Aussie Bites knockoff recipe. This one's in cookie form - yum! Whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, dried apricots, flaxseed, butter, egg, vanilla, & brown sugar.
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (An Aussie Bites Knockoff Recipe)

Have you ever tried those “Aussie Bites” from Costco? SO addicting. They’re like little mini cakelets (that’s a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. I consider them to be mostly healthy, and they are such a filling snack. I thought they’d be fun to try to recreate, but in a cookie format. I modified a Aussie Bites knockoff recipe, added some cookie-ish ingredients to it and the result was YUM.Continue reading

How to make frozen banana pops for a healthy snack - video
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Make Frozen Banana Pops – Tip Tuesday

Summertime is officially¬†here, and I can just bet that my girls will be asking for snacks constantly throughout the day. As easy as it is to grab a pre-packaged food or something sugary and void of nutrients, I really want to try to feed my kids nutritious snacks this summer. These frozen banana pops are a really fun treat to have as a snack on a hot day, and they’re really easy to make. They’re really quite tasty, and they’re full of nutrients too.Continue reading

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce - recipe video
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How to Make Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce – Tip Tuesday

Pancakes are one of our favourite things to make on the weekend for breakfast – they’re so filling and tasty, and they’re especially yummy topped with seasonal fruit. For our Tip Tuesday video today, I’m sharing with you an absolutely delicious recipe for whole wheat pancakes topped with homemade strawberry sauce. Not only is this a tasty breakfast, but the whole wheat flour and fruit makes is really nutritious too!
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Make a healthy & fast chicken dinner in one casserole dish. So simple & tasty!
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Make an Easy, Healthy Chicken Dinner in One Casserole Dish

Some nights (OK, 90% of the nights), I want to make a really easy dinner for my family that doesn’t involve copious amounts of chopping, five million pots and pans, and at least that many dirty dishes to wash afterwards. I do resort to frozen pizza or fish & chips sometimes, but here’s an easy supper that I’ve been loving lately. It’s SO quick to prepare, and it’s a lot healthier than lots of other fast suppers. This One Dish Chicken Dinner was a hit in our house, so I want to share it with you too.Continue reading

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Make Handmade Strawberry Fruit Leather

by Christina Dennis

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather by The DIY Mommy

It’s the end of Strawberry season, and strawberries are in abundance at a great price right now! I love fruit so much and so does my family – it’s fun to experiment with new ways to eat it. I totally admit that I’ve purchased the sugary, sticky packaged fruit “roll-up” candy, but here’s a better and healthier alternative that you (and your kiddos) will love! This homemade fruit leather is simple to make and requires no fancy kitchen appliance!

Homemade Fruit Leather


  • 2 cups fruit (I used strawberries)
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • parchment paper


Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather by The DIY Mommy

Blend the fruit, honey and cinnamon in a blender until completely smooth. I liked the addition of honey with strawberries – you could add a little more than a tablespoon for extra sweetness! Cinnamon is nice with strawberries, but have fun playing with different spice and fruit combinations.

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather by The DIY Mommy

Line a cookie sheet with the parchment paper. Pour the blended fruit onto the paper, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. The fruit should be about 1/4″ thick. It does thin a lot as it dries, so don’t pour too little into the pan. Set your oven at the lowest temperature (mine was 150 degrees F) and let the fruit sit in the oven until it is dry and leathery-feeling. My fruit leather took approximately 3 hours, and this time will vary from oven-to-oven. Let the fruit leather cool, peel off the paper, and cut it into strips. You can roll the strips up if you want – my daughter though the little rolls were fun to eat!

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather by The DIY Mommy

Christina Dennis is the creator and designer behind Golly Gee Baby, a collection of unique and colourful baby clothing and accessories that are ethically manufactured.