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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to The Blossoming Skillet! This fantastic lady has been working on perfecting one recipe for three months now! It's a recipe for which I have been searching for quite some time and I was THRILLED to find it linked up on Homemaker Monday last week. The Blossoming Skillet teaches us how to make whole wheat pita pocket bread. Look at these beauties...
She even grinds her own wheat, adding to the nutritional value of these versatile treats. I've been making lots of different hummus recipes recently and these pita pockets are going to make a perfect addition to my dips. For her entire post, click HERE! Thank you so much, Blossoming Skillet, for this awesome recipe and don't forget to take the "I Was Featured" botton from my left sidebar if you'd like!
MINE: The following is something that makes a vegan exceedingly happy...
I know, this looks like an ginormous amount of fruit, but remember that we are a family of ten (with lots of visitors) and it works to have this much fruit set out at the beginning of each week. In our case, it seems to work well to have each different type of fruit in a different bowl, that way the kids don't have to dig in the bowl for what they want, dropping and bruising fruit as they go. Incidentally, my kids were absolutely shocked when I told them that fruit can bruise. After learning that, they started being a little gentler when bringing the bags in from the van.
Back to the point, it makes me feel like I'm a good mom when I see the kids walking around biting on a apple or getting the paring knife out to peel a couple of kiwis. Sometimes I even break my own rule about eating in the living room if I see they have a healthy piece of fruit in their hand. Having fruit visible and easily accessible for the kids seems to be the key to enabling them to grab healthy snacks. We never have chips, cookies, Kool-aid, soda or any other junk food in the house. Fruits, vegetables and whole wheat bread are pretty much their only options as far as snack foods go, and they've gotten so used to it, they rarely complain.
So how about you? How do you enable your kids access to healthy snacks? What are some of their favorite healthy snack foods? I would really like to know. Hope the tip helps!
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Homemaker Monday: How We Do Fruit