Author Archive for Sarah Crowder

Healthy Homemade Gummy Bears | Hellobee

Homemade Gummy Bears

Did you know that once upon a time, gummy bears were healthy treats? Before the days of the sugar or corn syrup-laden versions, gummies were made from fruit juices. Also, the gelling ingredient, gelatin, is high in protein and supports healthy joints. We’ve been making our own gummies often enough I finally bought an inexpensive set […]

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Hellobee

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Last month I completed my second Whole30 (okay okay it was a Whole20 for me), and as with my first go round I re-established healthy eating routines and learned a bit about how my body reacts to different foods. What I’ve loved most about both experiences, though, is how they pushed me to create recipes […]


Bento Box Lunch Ideas with OmieBox

When Zane started preschool, I began experimenting with bento lunchboxes, both for him and for Ruby while she’s at daycare. Since I’ve collected a few and each has its strengths, I tend to grab whichever one feels best-suited to what I’m sending them with on any given day. I just started using the OmieBox, though, and it’s […]

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses | Hellobee

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

While I like the idea of fun, festive holiday traditions for my kids, some of the classic Christmas activities are a little labor-intensive for my current lifestyle. To this day, my mom bakes off spiced cookie walls and roofs to make quintessential gingerbread houses, but this year I’m not up for the challenge. Enter: graham […]

Funfetti Cake for Two | Hellobee

Funfetti Cake for Two

I am becoming increasingly obsessed with mini cakes. It started out as an affinity for smash cakes (see here, here, and here) but all that recipe testing convinced me these 4-inch wonders are far more versatile than just a baby’s first birthday entertainment piece. These cakes are small enough to serve 2-4 people while their three […]

Homemade Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Roll-Ups | Hellobee

Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Roll-Ups

Until today, homemade fruit roll-ups or fruit leather were my go-to example of the kind of thing I DON’T make. Why make your life harder when you can just serve fruit? Even when I find myself with fruit in need of preservation, I’m likely to tackle it with an easier method, such as freezing. So, […]

Homemade Chia Jam Yogurt Parfaits | Hellobee

Homemade Chia Jam Yogurt Parfaits

I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent on individual yogurts. They’re so convenient to throw in the kids’ lunches or for grab-and-go snacks, but wow they’re expensive. Also, it’s hard to find brands that check all my boxes: full fat, low sugar, organic, and, if we’re really lucky, made with grass-fed […]

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