Sweet Grandma Gifts I Found On Twitter

Grandma and Liam

Sweet Grandma Gifts I Found On Twitter

If you have a sweet grandmother, these sweet gifts for her may be right up your aisle! These gifts for grandma were posted on Twitter, but I’m sharing here! Read on!  

———-  

I can speak of gifts Grandmothers like since I AM one… a Grandma, not a gift, that is!  🙂

(Yea. Yea.  I did that on purpose, you know.  hehe)

Now you may need to ask my kids and grandkids if I’m one of those “sweet grandmas”.  I hope I am though.

The cool thing about life, however, is that grandchildren love their grandmothers, no matter the age difference, travel distance, or occasional imperfect, sweet Granny.   Grandchildren just love their Grandmas!

And grandmothers love their grandchildren back!

#family

#love Grandma and Liam

I think grandmothers are perhaps one of those staples in life that makes sense of who we are as we grow up and then how we fit into our own world as life continues, even long afterwards.   

It seems likely then, with such sweet and precious love floating about, that children enjoy buying their grandmas sweet gifts.

I found a few of those on Twitter this morning, yes… surprisingly on Twitter… and thought I would just share a few of those with you here.  

You’ll get to see the folk that posted these gifts ideas on Twitter, (I want to give them credit, of course), but you won’t need a Twitter account to see them here.    

Now some of the Twitter posters may be posting these gifts as great Grandma gifts while others may be simply posting gift ideas in general, or even just purchases in general, of which I saw the connection as a Grandma and thought would be a good gift idea.  

Either way, here they are.

Grandma Gift Ideas From Twitter

Chef Kids Wall Photo

Posted by PinkPoster @ThePinkPoster 

Do you have a grandmother around who likes to bake or who took your child (their grandchild) under her wings for a while to do some cooking projects with your child?  Then this Chef Kids Wall Photo idea by PinkPoster @ThePinkPoster might be an idea you like. 

@ThePinkPoster has other cute ideas like this as well, but this one just struck my fancy for some reason.  

I wonder why…..  🙂 

Cooking with the Grandkids

 

Surprise “Hi Grandma” Coffee Cup

Posted by Mommy’s Coffee @Mommyscoffeee 

Wow… this is one great grandma gift for a coffee drinker grandma… or a tea aficionado.  It’s even a great gift for a NEW grandma.  Consider this too…. What a nice gift for a grandma to be!  In THAT event, and Grandma doesn’t know yet she is going to be a grandma, make sure you give it to her already filled with her favorite hot drink (or even bagged beverage mix or tea bags tucked inside). 

Can you imagine her surprise when she takes that last drink of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

 

The Hi Grandma coffee cup plus many more mommy, daddy, and family coffee cup gifts… AND unique birth announcements… can also be found at the MommysCoffee Shop on Etsy at:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/519812665/grandma-gift-grandma-gifts-for-grandma  

 

Grandma Bracelet

Posted by VickysLittleSecrets @Vickys228

For the grandmother who likes jewelry, you might like to buy a grandma bracelet something like this one.   

 

Now of course, consider first if Grandma has a favorite stone or color (gold, silver, etc) before purchasing jewelry.  However, pearls are precious stones and often associated with wisdom.  Plus pearls are beautiful in every way, timeless, classic, and enduring.  

Doesn’t that all kind of fit the definition of “Grandmother”?  

If you don’t have a special order for Grandma, the traditional beauty of a pearl bracelet can’t be beat.  

To see more of Vicky’s jewelry line, you can see her VickysLittleSecrets Etsy Store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Vickyslittlesecrets

 

A Book About Love

Posted by Chris Stevens @Padoozles 

All right.  All right.  I’ll admit I JU—ST now put this on Twitter, but I JU—ST now happen to notice it and wanted to pass it on to you all here too.  All my ideas here had to be from Twitter though…right???…  so I kind of cheated and posted it there on Twitter first.  🙂 

Well, consider this… 

A book showing love for grandma, especially a book grandma and grandchilden can read together, can be one of the nicest gifts a grandchild could possible give to a grandmother.  

 

A book, appropriate to a child’s age, can be something grandmothers share with their grandchildren – a gift of time, sometimes laughing, sometimes tears, and always love shared.  

