bird feeder.

bird

Milo and I like to feed the birds and sometimes make them an occasional treat. So we put together this bird feeder, all with things we had around the house.

You will need
Apple
peanut butter
bird seed
String or yarn
a nail

Peel your apple. Tie string around your nail and secure it into the top of your apple. Cover your apple generously with peanut butter. Roll the apple in bird seed, and make sure its covered well. Hang from a tree. Sit back and watch the birds go to town!

340. sweet potato, apple and carrot juice.

juice
I have been curious about juicing a sweet potato for some time now. I saw a post recently where someone juiced one and claimed it was delicious. One lonely sweet potato had been lingering in my fridge, along with some macintosh apples the husband bought for eating (gross!), so I thought now was a better time than ever. And I gave it a go.

I put one sweet potato
2 apples
1 carrot

in the juicer. and honestly, not so sure what I was scared about…this was super tasty! Milo was mad it didnt make enough for him to have a big glass full! (we had to share). That said, Ill be buying some more sweet potatoes and making more next time!

245. apple cucumber beet juice.

Also known by milo as “purple juice.”

I have a busy day ahead of me – about to get groceries, run to the farmers market and head to the library – all before I’m out of here to shoot a wedding. So I made milo and I some juice to help get us going.

This was a mixture of
2 green apples
1 small beet
3 large pieces of kale
1/2 large cucumber
handful of pea shoots

Milo drank all his, and then came to find me and finished mine! Another juice, toddler approved.

196. harvest muffins.

I saw a recipe for these harvest muffins and thought they would be a good nutritious treat. I took a stab at veganizing them, and they turned out pretty good. Muffins are kind of tricky – they never taste like they do in the bakeries – but i usually opt for something more nutritious anyway. These could probably be a tad sweeter, but overall they turned out alot better than expected. They have no added fat really, are packed with vegetables and fruit and have minimal sugar….Milo ate them too, and even noticed the carrots, so I guess thats a win!

1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 tspn egg replacer powder, mixed with 6 T warm water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond milk
2 T plain soy yogurt
1/4 cup flax seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flours, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  3. In a smaller bowl whisk the egg replacer, sugar, almond milk, and yogurt, then fold in the zucchini, apple and carrot.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry.
  5. Add the flax seeds mixture together till combined. Don’t overmix.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly in a 12 count muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool and enjoy.
  9. To freeze, place each muffin in an individual sandwich bag and place in the freezer – an easy grab and go breakfast!