Meal Prep

With emerging research showing that just five prunes per day can help slow bone loss, you can make this smoothie with or without the dairy
I've always loved the experience of making pancakes. I remember my Mom and Dad making us little Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes sprinkled with blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes. The memories of cooking with my parents and making it fun, I'm sure has had a major influence on my love of the kitchen that just continues to grow.
A few weeks ago we made some awesome homemade jalapeno and blue cheese burgers and were craving something crunchy on the side, so I decided to whip up some of these baked onion rings and they turned out so great! So I knew I had to share them with you guys.
Involving children in meal preparation provides a wonderful opportunity for them to discover new foods and teaches them to become more self-reliant in the kitchen. Getting kids in the kitchen can also help with many important life skills, like reading (the recipes), enhancing math skills through measuring out ingredients or increasing/decreasing the number of servings in a recipe, and even basic science by learning about how ingredients like salt, baking powder and flour work together.
Poke (pronounced POKE-AY) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that you can find pretty much anywhere that carries food on the islands -- from grocery stores, to restaurants, and even little beach shacks. Whenever we're in Hawaii I think it's safe to say my diet consists of at least fifty percent poke.
For meat eaters or plant-loving vegans alike, tempeh is a great protein option to throw into the mix to keep things interesting. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like a good taco. Put that into bowl format and you really can't go wrong!
One pan meals- gotta love 'em! Remember that Baked Lemongrass Risotto a couple of weeks back? As promised, here is the perfect