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The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet

The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet Cookbook 200+ real food ideas for kids and adults!

How many times have you heard “can I have a snaaaaaaaaaack????” As a mom to 3 young kids, I hear this a lot. The fact is, my little people love to snack and having real food ideas on hand is a necessity.

Surely, I’m not the only one who suffers from the daily (hourly) snack request and a desire to feed my kids nutritious foods. Luckily, I’ve been working on a solution for all of us for over a year. Today, I want to introduce to you my newest cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.


In this cookbook you will find over 200 kid approved recipes that do not require advanced kitchen skills. They are basic, fun, and full of real ingredients. It’s also filled with kitchen tips, prep notes, and answers to the question: how do I make this snack portable?

Check out this quick video for a sneak peek:

Inside The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet you will find:

Chapter 1: For the Love of Snacks. Introduction to snacking, setting up snacking rules, shopping for real food pantry ingredients and buying in bulk, making snacks portable, how to master the kitchen when it comes to preparation, freezing and storage tips, how to handle dietary restrictions, substitutions, and more.

Chapter 2:
Fruit & Veggie Snacks. Recipes that make fruits and veggies the main focus of snack time. Some are fun treats, while other recipes are delicious ways of getting more colorful foods into our family’s diet.

Chapter 3:
No-Bake Bites & Dips. Easy-peasy ideas that come together quickly and effortlessly. With more than a dozen different dips, fruit and veggies just became a lot more fun to eat.

Chapter 4: Baked Bites.
 This section will bring out the inner baker in all of us. Many of these recipes are perfect for breakfast and many include a fruit or a vegetable baked right in.

Chapter 5: Reimagined Classics. This section includes nearly every recipe you’d need to ditch the boxed snacks from the store. This is what my friend called “the holy grail of homemade classics.” Every recipe is made with real and easy to find ingredients.

From Girl Scout cookies, Poptarts, Puddings, jiggly gelatin, gummy snacks, fruit roll-ups, Hostess Cupcakes, tortilla chips, baked potato chips & veggie chips, fruit chips, trail mixes, granola, Gold Fish, cheese crackers, wheat thins, graham crackers, and even homemade Velveeta. It’s all in there.

Chapter 6: Mini Meals. Not quite snack time not quite meal time. What to do? This section includes awesome recipes that are portable and delicious; many of which include a fruit or vegetable in the recipe.

Chapter 7: Super Smoothies & Drinks. Add more fresh foods into any part of the day with the recipes in this section. Guilt-free, dessert-tasting smoothies are many of the recipes in this section. And drinks? Well, because “fruit juice drinks” at the store often contain no fruit -enough said.

Chapter 8: Frozen Delights & Special Treats. Freeze it, and they shall eat it! Is my summertime motto. In this section you’ll find lots of delicious recipes where your freezer does all the work. Fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Bonus Sections: 100-Calorie Real Food Snacks and a Feedback chart to note substitutions and make recipe notes.

I really believe this snack book is one of a kind. It’s centered around making fresh foods more appealing to kids during snack time with recipes will appeal to everyone.

Gone will be the days where you are out of real-food snack ideas, this is one cookbook that will sit on your kitchen counter for many years to come!

For my food-allergy/dietary restriction friends: I’ve done my best to include substitutions and kitchen notes throughout the book. Nearly all recipes have been tested with a popular All Purpose Gluten Free flour successfully and if it didn’t pass the test, it didn’t make it in the book.

The cookbook will arrive just in time for summer break! Can you imagine how much fun (and fresh!) snack time will be this summer? The official release date is June 1st 2015.

Beginning today, you can take advantage of purchasing the The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet at a pre-sale 25% discount!  Patience pays, right?

For a limited time, I will be signing a personalized bookplate to the first 100 pre-orders. All you have to do is send me a receipt of purchase (that shows a mailing address where I can ship it) to Book plates will arrive separately from the book beginning mid-May. 

You can pre-order your copy from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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