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Make Ahead Egg Frittata

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I often get asked about good tasting recipes that you can make in advanced.  This is one of them! This a great power-packed breakfast is perfect on those busy mornings where you don’t have time to cook. It will be good for a couple days in the refrigerator.  Add in any desired vegetables or use those that are going bad! INGREDIENTS: 1-1/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 small sweet red pepper, sliced 1/2 small green pepper, diced 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Dash pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 egg whites, beaten 1 Read More

Stay-Fresh Fruit Salad

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Making a fresh fruit salad is a wonderful snack at any age, but it sure does take some time cutting up all the fruit!  And nothing is worse than a day old mushy fruit salad, where all the flavors blend together.  I came across a similar recipe many years ago in a magazine that gave me the idea to use pineapple for the high vitamin C content to minimize any browning.  And a friend of the family served a fruit salad with fresh mint on it for an after dinner dessert.   I now use it all the time!  It adds Read More

Cooking with Children: Animal Circus Train

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As a part of the Cooking with Children  – Circus Theme!  Perfect for an activity at home, birthday party or even in the classroom because there is no cooking!  Be sure to check out the Big Top Nibble Mix, Monkey Salad, Clown Face Salad and Cookie Carousel as well! INGREDIENTS: Organic or Homemade Marshmallows Graham Crackers Animal Crackers Sunflower Butter *Before doing this activity, be sure to speak to each child’s parent and find out if any food allergies exist with the participants.  INSTRUCTIONS: Provide each child with 4 marshmallows, 1 sleeve of graham crackers and 2 animal crackers. Have Read More

Water Recommendations

  • Written by Jaime Windrow, RD
  • On April 4, 2016
  • Posted in Nutrition Tips

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Do you know much water to drink daily? A good baseline is to drink 50% of your body weight in ounces per day + what you sweat out during sports or exercise. Purchase a BPA-free container and only drink out of that for one day to see where how measure up. How do you think you stack up?

Homemade Strawberry Applesauce

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It’s the end of strawberry season down here in Florida, so I thought I would share this great recipe since it will be strawberry picking season up North before you know it! Although I did here there is snow on the ground?? The strawberries really do dress this applesauce up!  And I love the pink tone ;-) Makes about 16 servings Serving size: ½ cup INGREDIENTS 2 ½ pounds of apples, cored and cut into chunky pieces 8 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries, cleaned and stems cut 1 ½ – 2 ¼ cups of water (less water = thicker) Juice Read More

Cooking with Children: Big Top Nibble Trail Mix

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As a part of the Cooking with Children  – Circus Theme!  You can use any of the ingredients listed below, but I would recommend having at least 4 items for the fullest flavor and no more than one from each category. And remember, the animal crackers make this a “circus” theme. INGREDIENTS: Animal Crackers Nuts Sweets Seeds Dried fruit Grains     Nuts: almonds, pistachios, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, and pine nuts Sweets: M&Ms, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, caro chips, cacao nibs, yogurt-covered raisins or mini marshmallows Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, or hemp Read More

Cooking with Children: Cookie Carousel

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As a part of my Cooking with Children – Circus Theme!  You can do this the quick way with store bought ingredients, but not-so-healthy, or you can make some nutrient-filled oatmeal bites and a homemade frosting!  See bleow for some great links to the “healthier” versions. INGREDIENTS: Grain free oatmeal cookies Homemade paleo icing Organic animal crackers *Before doing this activity, be sure to speak to each child’s parent and find out if any food allergies exist with the participants.    LINKS: Grain-Free Oatmeal Cookies Homemade Paleo Frosting   Organic Store Bought Animal Crackers INSTRUCTIONS: Pass out 1 cookie, 3-4 Read More

Cooking with Children: Clown Face Salad

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This is something you can have your kids do any day of the week if you are trying to get them to eat healthier.  I’ve done this with my daughters quite a few times and she always gets a giggle out of it!  She happens to love cottage cheese, but this can also be done with yogurt.  But as a part of the Cooking with Children – Circus Theme, make it a clown face salad! INGREDIENTS: Organic Cottage Cheese Variety of Fruits  INSTRUCTIONS: Place each kind of fruit in a different bowl for children to pick from. Provide each child Read More

Cooking with Children: Monkey Salad

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Over the next couple weeks, I am going to share fun Cooking with Children recipes. The theme is Circus!  This yummy (and healthy dish) can be snack or dessert. Perfect for an activity at home, birthday party or even in the classroom because there is no cooking!  #winwin INGREDIENTS: Banana Raisins Carob (or Chocolate) Chips Shredded Coconut (unsweetened) *Before doing this activity, be sure to speak to each child’s parent and find out if any food allergies exist with the participants.  INSTRUCTIONS: Place raisins, carob chips and shredded coconut into three separate bowls. Provide one banana to each child to Read More

Springtime Pops

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Spring is here this weekend! Are you loving the new time change?  If you are already planning outdoor activities, consider these healthy frozen pops! These are perfect substitution for the more common frozen popsicles that are filled with sugar and artificial colors.  The kids will love making them and they are healthy too! Dessert or Snack: Frozen Yogurt Pops Makes 6 pops INGREDIENTS: 2 cups yogurt 1 cup berries 3 pretzel rods INSTRUCTIONS: In a large bow mix together the yogurt and chopped fruit. Using a spoon, fill ice pop molds with ½ cup (4 oz) of the yogurt mixture. Read More