November Food Holiday Observances

For me, November truly means fall. The weather is no longer warm. The leaves are really falling off of the trees and I start to think of all things turkey. November is also my mother’s birthday month, so I relish my Thanksgiving memories with her. But there are all kinds of November Food Holiday Observances to enjoy, many of which also make me think of her. Use this to help you to plan your menu at home, for creative snack ideas in the classroom, or party fun! I’ll keep adding links as I come up with them. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas. Which ones are your favorites?

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Refreshing Blueberry Fizz Mocktail

When it’s hot outside, you want something refreshing to help you cool off. Even better is when you can make a nice cool drink with fresh fruit. So why not try a blueberry fizz mocktail? Blueberries are both delicious and nutritious. In the summer months, you can easily find fresh ones at your local farmers markets and stores. If you can’t get fresh blueberries, try it with frozen blueberries. Some people like to add other flavors as well. Continue reading “Refreshing Blueberry Fizz Mocktail”

Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast

Whether or not you subscribe to a full-time plant-based diet, you cannot deny that there are a lot of healthy, great-tasting options out there to incorporate even part time. What I love about the Peach Ginger Smoothie is not only the great taste, because I love peach-flavored anything, but also the ginger. I have a wonky stomach at times, and ginger is so wonderful for helping it to balance out. Add in some other healthy ingredients to this smoothie recipe, and you’re definitely kicking off your morning in the right way. Continue reading “Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast”

Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie

Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start the day. I like to mix it up with a variety of flavors, depending on my mood. I also have a tendency to get bored with the same thing day in and day out, but want to focus on healthy smoothie recipes as much as possible. The carrot cake smoothie is one that tricks you into thinking you’re enjoying a dessert, even though it is actually healthy.

Tempt your taste buds with the natural sweetness of oranges and carrots, balanced with complementary spices. Top it off with homemade coconut whipped cream for that dessert-y final touch if you want. And sometimes, to mix it up a bit, I may skip the whipped cream, and try other alternative milks for different flavors.

This smoothie recipe makes enough for two people. Plan ahead and plan to share. Or go ahead and be selfish on occasion. 🙂 Continue reading “Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie”

Indulge in a Pink Grapefruit Martini with Mocktail Version

There’s just something about relaxing with a refreshing martini at the end of a long day, or while hanging out with friends. And a pink martini is a really pretty one. So at your next gathering, why not try this Pink Grapefruit Martini recipe? Kids, or people who choose to not indulge, will enjoy the mocktail version. You could even serve them with your family dinner. I just have visions of sitting out on the deck, poolside, or even at a fun picnic. Continue reading “Indulge in a Pink Grapefruit Martini with Mocktail Version”