Roasted Banana Leather

Roasted Banana Leather is the perfect fix for those bananas you have in the house that are overripe or about to be. It is also an easy way to create a healthy snack for you and your little ones. The pictures pretty much say it all.

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Roasted Banana Leather

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Slice bananas and place on a tin foil-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  4. Allow bananas to cool.
  5. Enjoy!

Roasted Banana Leather

Fresh Take 5’s Friday Favorites 4.22.15

Here are my favorite reads/ views for this Friday. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in.
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Fresh Take 5’s Friday Favorites 4.22.15:

This mom is an incredible artist and is able to illustrate exactly what being a new mom feels like.

I almost died laughing over this innovative parenting.

These vintage ads are so absurd….

This looks so amazing! Now to figure out how to engineer something like this into the lake…

If you are a fan of the TV Friends this might make you giggle.

I’m on a clean eating kick so I love these alternative “sandwiches“.

5 Easy Ways to be Environmentally Conscious for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to everyone out there!

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would give you my top 5 easy ways to be environmentally conscious today and going forward.

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  1. Recycle at Home – I can’t say this one enough. We recycle everything we possibly can. I am weird about it, but if you’re not, start off small. Try to have your recycling bin contain more than your trash bin at the end of every week.
  2. Use refillable water bottle. This is easy with the kids since they tend to use sippy cups that you bring with you, but consider getting one for yourself too. If you need a recommendation, I love my CamelBak Stainless steel bottle. The stainless is awesome because it doesn’t hold flavors like plastic does and CamelBak warranties all their parts. I had the mouthpiece break a couple of years ago and they completely replaced it at no charge to me.
  3. Use reusable grocery bags. I am an Aldi shopper and so I pretty much have to do this, but its a great habit to pick up anyway.  You can find reusable grocery bags pretty much anywhere for inexpensive.
  4. Accept and give hand-me-downs. We have a solid rotation system down with friends and family for kids clothing. We only have to buy clothes for special occasions and wear hand me downs the rest of the time. I love this because not only is it environmentally conscious, it saves money. We also donate clothing when it no  longer fits.
  5. Garden. We love to have a small vegetable and herb garden in the summer. I love that it teaches the kiddos about the world and life cycles plus it provides great nutrition.

Looking for a fun Earth Day project to try with your littles? This one looks like a blast and way easy.

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Fresh Take 5’s Friday Favorites

Here are some of my favorite finds from the web this week for your viewing pleasure.

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Funny

It’s crazy how advertising used to be. My jaw is on the floor about the “just 1 minute, young lady” ad. That would be completely unacceptable these days.

We always love fail videos. Best Reporter Falls didn’t disappoint.

Parenting

Do you make your kids share?

I do most of the time. I think it is a way to teach kids kindness; I regularly share with friends, family, and neighbors. I do agree with a lot of the author’s points though. I think there is a right and wrong way to teach sharing. You teach them to offer a trade, you set time limits, etc.

Good Eats

This list of healthy breakfast ideas is already being used at our house. I love a poached egg and avocado toast for breakfast. What are you gonna try or do you eat already and recommend?

Science

Fire ants are so interesting.