A few haiku for the moms of young children 😂
It is smoothie time
Drink your healthy green juice
Be careful not to...
Yummy green smoothie
Full of healthy vitamins
Nourishing the floor
Sweet little toddler
You are all done with your lunch?
Ahh, I can see why
Now you get to help
Clean up the green juice you spilled
But I will help you .
This is another way for the kids to eat veggies! (Hidden, shhhh) 🌿😋😉 (🇦🇷abajo)
TURKEY MEATBALLS w/ coconut & carrot 🥕 sauce! 🌿the meatballs are made with carrots and baby kale inside. All made in my #ninjablender so they not feel the veggies! 😬carrot sauce is made again blending coconut milk + carrots, turmeric, salt, garlic etc! 🌿 my kids love it! Ps: you can make it with tomato sauce, too! Yummy
Esta es otra manera de hacer que los niños coman más vegetales! 😋😉(shhhh escondidos!) 🌿ALBÓNDIGAS DE PAVO c/ salsa crema de coco y zanahorias! 🌿Procese zanahorias, carne de pavo y baby kale en mi #ninjablender para que no se den cuenta de los vegetales!🌿La salsa también está hecha con leche de coco licuada con zanahoria, cúrcuma, ajo, etc! ❤️mi hijos lo comen súper bien 👍 También lo podes hacer con salsa de tomate crema de coco! Deli!
I'm on a ..... Zucchini boat?
These might become my new favourite summer meals! Might even have to try them on the BBQ next time!
Fun, easy and nutritious! These Zucchini boats were a hit! Thanks for the inspiration @makingthymeforhealth
This one was Mexican themed, with black beans, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, tomatoes, mixed in quinoa! I saw a chickpea morroccan recipe I'm anxious to try next time! Mmmm the options are endless!
Zucchinis are such a bright and colourful vegetable and so diverse! Zoodles, chips, roasted, BBQ'd, muffins, bread...they really can do anything and they are packed full of nutrients!
🥒zucchinis are low in calories and high in antioxidants and immune boosting properties!
🥒anti-inflammatory 🥒improves digestion
🥒source of dietary fiber
🥒energizing B Vitamins 🥒help with weight loss as they are nutrient dnese, low in carbs and sugar
🥒regulate blood sugar, thyroid, adrenal and insulin
🥒good for the eyes and heart
What is your favourite way to eat zucchini?
I’m always trying to eat more veggies and this is a yummy way to do it! 🌮 2 cups riced cauliflower 🌮 2 beaten eggs
🌮 chili powder, garlic powder, pink salt, pepper, cumin, paprika 🌮 3 T almond flour
✨Stir all together except the almond flour. Add almond flour 1 T at a time until mixture is less liquidity (see this is why I will never write a cookbook ☺️).
Using 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour out onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Now pat the mixture, using bottom of measuring cup to get the desired size and thickness. ✨ Bake at 375 and flip once Top is slightly brown. ✨ optional step: but to crisp up sides, brown tortillas in preheated skillet. ✨Add your favorite taco toppings! I think making these into breakfast tacos -🍳🥓🥑🌶would be amazing!! #prohealthadvisor#dietitianeats#lchf#lowcarb#keto#veggies#realfood#cauliflower#caulitortillas#tacos#avocado#peppers#chicken#kidseat#kidseatveggies#familyeats
When our friends ask if they can bring some fresh produce from their garden on their way to work the answer is always YES!
Started the morning with a jog around the block, a chat with our produce delivering friend and coffee on the front porch with hubby and baby! Best Thursday morning!
Tonight - I didn’t feel like cooking. I threw chicken tenders and French fries in the oven for my kids. My daughter had her wisdom teeth taken out today and I’ve been nursing her all day (and have had my fair share of pudding and ice cream😯). I grilled some chicken breasts - just sprinkled salt, pepper, and a garlic/jalapeño seasoning on it. I chopped a quick salad. Guess what my kids ate? Not just the chicken but the salad too. And the fries and chicken nuggets sat untouched. Who knew?
Fermenting foods has been done for centuries!!! Bread, wine, cheese, beer, pickles, sauerkraut – some of the most common foods we think of!
This was done to help preserve foods (without the need for chemicals) especially when there was no refrigeration. It also does not require any heat or cooking, instead relies on specific bacteria and yeasts and elimination of oxygen. .
Fermentation completely changes the character of food! Making bland food tastier, richer, and stronger tasting. It also increases the nutritional value of the food, not only saving all the nutrients that are contained in the food but adding beneficial bacteria! These bacteria add enzymes and vitamins and helps improve intestinal flora and the digestion of the food as well as dense protein and carbohydrates. It also increases Vitamin B12! .
But don’t go over do it as fermented foods are salt based and can put stress on the kidney’s and cause water retention. .
