The vast majority of the mail I receive from my mail carrier ends up in my recycle bin. But the other day Dry Bean Quarterly showed up and it put me in the best mood.
There are two reasons why my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. First, I’m about the biggest omelet and pancake fan around. Second, breakfast provides some wonderful opportunities to insert important vitamins, minerals and fiber from fruits and vegetables for your family. Kids may be more accepting of certain fruits and vegetables when they become part of some basic breakfast fare. Try these ideas: 1.) EGGS: Scramble eggs with spinach and cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms or avocado and lean ham. 2.) PANCAKES: Whip up whole wheat pancakes with a sprinkle of ground flax seeds. Add blueberries, bananas or sweet potato (Sweet potato pancakes are divine! Make them this week.) […]
My brother has developed a healthy obsession with kale and shared a delicious recipe that I knew of, but was not motivated to try. The recipe uses kale…FOR BREAKFAST! I certainly bake kale (see my blog on The Girl Who Did Not Like Vegetables), but aside from chopped and sautéed kale in an omelet for breakfast, you may be surprised to learn of another route for kale consumption that I believe kids will enjoy with encouragement and support. I am talking about a KALE SMOOTHIE. Yes, this smoothie is bright green. Yes, the color of the smoothie will remind your kids of the broccoli, spinach, cucumbers or Brussels sprouts that […]