually all sleep in the house that night and not have to worry.





If you are looking for an economical way to refinish an old tub, I would highly recommend this option! If you would like more info on the company that we used, shoot me an email and I will fill you in!





What sort of thrifty home renovations have you done?
















SWH4T$: Time Saver Pancakes

Happy Thursday everyone, and welcome back to She Works Hard For the Money - a bloghop for hard working mamas who do everything they can to save time and money!

The rules are simple...

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Time Saver Pancakes

I find myself in a bit of a rut sometimes. Between my crafty, artsy business...another new business that I'll be launching with a great Mama friend of mine...my Husband having his own business...plus our son's activities...I'm stretched pretty thin.

Because of that, I try to plan at least one meal ahead of time to save myself time, frustration and allow myself to enjoy a meal with my son throughout the day. Breakfast seems to be the easiest, and I've developed a recipe for success!

I make one or two full batches of pancakes at the beginning of a week, and whatever we don't eat that day goes into a Ziploc and into the freezer. Then, I can pull out pancakes as needed, pop them into the toaster and know that my son is getting a super wholesome breakfast.

Here are two varieties, that just so happen to help with fussy eaters who don't get alot of fruits or veggies.

Pancakes...two ways


Whole Wheat Oatmeal Mixed Berry


Whole Wheat Oatmeal Asparagus (yes..you read that right!)

Preheat griddle or frying pan while you mix the batter

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp oil (I used canola, but you can use whatever you'd like. I would not recommend EVOO as it has a distinct flavour that will alter the pancakes)

Mix all ingredients together

For Berry Pancakes, mix in 1 cup of mixed berries. I used frozen berries that I had on hand, which I thawed in the fridge overnight.

For Asparagus pancakes, finely chop approximately 6 spears, and add that to the batter.

Each full recipe will make approximately 8-10 pancakes.

Once cool, put in a Ziploc and pop them in the freezer!

Enjoy!

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Mompreneur Monday: The HopeFULL Company

I am absolutely thrilled about our Mompreneur team today!! They are a dynamic duo of moms, who are bringing a message of hope...and full bellies...into the world!

Meet Jessica and Stephanie, sisters and owners of the HopeFULL Company. They have created the cutest ways to help kids eat more whole foods with the idea of eat happily ever after.

What do you do?

We are both mothers to two young children and we're on a mission to help kids eat more whole foods!
Lately we've been busy launching our newest product, The BellyFULL Kit, which helps parents make nutritious and delicious frozen whole food pops at home with their kids.


How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?

Get up before the kids do! It's not always easy getting up early, but those extra couple of hours before the kids get up really helps us get ahead.

What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?

Finding balance is always a challenge. We love our work, so sometimes it's hard to turn off the computer or take a day off! We make a point to schedule time for ourselves, and we make quality time with our families a priority - time where we are present and enjoying the moment.

What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?

Be patient - it doesn't happen over night! We've also learned that just like parenthood, it takes a village. There are many wonderful resources out there for women entrepreneurs. Legal Corps, Women Venture, SCORE to name a few. Reach out, network and make connections. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the ride!


Is there anything additional that you'd like to share?

We'd love to offer a BellyFULL Kit giveaway to one random new "liker" on our Facebook Page! Just head to https://www.facebook.com/thehopefullcompany, "like us" and post "Sweet Stella's sent me!" to qualify!

Fabulous Finds Friday: Glitter Shakers

I've been searching high and low on Pinterest, designing ever square inch of our new home {which we haven't found yet, but that's besides the point...}

One obvious room that I'm focusing on is my design studio. I've been looking for everything from amazing office chairs, unique storage ideas, distressed desks and how to repurpose items that I already have {cheap and cheerful!}

Here's one that I've found, and definitely will be implementing with some great shakers from the dollar store!



Incredibly smart, and they look super chic too!

Have a Fabulous Friday!

SWH4T$: Holiday Decor

Welcome back to our Holiday Series with She Works Hard For The Money! We've head a great time baking, crafting up glittering play-dough and now we're moving onto some quick and easy holiday decor that will make your house smell fantastic!

