Friday, November 14, 2014

Where's the beef?

I made this "Rainbow" Chili for my family the other night, and it was
eaten up with great enjoyment. They didn't even realize until at the end
of the meal that there wasn't any meat in it! ;)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Any day Protein-packed Pancakes

As a child, I grew up looking forward to every Sunday when my dad would make us pancakes. It was always a treat, especially since he would attempt to make them into all sorts of shapes – letters ("C" is easy), animals, flowers... and, of course, Mickey Mouse! Pancakes from scratch are really just as easy as from pancake mix box. 

Make them naturally packed with protein by using nuts, chia seeds and coconut flour. Load them up with lots of fruit, nuts and/or seeds in between layers and on top with a warm fruity compote for a more nutritious (and fun) breakfast any day of the week!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Picky eaters?

Kids develop their eating habits by example, and by what is given to them on a daily basis. I've definitely fallen into the "convenience" rut of making my child pasta, and some form of wheat + dairy for breakfast each and every day. After all, it was easy, and what she liked. However, this constant intake of highly-refined, sugary foods, limited the willingness to try a variety of good, nutritious foods, namely vegetables. It took time to get myself out of that habit, but with a bit of time and patience, it wasn't too difficult. By introducing new foods gradually, I eventually expanded the variety of tastes and flavors in meals for my child (who now eats absolutely everything!) Perseverance was key, but without making food a "big deal" since ultimately it's about encouraging a life-long habit of good eating.