Frugal Family Fun: Quick And Easy Yummy Snacks!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quick And Easy Yummy Snacks!!

Here are some of my favorite recipes from "Food For Tots" by Dr. Janice Woolley, Pediatrician, and Jennifer Pugmire, mom!! (Illustration by Marilyn Taggart!!)

Orange Banana Milk!
For a quick and yummy breakfast drink, place1 2/3 cups milk, 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate and 1/2 of a medium banana in a blender. Cover and blend until foamy.

Breakfast Burritos!
Wrap up breakfast for one, two or a whole crowd!!
Scramble eggs with milk (1 tbsp. of milk for each egg. 1 egg per child; use 2-3 eggs per adult) Be sure to cook eggs thoroughly! Cook chopped ham, sausage links or other meat of your choice. Warm tortillas (whole wheat or flour). Once warmed, you are ready to serve! Put cheese, salsa, tomatoes or other toppings in bowls and serve buffet style! Our family also likes to cook onions and red and green peppers to go in the eggs! It is a great way to get your child to eat their veggies and love it at the same time!!

English Muffin Pizzas!
Everyone loves pizza!! Here is a yummy and healthy one that kids can help make!!
You will need whole wheat english muffins, pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, ham or chicken (cooked and chopped) and other pizza toppings.
Some topping ideas:
chopped red and/or green peppers
chopped onions
pineapple chunks
sliced olives
chopped tomatoes
sliced mushrooms
bacon bits

Slice English muffin in half. Spread pizza sauce on each half. Sprinkle with cheese, meat and other toppings. Broil until cheese is bubbly! Enjoy!!

Homemade Mac N Cheese!
Much healthier than the box stuff!!
Cook 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz. package) according to the package directions. In a blender, mix 2 cups milk, 2 tbsp white flour, and 2 tbsp melted butter until thoroughly blended. Cook milk mixture in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Mix 2 tsp mustard into the milk mixture, then slowly stir in grated cheese until melted. Remove saucepan from heat. Combine pasta and cheese sauce in a serving bowl and garnish with grated cheese if desired!


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