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Coffee Bean Candle-pieces


Since we were in the process of selling our house, we had to keep our decoration very simple...but that didn't mean that it couldn't be chic!

This literally took me 5 minutes to make (including washing and drying a vase that I already had!) and zero dollars since I already had everything in the house.

What you'll need
  • vase or glass hurricane
  • candle
  • coffee beans

What to do

  • clean vase/glass container
  • dry it
  • pour in desired amount of coffee beans
  • place candle in centre of coffee beans
  • sink it down just a bit

Voila! Instant decor for your mantle, bathroom, kitchen, or even really great centrepieces for Christmas morning brunch!

What I love about them is the fresh smell of coffee every time I walk by. I have one in our master bath, one on our wine bar and two on our kitchen table. They've been there for about two weeks now, and they still smell like fresh coffee

.

For an added twist, use flavours coffee beans or a scented candle! As the coffee beans warm up, they give off a delicious aroma!

A time saver and a money saver! If you had to buy the supplies and start from scratch, here's my cost breakdown

Vase: $1 at dollarstore

Coffee beans: $4 for 1lb bag

Candle: 2 for $1 at dollarstore

Small vases: 2 for $1 at dollarstore


So, for a total of $7 you get 3 arrangements. Pretty awesome! And consider that you could take them as hostess gifts for any holiday parties that you're going to! Cost per gift $2.33! Fantastic!





Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Carrot...Fries??

Yes, you read it right! Carrot FRIES!

My son absolutely adores Sweet Potato Fries, and would eat them all day long if they were offered.

So I figured...why not make fries out of another vegetable, say carrots?



They look just like sweet potato fries!

I julienned the carrots, then coated them with canola oil, corn meal, and some spices (I used nutmeg and ginger for these ones) and then baked them for 20 minutes at 425F.

Now..the verdict on these is still out. My son did not like them, but I will definitely try them again, but mix them with some sweet potatoes to maybe pull the wool over his eyes. I will also try them with oregano, basil and rosemary next time!

SWH4T$: Holiday Baking

Welcome back to Week 9 of She Works Hard 4 The $ (SWH4T$)! We are so pleased for you to join us this week, and look forward to many holiday tips and tricks!

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Holiday Baking



Have a teacher, garbage man, mail delivery person, post office worker, member of your church family or some other person on your list this Holiday season? I know that I do, and that list keeps growing by the day when I think of all of the wonderful people in our lives!

So! This year...into the kitchen I go with my beautiful standmixer that is likely exhausted at this point. However, this batch of particularly yummy cookies yeild about 75 cookies...

Translate that into 10 cookies per cello bag, tied with a lovely tag (that you can make at home to save even more money! I had this one lying around our Christmas wrapping paper stock) and you've got gifts for 7 people, plus 5 cookies left for you to snack on!

And what's even better, you likely have all of these ingredients (minus the molasses...let's be serious, who has molasses in the house!? But...it's only $4 at Walmart!) in your kitchen already!

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Preheat over to 350F

Mix in your standmixer bowl
  • 4 1/2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 4
    teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt

Cream in

  • 1 1/2
    cups butter
  • 2
    cups granulated sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2
    cup molasses

Roll cookies into 1" balls, and roll them in a bowl of

  • 3/4
    cup coarse sugar or granulated sugar

Place on a cookie sheet, and bake for 13-14 minutes. You'll know that they're finished by when the tops crack! Be careful not to overbake though!

I then took a bunch of the cookies, put them in a cello bag (you can get these at Michael's for about $2.50 for 12 bags. I get mine from Nashville Wraps in bulk, so I had them on hand already) and tie with a lovely tag!

Total cost on these babies...$6.50. Cost per gift...$0.92!

Beautiful, thoughtful, cost-efficient, and yummy!





Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Carrot Pancakes

Lately, I've been wracking my brain about how to get more veggies into my son. He simply just will not eat them...unless they're sweet potato fries.

So...being creative, I wondered if he'd mind carrots grated into his pancakes. Boy oh boy! Did we have a winner here!!