We love fermenting foods, such as these homemade pickles, using pickling cucumber from @edibleacreshomestead
I didn’t have any dill so used fennel instead which gave it a really nice flavour!
These pickles were crunchy and juicy, perfect!
used about 2 tbls of Himalayan salt
some fennel leaves (dill would be great!)
black pepper corns
some turmeric root
Basically it’s up to you and your imagination and whatever you have an hand!!!!
What is your favourite combination?!?!?!
Our first home made lunch... the boys think theyre having macaroni and cheese..
Recipe: sauteed 4 roma tomatoes, a handful of baby carrots, small potato. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Added a handful of peas and some water to finish cooking everything off. And blended well.
Tossed sauce ointo some cooked whole wheat penne pasta and thinned out with some pasta water.. ** the starch in the potato makes the sauce super thick so a little sauce is good for a couple cups of cooked pasta.
🥦 healthy kids 🥦
Ok so 100% of people said their kids DON’T love kALE. .
I guess that’s understandable... but do your kids eat any or many veggies? .
This guy in particular eats anything in site, 90% of the time, but I can always count on him eating all his veggies every night! Or even at lunch. .
I’m honestly shocked at how many kids DON’T eat a lot of veggies.
But I would Love to do a kids meal workshop f anyone would be interested in joining me let me know! 🥦🥕
In France, we discovered parents do not fuss over their young children. This relaxed attitdue in turn fosters independence in young ones, and creates an environment that discourages whining/crying/tantrums/meltdowns/etc. Kids in France eat a wide variety of foods, and love to explore new tastes and textures. When going out to eat, they are well-behaved while their parents enjoy their own meals and socializing. At the playground, they roam and play freely. These two books exemplify this no-nonsense approach that are refreshing and easy to read! #nomoretantrums#kidseatveggies#childrenplaying
I have been setting out a plate of fresh veggies before dinner for the family lately and it’s (mostly!) getting eaten. The question is dip! Everyone is getting tired of ranch and hummus, any other ideas of healthy dips that the whole family will eat? #veggiesanddip#rawvegetables#healthintheworks
My goofy boy. 👦🏻😘
This photo may just look like another fun kid shot, but to me, it represents some amazing changes in our family’s health trajectory. 📈
I grew up in a family that loved food, but eating veggies wasn’t a high priority for many reasons. In fact, I don’t remember ever eating veggies regularly - like even more than once a week! 👀
In college, I decided I hated meat and turned vegetarian. Well, let me tell you, I was the worst vegetarian on the planet - surviving on pizza (I wasn’t vegan, for goodness sake 😜😂) and Honeycomb cereal. 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
Fast forward a few years (ahem - no judgement on my choice of “few” here 🤣) and I’ve learned how plant-based nutrients are critical to our health and wellness. I am no longer a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least 4 servings of veggies every day. 🥦🥕🌶🥗
So what does this picture have to do with any of that?!? Well, I’m excited to say that MY KIDS ARE LEARNING about the importance of veggies far earlier than I ever did. 🥒😍
Do they always crave them? No. Do they sometimes whine at dinner because they don’t want to eat what we’ve prepared? Yup. 😭😜🤣
BUT, they’ve already eaten far more veggies in their short lifetime than I did in my first 22 years here on earth! 🌏😁
So it’s true, we don’t eat perfectly around here. But I’m thankful that we’re all eating more healthful foods than we would be if we never started this health journey. ❤️
O N T B I J T
Weer een nieuwe ontbijttopper hier in huize den Blanken en niet alleen voor de kleintjes! Pastinaak pap is een heerlijk fris & zoet ontbijtje die zeker weten in de smaak zal vallen bij je kindje!
Voor 1 (grote) portie gebruik je;
* 1 banaan
* 1 middelgrote pastinaak * scheutje rijst/kokosmelk
* snufje kaneel
* 1/2 el chiazaad
Tip! Kook ‘s avonds de (geschilde uiteraard) pastinaak in kleine blokjes gaar. Giet af en zet op het aanrecht. De volgende ochtend gooi je de pastinaak, banaan & overige ingrediënten in de keukenmachine en mix tot een romig papje. Supersnel & lekker gezond!
It may be a rainy day, but couldn’t miss our first Wednesday of the summer at the farmers market! Iz used her POP token to get snap peas and Mack bought strawberries! Such a cool program they do for the kids! I know Iz probably wouldn’t have eaten the snap peas if I bought them, but since she felt empowered to make her own choice she couldn’t stop eating them! #eatlocal#kidseatveggies#saratogafarmersmarket#popclub
😍🤗When your kid asks for a plateful of sautéed garlicky greens for dinner. People ask how I get him to eat his veggies so well. Honestly, it’s possible I just got lucky with a natural herbivore. But 3 things I’ll recommend:
1. Exposure. Exposure. Exposure. Introduce your kids to lots of vegetables in various forms and let them see you eating them too! Be patient. Try again and again.
