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Our School Blog!

Hi! My name is Erinn Hartwell. Welcome to our family page!

By having this page we hope to discover a great ways to share our love for children and their well-being, and a way to be encouraged and get creative with our kiddos!  Here you will find easy, fast and family friendly recipes, projects, etc.  I am a believer that we are our child’s First teacher.  The majority of the dinner recipes and projects featured here can be made in under an hour.  I am a mom to 3 of the cutest kids alive and a wife to my best friend.  I am so grateful that they all encourage and support me!  If you would like to contact us regarding product reviews, giveaways, sponsorships, recipe development or press trips, please email me at  Thank you for stopping by, and I hope we can inspire you and your family!

Kids Can Make: Healthy Snacks

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Healthy Cinnamon-Raisin Soft Pretzels

Plump, chewy and a little bit sweet and salty, these healthy pretzels have it all. Try using white whole-wheat flour; it has a more kid-friendly taste than its cousin, regular whole wheat, and more fiber than all-purpose flour. For little and big kids: Let them help measure ingredients, roll and shape the pretzels and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

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Healthy Secret Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins have a strawberry surprise baked in the center. It's also a surprise that each one has only 9 grams of sugar! For little and big kids: Let them help with lining the baking pan, measuring and scooping. Big kids can place the strawberries in the batter; little kids can sprinkle the chocolate chips.

Healthy, Gluten-Free Cheesy Crackers

Part of the beauty of gluten-free dough is that you don't have to worry about handling it too much, so kids can really go to town rolling and shaping these snack-friendly cheesy crackers. (Overworking dough with gluten in the flour can make the dough tough.) For little and big kids: Let them measure ingredients, cut out the crackers and sprinkle on the toppings. For big kids: Let them try rolling out the dough.

Healthy Taco Popcorn/ Mrs. Della's Favorite!

Nutritional yeast is the secret ingredient in this taco spice blend. Dried and not active, it's high in vitamin B12 and has a pleasant cheesy flavor, making it the perfect stand-in when dairy's not an option. (You can find it in the supplement aisles at grocery and health food stores.) For big and little kids: Let them help measure ingredients and toss the popcorn.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

These super-easy, fiber-packed treats are perfect as an after-school or camp-day snack. (Bonus: They don't need to be refrigerated.) For a more grown-up version, roll them in banana flour (made from freeze-dried bananas) or a little cocoa powder. For little and big kids: Let them help measure ingredients and roll the balls.




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