Our delish muffins
Mommy's search for healthy recipes our whole family will enjoy is bearing fruit--er, muffins. SheKnows.com has a recipe for these Oatmeal-Carrot Muffins, and Chance--our pickiest eater--ADORES them, eating 2, 3, or 4 at a time. I've made 3 batches in only 3 weeks, and he ate most of them.
They contain VEGGIES like fresh carrots and 1 jar of carrot baby food (I used 1 jar of baby sweet potatos, actually) along with whole wheat flour, and oats! They're moist and sweet! (See recipe at bottom.) We all like them, except Daddy who hasn't tried (i.e., won't try) them.
When Daddy comes home from work, we eat dinner, then the kids go crazy with a last burst of energy. Last nite, Daddy got creative. He asked Chance if he broke his arm when he fell down. Chance wasn't crying, but because Daddy was grinning and they were in the midst of a game, Chance said, YES! It led to the creation of these "casts" -- Mommy took pics and wrote "I heart you" on his arm cast (I'm SUCH a Mom!). Apparently, Nestle was injured too, and the twins comforted him. What a patient pup he is (pun intended).
We've had lots of summer showers, and the ground has been damp, hence LOTS OF FROGS! We found one in our cup outside--a little bitty baby one. And Grace was so pleased that she carried it around the backyard with a grin on her face.
Mommy has always liked reptiles (maybe growing up in Tallahassee fostered that--lots of 'em 'round there, including alligators), so I've been trying to persuade Grace to hold the baby frog . . . this is as close as she'd get to it. (Isn't that frog CUUTE?) But at least she didn't scream or act scared or run away, like she did about a year ago (remember, Aunt Manda? We have some of that on video!). So proud of her now--that's my girl!
Recipe for Oatmeal-Carrot Muffins