Do You Know Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?

Today I wanted to share a cute little story-time play date idea of reading an adorable book and having a tasty book-themed snack!  The adorable book I’m referring to today is Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont.

The first time we read this book, we borrowed it from the library on a whim.  We liked it so much that we decided to buy a copy for ourselves.  This book is great for beginning readers as well as younger kids.  It has a lot of repetition in rhyme, so when we read it, it comes out sounding like a little song.  Basically, the kangaroo is making cookies, but she realizes her cookie dough is missing.  She asks another animal if he knows who ate all the cookie dough.  That animal directs her to another animal who promptly directs her to another animal.  We find out who eats all the cookie dough at the end under a lift-and-see flap.  Really a cute story! Continue reading “Do You Know Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?”

Crock Pot Tips and A Healthified Spaghetti & Meatballs

Crock pots are a busy life’s best friend.  Dump in some ingredients, turn it on low, and 7 to 8 hours later, you have a great meal!

They even make them with timers now, so you don’t have to be home at the end of 7 to 8 hours.  Fabulous news if you work outside the home or if you have other places you need to be 7 to 8 hours after turning on the crock pot.

You can make breakfast (click here for overnight carrot-apple oatmeal recipe), lunch, dinner, and even dessert in a crock pot.  Since this month is focused on healthy eating, I thought I’d share one of my favorite healthy crock pot recipes.

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High Protein Breakfast Ideas

Hello, friends!!  Today I’m taking a break from learning about food to give ideas for high protein breakfasts without added sugars!  Skipping sugar will keep you off the sugar-roller coaster first thing in the morning, while the protein will help keep you satisfied until lunch.  Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day, so I’m pretty excited to talk about it today!

Alright, let’s rethink the bowl of cereal, and get ourselves a big satisfying breakfast! Continue reading “High Protein Breakfast Ideas”

Overnight Crock Pot Apple-Carrot Oatmeal

This slow cooker oatmeal recipe was inspired by one of my favorite desserts – carrot cake.  I love that it has no added sugars, which will help to keep you off that sugar-roller coaster first thing in the morning.  Topping off your bowl with a generous scoop of Greek yogurt and a handful of nuts increases the protein to help keep you satisfied until lunch.  Get it started before going to bed for the night, and wake up to the sweet aroma of a warm, healthy, and EASY breakfast!  Enjoy!

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