Tag Archives: healthy

No Bake Oat Bars

No Bake Oat Bars

Despite the lack of posts lately our kitchen has been extremely busy.  It’s the end of the school year and things are just crazy busy.  Swim practice four days a week has started.  The kids are playing outside.  The garden needs tending…the work never ends.

That is why these bars have become a staple in our house.  They are similar to these granola balls, just in bar form.  I make them often, they disappear quickly with three boys!

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Homemade Chicken Sausage

Homemade Chicken Sausage

It seems as if the boys are slipping into a breakfast rut. They usually want toast or cereal. While I like that this is easy, it really doesn’t fill them up and fuel them up for the day.

Jack has been known to come home from school saying I didn’t pack enough lunch. What, how much more can I pack?? He barely finishes in his allotted time. Maybe if he had a better breakfast he would stay fuller. As it is now he wants several snacks when he gets home from school. Growth spurt maybe?! All I know is I can’t even fathom the teenage years!

So in an effort to fill the boys up in the morning I decided to make a batch of chicken sausage. I’ve made it in the past and enjoyed it, time to bring it back to the table. With all the news lately about processed and cured meats this is a great alternative to regular sausage, besides obviously being lower in fat.
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Peanut Butter Apple Roll-up

Peanut Butter Apple Roll-up
All right, today’s post is not some ground breaking recipe. It is, however, a school lunch that I make the boys often and get lots of comments so I thought I would share it. It seems many people need a little school lunch pick me up and everyone likes this idea. Hmm, perhaps a school lunch box series is in my future…

Pay close attention, this is very difficult. NOT! All you need is a tortilla, regular or whole wheat, peanut butter and an apple. Spread the peanut butter on the tortilla, place apple slices along the middle in a row and roll it all up.
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Curry Roasted Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Curry Roasted Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

It’s a new year and many people tend to start eating healthier right about now. We try to eat a well balanced diet year round at our house, though during the holidays with so many Christmas cookies, fudge and other goodies around it tends to get sugar heavy. It doesn’t help when I have three boys who sneak things, like the cookies their Grandma brought that I had in the garage freezer. Let’s just say there is powdered sugar everywhere! Seems I can’t hide things in the freezer anymore, I’ve been found out.
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Chicken and Lentil Stew

Chicken and Lentil Stew

We survived our first week of swim lessons! My best laid plans were not a total success. I packed dinner for the boys to eat at the gym, however, Jack was the only one that actually ate. Seems Ewan and Sean were too busy glued to the television in the babysitting room to bother with dinner. I wonder why they complained about being hungry after lessons?! Continue reading