Well, it’s that time again! School is starting, and that means carpools, PTA meetings, sports and activities to keep busy. Between work and school, it can be difficult for the family to get together. How, you ask, can we give our kids the family time they need? At least once a week, use some of these ideas to get you started.
I think, in the wee hours of the morning, my children gather and form a “Picky Eaters Club” that is intent on the demise of lunch as we know it. They plot their revenge on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pinky swear that they won’t let vegetables anywhere near their mouths. They stand united.
Ranch dressing may be one of the most popular dipping sauces and salad toppings, but it is filled with fat and, in many cases, ingredients that may leave you wondering what exactly is in it. The quick recipe below is an easy (not to mention healthier) alternative to the bottled variety. Serve it on salads or as a dipping sauce for veggies and pita wedges.
It is rare to find a child who does not like chicken nuggets. They are a childhood staple, but so many of the pre-made varieties are laden with chemicals and ingredients that cannot be pronounced. If you are searching for a healthier alternative, try the cracker chicken nugget recipe below. It can made using your favorite brand of crackers (think organic!) and the taste beats anything you would find at the grocery store. It’s mom-tested and picky-eater approved!
The kitchen is overflowing with zucchini from local farmers this summer. Besides making zucchini bread, we have been sneaking zucchini into just about everything we can. Grilled zucchini, baked zucchini, sauteed zucchini, etc., etc. So, it only seemed natural to find a way to add it to homemade hummus. The results? Tasty and a great way to get some vegetables into the kids without them knowing it!