Smoothie-licious Summer Sips

Summer Tropical Smoothie

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to savor this short season in more ways than one. With each season, not only does the weather change, but so does the foods and varieties of recipes that we make and share with family & friends.  It’s time to celebrate all of the summer flavors […]

Dining in Disney World with Kids


Are you planning a trip to Disney World with kids? Here are some of our favorite tips for dining in Disney World with kids to help you save money, avoid the crowds, and even take advantage of the best opportunities to try new and exciting foods! With lots of healthy options to choose from, Disney World […]

Birthday Breakfast – The Healthy German Pancake

Healthy German Pancake

My family is just like any other family on a budget.  We get into a breakfast rut.  Oatmeal, eggs, toast, repeat.  But every year, on my children’s birthdays, they wake up to a special breakfast.  A breakfast JUST for them.  And it includes whipping cream. When I was little, my mom started this tradition of […]

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread

Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Bread

If you’re looking for a quick bread to make with your kids, you’ve come to the right place with this Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread! Banana bread is a classic, and it is one of the easiest breads to make.  It is the perfect starting place for kids to learn how to make bread.  Here we’ve […]

A Groundhog’s Day Treat

Healthy Groundhog

Groundhog’s Day is not a holiday on everyone’s calendar.  But it has a special place in my heart and in the hearts of my children.  Come and have an every day celebration with your kids while cooking this special Groundhog’s Day treat! My mother was the queen of obscure holidays.  We even had a book […]

Homemade Pancakes for a Snowy Day

Homemade Pancakes for a Snowy Day - Inner Child Food

When wintery weekends and snow days make their way onto our calendar pages, warm yummy breakfasts are the first demand and homemade pancakes are always a hit. Whenever I make homemade pancakes or waffles or even French toast on the weekend, I double (sometimes triple) the recipe for freezing.  I LOVE being able to open […]

Yummy Fall Breakfast Muffins

Fall Breakfast Muffin | Inner Child Food

In the gardener’s calendar year, September and October are the busiest by far!  My kids and I gather new foods from the yard every day.  Summer squash, zucchini, and tomatoes are still trickling in.  And by now the pears, apples, carrots, kale, and of course, pumpkins are pouring in by the bucketful!  It would seem […]

Blueberry Wheat and Oat Muffins Recipe


Enjoy a delicious, healthy and hearty twist on the classic blueberry muffins, complete with honey, wheat, oats and wheat germ! A breakfast every member of the family will love! This post is sponsored by our partners at the Learning Tower by the Little Partners, who provided the Learning Tower for me to use and review. I am not […]

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe – Breakfast on the Go


We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Then why do we so often skip it? Honestly, in our house, it’s time. The hour between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. is insane in my house. Not only am I trying to get myself ready for work, I’m letting the […]

Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Healthier Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding

I have to be honest, this little experiment started out as a slow cooker version of baked french toast – you know the kind you let soak overnight. Well, I thought, since it was slow cooking, I didn’t really need to do the soaking. Instead, I just put all my ingredients in the pot and […]

Happy Father’s Day!

I was a little late in posting about this Father’s Day craft because Mark sometimes reads this blog (or at least pretends to) and I did not want to spoil the surprise! Emily used this stamp set by Melissa and Doug, some construction paper, a little glue, and some shiny star stickers to make this […]

Free Breakfast at Chick-Fil-A

Participating Chick-Fil-A locations will feature Free Breakfast Wednesdays! This means that every Wednesday in April, you can get a free breakfast entree at Chick-fil-A during regular breakfast hours (usually until 10:30am). Participating locations include: Trexlertown, Berkshire Mall, Quakertown, Lehigh Valley Mall, Schuylkill Mall, Mechanicsburg, and Broadcasting Square. One entree per person, while supplies last. Many […]

The Celebration Continues…

Emily had this idea to make a birthday book for Mark’s birthday. She used one of her old, beat up board books and transformed it into this! This took quite a bit of work, and she completed it in several stages. She was quite proud of herself. I helped with some of the cutting and […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! How frugal are we? We celebrate Valentine’s Day the day after. There are some real advantages to this, including:  Restaurants are less crowded. Valentine chocolates/flowers, etc can be found for 50-75% off. Better babysitter availability. This morning we prepared a special breakfast of Apple Cinnamon French Toast with bacon, and enjoyed some […]

A Not So Sweet Valentine Treat

Emily came up with the idea for these cinnamon toast hearts, and I ran with it because they do not contain huge amounts of sugar — and she will eat it! These were made with toasted whole grain bread (cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter), topped with some butter, and cinnamon. I outlined the heart […]

Free Breakfast at Denny’s

If you watched the Super Bowl last night (and you did watch, didn’t you?), then you probably saw that Denny’s is offering a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast tomorrow (Tuesday, February 3rd) from 6 AM – 2 PM! For more information, or to find a Denny’s near you, click here.

Free Coffee and Breakfast Menu Samples at Panera Bread

Panera Bread is offering free coffee all day Wednesday, January 28th and free samples of some of their new breakfast items like the granola parfaits and grilled breakfast sandwiches! Yummy! Click here to find a Panera Bread near you. Photo by Samantha Celera

The Day We Unplugged — Part I

I thought it would be fun to outline what we call “unplugged day” in our household. Every so often, we try to have a full day where we do not watch any television or play video games. It amazes me how productive I can be on these days!  This morning, I had a conversation with Mark […]