Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Food for Kids

As my summer job, I am a nanny. Now the toughest part, other than finding things to do is making kid-friendly food with minimal prep while trying to be healthy. Luckily for me, carrots, grapes, bananas, and peaches are always around for us to snack on (healthy and easy!). Here’s some great tasty food ideas for when working with kids!

Breakfast: fruits, yogurt, waffles or bagels. Our personal favorite at the moment are smoothies. Making smoothies also adds an activity for us.

Lunch: Mac and cheese has been a big hit (almost 3 times a week). To keep the sodium and preservatives at a minimum, we eat Simply Organic Mac and cheese. Not as cheesy as some of the rest but not too bad for a much healthier option. Burritos or nachos have also been a delicious easy option. When using minimal ingredients (picky kids) along with organic beans and cheese, it’s pretty healthy! Another popular item I consistently make is cheesy bread dunked in marinara. For this cheesy bread below that we made last week, all I used was half a loaf of French bread, butter, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. In the oven at 350 for a couple minutes to melt the cheese and we had a quick lunch. 

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