Easter Treats – With none of the junk! (no refined sugar, preservatives, or artificial colors)

Easter collage 40resizeAs I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been kind of worried about the upcoming Easter holiday. This will be our first Easter being “junk free” and eating Real Food and I can tell I’m not the only one who’s been a little concerned about how the “Easter Bunny” is going to pull this off this year. My kids are very aware of all the Easter candy being promoted in the supermarket, on commercials, on billboards, etc., and have been loudly – randomly -calling out to thin air (presumably to the invisible Easter Bunny who I think they might be confusing a little with Santa Claus, not sure, but I get the sense that they think the Easter Bunny is watching over them and listening to what they want in their Easter baskets), “Easter Bunny, I’ve been good! Please bring me _____!” (whatever candy they just happened to see on tv, in a magazine, at the store, etc.

So, I’ve been hard at work coming up with some “Real Food Easter Treats” and I think I have some real winners here! In fact, the only treat that had a mixed reaction in our family was the chocolate egg which does have a dark chocolate flavor to it, so it probably wouldn’t appeal to all kids. The other night I cut one egg in 1/4s to let them each try it and I got the following reactions: Continue reading

Delicious (Easy!) Blueberry Muffins

muffin pic.resizeI made these last night thinking we’d have them for the weekend, and there are only 3 left!  They are deeelicious — you may want to make a double batch!  Also, you can add anything you like to them it doesn’t have to be blueberries.  I’ve used strawberries before and I think smashed bananas, raisins or nuts would be good too.

Delicious (Easy!) Blueberry Muffins
 
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl combine first three ingredients.
  4. In a medium bowl stir egg, milk, butter and honey together.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  6. Gently fold in the blueberries (or whatever fruit/nut you want).
  7. Pour evenly into 12 muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 16 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.