We are giving away 8 four packs of tickets to PJ Masks Live! One of those four packs includes a VIP experience. All you have to do is 1. Like the post on Facebook or Instagram 2. Follow @hubcitykids 3. Tag up to 10 friends in the comments!...

  October 2 Afterschool Explorers: Wacky Color Science at Headquarters Library (Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4 – 5pm) Join us for amazing color science experiments. Welcome children grades 1-4.   October 3 Rock-a-bye Rhythms at Three Chord Music Therapy (Thursday October 3, 10:00am-10:45am) Weekly music group for children of all ability...

It has been so long since we have done a Sneaky Snack. Life has gotten busy and Sneaky Snacks just don't make the cut anymore. But a coworker posted this keto Blueberry Muffin recipe and we had just picked some fresh blueberries that morning so...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We teamed up with McCulloh Therapeutic Solutions and Neue South Collective to host our second annual Spartanburg Summer Shakedown event last Tuesday and it was a BLAST! Last year we had 10 community partners at the event and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1536592620267{border-radius: 3px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Autism Awareness Month: Reach Out and Connect   by Lisa Lane   Autism can be an isolating condition for both the individual and the family. Our friends on the autism...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Fine Arts Day Camp: Lawson Academy at Converse College  *Sponsored* [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]                Dates:   Session 1: “Game On!” — June 3-14, 2019 Session 2: “Star Light, Star Bright” — June 17-28, 2019 Session 3: “FADC Had a Farm” — July 8-19, 2019 Session 4: “Excavation Vacation” — July 22-August 2, 2019 Session 5: “Whodunnit?!” — August 5-16,...

What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   March 1 Open Mic Night for High School Students at Hub City BookShop (Friday March 1, 7:00-8:00pm) Hub City Bookshop is hosting an open mic 7 p.m. the first Friday of every month for local high school students! Please bring...

My daughter got a unicorn baking set for Christmas and has been dying to make some cookies. I kept holding out until I had a good healthy cookie recipe that could be used with the cookie cutters and finally found one. I try to do...

I've been meaning to try this for a while now. My daughter has always called guacamole "Broccamole" so I kept thinking I should do a sneaky snack with hidden broccoli in the guacamole. I wasn't sure what the result would be but it was delicious....

What's Happening in Spartanburg This Month?   December 1   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Chapman Cultural Center (Saturday December 1, 2:00 pm and 7:00pm) What happens when the worst kids in the history of the world find out that there are free snacks at Sunday school? They...

No hidden veggies in this one but when I was deciding between veggie nuggets with hidden broccoli or a lower sugar, gluten-free peanut butter cookie...

These were impressive. Everyone in the family loved them and they got an immediate 2 thumbs up from both kids for a total of 4/4 thumbs up. I'm sure there will be a few kids that will see the green in them and refuse to...

What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month? November 1 Music and Movement at TCMU-Spartanburg (Thursday, November 1, 9:30-9:45 am) Join TCMU to get your bodies moving and work on fine and gross motor skills with song and dance. Selections vary daily. Drop-in program. Spark!Lab Jr. at TCMU Spartanburg...

The roasted pumpkin seeds were a hit yesterday at the Hub City Farmers' Market! We were surprised how many kids really liked them and came back for more. One of the local vendor's daughters couldn't get enough of the salt and pepper flavored seeds. She...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]Foster care is complicated. Hundreds of thousands of children in the US, over 4,000 right here in South Carolina, are in the foster care system. Each of those children have suffered some sort of complex trauma, usually...

We eat a lot of oatmeal in our house, especially for breakfast. I tried this Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal from chocolatecoveredkatie.com and it turned out really good! She says it's even better the next day so I will let you know tomorrow. This recipe...

