Kid’s Valentine’s Day snacks

My daughter’s school encourages parents to bring fun and tasty but also healthful snacks to school for party days (just one of the many, many reasons picking FMS was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made).

For this year’s party we went kind of an easy route with store bought hummus, so I decided to dress it up for Valentine’s Day:

Cookie cutter pita bread hearts

Red pepper heart decoration on top

This seriously took no time at all, and was much more fun to present than a plastic container of hummus and a bag of pita.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Energizing and Eating

I’m a breakfast gal.  I look forward to Sunday mornings each week when my family can lounge around in our jammies, sip coffee all day (well, the adults at least), and eat a big, late breakfast. It’s our way of reconnecting after our busy week, and mentally preparing for the next one to start. When we have other commitments on Sunday mornings that take us away from this ritual it just doesn’t feel right!

So I was really excited when my friend Lish sent me this link to some new breakfast ideas (as well as lots of other great looking vegan recipes)! the one that really stuck out to me was for Avocado Toast. Doesn’t seem like much, but it is oh so good, I really think I could eat it every day, and we have already incorporated it into dinnertimes for fussy eaters.

Here’s the recipe,  the original can be found here:

Choose a nice, thick seedy bread, around Detroit you can’t go wrong with a lovely loaf from Zingerman’s or Avalon Bakery. Slice it and drizzle olive oil on it, and toast it in the oven for a few minutes until it’s got a nice crispness to the top. Mash the avocado and add some salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Then sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top.

Really, there is so much you could do with this as far as additions go, I doubt you could mess it up!

What’s your regular ritual that re-energizes you?