Chocolate Peppermint Tea

My kids are obsessed with this tea. It's caffeine free and only has a touch of chocolate. It also contains peppermint leaves. Add honey or leave it plain. We add almond milk.

It's better for them than a hot chocolate and it's super easy to travel with. Keep them in your purse for a quick Starbucks treat - just order hot water and add some honey! 

It's perfect for the cold Fall-like days that we've been having. Also great idea for pregnant women and maybe a Winter holiday party beverage. 

Enjoy! 

Pantry Snacks :: Vegan & No Refined Sugar {Not Raw}

For those of you moms that are looking for GREAT store-bought organic/natural snack ideas that are super healthy for your child {meaning, doesn't contain added sugars or oils or colors or flours} but also convenient, quick and easy to find, I have a few ideas for you. 

1. I found an awesome tea that is made for children. Not sure if you're kids ask you for tea but MINE do and I have to tell them no. Not sure why, really, I guess just due to the caffeine? I found a children's tea that looks really great. It doesn't have any added sugars either. It's made by the The Republic of Tea

2. Looking for a fun, healthy addition to the "Cheerio" shelf? I found one! My discovery is actually a cereal I was obsessed with in the UCLA dormitory. The "shredded spoonful" contains wheat and molasses, that's it! A great alternative to the sugar cereals. Eat plain or with milk {almond or rice milk or cow, whichever you eat at home}.

3. The WILD Bar. Not sure why I haven't talked about this one before. It's a WONDERFUL treat for mom or child. It's so packed with nutrition and superfoods and flavor as well. I love this bar. I can't believe I haven't mentioned it in the past. 

4. Genmai Life Brown Rice Crackers! These are delicious and made with organic ingredients. 

5. Annie Chunn's Seaweed Snacks {I think they are the same ones that Trader Joes carries but only CHEAPER} are not organic but they are a perfect snack for somebody craving a crunchy salty snack. My kids love them. Both my one and two year old! They are roasted but again, just fun to eat and w/o much guilt. 

I hope that helps. Of course... I have more of these great snack ideas up my sleeve and will share them with you as they come to me! 

While I'm at it, please check out these amazing coconut products {see photo below}! RAW - VEGAN - ORGANIC! Delicious. I use the second one {the SPREAD on the right} in smoothies. YUM. Try for yourself. 

Balance Meals On The Go!

Need a few snack ideas for a balanced meal on-the-go? Don't have time to worry about packing snacks or making lunch?

Ideally you'd grab and apple and maybe a kale salad with some avocado. But we all know that won't go over well with little kiddos. SO, in order to assure that they will EAT this food you're bringing, let's bring some more palatable, enjoyable foods! 

Kids just love kale chips, I'm telling you {especially ones that are used to eating healthy - buy some or make your own} and those fruit squeeze things, are just as easy for them to eat! My son will chug like 3 in about 2 minutes. 

Justin's Peanut Butter to-go packs are also a GREAT idea for any vegetarian/vegan, especially kids. They make chocolate almond butter, honey almond, and plain as well. I don't love peanut butter for health reasons, but almond butter is SUPER healthy and tasty!

Bring a few slices of bread if you think you're kids would be more apt to eat the butter on bread!

If you have the time, make a smoothie, a really yummy one that you can be sure you're kids will eat {pack it with flax oil, too for extra omegas, and maybe some protein powder if you have it}! If you do this, combined with the above snacks, you'll be sure to have healthy, happy kids all day long.