  • 1
    cup all-purpose flour
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    beaten egg
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 large carrots, grated (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
Preheat skillet, griddle, frying pan...whatever your cooking method.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat egg with milk and cooking oil, then stir into dry ingredients until combined and not lumpy. Make sure to not overmix.

Mix in carrots.

Cook on your griddle, turning when bubbles pop and don't fill back in.

Serve! I served mine plain, no syrup required!

Yield is about 8-10 pancakes, and they freeze really well in a Ziploc bag! To reheat, simply pop in the toaster!

Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Cheddar Rosemary Muffins

I had a surprise visit from my mom, Aunt and Grandmother last week so when I knew that they were on their way, I whipped up these beauties



Cheddar Rosemary Muffins

Preheat oven to 400F

1 3/4 c flour
1/3 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg
3/4 c milk
1/4 c oil

mix all of the dry ingredients, then add the cheese. stir to coat. add in rosemary to taste, then mix the wet ingredients in until moist

bake in muffin tin for 18mins then cool, or serve warm with butter!



My son LOVES them for breakfast and they do double duty...he's getting protein, dairy and grains, and the taste is out-of-this-world!

Enjoy!

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Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Whole Wheat Pancakes

I made these yummy, and filling, pancakes last week for Owen and thought that I would share the recipe with you all today.

He absolutely loved them! The batch makes 8-12 medium sized pancakes, and they freeze really well in a Ziploc. Just defrost in the microwave, or throw in the toaster, and voila! Pancakes for breakfast, anytime!



Whole Wheat Pancakes

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, and oil. Stir
until dry ingredients are moistened (batter may be lumpy).
Cook on preheated griddle until bubbles form and edges start
to dry. Flip and cook until lightly browned.

I don't give Owen syrup just yet, so I've topped these with fruit (bananas or apples), peanut butter (that went over very well!) and strawberry-rhubarb jam!

Enjoy!

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Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Sugared Pecans

Last week, I had a craving. Something sweet...sugary...delicious.

I knew that we had french vanilla ice cream, and bananas with chocolate sauce just wouldn't cut it.

Another thing that I knew was that I had chopped pecans in my pantry, and that i has just made a delicious baked Camembert with pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon for the Baby Shower a few weeks ago.

So...what happens when you put pecans, brown sugar and a touch of water in a small hot pan?

Place pecans and brown sugar in a pan, heat over medium heat


Add a tiny bit (1tsp) of water to help the sugar melt


When sugar begins to crystalize, take off heat and let stand for a few minutes


Top your ice cream with this delicious sugary goodness...or use as a filling in a cake (with buttercream - YUM!), topping for Apple Crisp (can you imagine!?), on top of brie or Camembert, even on top of a roasted butternut squash soup to garnish!

Seriously, the possibilities are endless with this sweet treat!

Linking up today's goodness with Tip Junkie!

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Talk-To-Me Tuesday: Hiding Veggies

So many mama friends of mine lately have been asking how I lucked out and got such a great eater. I think alot of it has to do with the variety that I exposed Owen to early on, and my sneakiness.

By that, I mean how I hide his veggies when he seems to be turning his nose up at them. The Hiding Veggies Project started about two weeks ago when he seemed to only want to eat carbs...and by that I mean homemade bread and buns, along with eggs and cheese. Pretty much everything else he would turn his nose up at.

Until this...



{Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Omelette}



2 eggs
splash of milk
freshly ground pepper

Cook as an omelette and...

Fill with:
2tbsp cut grilled chicken
2tbsp steamed broccoli
2tbsp shredded cheddar cheese




And yes...he ate the entire thing!

Whenever you're having trouble getting fruits or veggies to your kiddo, it's usually time to pull a switch up. Create something new...an omelette, casserole, mix them with a favourite sauce (Owen especially enjoys veggies loaded into homemade pasta sauce)...heck! Even mix them into muffins! Carrot muffins, apple spice, cranberrry lemon! The possibilities are endless, and your kiddo may just develop a new favourite!

Have a project that you're working on? Why not share it with A Bowl Full of Lemons?!