Four Meals For Under $10

These days we have to be budget conscious. We all work to scrimp and save. We pinch our pennies in one area so that we can splurge or relax in another. Fiscal responsibility is important. This is why it is important to have some recipes for budget meals up our sleeves. Try these four meals for under $10 and you will save money while feeling rich with flavor.

Meals For Under $10

1. Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Butternut Squash

Roast chicken with potatoes and butternut squash is an easy dinner, that is it is easy on your wallet easy to make and easy to eat. In fact, we think that this is a cheap meal that is perfect for when you have guests over. This simple supper is $1.62 per serving and includes items you probably already have in your pantry including, garlic, dried sage, red potatoes and butter. Purchase a butternut squash and a roasting chicken and you are good to go! Round out the meal with a salad and maybe some rolls or serve as-is.

2. Turkey Sausage Ragu Over Creamy Polenta

If you are looking for something a little different, or perhaps a gluten-free meal, look no further. This turkey sausage Ragu over creamy polenta recipe will help to shake up your weeknight meal routine. Plus, it is made up of several items you probably have in your pantry such as marinara sauce and polenta. If you don’t usually keep polenta in stock, it is rather inexpensive to buy. If the fresh herbs that this recipe calls for are too expensive this week, it is totally ok to substitute dried or freeze dried herbs in for the fresh stuff. Also, we like to add frozen spinach that has been thawed and drained to this recipe alongside the marinara sauce—it adds a nice and inexpensive nutritional punch.

3. Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

This pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce recipe is so decadent that you’d never figure that it only costs $2.45 per serving. You’ll save even more if you find the tenderloin or mushrooms on sale. Plus, you probably have many of the other recipe ingredients on hand such as salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, white wine vinegar, chicken broth, and perhaps even crème fraiche or sour cream. We recommend serving this dish with a side of grits or rice to help soak up the yummy mushroom sauce.

4. Stir-Fried Chinese Egg Noodles

Save yourself money and nutrition by making your own versions of take out food you love. For instance, instead of ordering in Chinese food, try making this Stir-Fried Chinese Egg Noodles recipe instead. It can technically be made with any long noodle such as rice sticks or linguine—although Chinese egg noodles cannot truly ever be replaced due to their texture and flavor. We’d suggest that if you limit omit the chili paste to cut down on the heat in the dish, to add a little bit of fresh or ground ginger. Also, sesame seeds always make a great addition to any stir fry.

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Four Vegetarian Meals your Family will Love

One of the greatest misconceptions in cooking, at least at home, is that you cannot cook a good meal without using meat. If you are trying to cut the meat out, then learning to make vegetarian meals is definitely a must, but what happens when your family loves meat and you absolutely need to convince them that vegetarian meals are the better way? Don’t worry, there are several vegetarian dishes that are just as good as a fresh ground hamburger or a juicy steam, and we are going to cover four of them.

Veggie Burgers

Vegetarian Pizza

Pizza is a staple of the food world, and no one can argue that. The best part about it, other than the fact that it can be absolutely delicious, is that it doesn’t cost very much to make. Other than mixing some ingredients in a bowl and hoping for the best, a pizza really is one of the best ways to get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need in one item.

A vegetarian pizza can consist of any number of items. If you know how to cook a pizza, then you’re already halfway there. Most of the ingredients you need can be obtained at your local grocery store, from the frozen crust, to the marinara sauce, the cheese, and even the vegetables. The best part about a pizza, even a vegetarian pizza, is that you can make it either very simple, or very complex. You can even make your own crust if you don’t fancy using a frozen one. It doesn’t matter who you are or what type of family you have, pizza is always a people pleaser.

Chili

Honestly, when isn’t chili a great meal idea? It is great any time of the year, though especially in the cold winter months. This is another food however that suffers under the misconception that it absolutely must contain meat in order to be worth anything. Such an assumption is not only insulting to the chili dish itself, but also robs you of a number of different culinary opportunities.

Making a vegetarian chili simply involves using various ingredients, such as canned black beans, bell peppers, tomato sauce, or chili powder (or all of them ) in lieu of meat. It’s all in how you flavor it! In addition to that, you can use white beans if you wish to create a white chili. Don’t forget the cheese and sour cream; you’re going to need it!