October 1 Fall Painting at Inman Library  (Monday, October 1, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm) Come out to paint a fall scene on canvas. This program is open to kids ages 5-11. Perler Beads at Cyrill-Westside Library  (Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm)  Come make some cool creations...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]We decided to make a list of our top 10 Sneaky Snacks to date. These are the recipes that are our go-to's when we need a healthy snack for our kids or the ones we will definitely...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]I wasn't sure if this recipe was going to go over very well, but both of my kids gave it a thumbs up and begged for more! I adapted this recipe from godairyfree.org "Cinn-ful Sweet Potato Cookies"....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1536592620267{border-radius: 3px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Screenings Can Identify Speech Language Issues Before They Become Problems   By Sarah Emory, MSC, CCC-SLP   At MTSkids, we know that speech and language development matters. But when does...

What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   September 1   Build Field Goal Game at Home Depot (Saturday September 1 , 9-12pm) Head to the nearest Home Depot for a hands on workshop to build  a portable field goal game! Your child can personalize the game with paint...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We ate at Ice Cream and Coffee Beans over the weekend and my son begged me to make some "bananas and coffee beans" like the fruit cup they have there. They still have no clue what coffee beans...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are so excited to have our first GUEST SNEAKY SNACK this week! We had been seeing some really delicious looking posts on instagram from local food blogger, chef, and food critic, Deana Okun ( @spartanburgfood ) so...

What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   August 1 Snuggle and a Story Family Storytime Cyrill-Westside Library  (Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30pm)  Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.  Stay after for an interactive playtime and a short craft.   Carolina Panthers Training Camp Practice at Wofford College (Wednesday,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sneaky Snack Sunday: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins We visited Arrowhead Acres Blueberry Farm in Traveler's Rest a couple of weeks ago to let the kids pick blueberries. They had a blast and we came home with more blueberries than we...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here is a list of trails in Spartanburg so you can get out and explore! See if you can check them all off the list! Print our Nature Scavenger Hunt to take with you on the trail and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] What happens when 10 local organizations work together to #fightthesummerslide...

June 1 Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay  (Friday June 1, 6:00 pm) You can drop your kids off at Hearts of Clay the FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH around 6:00 pm! They will feed them dinner and spend time painting pottery, canvases or clay...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I've been wanting to try some raw vegan recipes lately and this one seemed pretty easy and also like it might go over okay with the kids. It wasn't hard to make but a little time consuming because...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This recipe is so simple and perfect for the warm days coming up. My kids have been running back and forth to the freezer to get more. This is another one where I had to snap pictures quickly...

What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   May 1 STEAM at Landrum Library  (Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4 – 5pm)  The STEAM challenge for May will be to recreate "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh using a variety of materials. All materials and a light snack will be...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]These are still a work in progress, but the midpoint was pretty tasty so Ill go ahead and give you this recipe.  My son kept asking me to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich out of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]These were pretty easy to make. The original recipe calls for chocolate chips but we were out so I used sprinkles instead. I think I will try the chocolate chips next time I make these. They are a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] #SneakySnackSunday: Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake   I’ve got to get my Sneaky Snack mojo back. This is the 3rd or 4th failed Sneaky Snack recipe in a row. I showed up to my sister's house with a trial recipe that I...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   April 1 Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Hatcher Garden Woodland Preserve (Sunday April 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm)Saturday, March 31, 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday, April 1, 1 PM to 4PM Printed and Ready to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Ballet Spartanburg Summer Camps [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Dates:  June 4- July 27 Times vary depending on the camp Ages:   2- high school Location:  Ballet Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center Price:  $60-$180,  depending on the camp Themes include Snow White, Beauty and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="2182" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Guys!  We had no clue what all we've been missing at Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College!  They offer so many ways to get your kids involved in the arts starting...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="100"][vc_column_text] Meet Landon! He is 11 years old and loves the same things you do. He loves playing outside, playing ball, and swimming. Landon also has Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is something that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" anchor="about" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1500709443188{padding-top: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="31px"][vc_single_image image="2033" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="http://upstateclutch.com/hub-city-kids-makes-difference/#prettyPhoto/0/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="81"][vc_column_text] Family Fundays! We got to check out the Spartanburg Art Museum Family Fundays this past Sunday! Family Fundays are...