2. Give them high-quality, tasty, in-season produce! It matters. They can taste the difference. I would hate tomatoes too if I only had the ones shipped halfway around the world in the winter.
3. Let them pick them! From the farmers market, at your CSA or directly from a garden if you have the opportunity.
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We love buddha bowls in our family! This one is packed full. Even my toddler daughter loved it and kept asking for more of the sauce! 😁
Roasted sweet potatoes/ roasted red onions/sauteed garlic and spinach/sauteed frozen broccoli/ quick pickled red cabbage/ avocado / tahini tumeric dressing with sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds all over Jasmine rice (I ran out of time to make brown rice before baby's bedtime 😳) What are your favorite buddha bowl ingredients?
After hosting a family party this past weekend, I can tell my body isn’t happy with some of my food choices. So I’m hitting reset and loading up on fruits and veggies. And since I have no idea what most of my kids ate most of the weekend (the blessing and the curse of kids who can feed themselves at a party!) I’m doing the same for them. Lucky for me, they treat smoothies like ice cream.
Today’s smoothie: spinach, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, mixed frozen berries, banana, raw milk, chia seeds, and clean protein powder.
What’s your favorite smoothie combo??
I had a few kiddos sample the greens today mixed in OJ and they were a huge hit! If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their fruits 🍎 and vegetables 🍅 the Greens are an excellent choice! *****52 herbs and nutrient rich super foods 🥗**********34 fruits and veggies 🌽 ******* Matcha Green tea 🍵 ******** No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners ******* Only $33 with the 90-day challenge! 💪🏻🔥 #itworksgreens#veggies#superfoods#kidseatveggies
FUDGE POPS! Loaded with veggies, and I mean LOADED. Plus a few boosters for healthy fats, protein, fiber and iron. Did I mention it’s a fudge pop?
Get the recipe on Facebook at “Penina’s Nourished Living a Tribe.” As my 4-year old says, “There’s nothing better than a cold popsicle on a hot summer day.” Yea, he’s mine alright. 😍
Broccoli for dinner detox- in our bathing suits.
This weekend was a scorcher and we were sleeping on living room mattresses and eating candy for most meals (and in between the meals) to fully celebrate my nieces 2nd birthday. It was a great weekend, finished perfectly when we got home with a dinner of cold steamed broccoli and locally made strawberry lemonade popsicles and a dip in the pool.
I find this opposition that we tend to hold between children and vegetables very fascinating as my children have always eaten and loved all vegetables! Pilot disliked sweet potato for a brief period of time but eventually came around as it is regularly in our meals. Now he enjoys it. My friends kid used to eat every vegetable until she saw a cartoon where the kid didn't like vegetables and complained and refused to eat them, at the end of course realizing that they aren't so bad and coming around. Intended moral of the story you should eat your vegetables. Actual take away moral of the story, the kid thought whining and complaining about food was a great idea and something she hadn't done before and now they fight over every green thing. So do kids really struggle with vegetables or is it a cultural myth we subtly perpetuate and cause to come true? If we believe they won't like it in the first place do we pre ordain their reaction? Deep Sunday night thoughts.
First cucumber from the garden is delicious!! Growing these this summer is going to save me some on my grocery bill as my boys can eat a whole one with no problem everyday.
Pineapple, green apple, cucumber, parsley, avocado & a little bit of ice = yummy green juice that really hits the spot on a hot summer day 😁🙌🏻☀️
I need more green juice recipes. What’s your favorite? 🥒🥝🍐🍏🍈🥑
Brown rice, vegetable dahl and broccoli sautéed in mustard seeds, dried chilli and shredded coconut 💚 💚💚I really love that my kids are finally embracing eating their veggies, especially my 6 yr old! Previously she would eat her veggies, but be slow and complain, and never quite finish her meal. These days she actually loves eating them and asks for seconds! Not sure what the turning point was.. but whatever it was, I’m happy! No more dinner time struggles 🙌🙌🙌 🥦🥦🥦#meatfreemondays#vegan#vegetarian#bowlfood#kidseatveggies#eatyourveggies#familydinners#dahl#eatyourlentils
Peanut🥜, lime🍈, ginger noodle bowl🍲.
This bowl is a perfect mix of raw and cooked veggies, providing enzymes, protein and antioxidants! A beautiful summertime meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Best part... comes together quickly!
Soba noodles are a great source of 8 essential amino acids, manganese and fiber.
Mix together fresh grated ginger, garlic, tamari, peanut butter (or nut butter) and fresh squeezed lime.
Sauteed tofu with mushrooms🍄, green onions and garlic, bok choy steamed on top.
Red and yellow peppers
Cashews and sesame seeds