Carmel Mountain Preschool Blog


Sweet Saucy Berries

By: Annie Emery The markets are flooded with strawberries and blueberries right now, they are SO good by themselves, but even better with this five -minute recipe. You can use them fresh or even a little overripe, as they get soaked in sauce. This is a great simple something to bring to a barbeque with […]

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Cheesecake Dip is a fun snack

Mint “Chocolate Chip Cheesecake” Dip Cheesecake Dip is a fun recipe for parties or just an after school snack.  The kids loved it, saying it looked like ice cream, and ate it all up. As a 90’s kid it reminded me of dunk-a-roos…but not nearly as bad for you.  These actually have a decent amount […]

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Secret Brownies

By: Annie Emery This summer I worked at a bakery in a small town in Alaska, where I first had the luxury of a delicious gluten free brownie. Later, I found how the fudgy consistency was made…black beans! You honestly could not taste them. The owner was not giving up her recipe, so I set […]

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Spiced Orange Date Bread

By Annie Emery Ingredients 1-3/4 Cups flour 1/4 Cup flaxseed meal 1 Tbs chia seed 1 Tbs baking powder 1 Tbs baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 Cup canola oil 3/4 Cup yogurt 3/4 Cup pitted dates 1/3 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Cup orange juice Welcome […]

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Mango Chutney

By: Annie Emery Expanding taste buds at a young age is a great way to develop appreciation for exploration. I love using spice to flavor and pushing the boundaries of how far I can eventually go without adding sugar. I think Indian cuisine takes the cake on this. For morning snack, I served mango chutney […]

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Berry Breakfast Cookies

By: Annie Emery Good day everyone! I am pleased to share with you a recipe that is super easy, super healthy, and the kids really liked! It’s well rounded, yummy hot or cold, and you most likely already have the ingredients in your pantry. Preheat oven to 350*F Ingredients 2 very ripe mashed bananas 4 […]

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Asian Carrot Salad

By: Annie Emery This dish is quick, versatile, and sweet with a low glycemic load. One of my favorite combinations! If you own a food processor, large organic carrots are the tastiest. If not, shredded organic is a time saver and a close second. So gather an armful’s worth of ingredients and let’s get started. […]

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Passion Fruit Simple Syrup

“Passion Fruit Simple Syrup” Annie Emery Hello All! I think it is amazing the things we can find right in our backyard. For this month’s blog post, I would like to share with you the deliciousness of passion fruit. This citrus can be picked at different stages for various flavors. If the fruit’s outer layer […]

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Pumpkin Banana Oat Bake

Hello All! My name is Annie and I am the new chef here at CMP. I came from a small island in the Caribbean where fresh, organic produce was quite scarce, so I am truly excited to take advantage of everything California has to offer. One thing we were able to grow well on my […]

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Arianne’s Amazing Healthy Banana Split Cacao Smoothie

My husband and son both have a major sweet tooth. I try as hard as I can to limit their sugar intake so I have to create some treats that will fulfill their sweet cravings as well as fulfill my desire to limit their sugar. This smoothie is easy to make and has protein, healthy fat, and carbohydrates […]

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