Monday, February 3, 2014

Healthy Comfort Food

We're getting another big snow here in Hopwoodland, so we're busying ourselves with baking healthy snacks. 

Today: BAKED APPLES!  There's lots of ways to make yummy baked apples, so be creative! Here's how we made ours.

6 Apples with the cores & seeds scooped out. Try to keep the bottom intact, though!
2 TBSP of Brown Sugar
1/4 C Golden Raisins
1/2 TSP cinnamon
1/4 TSP nutmeg
1/4 TSP salt
apple juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the cored apples in a baking dish. 
Mix the sugar, raisins, spices and salt in a bowl. Stuff the apples with the raisin mixture. Place a dot of butter on top of the apples. Pour a little bit of apple juice into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for about 50 minutes until the apples can be easily poked with a fork. Drizzle with a little bit of honey and enjoy!

Eat in good health! And tell us about your own healthy comfort food ideas.

Lolly & Rowan

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Getting Creative With Healthy Treats!

Rowan and I have been getting creative with healthy eating recently. When we held a snowman competition on Facebook last month, we were inspired, so we set out to make fun, healthy, yummy snowmen snacks. And here's what we ended up with! 

We rolled banana slices in unsweetened coconut flakes. Then we poked mini chocolate chips in for the eyes and mouth. Pomegranate seeds worked well for buttons and we used apple peels for the arms. Then we held them all together with a toothpick. The only ones we had were ones with little umbrellas on top, but I think they look pretty cute. And there you have it! An army of little banana snowmen! Try this at home and gobble as many up as you'd like!

We'd love to hear about your favorite healthy snacks. Post pictures of your kids eating a healthy yummy snack as comments to this blog or onto the Lolly & YoYo Facebook page. At the end of the weekend, we'll pick a winner. And this time, the winner will get a gift certificate for two free brunches at one of our favorite healthy restaurants, the Lovin' Oven in Frenchtown New Jersey! Yummy!

Love, Lolly