Quesadillas

These are always a popular treat in Mexican restaurants, but they can be just as fun made at home. They only use a few basic ingredients which include:

  • Flour Tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Vegetables
  • Spread

The spread, of course, can be virtually anything you want, and once you have made your quesadilla you can either cook it on the stove or in a press, depending upon what you happen to have on hand. Remember to keep the cheese away from the edges of the tortillas as it could drip while you are cooking. Also remember that you can make your quesadillas either entirely with cheese, or you can go so far as to add vegetables, bell peppers, or anything you want, so long as you leave the meat out of it.

Veggie Burgers

Let’s be honest, this is what you came here for. Who doesn’t love a nice, juicy hamburger without the ham? We know we do! Veggie burgers can be made from a number o different items including:

  • Black Beans
  • White Beans
  • Potatoes

This is a very short list, and you must understand that they can be made from any vegetable that can be mashed up. Something to note however, is that you must use a binder such as egg whites, breadcrumbs, or farina. While you might bind them properly, they are a bit more delicate than the real thing, so be very careful when you are cooking them.

These are only a few of the meal ideas that you can use to treat your family to the best of the vegetarian world. Explore more recipes and get your family ready for an entirely new culinary life!

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Beyond Peanut Butter and Jelly – A Five Day Meal Plan

While peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are quick, easy, and get your child to school with food to eat for lunch, there are so many more options! Also, changing up your child’s lunch routine will also expand your child’s tastes and allow them to explore new foods that they may not have tried as well as learn healthy eating at a young age.

Are you ready to break the mold and start preparing your child for a full day of learning? Give your child the motivation with a healthy lunch that will not only be tasty but also good for them.

Along with wanting to send your kid to school with an above average lunch, you also may be forced to come up with alternatives to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as there is such a prevelance of peanut butter allergies among children. While it was less common in the past, over 3 million people have been diagnosed with peanut butter allergies today. So, not only will you be sending your child to school with a healthy lunch, you are also helping the staff and students that your child goes to school with, as they may have the allergy.

Healthy Lunch

Here is a 5 day meal plan that you an stick to so that your child has a healthy lunch every day of the school week:

Monday:

Sandwich: Turkey with avocado, lettuce, and cucumber on a whole grain roll or bread. Then pack this with a variety of fresh seasonal fruit in a zip lock bag.

Tuesday:

Sandwich: tuna fish with cherry tomatoes and cucumbers on while grain bread. Pair this with a bag of chips and an apple. The flavors will compliment each other and offer your child a variety of essential vitamins and nutrition.

Wednesday:

Sandwich: salad with cream cheese wrap on a spinach wrap. For a side, add a banana and a yogurt.

Thursday:

Sandwich: egg sandwich, made using hard boiled eggs, celery, and mayonnaise or hummus. Then add a few leaves of lettuce. From here, add an orange and some carrot sticks.

Friday:

Sandwich: on a whole grain roll, add grated Parmesan cheese, turkey, and lettuce. Pair this with chips and some watermelon bites (or any seasonal fruit).

Your child’s school lunches do not have to be the average peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As peanut butter is filled with sugar (depending on the type you use), it does not offer much in terms of nutrients to your child during the day. Studies show that kids that eat healthier often perform higher academically. While there is no specific evidence as to why this happens, it is most likely due to the fact that they are receiving the nutrients they need that not only allow them to feel full during the day but also make them feel good and therefore they can be attentive in the classroom.

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Finger Food: Cheese Straws

Rich, buttery cheese straws make for a great snack. They are also a perfect change from traditional dinner rolls at mealtime. Try them alongside salads and soups for a super taste treat. Here we give you one recipe for Parmesan cheese straws and one for cheddar cheese straws. Both are fairly easy to make and, given their great taste, you’ll want to make this finger food often!