You can also find “I Love You, Grandma”, plus other childrens’ books for grandparents, here:  http://amzn.to/2nxT4tR

All these great grandma gifts are gift ideas you can either purchase or create in your own special way.  The idea is to celebrate the special love of a grandma for her grandchild – or the special love of a grandchild for his or her grandma.  It goes both ways, and that’s what makes life so nice.  


Diatomaceous Earth And Arthritis | How To Heal Arthritis Naturally

John and Chris Stevens

Diatomaceous Earth And Arthritis 

 

The surprising story of how food grade Diatomaceous Earth helped my damaged knee.  

If you have had joint damage or just plan arthritis, you need to read this! 

_____   

My personal story: 

I drink a glass of water with FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth every morning and have noted tremendous effects.

I began drinking it to help with my metabolism (normal aging but also a thyroid disorder which can offset the metabolic process – an effect of ANY thyroid problem).

I began feeling “better”, more energic and sharp, but what really surprised me was the vast amount of pain reduction of the severe arthritis in my right knee (from a rip in my meniscus a few years ago).

I had never considered DE for the arthritis, but I was not doing anything else for it at that time. I wondered if the DE could be what was giving me such relief and started reading more about it. Sure enough, I discovered FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth had minerals and qualities that could help with joint health – joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

If you’re interested in this, let me share a couple things.

Using Diatomaceous Earth For Arthritis

 

1  First, you MUST use FOOD GRADE. Food grade is pure and natural. If it is NOT food grade, you have the industrialized version which has been processed for swimming pools, cleaners, etc. Don’t drink that!  THAT is NOT for human consumption!  ONLY drink FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth!

2  Secondly, don’t expect healing or even the glimpses of such overnight. I was drinking my morning “dirt water” (as I affectionately call it) every morning for weeks before one day, I just realized I was walking in ways I never thought possible again. My knee felt really good.  I felt really good! Getting to those noticeable places in life takes time though.

3  Finally, make sure you drink lots of extra water when drinking DE with water. Diatomaceous earth can be dehydrating. If you don’t drink enough water along with your DE water mixture (I drink an extra glass of plain water right after my glass with DE and then more plain water all day long), you could find yourself being constipated, and that’s not good for you.

Oh, and one post note here:  

I may call this “dirt water”, but you might like to call it “chalk water”.  Yep.  It has a slightly-white appearance, and it tastes like it looks.  It’s OK.  Really!!!!  Consider it a daily reminder that you are working towards good health naturally!  

How To Heal Arthritis Naturally With Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

1  Again, remember to always use FOOD GRADE.

I actually found my food grade supply close by at our local Russell Feed and Supply store. Some farmers and ranchers give food grade DE to animals or spread it on their skin or fur for natural parasite control, both internal and external.  (Use food grade for pets as well when doing this.) 

You can also find food grade DE easily online.

2  Start with just a little each day, maybe a teaspoon of food grade DE in a large glass of water (followed by another plain glass of water) until you are drinking up to 1 Tablespoon of food grade DE in water, still followed by more plain water afterwards and throughout the day.

Expect good results in your bowel movements, even better than before maybe) if you’re drinking enough water. Expect constipation if you are not drinking enough water with your dirt water, after your dirt water, and throughout the day.

3.  Keep drinking your food grade DE every day then, or at least every day you can.  If you miss a day, don’t worry.  Just keep going.  It is consistent and long-term efforts that help our body heal naturally, no matter what natural health protocol, remedies for athritis, or good habits you are working on! 

My success story does not mean you should drink food grade Diatomaceous Earth at the exclusion of all other plans of action or healthy habit building.  You should always be seeking information on healthy life style changes, holistic health ideas, medical help, or other functional or integrative health practices you could benefit from.   

I just wanted to share MY story with you here. 

John and Chris Stevens

John and Chris Stevens

Does Diatomaceous Earth help arthritis? 

I believe my success story DOES show promise for some of you who may want to give this one daily step a try to see if it might help you in some way.  

Want to try Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth?  

