Month: June 2013

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Chocolate Nut Clusters

One of my absolute favorite snack is a combination of almonds, raisins and some M&M’s.  It is so addicting and I even have my kids hooked on the mixture.  Plus it always make me feel better when I add some good-for-you foods to the sometimes-food, […]

Kid Summer Snack Swaps & Learning about nutrition with Dan Wardell

Kid Summer Snack Swaps & Learning about nutrition with Dan Wardell

Whew, well . . . if I haven’t been posting then I have been super busy and my house is spotless! Ha! Ok, not spotless but clean I will say.  I either blog or clean my house in my spare time. Sorry you got the […]

Kid-Friendly Foods–Pizza & More!

Kid-Friendly Foods–Pizza & More!

2013-06-06

Piiiizzzzzaaa!  Pizza makes everyone happy, right?  My kids, like any other kids,  always scream hooray once they know the menu for the meal is pizza.  To be honest, I scream hooray too!  I love pizza especially on a hearty whole wheat crust!

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Yep, these are the crusts for our pizzas and they made a spectacular pizza!  I remember last year I found these pitas but the serving size was two – meaning I had to cut the pita in half, say whhaaat?  I can’t stand it when they do that!  Grrrrr . . . I have seen this tricky little serving size divided on  sodas, frozen potpies, chips etc. Well, now I have found mini pitas and the serving size is ONE! 

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Top with some sauce, cheese and topping and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes!  Lunch is ready!  Here are the nutrition facts for the pitas:  100 calories; 0.5 g fat; 170 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 4g fiber; 0g sugar; 4g protein.  Ingredients: whole wheat flour, water, yeast, barley malt, salt, cultured wheat flour with added vinegar(for added freshness). Wow, pretty good, huh?!  Only 100 calories and 4 grams of fiber and protein!

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Here is my daughter also gulping down another new fav product – Chobani Champion yogurts.  Last week the store had a large box of these yogurts on sale for only $1.  Yes, they were going out of date so I stocked up and put them in the freezer!  These yogurts have more protein (5 gm vs 2 gm) and less sugar  (8 g  m vs 10 gm) than other squeezable yogurts.  And we know how kids quickly eat them (and think to ourselves, how many did you have?).

2013-06-06

Happy Friday!

#MyPlateBirthday + Easy meals I made this week!

#MyPlateBirthday + Easy meals I made this week!

A little belated but Happy Birthday MyPlate!  The kids and I celebrated with some paper Myplate plates we picked up at the store on a whim – thanks Jenny!  Thanks to special tweets from Let’s Move blog reminding me that MyPlate is celebrating its 2nd […]

Banana Bran Muffins, Green Juice ~ Race Fuel

Banana Bran Muffins, Green Juice ~ Race Fuel

Well, this weekend I did Iowa’s largest 20K and I am glad it is over!  Let’s just say I am a tad sore and I miss living in a ranch home –the stairs are killing my quads!  Anyway, it was a great day to race […]