Michelle Obama is setting a new standard for kid’s nutrition and the US Army is saying our kids are “Too fat to fight”. So how do we get through Summer with our kids health and our sanity in tact? Can we really prepare meals that are EASY enough to keep us home and out of “drive- throughs”?
Here are 5 EASY meals to boost your kids nutrition and make Mrs. Obama proud.
( Stay tuned for more Healthy Kids tips in the next few weeks.)
1) Pasta Night– Adding in sliced zucchini to a jar of delicious organic tomato sauce ( love Seeds of Change brand) gives it a “meaty” bite. Serve with whole grain pasta..
2) Mystery Burgers– Middleburg Polo Academy for Kids has been doing this for years in their Summer Camps. Add in thinly sliced kale to your ground meat- grill or broil. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Shhh..
3) Mexican Night– Upgrade your taco drive- through habit at home. For the super easy version use (all organic please) taco shells, Eden brand rice and beans or refried beans, ( BPA free cans) Wholly Guacomole brand guacomole, salsa, your own shredded lettuce, and top with shredded cheddar. Fine ingredients make all the difference.
4) Pizza Salad– Last nights innovation- Seeds of Change “Tomato Vinaigrette” on top romaine lettuce, add shredded mozzarella and a touch of oregano.. Tell the kids it’s a pizza salad, they love it!
5) Sneaky Mom’s Meatloaf
1 and half pound ground meat
1/2 vidalia onion
1 cup diced button mushrooms
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
big handful baby spinach
Ketchup to top
Blend all ingredients in a big bowl by hand. Add to a loaf pan or mold into loaf shape on a baking sheet. Top with ketchup and bake at 350 for 1 and 45 hours.
Next week: Healthy Snacks for Kids
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