Monique Otero
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Monique Otero is a mom of one and the blogger behind Brunchpants. Her deliciously colorful Instagram feed chronicles food experiments, urban survival and an insatiable travel obsession. Her favorite things include ( in no particular order ) fluffy socks, farmer’s markets, oversized mugs of tea and salted dark chocolate. Originally from the East Coast and newly transplanted from NYC, Monique now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Dan and son, Fin. Follow her food and mom adventures on instagram @brunchpants.

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    This Sh** Is Bananas

      Finding healthy popsicles that have more then just sugar and food coloring can be challenging. These popsicles use frozen bananas as the base and are topped with dehydrated fruit and nuts with chia…

    August 8, 2017
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    Melon Madness

    This Watermelon “pizza” recipe is one of my go-to summer snacks.  It’s an easy and fun way to get your kids to eat fruit and yogurt and takes advantage of the amazing summer fruit…

    August 15, 2017
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    Vegging Out

    Magical Grilled Veggie wands!  I am always looking for creative ways to get my son to eat more vegetables. These grilled veggie skewers make zucchinis look a little more exciting to a toddler and…

    August 22, 2017
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    Bomb Ass Brownies

    Sweet potato and black bean brownies with Avocado Icing: Makes 12 Servings Sneaking as many health foods into this veggie based fudge brownie recipe.  On top of being gluten-free, the icing is primarily mashed…

    December 27, 2017
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    Zucchini Breakfast Cupcakes

    Your little one won’t know veggies are one of the main ingredient in these breakfast cupcakes!  I make these with gluten-free flour and sometimes double the recipe and freeze half.  Sweetened with maple syrup…

    March 30, 2018
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    Magic Strawberry Raspberry Chia Jelly Recipe

    A staple in my house, this recipe doesn’t include any refined sugar and is primarily fruit and chia seeds. I have this healthy jelly on hand for quick almond or peanut butter sandwiches, to…

    May 17, 2018