Parmesan Cheese Straws

Ingredients:

½ cup butter

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ cup milk

Directions:

  1. Take the butter out of the refrigerator and let it soften. Meanwhile, grate the Parmesan cheese.
  1. In a small bowl, mix the butter and Parmesan cheese until they are well blended.
  1. Add the flour, salt and cayenne and mix all of the ingredients well.
  1. Divide the dough in half. Lightly flour a flat surface and roll each half of the dough into an 18” x 3” rectangle. Now, cut the rectangles into 3” x ½” strips.
  1. Place the strips 1” apart on lightly greased baking sheets and brush the strips with the milk.
  1. Bake the strips at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese straws are lightly browned. Remember that the cheese straws will continue cooking a bit once you remove them from the oven so don’t let them get too brown. When you take the cheese straws out of the oven put them on wire racks to cool. Eat them right away or when they are completely cool, store them in a plastic container for later. You should get about 6 dozen cheese straws with this recipe.

Cheese Straws

Cheddar Cheese Straws

Ingredients

Three 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese

1 cup butter

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dash of garlic powder

Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  1. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and let it soften. Grate the cheese and then let it sit to warm to room temperature.
  1. Put the softened cheese and butter in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer. Use the heaviest mixer paddle attachment you have and mix until the cheese and butter are the consistency of whipped cream. This can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes depending on your mixer.
  1. In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour with the salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the cheese mixture, one large spoonful at a time. Mix well after each addition of flour so that everything blends well.
  1. When all of the seasoned flour is added, slowly mix in some or all of the remaining unseasoned flour. You’ll want your dough to be reasonably stiff yet soft enough to be go through a cookie press. You may not need to add all of the flour.
  1. Lightly grease 4 or 5 cookie sheets with the olive oil. Put the star tube into a cookie press and press a portion of the dough through it onto a cookie sheet. You’ll want to create long strips of dough that run the entire length of the cookie sheet. Keep going until the pan is full, leaving about 1” between strips.
  1. Bake about 20 minutes until the cheese straws are golden brown and crisp. Be sure not to let them get too brown.
  1. Once done, cut the long strips into 3” lengths with a sharp knife. Remove the cheese strips from the pan with a spatula and let them cool on a wire rack. Enjoy them right away or store them in a plastic container when they are completely cool.

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Healthy Baked Polenta Fries

What’s Polenta?

Before delving into recipes and techniques for polenta fries you might be asking “What is polenta?”  Polenta is not an ingredient or a component but a specific dish.  It is a Central European food made by boiling ground yellow cornmeal into a thick and solidified porridge then baked, fried, or grilled.  Its place of origin is thought to be Northern Italy, France, or Switzerland.

History

In Italy it is though that polenta was eaten since Roma times and originally made from starchy ingredients like farro, chestnut flour, millet, spelt, and/or chickpeas.  Corn was brought to Europe from the New World in the 16th century and after that used as the primary ingredient in polenta.  The dish achieves its creamy texture from the gelatinization of starch yet it might not have a homogenous texture if the grain is a very coarse or hard grind.

Initial Cooking

Polenta is cooked by simmering the cornmeal (or other grain) in water or broth/stock with any other desired ingredients and eaten after the mixture is cooked again.  The initial boiling often takes place in a large copper pot called a paiolo and stirred with a large wooded stick (usually made of walnut) known as a canella until the polenta becomes thick enough the support the stirring rod on its own.  At this point the polenta is ready for its secondary cooking.

Polenta

Baked Polenta Fries

There are several different versions of baked polenta “fries” to appeal to a wide range of tastes.  One is a very Italian variation using sage, rosemary, and parmesan cheese or a similar one like romano or asiago.  After cooking polenta to a solid state sir in the herbs and cheese then transfer it to a baking dish and chill it until well set, about 45 minutes.  Preheat your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil then grease it.  Unmold the chilled polenta and cut it into 16 four inch by one inch sticks.  Brush the tops with olive oil then broil the sticks about four inches from the broiler until golden.  This should take about fifteen to twenty minutes.  This variety is delicious served with marinara sauce.

If you are looking for something a little more traditional and easier to prepare you can use 2 eighteen-ounce tubes of prepared polenta.  Unwrap the tubes and cut them in half crosswise then cut each half lengthwise into eight wedges.  Oil a large, rimmed baking sheet then place the wedges in a single layer turning them over to coat with the oil.  Season with salt and pepper then bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.  The polenta fries are great served with ketchup.

