Browsing Tag

time saver

smoothie freezer packets for kids

Smoothie Freezer Packets for Kids

EAT, snacks By January 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I like to save time. Doesn’t every Mom? With a focus on healthy this year, I started making smoothie freezer packets for kids. Perhaps it’s also because I bought a Vitamix and am determined to have my family eat whole, healthy foods. You can reuse the ziplock bags and keep a stash of smoothie mixes in the freezer. Keep coconut water or almond milk on hand and add 1/2 cup to your smoothie packet. Hint: Using dark berries allows you to camouflage kale or spinach without the kids thinking there is anything green in their smoothie.

Green Smoothie For Kids (aka Hulk Juice)

1 yoghurt (you can also freeze the yoghurt in muffin tins and buy the large tubs)
1 stalk celery
1 cut up apple
1 handful spinach or kale
1/2 avocado

Berry Smoothie for Kids

1/2 cup each blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
1 peeled banana
1/2 apple

Chocolate Banana Smoothie for Kids

2 peeled bananas
1/2 square bakers dark chocolate (to freeze) or 1T cocoa powder to add later

Mix with 8 oz. almond or soy milk and 1T honey.

Peach Flax Smoothie for Kids

1 frozen banana
1 Yoghurt
3 cut peaches
1T flax meal

Mix with 8 oz. almond or soy milk.


Schoolday Frozen Breakfast Burrito

EAT, family meals By January 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Schoolday Frozen Breakfast

Once every month I make these schoolday frozen breakfast burritos with the kids as kitchen helpers. Wrapped in plastic and frozen in a big bag, they can be pulled out the night before and refrigerated.  Pop them onto a panini maker or in the microwave to heat. On mornings when we are late for school (that would be most mornings), I wrap the ends in tinfoil and call them ‘hand snacks’ so the kids can eat them on the way to school. You can add as many vegetables as you like and eliminate the sausage to make them vegetarian-friendly.


7 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 pound sausage meat
1 small onion
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

To Make 10:

1. Using 7 eggs and milk, scramble eggs in a pan.
2. Using the same pan, sautee sausage meat with diced onions.
3. Cool all ingredients.
4. Arrange 10 flour tortillas on the counter and spoon an equal amount of all ingredients onto the top quarter of each tortilla.
5. Roll each, folding over the bottom of the wrap half way through.
6. Immediately wrap with plastic or parchment paper.
7. Freeze