September Back-To-School Food Ideas

Need some ideas for filling those lunchboxes or finding healthy snacks for after-school time? How about a batch of Lunchbox Muffins (from Melissa Clark of the NY Times), jam-packed with fruits and veggies but sweet and filling enough to be a hit with kids. Ingredients 1 & 1/8 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking soda…

July Snacks and Drinks

Here are two great recipes with blueberries. First, a wonderful idea by TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com: blueberry, strawberry & jicama salsa! Eat with chips or use it to top your grilled chicken or fish on the 4th of July. Just mix together the following: 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup diced strawberries 1 cup diced jicama 1/3 cup…

June Snacks

Here are some great snack ideas to keep you and the kids energized for summer vacation! FROZEN FRUIT KABOBS from 100 Days of Real Food. This is a great alternative to popsicles or fudgesicles. Ingredients: wooden Skewers grapes strawberries bananas melted chocolate Instructions: Skewer the fruit and drizzle with chocolate. Freeze on a baking sheet for 1-2…

April Snack Ideas

Wondering what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs from the Easter basket? Try making some mice! Cut egg in half, then decorate with sliced radish for ears, black olive pieces for eyes, and a chive for the tail.      Berries are a spring favorite, so why not have some fun with your berries?…

Fun February Snack Ideas

Try filling a muffin pan with as many red foods as you can! (SuperHealthyKids.com) Suggestions include grape tomatoes, radishes, red bell pepper slices, red apple slices, red grapes, strawberries, pomegranat seeds, watermelon, dried cranberries, and raspberries.    Another fun idea is to cut food into the shape of hearts and arrows. You can do this…

What’s for dinner?

It was late in the fall of ’97 when my company had offered me an opportunity to do some work in Dallas,Tx. I had only been working for Ford Motor Co. about 3 1/2 years but they had asked if  I’d be interested in flying down to the auto show and help introduce the new…

New Year, New You

So, like everybody else who made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, I had started improvising on the snacks. With a weakness for anything sweet & salty, I  immediately started diving into trail mixes and granola as options. I started to notice that my kids, instead of eating the chips and cookies, were eating…