4 ingredient peanut butter balls

January 17, 2020

Do you have kids that like to help in the kitchen? Do you want to get your kids more involved in your healthy eating?

Last year, we started homeschooling. Our kids are 10, 6 and a toddler. I love being able to customize their curriculum. For us, we include a lot of life skills as part of our curriculum, not limited to cooking, cleaning, finances and so much more. So much of these skills are being skipped or skimmed over in regular schools, we wanted to put an strong importance on them.

 

I know a lot of twenty somethings that have no idea how to cook and we wonder why the obesity rate is through the roof.

I want my kids to know how to make their own breakfast, before they get to high school. I want my kids to know how to discern on what a healthy snack is and how to prepare it.

 

Kid-friendly PB balls

My daughter picked this recipe and loved helping making this it.
These make a great after school snack or sweet treat.

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
{optional} 1/3 cup Reese’s pieces or m&ms.
Mix all ingredients. Roll into balls and chill for 10 minutes

Ginger Salmon with Broccoli

May 8, 2018
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Serves 4 2 Adults and 2 Kids
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
35m

Do you have picky eaters, too?

Once upon a time, my son only wanted bread, pasta or crackers to eat and everything else was a struggle.

Once I started to incorporate healthier foods in WITH his favorites, we was more willing to try new things. For instance, macaroni and cheese was a big favorite. I started adding broccoli and carrots to the pasta and now broccoli is his favorite vegetable. Eventually, I started omitting the pasta and now I have a kid that doesn’t fuss about vegetables.

When my kids were young, we fed them what we ate and so salmon has always been a staple in our diet. If you kids are new to salmon, try serving chicken and salmon and offering them a little of both.

The garlic, ginger and sesame oil gives this recipe a great flavor that could even be used on grilled chicken.

Raspberry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

April 30, 2018
Cuisine
Course
Serves 4 2 Adults and 2 Kids
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
10m

I am a big fan of salads and anything that is easy to put together and easily transportable. Hello healthy lunches at the office!!

I have really taken a love for lettuce wraps. I love regular wraps, but they can be carb heavy and also feel heavy after eating them. Lettuce wraps are light and perfect spring and summer, and they are great for helping you fit into your skinny jeans!

Salads make up a large portion of my diet – for several reasons and lettuce wraps are a great way to shake things up.

This recipe brings together a variety of flavors and packs a big punch. The raspberry jam and fresh orange flavors come together, nicely and the pistachios give it an unexpected twist.

Even though this recipe is for lettuce wraps, I have also used the chicken and raspberry dressing on a traditional salad – they are both great!