Like mac n’ cheese? Then you’ll love this cauliflower gratin packed with veggies instead of noodles. My 10 year-old was surprised it was even cauliflower!
Packets of fruit snacks seem to be everywhere, from birthday party goody bags to pee-wee soccer sidelines. But here’s the thing: They are neither fruit nor a healthy snack.
By blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page! I’ve been seeing commercials recently for Sargento Balanced Breaks, and it got me thinking. First off, I think this is a fairly good alternative for on-the-go snacking. Cheese, nuts, and dried fruit mean you’re getting a decent dose of dairy and protein (8 grams total) which is great for fueling on the go. And yes, I realize that sometimes life gets in the way – hello kids activities, travel, or the never-ending to-do list, I gotcha. Sometimes purchasing a packaged product is the only option, and it’s great to have some decent alternatives. But with a little planning ahead, it’s simple to make your own snack packs. It’s quick and easy, but how do the prices compare? I break that down for you too. What’s in the Product Let’s start out by taking a look at what’s included in this product (as taken from their site): Ingredients Gouda Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (Vegetable Color), Natamycin (A Natural Mold Inhibitor)], Dried Fruit and Nut Blend [Peanuts, Cranberries, Sugar, Contains less than 2% of Honey, Maltodextrin, Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Vegetable Oil (Peanut, Cottonseed, Soybean and/or Sunflower Seed), Xanthan Gum]. A few of these items are ones that I’d note and not be too excited about eating: Maltodextrin, which can sometimes be a hidden source of MSG and definitely not something I’d cook with at home Modified Potato Starch, usually used as a binder or thickening agent – again not something I’d cook with at home Vegetable Oil – here is why we avoid these And of course, if you make it yourself, you can make it organic – something that we always suggest when feasible. Here’s a quick reminder why. How to Make Your Own […]
When our family switched to real food, both my husband and I lost weight. However, our greatest accomplishment was with our kids’ eating habits, especially my picky kid.
Here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pictures with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!).
I never thought I would be a label reader. But here I am 3 years after I started changing my habits, and I now read every single ingredient label.
There’s nothing better than reinventing old favorites and that’s exactly what my 9-year-old and I did recently with our waffle maker! A waffle maker is a great first appliance for big kids to use, so this is a good way to get them excited about being creative in the kitchen.
It’s been a while since I’ve added to my NUT-FREE School Lunch Roundup series, so here you go! Whether your child has an allergy or goes to an allergy-friendly school, there are still lots of real food options to pack.
Today I want to share one way to deal with all the candy you end up with this time of year as well as some real food for Halloween or fall-themed parties (new recipe included!).
Cereal bars sure are convenient, but the packaged ones leave a lot to be desired. Today’s recipe for homemade Whole Wheat Cereal Bars includes black walnuts – something I honestly had never heard of before working with Hammons.
Here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pics with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!).