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Don’t worry, no spam here, no selling lists. I’ll send you the FREE download and some tips about kids and cooking, and you can ditch me at any time (although I can’t promise not to cry).

Hi, I’m Katie, Mom of 4 and Kids Cooking Teacher!

I’m excited to send you this FREE gift from our family, a downloadable mini eBook with 10 of the best foods to build brains that are resilient to depression & anxiety & more. It includes ideas to USE each of the foods, and I hope you’ll get your kids involved in the preparation as well.

Please enjoy this little gift, and be sure to print the last page to put on your fridge as an important reminder!

Can I simply say that we are LOVING your course? My kids are ages 2-13, and they are so excited when I tell them it is cooking class day! The 13yo (son) and 11yo (daughter) ASK without any prompting from me if they can start making lunch/dinner. It has also been SO helpful that I can count on my ‘littles’ to wash, peel and cut soft stuff as well as butter their bread and on the ‘bigs’ to cut the harder veggies.

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Power Ball Recipe

Ingredients for PB&J Version

  •  2/3 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup dates (you can use raisins instead, but they will change the taste a lot)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • add more salt to taste if using less-salt or no-salt peanuts
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon coconut oil or water (or as much as you need until it holds together)


  1. Healthy Snacks To GoIn a food processor, pulse or process peanuts until chopped finely, a “meal” consistency at the smallest. Be sure not to end up with peanut butter by accident!
  2. Add dates and cherries and process until everything is sticky and there are no large chunks.
  3. While the food processor is running, add the salt.
  4. If the mixture doesn’t come together in a ball easily, add water while the food processor is running, 1/4 teaspoon at a time. When the mixture just starts to swish around in a blob instead of being crumbly, that’s enough.
  5. Form the Final Product: Roll the mixture into balls, 1/2”-1” (one-half inch to one inch) wide.
  6. Store in the refrigerator or cupboard; lasts for months.

This recipe is from my eBook Healthy Snacks To Go. For lots more Power Ball variations, plus over 45 more healthy snack recipes, grab the full ebook!



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