Recently I saw a great conversion chart that showed you how to use Chobani greek yogurt to replace some of the fattening ingredients in recipes. I can’t wait to be able to replace things like oil, sour cream, etc. when I’m cooking.
Here’s the conversion for those wondering:
Want to print out a copy and hang on your fridge? Click HERE.
They also have some FANTASTIC recipes on the site.
I can’t wait to make these Mixed Berry FroCHO Pops. They look so cool and creamy and refreshing for the summer.
Have you experimented with greek yogurt? What recipes have you made? We’d love to hear
A change on the spaghetti pie recipe I make for my family. These type of dinners are so easy to make and the leftovers are just as delicious as the original.
Taken from Delish.com
- 12 ounce(s) spaghetti
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 6 slice(s) (4 ounces) bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 container(s) (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup(s) grated Romano cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 pinch(s) nutmeg
- 2 cup(s) milk
For cooking directions, click HERE.
Taken from Yahoo Health
Good news for parents of fussy eaters: You didn’t create them. In an effort to find out what drives unhealthy eating patterns among children, researchers from University College London compared children’s eating behaviors to their mothers’ reactions to said behaviors and found that parents are usually responding to (not the cause of) fussy eating or overindulgence.
The details: The authors collected questionnaire data from 244 mothers of children between the ages of 7 and 9. The moms filled out one survey related to their children’s eating behaviors, agreeing or disagreeing to statements that measured how a child responds to food (for instance, “If allowed to, my child would eat too much”), their child’s enjoyment of food, and whether their child ever avoids food (for instance, “My child gets full before his/her meal is finished” and “My child takes more than 30 minutes to finish a meal.”). The second survey related to the mother’s feeding habits, agreeing or disagreeing to statements like “If my child says ‘I’m not hungry’ I try to get him/her to eat anyway,” or “If I did not guide or regulate my child’s eating, he/she would eat too much of his/her favorite foods.”
Report: Picky eaters are made, not born.
The authors found that what the mothers usually wanted from their children yielded the exact opposite result: Mothers who put more pressure on their children to eat were more likely to report having children who felt full before the end of a meal, ate slowly, were “fussy” eaters, or didn’t enjoy food very much in general. On the other hand, mothers who were more restrictive of what their children ate (those who agreed strongly with the statement “If I did not guide or regulate my child’s eating, he/she would eat too much of his/her favorite foods”) were more likely to have kids who they reported would eat too much if allowed.
To continue reading, click HERE.
If you don’t already know about Weelicious, you’re missing out. She’s a mom who’s taking cooking/baking to a whole new (healthy) level. There are always delish things on her website, and it’s nice to know that they are healthy and tasty. A total no brainer.
From her site, today we bring you Chicken Fajita Quesadilla:
To read all about it, get the recipe and instructions, click HERE.
Our Bento box post from yesterday got me thinking about how meals can be more fun. Ironically, this morning as I was flipping through a magazine I saw an ad for the Nordic Ware barnyard pancake griddle. Bingo! More fun for breakfast.
I then went online to Amazon.com to find out more about it. Turns out Nordic Ware offers more than just the barnyard griddle! How fun.
There is a zoo griddle:
The barnyard (of course)
Bugs (luv it!)
I also believe there is a Valentine’s one. If you don’t want to order though Amazon, you can check your local Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond for them. Happy breakfast…and whatever else you can think of to do with them.
Wishing everyone out there a day filled with love…love for others and, most importantly, love for yourself.
Because today is Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a parenting.com link which features lots of heart inspired meals you can easily make today for your kids/family.
Berry smoothie…made with strawberries or cherries. Or even just a little drop of red food coloring.
Cakes in a cup.
For even more ideas, and the how-to’s on these, click HERE. They also have some cute cupcakes on their home page as well. Worth checking out!
Whatever you do today, enjoy yourself and those around you!