Saturday, September 13, 2008

Super Snack

Put 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat, vanilla yogurt in a bowl. (we use vanilla soy)
Top with:
- Half of a banana (chopped)
- Half of a peach (chopped)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- Small handful of walnuts

a perfect snack. Protein, Healthy fiber, and essential (and good for you) fat. Very satisfying and delicious. Simple. Healthy. Quick. Affordable. and the kids give it a thumbs up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quick Little 411

We usually do a Bento-esque lunch a few times a week. Now that fall is coming and the temperature is dropping, I have brought out the thermos. It is great for cold lunches like gazpacho (yumm!) ; or for hot soups. We even use it to keep veggie nuggets (tastes like chicken) warm.

but there is a thermos trick!
for cold items, prior to loading with lunch fill up thermos with ice water. then drain and dry. This keeps the metal very cold all day.
For hot items, fill up thermos with really hot water. then drain and dry. Fill up with lunch. Keeps the metal hot.
Try it. It really works well.

My sister says she did not know this tip, so I thought I would pass it along to you.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Favorite Brown Bag

One of my very favorite treats is a chicken or turkey sandwich. I love using cranberry sauce for my condiment instead of Mayo or mustard. sometime I add some crunchy spinach, watercress or waterchestnuts. Yummo!

It is good with sliced or diced chicken. and good in a wrap or pita pocket. Try to opt for whole wheat! ;)

Healthy eating! the healthy express way.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My New Trick for An Old Bag

Simple. and very convenient.

My healthier version of Beanie Weinees.

Vegetarian (no-pork and) beans. with cut up smart dogs No nitrates. Lower fat. High fiber and nutritional value. My kids eat them room temperature. but of course they can go in the thermos. A two thumbs up lunch.