After school snacks are an essential part of a school year routine, and we find that snack time is so much easier and more fun when our school-goers have had a hand in preparing the treats.
From selecting the perfect apple to choosing grains, nuts and dried fruit in the bulk aisle and using little hands to form snack cookies or flip on the blender – kids love to get in on the shopping and cooking action, too.
Choose smart mini meals and nourishing treats that are packed with fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats for a little boost until dinnertime.
I’m a fairly new mom (my daughter is 18 months old), and so far my observations in the realm of babies and food are that: babies eat frequently throughout the day; babies are not known for their patience; babies tend to eat dinner much earlier than adults.
We all know meat and seafood love a good soak in flavorful marinade, but plant-based foods do, too.
Marinating requires a subtle balancing act that once achieved will catapult your basic vegetarian faves to new heights. Grab a few blocks of tofu, a slab of tempeh and all the produce you can manage and head to the kitchen for a little advanced preparation.
Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make a simple marinade that you can use for your favorite lean protein, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, chicken or pork. You’ll learn the basics and from there you can create your own flavorful combinations. After you’ve marinated, learn how to grill.