Category Archives: Recipes and Food

Kids-friendly recipes and foods that has this mom’s stamp of approval.

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe

Quinoa is one of our favorite grains. It is a great for vegetarians to add to their diet, because it is higher in protein that other whole grains.  If you have never tried quinoa, I urge you to give this recipe a try. If you can cook rice, you can cook quinoa. This particular dish started out with… Keep Reading »

Quick and Easy Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

I have been trying lately to seriously limit my use of canned goods because of BPA, however that has been hard with tomatoes.  I tend to use a lot of canned tomato products since my garden tomatoes never seem to last until the next harvest.  I have a yummy oven roasted tomato sauce recipe, but I usually don’t… Keep Reading »

Soaked Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? These soaked Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins are absolutely yummy and a great way to start the day. Ever since reading , I have been trying to experiment more with soaking grains. I have found that baking with exclusively whole grain flour can make for dried baked goods. Soaking seems to eliminate… Keep Reading »

Easy Hollandaise Sauce in a Blender

Shhhh.  I have a secret…. When I make Eggs Benedict, I use a mix packet to make my hollandaise sauce.  There!  I feel so much better for admitting that! Eggs Benedict is one of my absolute favorite recipes but I have never even bothered to look up the recipe for hollandaise sauce.  As I am increasingly looking for… Keep Reading »

Cheesy Chicken and Asparagus Bake Recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Asparagus Bake Recipe 1 cup brown rice, cooked according to package directions 1 lb asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast 2 cups cream of chicken soup (homemade preferable) 8 oz sharp cheddar, grated (Cabot’s 50% reduced fat cheddar is a good choice) 1/4 cup green onions 1/2 cup sunflower… Keep Reading »

Frugal Uses for Bread Heels – Don’t Throw ’em out!

If your kids are like mine, they won’t knowingly eat the bread heels.  If you throw them out, that is a lot of wasted bread over the course of the year.  During my internship with the student nutrition department at our local schools, I learned a neat little trick to get kids to eat the heels.  If you… Keep Reading »

Peppermint Muddy Buddies – AKA Reindeer Chow

Looking for a quick and easy holiday recipe to make with your kids?  Reindeer Chow (Peppermint Muddy Buddies) only takes about 15 minutes to make and is absolutely yummy! I had a box of Chex Cereal from a review I did recently and wanted to make a snack for the kids with it.  I thought about making traditional… Keep Reading »