I fed my kids ice cream for breakfast. Wellllll...that's what I called it anyway. In reality it was:
1 1/2 frozen bananas
about 3/4 cup frozen watermelon
about 1/2 - 3/4 cup soy milk
a couple tablespoons ground flax
a squirt of agave necter
Mix that up in your blender (I rock a vitamix), marvel at the pinkish "ice cream," dish up and serve. I'm sure you could add some other odds and ends, or completely change the fruits to your tastes. I've found that if the color is appealing, the kids will eat.
So, healthy eating. I'm probably going to post about this subject a LOT. I love food. I love eating. I'm not always in love with the healthy part, but as long as it tastes good, you'll suck me in. Our family does the best we can to eat healthfully, and we are on a budget. Most of meal we eat are cooked from scratch. I enjoy cooking and let's face it, prepackaged meals/foods can be costly. I share what I like in my facebook notes, and I'll probably post recipes here as well.
Part of healthy eating is taking some food risks. I do this all the time. You never know what a kid will love or hate, so I experiment. For example, this morning I'm working on a carrot coconut rice pudding. If they like it, it's a great way to get some carrots and healthy whole grains into them (I'm using red rice today, but I'd use brown too). If they don't like it, then I'll have ready made breakfast for a week. It's a win-win! The recipe is from The Vegan Lunchbox. I'll get back to you whether or not it passes the kid taste test.
I'm also going to make a double batch of seitan today, one for dinner tonight and one for the freezer. Seitan, admittedly, is time consuming, although most of the time is passive (ie it has to simmer for an hour or so...no need to hover around the pan). As long as we're going to be home anyway, things like seitan or bread aren't a big deal. Anyhoo, seitan is a great source of protein and very inexpensive to make at home. I'll probably saute it with some mushrooms and squash tonight and serve it with a grain, quinoa maybe? Maybe noodles.
It's been like the Food Network in my kitchen lately, probably because I was out of commission for so long. There's just something relaxing about turning up the crap music (Ke$ha, I'm talkin' about you) and cooking some good food for my family.
What are your thoughts about healthy eating?