I am still waiting for the day that the boys come home from school and tell me how much they enjoyed their vegetables. Or, note the amazing flavor combinations that I so carefully put together. I know that they enjoy eating my hidden vegetables in sauces, smoothies, tuna salad, meatballs or ground beef scrambles. But, … Continue reading First Grade Fajita Lunch box: Grain free
I build Cameron and William's school snacks and lunches around a protein and then fill in the sides with fruit, starch and vegetables. There are important considerations... Everything must be kept around the same temperature. You cannot pack a hot thermos of lentils with a cold fruit salad in the same lunchbox. There must be … Continue reading First Grade Real Food Lunchbox
Every once in a while I incorporate beans into our family meal plan/menu. Properly prepared beans have a lot of great health benefits, including fiber. FOLATE AND POTASSIUM IN SPROUTED LENTILS According to Livestrong.com, sprouted lentils contain the following health benefits: A 1 cup serving of sprouted lentils contains 77 g of folate, a B … Continue reading Sprouted Lentils with bone broth and veggies: lunchbox
I strive to make every meal as nutrient dense as possible. My philosophy is...every bite counts. Sometimes the best way to ensure that all of this amazing food will be eaten is to employ a bit of trickery. I don't feel bad at all about using such methods as it is the best way to … Continue reading EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies
There are days that every meal goes amazingly well. Where the girls are thrilled with everything on their plates and the boys eat without hesitation. And...there are days when it takes a little more encouragement or mom trickery to get them to eat. Those are definitely the days when it would be easier to appease … Continue reading Mealtime resistance…don’t give up!
Cook once but use it twice...or more! 🙂 I can honestly say that we consume 90% of what I prepare. There is very little that goes to waste in our house. Besides the obvious reason that we should not waste food. I also spend a lot of time preparing, cooking and planning so I don't … Continue reading How to use your leftovers!
What can you do with real food? Let me tell you... The girls have now turned two and the boys are six! Everyday is an adventure that is filled with funny moments, stressful "events" and memories that I hope never fade. The questions that my six year olds ask are priceless and some conversations … Continue reading How we use real food: from breakfast to dinner!