Here is one I recommend:  

 

Nature’s Wisdom Diatomaceous Earth 1 pound 

Have you used Diatomaceous Earth for anything?  If you have, please share your story in the comments below!  

Sincerely,

Chris Stevens

The New American Home With Chris Stevens @ padoozles.com 

 

Recommended additional reading by Chris:

6 Proven Diatomaceous Earth Uses and Benefits by Dr. Josh Axe 

5 Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth by Dr. Edward Group 

Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth by Dee McCaffrey, CDC

Ready to buy Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth?  Buy it here:  Buy Diatomaceous Earth on Amazon 

Starbucks Coffee Moves to “Right” Direction

For those of you boycotting Starbucks, feeling as if their recent political voice has become too vocal, there is good news.  Here’s what just happened.  
 
Starbucks has fired their politically controversial CEO, explaining they do not want such political activism from this point on and explicitly vowing to remain more neutral politically.
 
They have also launched a new program to hire more veterans as well in a good faith effort to win over the country’s conservative-leaning folk who have left Starbucks in large number and, one would assume, military and veteran-friendly customers.
 
Starbucks wants the business of all, and they stand ready to service everyone without injecting a dose of politics into your Double Chocolate Chip Cappuccino.
 
 
Coffee Made Me Do It
 
Here’s a recent article detailing the firing of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Starbucks’ move to make Starbucks less political and thus more welcoming to “both sides of the aisle”.
 

Starbucks to conservatives: Please come back

 
 
Now, if we could only get Congress to move a little from side to side to get some things done in Washington D.C, we could all meet at Starbucks, buy a Starbucks coffee, Chai Latte or Cake Pop (oh yea), and celebrate together!  
 
What a better place this world could be if we could meet up as fellow coffee lovers..or maybe with an Orange Cream Soda from Starbucks at our fingertips if not. 
 
Well, there you go, and now you know what Starbucks just did for you… for everyone really. 
 
So now that Starbucks is “righting” the ship, here’s a new Starbucks challenge for you to participate in.  
Get yourself down to your nearest Starbucks location now.  Come on… GO!  🙂 
 
Let’s show Starbucks we really appreciate the company making changes to be welcoming to everyone and for the benefit of all. 
 
 
 
Did you know Starbucks still has a Starbucks Rewards Program? 
 
To find out more, go here:  Starbucks Rewards
 
 


5 Great Gluten Free Snacks for Kids

gluten free snack for kids

Gluten Free Snacks to Buy for Kids

 

Your kids will love these gluten free snacks when they’re ready for an afternoon snack or just need a pick-me-up. All listed here are Non GMO and kid approved.

These gluten free snacks for kids are perfect for packing in lunch boxes, sports bags, back packs, suit cases, or mom’s purse.

Just make sure you don’t eat them all yourself, Mom.

1. Van’s Simply Delicious PB&J Sandwich Bars

With peanut butter and blueberry jelly, these tasty little peanut butter and jelly bars are usually a favorite of all kids big and small. They have no artificial flavors or preservatives and are made with real peanut butter, actual blueberries, and gluten free oats.

They are also listed as dairy free, nut free, egg free, Non-GMO, and Kosher. 

The con: Those with peanut butter allergies will be left out on this one. Sorry guys and gals!

 

2.  Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks

Gluten free fruit snacks for the fruit lovers in your home

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Fruit Snacks are organic fruit bites made with real fruit juice and with no artificial colors or preservatives.  

Not only are they gluten free and non-GMO, they are considered vegan and, as with Annie’s as a whole, produced with organic ingredients and with an eye for good environmental principles.  

They come in individual packages with each package providing a whooping 100% of your child’s daily Vitamin C needs. 

For those children with allergies to food dyes, this product could be a welcome addition to your child’s snacks arsenal! 

 

 

3.  Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

Gluten Free Pretzels can be a lifesaver for some kids.  

Besides being gluten free, Hanover’s pretzels are non-GMO, dairy free, egg free, and low fat. 

4.  Old Wisconsin Turkey Sausage Sticks

Old Wisconsin Turkey Sticks makes for a filling, high protein snack that can help satisfy hungry tummies, especially when meal time might still be a little far away still.  The company Old Wisconsin makes their sausage sticks with no fillers or binders and fortunately no MSG.  