You can go with a Southwest twist for your polenta fries by adding minced peppers, chili powder, and cheddar cheese.  You might want to use corn oil and a seasoned salt or even a commercial chili seasoning packet from your local grocery store.  Prepare these using the same method(s) discussed above and serve them with salsa.

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Easy Asian Fish Cakes

When it comes to Asian fish cakes you can whip up a restaurant-worthy recipe at home in no time at all.  These fish cakes are easy and delicious plus the ingredients for them are widely available.  You can go from mold to wild with these recipes and personalize them to create something perfect especially for you.  Light and zesty fish cakes are a great way to introduce yourself or others to fish plus they freeze beautifully making them a convenient meal.

Getting Started

No matter which recipe you are working with you are going to have the same basic ingredients such as fish, some type of breading (usually panko bread crumbs), and seasonings.  A dipping sauce is completely optional and the choices for these also offer a wide variety of choices.

Basic Fish Cakes

This is a great base recipe as it can be dressed up or down and uses affordable cod.  You can also use canned tuna or salmon as the flavors of these fish mix very well with Asian seasonings.  You can also cut this recipe in half as it is designed to serve four to six people.

Fish Cake

You will need two pounds of cod or some other flaky whitefish, 2 eggs, half a cup of panko bread crumbs (plus more for dredging), a quarter cup of chopped fresh cilantro, two tablespoons of grated ginger, one tablespoon of lime zest, two teaspoons of salt, one teaspoon of pepper, and based upon preference 4 thinly sliced green onions or half a cup of finely shredded carrots.

Put the fish in a food processor and pulse it until it is minced.  Be careful as you do not want a mushy paste.  If you are using canned fish you can eliminate this step.  Transfer the fish to a large bowl then add the eggs, bread crumbs, lime zest, and spices.  This would also be the time to add the vegetables if you are using any.  Using your hands or a spatula gently fold the ingredients until they are well combined.  In a nonstick skillet add a splash of grapeseed or canola oil then add a small pinch of the fish mixture and fry for about one minute.  Taste the piece to determine if the cakes need any additional seasoning and repeat this process until you have achieved the desired flavor.

Fill a shallow dish with the panko crumbs then shape the fish mix into cakes about two inches in diameter and one inch thick.  Evenly coat each cake then pour a half inch of oil into the skillet.  You will need to cook the fish cakes in batches to make sure things don’t get too crowded and make sure they are about an inch apart.  You will need to cook the cakes about 2-3 minutes on each side and try to only turn them once.  As they come out of the skillet place them on paper towels to drain the excel oil.  With that you have a great base recipe for Asian fish cakes which can be tapered to please a wide range of pallets and can be served as an appetizer, entrée, or warmed up for a savory midnight snack.

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Spaghetti With Tuna, Lemon, and Bread Crumbs

The great majority of children love spaghetti.  They love to slurp it, and twirl it, and make shapes with their noodles.  They love it with meat sauce, with tomato sauce, with pesto sauce, and with alfredo sauce.  They love it with chicken, and sometimes even salmon or shrimp.  No matter how you mix them though, it can get a little boring for mom and dad. So it’s time to spice it up a little bit!  Here is a great recipe for spaghetti that both you and your kids will love!

Spaghetti With Tuna

  1. * Gather your ingredients.
    1. - Salt and Pepper
    2. - Parsely – I like some oregano too!
    3. - Olive oil – I do this part to sight.
    4. - Lemon zest and juice (about a teaspoon of zest and 2.5 teaspoons juice, you don’t want too much!)
    5. - Tuna (drain any water out first!)
    6. - Bread!
    7. - Some people add olives, but this is definitely not something necessary.
  2. * Preheat your oven to 350 Farenheit – you will be doing some cooking!
  3. * Mix your olive oil and bread in a blender or processor to create some nice, decent sized bread crumbs. Season with some salt and pepper (And add some garlic if you like that too!)
  4. * Get your water to a boil (add some salt and olive oil into it to make the noodles yummier!). Add the spaghetti in.
  5. * Put those seasoned bread crumbs on a cookie cutter, and bake for 6 – 8 minutes. I always think of trying to get the consistency of a crouton.
  6. * By the time you take your bread crumbs out, your pasta should be close to al dente. When it is ready, go ahead and drain the water (save a little bit on the side), returning your pasta to the pot.
  7. * Now, throw in the lemon zest, a hint more of olive oil, a few tablespoons of lemon juice, and the parsley. Put a tiny bit fo the pasta water into the dish to make it easier to coat your noodles.
  8. * Add your tuna and mix well.
  9. * Sprinkle with Breadcrumbs, and enjoy!

