Sundays around here are my favorite. Saturdays usually have us running all over the city for ballet class, playdates, birthday parties, etc.. so we really relish Sunday as our time to just relax at home and take it easy. We usually pick up some bagels, stay in in our PJs all morning long, and try to just focus on being present for each other. This week we switched out our regular cream cheese for Kite Hill, an almond milk plant based alternative and it was a big hit for everyone. Click through to see more pictures and a few yummy bagel recipes.
Our family recently has been making some big changes in terms of what we eat. We made the choice to eliminate dairy and try to eat a mostly plant based diet. We still eat eggs and fish because the kids have a hard time with other protein substitutes but overall the switch has been easy and we are all feeling better. One of the only challenges has been finding a good yogurt substitute. Our girls eat yogurt every morning and they are sensitive to most texture differences but we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered Kite Hill. The texture is so creamy and smooth like a tradition dairy yogurt.
Kite Hill makes artisanal almond milk products from fine cheeses, to raviolis, and yogurts. I love their focus on making the traditional dairy products people enjoy plant based so its better for you, the environment, and overall health. It’s also available in most Whole Foods so its easy for me to pick up during my weekly grocery shopping.
Edith loves helping me out in the kitchen. Now that she’s a bit older, I give her a lot more responsibility and she responds so well to it! She gets so much pride and esteem from making food for the family to enjoy and it also helps her try new foods she normally wouldn’t. If you’re worried about making messes, this yogurt parfait bowl is perfect and relatively mess-free.
We added fresh fruit, pistachios, granola, chia seeds, and goji berries to our Kite Hill Vanilla yogurt. Kite Hill’s artisan almond milk includes live probiotic cultures that are good for little tummies. I’m partial to the Pineapple and Peach flavors but the Vanilla is a great base for a yogurt bowl like ours.
As New Yorkers, bagels are our breakfast staple. We usually grab one at the bodega on our way to school if we are running late but Sundays we get a little fancy and make our own bagel sandwiches at home. It’s great because we can all have completely different and unique breakfasts that suit each of our tastes.
Some of our favorite bagel pairings:
+ Traditional: Rye Bagel, Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese Style Spread, Lox, Jalapeños, Himalayan Pink Salt
+ Savory: Everything Bagel, Kite Hill Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread, Fried Egg, Heirloom Tomatoes, Sprouts
+ Sweet: Plain Bagel, Kite Hill Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread, Strawberries, Honey, Pistachios
Do you have any Sunday Traditions? If you try out any of these recipes I’d love to see you enjoying them! Tag me on Instagram #luckypennyeats and you can also see all of our recipes here.
All photos by Heather Moore for Lucky Penny.