Con:  It’s hard to find turkey or beef sticks prepackaged in individual servings, but it’s also very easy to package servings yourself in little snack bags, keeping them refrigerated once opened until ready for use. 

5.  Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies by Pamela’s Products

These Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are nice to have to give your child that once-in-a-while chocolate chip splurge.  Besides being gluten free, Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are dairy free, nut free, soy free, made with organic ingredients, and labeled Kosher.  And yes, they are NON-GMO. 

But wait!!!!!

(Am I sounding like an Infomercial yet?)  🙂 

Not only does Pamela’s Products have Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Cookies, they also have Extreme Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies, Ginger Snaps aka Ginger Snapz Gluten Free Cookies, and Gluten Free Snickerdoodles, all mini cookies, all perfect to send or serve, and all delicious.  

You can check out all the flavors at my Amazon Affiliate link above to see which one you want… or eat all four flavors.  #Yum! 

PS, You’ll need to bag these in individual servings yourself, guys.  Don’t cheat!  


 

In addition to the packaged gluten free snacks to buy listed above, many of the below listed healthy gluten free snack ideas can be found right in your kitchen

1. Boiled Eggs

Yes, many kids really do like boiled eggs.  Cut them in half when serving if that makes them even more appealing to your child.

2. Most fresh fruit or veggies like apples, tangerines, radishes, carrots, and celery., etc.

Look for organic, non-GMO produce to avoid the nasties that come with pesticides and all that yucky GMO stuff we keep hearing about.

Extra Hint:  Serve cut veggies with a Gluten Free hummus for an even fuller veggie snack.

Check this list of gluten free foods to see a larger list of fruits and vegetables your child might like to munch on. 

3. Gluten Free DRIED Fruit!

Here’s a nice list here:  https://nuts.com/gluten-free/driedfruit/

Disclosure, the above is a link to nuts dot com.  This is NOT an affiliate link, just a link that shows how many great dried gluten free fruits there are.  Additionally, while nuts dot com is aware of the high market calls for non-GMO products, they are still in the process of finding non-GMO farmers for all their products.  Please check the listings at this site carefully before assuming any specific product is a non-GMO product.  

4. Gluten Free Yogurt.  

Read this article on Which Yogurts Are Gluten Free, but as with anything you buy in the grocery store, make sure you double check the label before purchasing.  Again, check the labels to make sure your yogurt has no added hormones and is not connected with genetically modified organisms. 

5. Many (but not all) nuts are gluten free.  

Check the label for any possible gluten or GMOs. 

And THEN…..  

There are also many recipes for gluten free snacks on blogs, websites, and Pinterest. 

Here’s an example of a really easy one.

Mix 1 cup dry roasted peanuts, 1 cup dates, and 1 pinch real salt in a food processor and process until it stops.  Roll into bars or balls, and serve. 

Getting Gluten Free Snacks for children doesn’t have to be a hard thing to do.  With so many children (and adults) diagnosed with Celiac Disease or even those who discover they have sensitives to gluten sensitivity which can cause any number of symptoms including gas, bloating, constipation, leaky gut issues, or other digestive disorders; thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances; migraine headaches, inflammation, mood swings, or ADD, etc there are now many snacks that are gluten free that all your family members can enjoy throughout their happy days of work and play.  

Note: Gluten Free snack foods are generally tolerated well by most folk whether or not they have a gluten sensitivity.  However, many Gluten Free foods (not all, but many) are somewhat higher in their carb count than typical low carb diet foods.  If you are on a doctor-directed low carb diet or other diet such as a keto diet etc, check with your doctor first before adding any gluten free food that may have a higher carb count.  

If you think you may have a gluten sensitivity and would like to be tested, your medical health professional has tests you can take to find out and help you determine your best path to nutritional wellness.

Eating journals can sometimes be very telling as well.  

Enjoy!  


Homemade Cookies for Kids in Cars | Healthy Cookie Recipes to Go

Homemade Cookies for Kids in the Car

Homemade Cookies for Kids in Cars

When you’re on the go to someplace special and maybe far away, and your children are with you, these healthy homemade cookie recipes for kids will keep the tummies filled and hands clean too.  Come on!  Let’s go!  Let eat!

