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Wheat is a hot topic these days. With so many people suddenly developing an allergy or intolerance - the landscape just isn’t quite the same as it used to be! My thought has long been this: if you feel better not eating wheat, then by all means avoid it! But there’s no reason for the rest of us to aimlessly eliminate wheat – at least in my opinion.
So that’s why I am excited to introduce you to our sponsor Jovial Foods
, creators of einkorn wheat products. Einkorn was one of the first species of wheat grown by man more than 12,000 years ago, therefore one of the “purest” wheats out there. Have you tried it before?
Yes, I know…. Easter is only one day a year so “let kids be kids!” Well, guess what? I think kids can still be kids with sidewalk chalk and new games and bubbles and water balloons and craft supplies and even their very own gardening tools! There are way too many holidays and “special” occasions centered around junk food these days (which, frankly, isn’t so great for our kids’ health). So how about shifting the focus when you’re the one in control?
Here are some fun candy-free Easter ideas that your kid will love plus what we do for our own kids on Easter morning every year – in both news clip and text form (just below).
FYI – There is an Easter Bunny spoiler alert in the video so don’t watch it with your kids!
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Oh, how I love hearty real food slow cooker recipes that don’t require any advance cooking! So here’s another one to add to your repertoire. And my kids especially loved it when I packed this chicken and wild rice soup in their school lunch, so be sure to freeze the leftovers in individual portions, making it easy for you to do the same.
Also, this recipe is one of those that is rather flexible, so here are some variations to meet your needs:
- Don’t like celery? Substitute carrots.
- Don’t like mushrooms? Omit them from the recipe.
- On a tight budget? Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
- Short on time? Buy pre-sliced mushrooms.
- Like being thrifty? Make and use homemade stock.
- Too busy to cook during the week? Make this over the weekend and you can count on leftovers.
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