This is what happens when you buy 17 bananas in one week for a party and it turns out no one wants bananas.  This is also what happens when your first Sneaky Snack recipe with bananas in it tastes terrible.   We went back to an old favorite...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   March 1 DIY Leprechaun Kit at Woodruff Library (Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10am – 8pm) ta Children  are invited (with their caregivers) to pick up a kit to make their own St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun, while...

Sneaky Snack Sunday: Broccoli Tots This recipe was adapted from several different recipes. I wasn't sure what the final product would be like, but the kids really liked them.  These would be great to throw into kid's lunches and would also be really cute cooked in a...

Last summer we started a series called Picnic and Play. We all know that our local parks are great places to picnic and play but we wanted to scope out some other places that would be fun, too!  We spent a few weeks checking out...

#SneakySnackSunday : Eat the Rainbow Challenge 🌈🍓🥕🍋🥦🍇⠀ ⠀ You don’t always have to *hide* the veggies to be sneaky.  Playing this game was so much fun and got my kids to eat every single item in the muffin tin. We used colored dice from our Pop the Pig game...

As you know, we love to promote local activities, community involvement, health, and creativity. If there is one place that falls into all of those categories, its the Hub City Farmers’ Market. This is one of our favorite places to be on a Saturday morning. They...

If you like really bad puns, play on words, and representing your hometown-these Valentines are for you!  We turned a few of our favorite spots in Spartanburg into some super cute Valentines that you can download for FREE below!  We have some fun ideas for...

This is an easy sweet snack to throw together for a Super Bowl party or just for snacking. We'll be making another batch over here because these aren't going to make it to the party. Whoops! The kids loved them, too. Ingredients: 2 cans garbanzo beans  (Chickpeas)...

Here is what's going on in Spartanburg this February! Check out our Events Calendar view to send events straight to iCal or your Google Calendar and to see more details! February 1   "I Have a Dream" Clouds at Woodruff Library (Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10am – 8pm) During...

  #SneakySnackSunday : “Cheese Splats” ⠀ After the muffins turned out terrible this morning we went for a really easy snack to make up for it. Just 1 ingredient! Not sure how “healthy” these really are but they have to be better than cheese crackers or fried snacks. ⠀ ⠀ We...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   January 2 Happy New Years Party at Cowpens Library (Tuesday, January 2, 2017, 4:30) A time to celebrate the New Year with music, dancing, and edible party hats!  Open to 5k-4th grade STEAM at Landrum Library...

#SneakySnackSunday : Snickerdoodle Bombs. These are delicious. They are gluten and dairy free and were a big hit with the kids. The recipe is from @bellefitnfaithful Sugar Detox. She has a lot of other great recipes that she shares in her Sugar Detox that my kids have loved...

Christmas Eve #SneakySnackSunday : Spinach Oat Waffle Trees. These are great and turned out really cute. We just added spinach to a gluten/dairy free waffle recipe. Recipe adapted from here ⠀ ⠀ INGREDIENTS⠀ ⠀ 1 ½ cups oat flour*, certified gluten-free if necessary⠀ 2 teaspoons baking powder⠀ ½ teaspoon salt⠀ Pinch of cinnamon, optional⠀ ¾ cup...

#SneakySnackSunday : No Bake Snowball Cookies. These are easy and the kids really liked them. Mine didn’t turn out as white as the ones in the recipe I used but were still cute. ⠀ ⠀ Ingredients:⠀ 3 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut⠀ 1 cup super fine almond flour ⠀ 1/3 cup honey,...

#SneakySnackSunday : Tomato Soup Dippers. Cold weather always makes me want tomato soup and grilled cheese so I had the idea to sneak some veggies into the soup and make it like a dip for the kids. They are way more likely to eat soup...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   December 1 FREE Family Holiday Film Festival at NCG: A Christmas Story (Friday December 1, 9:30am)  Head to NCG for a FREE sensory friendly viewing of A Christmas Story!  Doors open at 9:00am and the movie...

