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August 20th, 2004, 07:40 AM
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I am bound and determined to start making my kids eat better. We have a chunky epidemic going on in my house at this time. I was such a good girl at the store last night and got zero junk food. I bought a bunch of grapes and the kids are going crazy over them. Avery is now asking for cold water to drink instead of soda or kool aide. I am sadly just starting this and was wondering if you all could give me some kid friendly healthy recipes that I could try? TIA Janelle

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August 20th, 2004, 08:05 AM
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Hmm ...

I'm not too good at healthy treats, LOL. Here is one of my favorites though:

Peanut butter spread on celery sticks, topped with raisons - it's called Ants on a Log.

You could eat pizza - with lower fat cheese, and veggies on top instead of meat (pepperoni, etc.).

Apples with peanut butter (low fat and natural) is healthy ...

Fruit salads for dessert ...

Google some healthy kid friendly recipes and I am sure you'll get a bazillion hits.


I'm doing the same thing you are ... getting my house rid of all the crap and junk we eat all too much of ... If you find anything, let me know! LOL
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August 20th, 2004, 08:53 AM
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My kids love muffins!
I make them homemade, and use applesauce instead of oil (making them low-fat) and either halve the sugar the recipe calls for or use fruit juice in place of the oil AND sugar

english muffin pizzas are good. Instead of greasy fatty pepperoni, you could use canadian bacon. it's more like ham than bacon, but way less fat! I don't use pizza sauce from the store much, it's greasy too! I just use tomato sauce w/ italian seasoning added to it. low fat mozzarella and voila! The kids won't know it's good stuff! Try different toppings, mushrooms & turkey sausage, or pineapple and canadian bacon, etc.
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August 20th, 2004, 06:43 PM
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cut out white foods, do more whole grains heck do more whole foods period. Freezing fruits and then using them with a little plain yogurt blended is a wonderful snack, also taking frozen fruits and blending with a little OJ makes a yumy on the spot sherbet. Cucumber slices with a little soft cheese on top (add some fresh herbs for a little kick) and some shaved deli ham is a great snack. I have a great chicken salad recipe that my whole family loves (including the twins) that I would be willing to share. Using ground turykey and dk meat chicken instead of ground beef.
Dont use bought sauces and dressings, make your own and you will cut your sodium intake by probably 80%. Limit prefab foods like sides dishes in a box etc.
One of Jons favorite meals is rice (brown of course) with chicken breast, carrot dices, frozen peas (defrosted and added at the last minute) with a little pineapple juice, a couple tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce, and some fresh grated ginger.
I could keep going but if you want some more ideas like this email me and I can take a little more time to sit down and think about it/
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