Making unique spaghetti can seem like a daunting task – until you actually do it!  As you can see above, this entire dish could likely be prepared in less than 30 minutes. It is a simple dish, and is even simple enough to have the kids help!

Being able to find something that your entire family can enjoy can be difficult.  Finding something they enjoy that is easy to make can be even more difficult sometimes!  With this dish though, you get something with a variety of flavors that is not overpowering enough to cause a problem. The spaghetti will be enough to entice most children into trying it, and once they do, they’ll be asking for it over and over again!  If your child is a picky eater, this is one of the best ways to begin introducing new tastes and ideas!

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3 Sugary Foods you can give your kids

Kids crave sugar all of the time.  It is a sweet, addictive substance that most people find delicious.  Why is that though?  It is because sugar is addictive.  In fact, high amounts of sugar light up the brain just like heroin.  If given in high enough doses, sugar can be used to wean an addict off of heroin.  So it’s not a substance that you want your kids to be eating very much of.  In our modern age, we have sugar in almost everything – in our ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, bread, sodas, juice – refined sugar is everywhere! It’s no wonder we are all so addicted. Having gone through withdrawals after quitting sugar, I can assure you that it isn’t fun.

So how in the world can we let our kids have something sweet if we can’t give them sugar?!?!?!? There are a lot of delicious things that either don’t contain refined sugar at all, or contain only small amounts.  Occasionally, you can give kiddos something with higher sugar, but it definitely should be done in moderation.  So what CAN we give our kids?

  1. Grilled bananas with cereal!

Bananas are LOADED with natural sugars.  A regular banana can be viewed as boring by a lot of kids – but if you grill a banana, the sugars will caremalize into a sweet, sugary treat that kids can love!  This makes a great desert for kiddos, tastes sweet, and everyone can have it – even if you have a child who is diabetic, this is something they can safely eat!

Sugar

  1. Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream with Fruit!

Some added sugar is OK.  If your child doesn’t have anything else with added sugar, a Greek Yogurt can be a nice treat.  If your child eats a lot of sugar, this will likely taste bitter – once their addiction to sugar is eradicated though, it can actually taste unbearably sweet!  I have to mix sour cream in mine now to make it bearable to my taste buds – and it makes it last longer! Pick a plain Greek Yogurt – or even sour cream – and place some fruit in it.  My son loves it when I mix in Frozen bananas and Strawberries, and then microwave for about 30 seconds. It starts to thaw the fruit, releasing sweet juices into the mixture and naturally sweetening the dish.

  1. Chocolate Cake.

You can find a variety of chocolate cake recipes that actually use bananas in place of sugar.  Bananas are like Nature’s sweetener – when mixed into things like breads or cakes, it makes a sweet and moist treat that kids can’t even tell has no added sugar!

Giving our kids sugary things isn’t a problem – the kind of sugar is.  All three of the things listed above are sugary – but they aren’t filled with refined sugar! There are multiple forms of sugar in our food, now all we have to do is find the right ones. Once you do, that sweet spot will be satisfied every time (And you won’t have the sugar crash like you get with added, refined sugar!).

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Chicken Fingers – a nutritious snack for your kid?

Kids love to eat finger foods – I swear, if my child could eat only finger foods all day, he’d be in heaven. There’s just something that is so fun about them – they are easy to make, easy to eat, and usually the simple snacks that most kids love, regardless of age (admit it, even you love them!). It can be hard, however, to find something that is actually healthy for our kids.

Now, if your child is anything like mine, chicken strips are a quick and easy meal or snack that are a hit with almost every kid. They are crunchy, can be dipped in sauces, and have a yummy, salty-sweet breaded crust to munch on.  But how healthy are they really?  Are they good for everyday, or more like a dessert – to be eaten in moderation? Here are a few bits about Chicken Fingers that may help you decide.