#SneakySnackSunday :Guacamole Christmas Trees. These are really easy and festive. Use pita chips, guacamole or hummus, and tomatoes (or red pepper) to decorate a Christmas Tree. Use a pretzel for the trunk...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   November 1   After School Explorers: Bingo for Books! At Headquarters Library (Wednesday November 1, 4-5pm)  Join the afterschool explorers for a fun game of Bingo and a chance to win some great books!   November 2 Community...

#SneakySnackSunday : "Paleo" Football Brownies. These were from a recipe called paleo brownies but once you add the icing to make them footballs, they really aren't paleo anymore 🏈 But they are cute and the kids loved them! I made them a few weeks ago to...

#SneakySnackSunday :Skillet Sweet Potato Hash. This one really isn't very sneaky bc none of the veggies are hidden...

#SneakySnackSunday : Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Donut Holes. ⠀ ⠀ 🍎We were given a big bag of home grown apples from our friends at @tkfamilyfarm yesterday at the @hubcityfm-so the obvious thing to do was make apple cinnamon donut holes, right? ⠀ ⠀ 🍎No hidden veggies, but they are baked and grain free so...

Someone is on a chocolate chip kick in our house. I didn't mean to do 2 chocolate chip recipes in a row but these are really easy and SO good. Recipe from healyeatsreal.com. ⠀ ⠀ 📝Ingredients ⠀ 1 cup almond flour⠀ 1/3 cup coconut flour 3/4 cup coconut sugar⠀ 1/2 cup...

Sneaky Snack Sunday White Bean Chocolate Chip Blondies Tried these out tonight and my kids LOVED them. Recipe is adapted from dontwastethecrumbs.com. I used chocolate chips instead of vanilla chips and subbed 1/4 cup of coconut sugar for half of the honey. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups cooked white beans...

⠀ Recipe from https://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com ⠀ 📝 Ingredients:⠀ Crust:⠀ ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)⠀ 1 clove garlic, minced⠀ 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese⠀ 1 egg, beaten⠀ 1 teaspoon basil⠀ 1 teaspoon oregano⠀ ⠀ Toppings of choice (sauce, cheese, pepperoni, etc) We added tiny pieces of kale and no one seemed to notice 😜⠀ ⠀ 📝Directions:⠀ 1. Preheat oven to...

I'll try anything with no bake and these treats from mykidslickthebowl.com did not disappoint! ⠀ ⠀ 📝Ingredients:⠀ 4-6 peeled, cores, and purred apples 1/2 Peanut Butter ⠀ 1/2 raisins 3 cups quick oats ⠀ ⠀ 📝Directions⠀ 1. Combine purred apples, peanut butter, and raisins in a food processor. 2. Gradually add in oats until fully...

The kohlrabi from the Hub City Farmer's Market was perfect for these fries. We threw in some sweet potatoes too. Recipe below. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into sticks) 1-2 kohlrabi ( washed, peeled, and cut into sticks) 3 tbs melted coconut oil (or olive oil) 1 tsp chili powder 1...

  This was kind of a sneaky Snack Sunday fail. I either put too much purée or subbing almond flour for regular flour messed up the muffins. They stayed mushy in the middle no matter how long I baked them. Either way, these had a lot...

If your kid has a sweet tooth(who doesn't?), this is for you. These. Are. Candy. Possibly the sweetest thing I've ever eaten. And no added sugar. These take a while to bake/dehydrate but they are so simple. ⠀ ⠀ 📝Ingredients:⠀ 2-3 bananas sliced into 1/4" thick pieces ⠀ Lemon...

  Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. This one is worth making. Makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. Zucchini is from the Hub City Farmers Market this week. Recipe adapted from here. ⠀ Ingredients ⠀ ⠀ 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini⠀ 1 cup flour ⠀ 1/2 cup cocoa powder⠀ 1 tsp baking soda⠀ 1/4 tsp baking powder⠀ 1/4...

