Thursday, August 9, 2007

Here Goes Something...

After countless conversations with friends and family, I have finally done it. I decided to set up a format to share what I have been asking for these past months…ways to help us all eat healthfully.

Am I looking for recipes? Yes…but so much more: new ideas for meals, thoughts on nutrition, experiences from your homes and maybe even tricks to keeping your kids eating healthy. I have learned so much from my friends, hopefully we can all share and have a place to come to when we need another…meal…idea.

So many kids are only exposed to a diet of typical kid (read: bland, boring) foods. In our house we can fall into the lunchtime PB&J routine. I think it is easy to get stuck permanently in a rut of kid-friendly cooking and miss out on a whole world of eating adventures.

As I type it is nearly 100 degrees outside so what better way to end this entry than to go enjoy a healthy popsicle:

Melon Berry Popsicles

¼ Cantaloupe, rinds removed and cut roughly

¼ cup blueberries

½ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup 100% fruit juice

Put into a blender and puree. Pour into 8 popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze.

These are so easy to make and have no added sugar. I do all sorts of fruit combinations, just whatever I have on hand.

As an aside: My 3 year old love, love, loves using the blender. Maybe the noise reminds him of a truck or other machine, but regardless, he loves to blend. Use this recipe not only to make a healthy treat, but to involve your little one and create an early love of cooking.

1 comment:

Mama in Training said...

Great point on the blender, chica.