Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

Tips for Making Better Smoothies in Winter from The Kitchn.

Dill Pickle Popcorn (!!!!!) from Noble Pig.

10  On-the-Go Healthy Snack Recipes from Keeper of the Home

Nut Butter Primer from Cooking Light via Table Talk

In case you hadn’t heard, southern New England got a bit of snow last night. It’s hard to say how much. The wind has pushed so much of it around and the drifts are 4 feet high in places. We had to shovel out a path from the door just so the dog could get out to do his business this morning. He is currently plopped in front of the wood stove and has made it known that he has no desire to go outside again today.

My girls ventured outside first thing this morning. Ten minutes later they came back thoroughly defeated by the snow. We quickly decided it would be a perfect day to stay in, wait for the plow to show up, and make some snow treats. (The grown-ups, however, are going to have to get outside and deal with reality sooner rather than later. It’s going to take a good bit of shoveling to get to the chickens and open their coop door.)

The first thing my eldest requested was Molasses on Snow. The Kitchn has a similar recipe for Maple Syrup on Snow.  Another cute variation comes from Food on the Food: Maple Syrup Snow Pops.

 

Then there is the whole Snow Ice Cream genre. It’s easier and quicker than Snow Candy. But it requires pristine snow. Lucky for us, we’ve got plenty at the moment right outside our front door.

How to Make Snow Ice Cream (video). Mix together 4 cups fresh clean snow, 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Serve.

Maple Snow Cream from Foodie Tots. A simple and tasty looking recipe. Wouldn’t mind a big slice of coconut cake to go with it. But like I said, I’ve got some shoveling to deal with. I’m looking at an excellent upper body workout today!

Happy weekend! Let me know if there are any other snow treats out there that I don’t know about.

 

I don’t know about you, but my kids are more excited for the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet than they are for the big game. It’s safe to say that I’m not terribly excited about any of it. The snacking possibilities will have to carry me through. Woe is me.

Some of these snacks are healthier than others. May the force be with you and may your team win.

Kale Chips

Kettle Corn

Mini BLTs

Mini Meatball Sandwich

Bumstead Sandwich

Guacamole

Potato Skins

Also here are some other fun looking recipes that I would happily gobble up on Superbowl Sunday:

Three Layer Dip from Choosing Raw

Low Fat Dip Recipes from Simple Nourished Living

Bacon wrapped chicken bites form Skinny Taste

Avo-dilla from Healthy Happy Life

Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing from Noble Pig

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds from Jane Spice

and last but not least, Chex Soctcheroos from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom

We’ve got a pretty quiet Thanksgiving planned this year. But in the past I’ve been so busy planning for a house full of friends and kids that I haven’t even had time to post about Thanksgiving goodies.

The world is a happier place when guests (especially the kids) have little somethings to munch on so they don’t have any problem making it to the main event.

Here are some suggestions for Thanksgiving snacks. All of them can be made a day or two beforehand. And all of them are kid-approved.

Kettle Corn

Apple Chips

Honey-roasted pecans

Romesco Dip

Hummus

S’more Bites

I hope you all have a day full of laughter and yumminess.

The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooler. Instead of shopping for new sweaters at Anthropologie I should be dealing with all the herbs I planted this spring. At least I’ve got some of the basil taken care of with this Basil Hummus.

This is a winner of a recipe from An Organic Conversation that I found via seaweed snacks. It is simple to prepare and has the perfect amount of garlic and lemon juice. It’s great for dipping and on sandwiches. Love it.

(Nut-Free) Snack Ideas for School from The Full Plate Blog

7 of the Best Brainy Breakfasts from Wholesome Bits

Autumn Grilled Cheese 3 ways from Ashley English on Design Sponge.

6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall from Simple Homemade.

Sesame Almond Brown Rice Balls from 101 cookbooks

A Perfect Spring Snack from The Family Dinner

First Lady Starts a Recipe Contest for Children from NY Times

Preheating Your Oven from Dorie Greenspan.

Foolproof Homemade Yogurt from The Girls’ Guide to Guns and Butter.

Food Label Health Claims Primer from Cooking Light via NYT Dining.

End Picky Eating With The Rotation Rule from It’s Not About Nutrition.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Brown Eyed Baker.

10 Essentials for Raising Happy Eaters from Raise Healthy Eaters.

11 Ways to Use Stale Bread from Keeper of the Home.

4 Tips for Building a Better Veggie Burger from The Kitchn.

How to Make Sour Dill Pickles from America’s Test Kitchen Feed.

Cereal Again? 5 Kid-Friendly Breakfasts That Take Less Than 5 Minutes from The Kitchn.

Preschoolers, Snacking and Cavities from It’s Not About Nutrition.

Zwieback Recipe from King Arthur.

Apple Nachos from Manifest Vegan.

Caramelized Onion Dip from Simply Recipes.