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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

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One of the things I love most about fall is that the cooler days mean it’s time to start baking again. These cupcakes are a bit labor intensive, but they are totally worth it! They are moist and decadent, with a cheesecake filling and a rich buttercream frosting—and are sure to please!

Ratatouille

Cooking with your kids is a wonderful way to introduce a variety of foods, encourage their creativity, and at the same time improve motor and math skills. Be prepared for cooking with your kids by first washing hands, keeping long hair out of the way, and allowing plenty of time so that the experience can remain fun! Ratatouille is a delicious dish that bears the same name as the Disney movie about a rat named Remy who loves to cook. This is a simple version of Ratatouille that my kids and I have enjoyed making together. At this time of year, you might even be able to walk out to your garden and harvest some of the ingredients!

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Berry Cobbler Smoothie

Berry-Cobbler-270x300Do you ever find yourself torn between starting the day with a healthy breakfast and just having a big slice of pie? Now you do have to choose! This Berry Cobbler Smoothie will satisfy your urge and it still super healthy!

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1 cup frozen berries 
1/2  of a banana
3/4 cup almond milk
2 tbsp orange juice or fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp ground flaxseed 
3/4 tsp of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
splash of maple syrup

 

Add ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth. Sit back and enjoy your guilt free slice of pie for breakfast!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 203

Fat: 4 g

Carbs: 41 g

Fiber: 3.5 g

Sugars: 11.5 g

Protein: 3 g