Snacks have long been a problem area at our house! The boys want to snack all the time, especially in the afternoon. We would generally have one morning snack and one afternoon snack, but they would start asking for morning snack around 9:30 a.m. (after an 8:00 a.m. breakfast) and then ask for snacks all afternoon. The constant asking was driving me nuts, as well as the constant deciding what they should or should not eat.
After reading this blog post, I decided that Lindsey’s plan for snacks was a fabulous idea!
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We are always looking for new lunch ideas! My boys are getting to the stage where they eat a lot, and Aidan is really starting to outgrow peanut butter and jelly. Aidan (age 9) made these corndog muffins for lunch today – mostly by himself! We decided that this recipe was a winner!
I adapted this recipe from Laura’s corndog muffins at Heavenly Homemakers. She used buttermilk in hers, and we substituted regular milk. I also used 1/2 cup white flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour instead of 1 cup whole wheat
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Last night, I made a new chicken nugget recipe, and it turned out so well that I had to share! I started with this recipe from allrecipes.com, but I ended up modifying the recipe quite a bit!
Here’s what I did:
1 lb. chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup bread crumbs
parmesan cheese (not sure how much)
1 tsp garlic salt (I think they needed more – maybe 1 1/2 tsp?)
1 T vegetable oil
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Lately I have been searching for lunch ideas for my boys that are more filling and more healthy than peanut butter and jelly. I think they could eat peanut butter and jelly every day, but we are trying to limit it to 3 days a week!
This week, we made chicken and bean burritos that I put in the freezer – now I can just take out what we need, pop them in the oven, and have a filling lunch!
I used this recipe from Money Saving Mom.
Mix together 2 cans of refried beans, 1/2 cup salsa,
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Today we did a last-minute cooking/baking day! I have never done very much freezer cooking, but I think I’ll have to do it more often! Cooking ahead is definitely more efficient! In about 4 1/2 hours, I made hard boiled eggs, sweet tea, pumpkin bread (a loaf for now and one for the freezer), chicken noodle soup, and chicken/bean burritos for the freezer. Not bad!
I ran out of oil, and so I used half oil and half applesauce in the pumpkin bread. It turned out just the same as usual!
This chicken noodle
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