If your kiddos are anything like mine, they are always looking for the next snack. I find it so hard to find kid-friendly snacks that are healthy and that keep them satisfied until the next meal. I recently found a winner with these chocolate granola bites and they are easy-peasy to throw together.
We usually have all of these ingredients on hand so, with a couple of minutes of prep and a few minutes in the fridge, they are good to go! They are also awesome to snack on before or after a workout or if you have a sweet tooth after a meal.
Fridays are tough in our house. Both kids are exhausted from the school week and Peter and I are ready for the weekend. Because of this, we usually opt to stay in for the night. To make Friday’s a bit more special, I have started creating a “Happy Hour” for Peter and I when he gets home from work. I put out a yummy snack that we enjoy with a cocktail and it sets the tone for a relaxed, amazing weekend together.
After sharing our family pizza night post, I received a few questions about how we seasoned our pizza stone. Fortunately, we just purchased the pizza stone and I took some photos of the process.
I purchased the Big Green Egg pizza stone for my hubby for Christmas along with a table for the smoker. When the table and stone were being delivered, the BGE authorized dealers gave me 2 tips that have helped a ton in our pizza making journey. The first noted that we never want to soak the pizza stone or wash it with water. The stone is very porous and when wet, could shatter under the extreme heat. The second is that we should season our stone before using it.
I did some research online and there seems to be a difference of opinion on this matter. Some people believe that the stone does not need to be seasoned and the act of heating/cooking on the stone will allow natural seasoning over time. There are also those that believe a seasoned stone will create a better cooking process and prevent the pizza dough from sticking to the stone. We decided to season the stone and I am so happy that we did! Here are the steps to seasoning your own pizza stone at home.
I remember when I was younger my mom would set up a “pizza bar” for dinner where we would create our own pizzas on english muffin halves. It was so fun adding the toppings and eating our unique creations. I wanted to recreate this for my own kiddos and I thought that using the Big Green Egg would be the perfect way to give our pizza night an upgrade.
You can absolutely make these in your oven or even use pre-baked crust, to save time. We have been looking for more ways to incorporate the BGE into our weeknight meals and once you have had grilled pizzas, you will never go back.
If you are anything like me, you are always looking for creative ways to get your kids to eat healthy. If my kids had their choice, they would literally eat macaroni and cheese every day of life. My husband and I usually cook our own meal after the kids go to bed (yay Home Chef and meal delivery services!) so I am always hunting for easy and delicious dinners for the kids. I have rounded up some of my favorites that the kids love. Comment below with some of your favorite kid-friendly meals!