Chicken Fingers

They have protein.

Chicken is well known for having protein in it.  Any meat has protein in fairly generous quantities. Protein is something that your kids need to grow, as it is a major component of our ability to build muscle cells – and some proteins are even necessary for our cells to function, and are responsible for keeping us healthy.

 

They have breading.

This one isn’t really either way.  Breading in excess can contain extra sugar or carbohydrates that your little one’s body doesn’t actually need, but it can be good for them in moderation – after all, our body does need some sugar to function correctly as well. Just make sure that the breading isn’t the main portion of the chicken finger.

Options

You have a lot of options when it comes to Chicken fingers.  I prefer to take strips of grilled chicken, and I wrap them in bacon and cook them for my kiddos.  It’s still delicious, and has the crunch that kids like – with the added bonus of having protein and fats that we can use instead of breading.

Another option is to take your average Chicken Fingers and create a wrap out of them.  I love to take chicken fingers, Caesar dressing, olives, and most people enjoy lettuce and tomatoes. I wrap these in a tortilla and make a delicious Caeser Chicken wrap.

If you are in a hurry to get out of the door, the protein and carbohydrates can make a good snack for your child as-is. Simply grab them, and a small to-go container of any sauces your child might like, and you have a delicious, relatively mess-free snack for the car.

No matter how you choose to prepare chicken fingers for your child, it is a viable option as a snack or even a meal on a controlled basis.  While you don’t want to serve chicken fingers every day of the week, it is much healthier than pizza rolls, cookies, or other foods commonly associated as a snack. Plus, it’s almost as easy to make as something that your child shouldn’t eat often!

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Nutritious Snacks Every Kid Loves

It’s every parent’s dilemma – finding a snack for our kiddos that is both healthy and something they will actually eat!  There is no points giving them carrots if they won’t eat it, but it seems like kids don’t eat anything half of the time. They want a certain texture, or a certain food – no exceptions or substitutions allowed!  They love desert of almost any kind, but hate the bland, sometimes bitter tastes of healthy foods like carrots, broccoli, or pepper sticks. So how in the world can we circumvent this?  What are some snacks that kids will love, but that are also healthy?  Here are a few options that you can turn to for the next time your child wants a little something between meals!

Nutritious snacks every kid loves

Sweet Potato fries

A healthier version of French fries, simply cut up a sweet potato into wedges, salt, and bake in the oven to the desired texture (crispy is great!) This sweet, savory version of fries is not only healthier, but also a delicious option that your kids will love!  They can dip them in ketchup, mustard, or a variety of their favorite dips. Plus, they taste great for the adults too!

Cheese sticks

Containing dairy and plenty of healthy fats, cheese is a great, quick snack for the entire family.  Meant to give a quick boost that will last for a while, sticks of cheese are easy to prepare, and don’t require any dipping sauces or extra ingredients to taste amazing!

Apples and Peanut Butter

Most kids love their peanut butter – but celery may not be an option everyone will eat.  However, apples come in all different sizes, tastes, and textures the will allow you to find a favorite for everyone!  If your kids are like mine, you may need to peel the skin off – but they still receive vitamins, healthy fats, and protein from this delicious, simple snack. Simply cut into fun, dippable wedges, put some peanut butter in a bowl or cup, and let them have fun with their snack!

Almond whip

This snack is wonderful – but be wary of the nuts.  Ensure any children who may come in contact with this delicious treat are not allergic to nuts.  My son and I discovered this little morsel when we spilled nuts while over at grandma’s house! Mince some almonds and walnuts into small bits. Whip a decent amount of whipping cream until sweet and delicious (right before it becomes butter!), add a little bit of cream cheese and your choice of sweetener (we used some xylitol), and you have a delicious snack full of protein and healthy fats that will keep their brains happy and give them plenty of energy until their next meal!  The great thing is that this can also be used as a desert – it’s that good!

All of these ideas are void of any added sugar or unhealthy components – meaning they will keep your children full, happy, and healthy throughout the day!

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