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skillet “baked” apples

skillet “baked” apples


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

who doesn’t like a bit of “dessert”. these are a great way to get the kiddos to eat healthy apples without worrying about them choking on them. skillet “baked” apples 1 apple – chopped to bite sized pieces 1 teas. butter couple shakes of cinnamon 1/4 cup water chop up your apple into bite sized chunks. warm up your skillet and toss in your butter and apples. shake on your cinnamon. let them cook for a bit 5-10 min then add the water. helps them caramelize and soften a bit more. cool and serve...

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chicken nuggets for the lil’ nuggets

chicken nuggets for the lil’ nuggets


Posted By on Feb 14, 2017

hmmm…something quick and easy to pull out of the freezer that all 3 of the kiddos will eat. CHICKEN NUGGETS 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cut into chunks 1 cup frozen broccoli (or your veggie of choice) 1 tsp garlic salt (or ½ tsp garlic powder + ½ tsp salt) pinch of black pepper ¾ cup panko crumbs or crushed corn flakes ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 375˚F combine chicken pieces,  broccoli,  1 tsp garlic salt, and ⅛ tsp black pepper in a food processor and pulse until combined. Put bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a dish. take about 1 tbsp of chicken mixture and roll in crumbs. Flatten and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 15 min until browning. Serve hot and place leftovers in freezer for a quick lunch 🙂 we served ours with some brown rice/sweet potatoes with cinnamon/smashed...

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chicken and waffles

chicken and waffles


Posted By on Jan 31, 2017

who says babies can’t eat good food too. we were running low on our frozen waffle stash so while the boys were napping dots and i decided to whip up some more to get ready for lunch. found some leftover chicken in the fridge and whalla, lunch is served – chicken and waffles – YUM! SWEET POTATO WAFFLES 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 sweet potato 2-3 shredded carrots 1 – 2 cup milk (depending on how big your sweet potato is – add more milk until creamy consistency) In a large bowl mix all your dry ingredients until combined. Add eggs, milk, cooked sweet potato, and shredded carrots. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Spray waffle maker with PAM and cook. Once waffles have cooled cut into waffle fingers, eat and freeze the...

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quick and easy noodles

quick and easy noodles


Posted By on Jan 21, 2017

this was a quick lunch i threw together for everyone.   QUICK N’ EASY NOODLES cooked pasta cubed butternut squash (we buy giant frozen bags at BJs and it’s awesome) frozen peas all beef hot dog – diced for the littles i added a pinch of paprika and garlic powder to add some...

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quinoa zucchini cookies

quinoa zucchini cookies


Posted By on Jan 18, 2017

so we had some left over zucchini (middles) from an adult dinner the other night, i thought i could make something good for the kiddos to munch on. i think they turned out pretty well, they ate 2 apiece QUINOA ZUCCHINI COOKIES ½ cup creamy peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) ¼ cup maple syrup 1 ripe banana, mashed 2-3 shredded zucchini 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup oats ½ cup quinoa 1 teaspoon baking powder dash of salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon/nutmeg 2 tablespoons chia seeds Preheat oven to 350. Cook quinoa. while quinoa is cooking add pb, maple syrup, banana, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix well. Add oats, chia seeds, quinoa, baking powder and salt to the bowl and stir together. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges...

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white beans, kale and ground turkey

white beans, kale and ground turkey


Posted By on Jan 12, 2017

well this was a happy accident. this is what john and i had had for dinner the night before. we had a little left over so we thought we’d see if the boys would go for it. pleasantly surprised – they gobbled it up as fast as everything else within reach.   WHITE BEAN, KALE, GROUND TURKEY 1 bunch (or bag) of kale – finely chopped 2 cans, rinsed cannelli beans 1lb ground turkey or chicken brown the ground turkey. while browning – rinse and chop the kale into small pieces and toss into the skillet with the cooked turkey. add a bit of olive oil and sautee. once kale has wilted and made room, add the cannelli beans. cook until warmed and...

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