This is another recipe from Easy Toddler Meals @easytoddlermeals and it is so good! She has a video on her page that makes the directions really easy to follow 📝Ingredients ⠀ 1/2 cup of broccoli (steamed)⠀ 1/2 sweet potato (peeled and steamed)⠀ 1/4 cup baby carrots (steamed)⠀ 1/4 tsp garlic powder⠀ 1/4 tsp...

There aren't any hidden veggies in this recipe, but there are only 4 simple, trusted ingredients. These take no time at all and would be perfect to pack in lunches or as a snack. They would even be good for breakfast on the go. Recipe...

⠀ Here's another simple smoothie recipe that is fun and kid friendly. You could even add a few carrots to the mango layer for more color and flavor but we were out. ⠀ Ingredients:⠀ 1 1/2 cups of frozen Strawberries 1 1/2 cups of frozen mango or Peach 2 cups...

We ended up using our kale from Deer Valley Farm for the sneaky Snack this week. Recipe from veggiedesserts.co.uk. If you wanted to skip the "from scratch" part, you could pick your favorite lemon poppyseed mix and add the kale to that. But these are...

Probably the easiest sneaky snack yet! Ingredients kiwi berries And any other cut fruit coconut water   Directions Place fresh fruit in a Popsicle mold and fill with coconut water. Add the sticks and leave them in the freezer until frozen solid! Enjoy!...

⠀⠀ Smoothies are probably the easiest way to sneak in veggies at or house. I've never heard of adding cauliflower to a smoothie but thought I would try it. It got approval from the littles. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Recipe from pbfingers.com @pbfingers ⠀⠀ Ingredients:⠀⠀ 1 cup frozen cauliflower⠀⠀ 1 cup frozen strawberry ⠀⠀ 1 frozen...

⠀ If you are looking for a Popsicle with less sugar for the 4th, try these patriotic Popsicles! Blueberries are from Granjammers at the Hub City Farmer's Market Ingredients:⠀ Strawberries 🍓⠀ Blueberries ⠀ Yogurt of choice (we used coconut milk yogurt) ⠀ Honey 🍯⠀ ⠀ Directions:⠀ 1. Blend strawberries until smooth (I added a...

⠀ We used our peaches from Belue Farms to make a peach crisp this week! We ate several in the process but had enough leftover for the crisp. Makes enough for about 2-3 servings Ingredients ⠀ 2 peaches, chopped ⠀ 1/2 Tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey⠀ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon⠀ 1 teaspoon...

 Patty Pan Pancakes "Patty Cakes" ⠀ ⠀ The patty pan squash was the winner by far yesterday! There were lots of fun ways to use this squash but I couldn't resist making something that could be called "Patty Cakes". This recipe is gluten free and dairy free...

 🍨🍌Banana Nutella Ice cream!🍌🍨 Super easy and tasty summer treat with only 2 ingredients! Ingredients:⠀ 4 frozen bananas 1/2 cup of Nutella Directions:⠀ Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and freeze for several hours. ⠀ ⠀ Scoop and serve!...

🍑 Coconut Peach Popsicles! 🍑 These were a hit and perfect for the warm weather. Peaches from Belue Farms and Honey from Silver Lake Farms. Ingredients:⠀ 6 peaches (skin left on, chopped) 1 cup full fat coconut milk ⠀ 1/3 cup honey ⠀ Directions:⠀ Put all ingredients in a blender and blend...

Recipe adapted from Wellness Mama.  ⠀ Ingredients ⠀ 2 cups strawberries (hulled and cut in half) ⠀ 1 beet (peeled, chopped, and steamed) we used a golden beet *sub with 1/4 cup strawberries if you choose to omit*⠀ 1/4 cup honey⠀ 1 Tbs lemon juice ⠀ ⠀ Directions:⠀ 1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees 2....

❄️ 🍇 "Elsa Grapes" ❄️ 🍇⠀ We're keeping it simple since it's Mother's Day. Anytime I say something is "frozen" my kids think I mean Elsa and Anna. So we've been calling these frozen grapes "Elsa grapes". Such a simple but good snack, especially for a hot...

