Browsing Category

EAT

Safe Turkey Preparation

EAT, family meals By October 7, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

The following turkey preparation safety tips are adapted from US CDC online documentation:  It’s Turkey Time – Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal. Health Canada also provides turkey preparation tips. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, be aware of safety issues when thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking your turkey. Food safety is especially important as you prepare a holiday meal. Within the last couple of years, public health officials have investigated outbreaks of foodborne illness that were caused by bacteria in jalapeños, spinach, peanut butter, frozen pizza, frozen pot pies, and frozen beef patties. Many consumers are now more aware of the ongoing importance of food safety.

Share:
Turkey Leftover turkey ideas for kids

Leftover turkey ideas for kids

EAT, family meals, holidays By October 5, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

Wondering what to do with all that wonderful leftover turkey from your last holiday? Here’s a healthy and delicious way to use that leftover turkey that your kids will love!

2 English muffins or Whole-wheat bun
2 leaves romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped skinless leftover turkey (white meat)
1/4 cup Hellmann’s® ½ the Fat mayonnaise-type dressing
1 /2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp. grated parmesan
Pinch of parsley
cracked pepper

Mix turkey, Hellmann’s®, parsley, lemon juice and parmesan. Add lettuce and stuff between two slices of bread. Makes 2 portions.

Chuck’s Sandwich-Making Tips

  • Have fun with leftovers. Sandwiches are a great way to transform leftovers into a delicious snack or meal. Try unusual fillings to make the most out of leftover food.
  • Plan ahead. Gourmet-inspired ingredients such as caramelized onions, seasoned mayonnaise, and roasted red peppers can take a sandwich from ho-hum to amazing. Prepare ingredients that require a little extra effort ahead of time or on the weekends when you’re less busy and keep them in the fridge to use all week.

– Chuck Hughes loves to create fab healthy sandwiches.

Share:

Real Hot Chocolate

EAT, snacks By September 12, 2010 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Remember those days as a child, coming in from the rain and snow and sitting down to a huge mug of hot cocoa?  If you’re going to indulge, you might as well do it from scratch.  It’s easy, healthier, and you can’t beat the taste.  Fill a pot on the stove with the desired amount of milk.  Next, mix equal parts sugar and cocoa with a bit of the hot liquid.  This prevents clumping.  (You can also use Callebaut chocolate, chocolate chips, honey or brown sugar).  Add the chocolate mixture to the hot milk and pour into cocoa cups.  We like the china kind, but for kids, try mini tin camping mugs.  Warm memories and special traditions.  Try it with our shortbread if you dare!

Share:

Sweet Pea Organic Cookies

EAT, snacks By August 3, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

Cookie Sweet Apple imageMMMMM. Banana Pear. Sweet Apple. Pumpkin Spice. And they’re organic. And super-yummy. Don’t you love a snack that pleases your kids and eliminates your guilt? They have no salt, dairy, additives or preservatives, and are made with 100% wholewheat flour.  From Sweet Pea – the company that brought us frozen baby food cubes when you don’t have time to make it yourself.  We like healthy innovations.  Merci!

www.sweetpeababyfood.com

Share: