I love peanut butter! It is actually my weakness! It is an easy way to add extra protein into my diet and it tastes delicious in shakes, dips, baked goods, oatmeal, and just about anything else you can think of! The peanut butter lover in me was so excited when I was given the opportunity to test out and create recipes using the Peanut Butter & Co’s powdered peanut butter, MightyNut. Continue reading
Hmmmm….What?!? That’s right, I tried Freekeh and it is one of my new favorite grains! You may be wondering what Freekeh is. Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. What’s more, Freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice and is naturally low in sodium and it’s vegan! Not to mention that it is certified organic, Non GMO, and grown in the USA.
So what do you do with Freekeh? So far I have used it in my chicken stir fry and made a Mexican salad with it. Yum! It would also be great in soups, pilafs, salads, chilis, stews etc…The possibilities are endless!
Let’s talk about snacks! Snacks are an important part a child’s diet. Most children need two to three healthy snacks each day in addition to three meals. It is especially important for kids to have snacks throughout the day because their bodies are growing. Children require a sufficient amount of calories each day to allow them to build more tissue, and healthy snacks provide extra energy and essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel their developing bodies.
As a mom with two young children, I am constantly on the go and it is important to always have snacks with me. I have made the mistake of going out without my arsenal of snacks in my bag, and I won’t do that I again! It was meltdown city until I stopped at a local grocery store and bought snacks for the kids. Not only is it important for me to have snacks in my bag at all times, but it is important that they are healthy and do not require refrigeration. I wanted to share my 10 “grab and go” snacks with you! Here they are: