EASY healthy eating

The boys aren’t against healthy foods. In fact, Carter always asks me if what I have served him is healthy (as if he would turn it down if I told him “no”). Where we run into problems is that the boys are not great meal-eaters. They would eat snacks all day long if I allowed it. I try to make sure that we are fully stocked on healthy snacks, but I also like them to be neat, clean, little snacks so that I’m not having to cut up fruit or slice veggies in the middle of the day when Keaton could be needing to be held, fed, or changed.


I stumbled upon a recipe on Pinterest and got excited. It was for Banana Oatmeal muffins. Sadly, the link didn’t work, but I was able to find the original source with a little help from my friend, Google. We whipped up a batch of these muffins and oh-me-oh-my! Yummy! So yummy in fact that prior to the Cupcake incident of 2013, we had the Banana Oatmeal Muffin Incident of 2013. Here is how it went down:


I was out running errands. Chris called and asked if I remembered just how many mini muffins were left in the pantry. I didn’t, but I thought there were quite a few, maybe a dozen? Um hmm. Just as he thought. The boys had devoured them. All of them. Gone. Sneaky little boogers, they hid in the pantry and finished them off.


Anyway, they were yummy! And the ingredients? All healthy. Just a touch of chocolate and no other sugar. Win. Win. Win!

Try the recipe, kids or not, and check out her blog. There are so many recipes to try!

Green Lite Bites

  • 3 mashed bananas (the more ripe the better!)
  • 1 cup vanilla Almond milk (you could use skim but you may want to add a little sweetener)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 3 cups (240g) Old Fashion or Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (42g) mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips together, and let sit while you prepare the muffin pans.

Spray a muffin pan and/or liners with with non-stick spray.

Stir the chocolate chips into the oatmeal batter.

Divide batter into 15 muffin cups. They should be just about filled.

Bake 20-30 minutes, you’ll see the edges just starting to brown and they will be firm to the touch.



  1. Guess Chris didn’t ask “what are you boys doing?”, eh? Wonder if they dusted off the crumbs from their sweet little faces before coming out of the pantry. Hard to detect anything wrong going on when they conspire together.

  2. Hi,
    I wanted to introduce myself. I’m in the blog class and found your site on the facebook page for the class. I really enjoy your blog. Your articles are great and your design and layout is clean. I’m going to try this recipe. I love healthy recipes.
    I just started working on my site a couple of weeks ago and am realizing it’s a lot of work! I’m having fun with it though. It makes me appreciate all the work of other bloggers. You’re doing a great job. Thank you for your inspiration.

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