This recipe for ginger molasses cookies are quite easy for kids to eat when hanging around the back seat of a family car on a trip or short drive.  What’s more, the ginger is soothing for any tummy that might be sensitive to riding around for a long time… or maybe just a little hungry.  

The coconut sugar used in the recipe gives this cookie a great, sweet brown-flavor taste without all the sugar spikes that can come from using lots of brown sugar or just plain white sugar.  

After all, who wants sugared-up kids jumping around in their seats when you’re stuck in the car for a while?  

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Gluten Free.  Dairy Free.  Grain Free.  Paleo Friendly.  Real Food for Kids.  

 

Ginger Molasses Cookies
Serves 16
A Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe that's grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and of course, real food.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
120 calories
12 g
23 g
8 g
2 g
4 g
29 g
127 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 23mg
8%
Sodium 127mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  2. 3 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  3. 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses (room temperature)
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  5. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  6. 1/4 cup smooth cashew butter
  7. 2/3 cup coconut flour
  8. 1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  12. 2 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar for sprinkling on top (in separate bowl)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. As oven is preheating, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, coconut sugar, molasses, coconut oil, and vanilla together and whisk.
  4. 4. Add cashew butter and whisk again.
  5. 5. In a separate bowl, mix coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, basking soda, and sea salt.
  6. 6. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture, and mix well until a sticky ball forms.
  7. 7. Chill the dough in a refrigerator for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
  8. 8. When ready, roll dough into 1 inch balls, and roll into separate coconut sugar.
  9. 9. Place balls on the cookie sheet and slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  10. 10. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. You should see the tops crack when ready.
  11. 11. Remove from the oven, and let set on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a rack or plate to cool.
Notes
  1. Have you ever used coconut palm sugar (sometimes just called coconut sugar)? If not, you're in for a treat! Coconut sugar is a little lighter in color than brown sugar and tastes somewhat like brown sugar but is looser like white sugar. However, it is full of minerals and antioxidants and is lower on the glycemic index with not such a sugar rush, making it a nice alternative to both regular brown sugar and plain white sugar. It's more natural. It's sweet. It's great for kids AND adults!
beta
calories
120
fat
8g
protein
2g
carbs
12g
more
THE NEW AMERICAN HOME http://padoozles.com/
Need cashew butter? Check what cashew butter is available at Amazon!

Who wants chocolate chip cookies in the car?  I do!  

OK, who wants little guys and little girls eating chocolate chips in the car?  

Hummm… THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about. 

Here you go.

No Mess Chocolate Drop Cookies

All the chocolate without the slimy wipe up. 

Make them with pure maple syrup, and you’ve got another tasty winner with extra health benefits for little boys and girls (and big ones too, by the way).   

Gluten Free.  Dairy Free.  Grain Free.  A chocolate Paleo cookie recipe that’s about the perfect chocolate cookie recipe for kids in a car. 

No Mess Chocolate Drop Cookies
Serves 16
You don't really want chocolate chips in the car, do you? I thought so.... So here's a nice chocolate cookie that won't melt in your kids' hands! It's grain free, dairy free, gluten free, and Paleo friendly too!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
105 calories
14 g
0 g
5 g
3 g
1 g
32 g
88 g
4 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
32g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 88mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
  3. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  4. 4 egg whites
  5. 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. 3. Add the egg whites, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and whisk in with the dry ingredients until well mixed and airy.
  4. 4. Place individual scoops of batter on the baking pan, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies are firm and the tops of the cookies just begin to crack.
  5. 5. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing them.
Notes
  1. Cocoa powder is fine, but if you want to add some additional health benefits to your cookies, use cacao powder in lieu of cocoa powder. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder which means cacao powder retains some of its living, raw properties and nutrients. It also has a very smooth taste which kids love... a lot.
beta
calories
105
fat
5g
protein
3g
carbs
14g
more
THE NEW AMERICAN HOME http://padoozles.com/
See, you don’t need chocolate chip cookies when your traveling!  Homemade chocolate cookies with cocoa is much easier for your kids to handle in the car.  It’s easier for you too since you won’t have to clean faces, hands, and seats as much afterwards.  Note, I did say “as much”.  haha  

When you’re talking about healthy cookie recipes for kids on the go… or not on the go, the topic of oatmeal cookies with raisins might come to mind.  