 I did have to bargain with my little taste tester to try these, but once he did he said they were really good, especially dipped in ketchup...

We froze our leftover strawberries from the Hub City Farmer's Market (Belue Farms) to make this sorbet. The measurements aren't exact because it was an experiment, but you really can't mess it up. Kid approved   Ingredients 3 cups of frozen strawberries 🍓 2 frozen bananas 🍌 3 Tbs honey or...

  Cauliflower Tots! You need to make these. They are delicious. I couldn't even get a picture of them without little hands reaching in to grab more.  Recipe from cupcakesandkalechips.com⠀ ⠀ Ingredients:⠀ ⠀ 3 cups (about half of a head) shredded cauliflower 4 oz. (about 1 cup) shredded sharp cheddar cheese⠀ 1...

Sneaky Snack Sunday: Deep Dish Cookie Pie 🍪 Recipe from http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ This recipe is SO good and people are always shocked when they find out the ingredients. Deep Dish Cookie Pie * 2 cans white beans or garbanzos, drained and rinsed * * 1 cup quick oats or...

Recipe from plantoeat.com. Originally for banana nut bread but modified to be muffins. We have tried these so many ways-our favorites are with blueberries or chocolate chips added. Also my kids will eat anything with a cute cupcake topper. .. Ingredients 6 very ripe bananas (medium-large) 2/3 cup...

☘️This #sneakysnacksunday is perfect for St.Patrick's Day! You can do this recipe 2 ways- as a smoothie- or continue the rest of the steps to make the muffins. Recipe from @superhealthykids  ☘️   Ingredients: 1 cup of frozen mango 2 bananas 2 cups spinach 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2...

These hardly make it to the wax paper before they get eaten. They are so good. Comparable to no bake cookies but refined sugar free! Recipe makes about 10 5Tbs oats 5 Tbs oats 2 Tbs peanut butter 2 Tbs honey 2 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut 1 Tbs dark cocoa powder 1. Mix...

    CHIMNEY ROCK (Adventure Golf and Great Woodland Adventure) In case there isn't enough going on for you in Spartanburg this weekend, here is a quick trip idea! We went to Chimney Rock on Labor Day and it did not disappoint! Not sure how we didn't know...

••• Banana Bombs ••• This is one of our favorite snacks at Hub City Kids.   1. Slice bananas into 1/2 inch pieces 2. Top with peanut butter/nut butter 3. Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes 4. Top with dark chocolate      Waiting patiently...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   September 1 Kids Night Out at Hearts of Clay  (Friday September 1, 6 - 8:15pm) $25/child  Enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a pizza dinner and painting with the Hearts of Clay...

We spent our week checking out some of the many awesome parks Spartanburg has to offer!  There was no way we could make to all of them, so be sure to check out Spartanburg Parks to see the complete list!  Do you know of any...

⚓️ANCHOR PARK⚓️: One of our favorite parks! It has a great view of Lake Bowen, American Ninja Warrior-type obstacles, and restrooms near the playground 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ 📍8515 Hwy 9 Inman 29349⠀ ⠀ 🚗: The parking lot is close to the park entrance and easy to find.⠀ ⠀ 🚽: There is an...

  If you are ever in the Irmo/Columbia area, Saluda Shoals Park would be a great place to check out! It is on Bush River Road⠀ 📍It took us about an hour and a half to get there from Spartanburg. •⠀ 🛶 There is a splash pad, trails,...

Hub City Kids Hit the Road: Volume 1- Lake Lure We felt like venturing out today so we headed to Lake Lure Beach. It was definitely worth the trip! It took us about an hour to get there from Spartanburg. We got on Hwy 9 and took...

Hub City Kids Have Fun: What’s Happening in Spartanburg this Month?   June 1 Building our Community-Meet and Greet at the Boiling Springs Library (Thursday June 1, 10:30-11:30) Come to the Boiling Springs library to learn about local community helpers! There will be local firefighters, police...