This recipe calls for black walnuts which are great for brain development; skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema; and digestion (plus many other physical functions, actions, and protections).  However, if your kids don’t like black walnuts, you can use regular walnuts (which have some health benefits too), pecans, or just make them with no nuts at all.  

This recipe can be a gluten free cookie recipe for kids too if you use gluten free oatmeal and gluten free oat flour.  

The boys and girls in your back seat might take note of the bananas in this oatmeal raisin cookie recipe too.  If they do, that is if they do and if they like bananas, you’ve got another winner!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Black Walnuts

 Homemade Cookies for Kids in the Car

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Black Walnuts
Serves 16
An old-fashioned oatmeal cookie with a surprise or two. Use gluten free oatmeal and oat flour for a gluten free oatmeal cookie recipe for those who have a sensitivity to gluten.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
121 calories
17 g
8 g
5 g
3 g
2 g
41 g
43 g
6 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
41g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 43mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 bananas
  2. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  3. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  4. 1 cup oat flour
  5. 1 cup rolled oats
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. 1/4 cup black walnuts, ground
  9. 1/4 cup black raisins
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a food processor or with a blender, puree bananas, melted butter, and maple syrup.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, mix oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir well!
  4. 4. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, and stir well to mix.
  5. 5. Add black walnuts and gently stir to mix in.
  6. 5. Drop scoops onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  7. 6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.
  8. 7. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes or so before removing.
beta
calories
121
fat
5g
protein
3g
carbs
17g
more
THE NEW AMERICAN HOME http://padoozles.com/
GF Harvest has a really nice organic, gluten free oatmeal product to use for cookie baking. Well, it’s good for other things too. It’s just that we’ve got cookies on our minds here right now!

Check our GF Harvest Gluten Free Oatmeal here.

Have you tried baking on silicone baking mats yet?  

With a silicone baking mat, you don’t need parchment paper, cooking spray, or grease on your baking sheet!  

Yes, they are oven safe and what’s more, they are easy to clean. 

They can handle lots of wear and tear too.  You might be surprised! 

If you don’t have one, consider getting one to try out.  They are pretty helpful to have around!

Click here or the photo to see this and other silicone baking mats at Amazon. 

 

Making healthy cookies for kids just got more interesting, didn’t it?  

And one more for the record….  or should I say one more for the road…   just for fun.

These is such a quick and easy cookie recipe for kids to eat on the run!  

If your child needs a non-dairy alternative, the dry milk powder in this recipe can be swapped out for dried coconut milk powder.  

You’ll love making these.  You’ll love giving them to the kids.  You’ll love them (as in you’ll love eating them…. yourself.)  🙂 

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls With Graham Crackers and Honey

No Bake Peanut Butter and Honey Balls with Graham Crackers
Serves 24
Easy to make. Fun to eat.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
91 calories
8 g
1 g
6 g
4 g
1 g
19 g
74 g
6 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
19g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 74mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  2. 1 cup peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup dry milk powder (or dry coconut milk powder)
  4. 1/4 cup honey
Instructions
  1. 1. Spread graham cracker crumbs into a shallow bowel or deep plate, and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, dry milk or coconut milk powder, and honey and mix well.
  3. 3. Shape peanut butter dough into walnut-size balls.
  4. 4. Roll cookie balls in the crumbs to coat, and place on a tray or in a storage container or bag.
Notes
  1. Sprinkle just a little bit of ground flax seed into the peanut butter honey dough if you want to add a little heart healthy, plant based Omega 3! You won't be able to use much without making the dough too thick, but a sprinkle or two can be worked in just fine. Oh, you don't need it. Just throwing that thought in there for you!
beta
calories
91
fat
6g
protein
4g
carbs
8g
more
THE NEW AMERICAN HOME http://padoozles.com/
Hope you enjoy some or all of these great cookie recipes for traveling with children!  

What’s more, here’s to NOT having to clean up afterwards… at least not SO much anyway.   


1 2 3 53