Archive for the ‘health’ category

First school lunch EVER

April 27, 2009

Healthy Lunch BoxIt’s the end of April, and my first grader tried school lunch today.   I let her try.  I hoped she wouldn’t like it.

Why?  Packing is less expensive and more nutritious.  Plus, I can see what she ate by what she brings home.

Back to the first school lunch . . .   She loved it.

First off,  it was the coolest day of days to get school lunch.  Today, two Littleton police officers served the kids lunch.  How about that for fun?

“Mom, they were cracking everybody up in line.  And the policeman said that me, Cooper and Dillan were his biggest fans.”

Apparently, one officer gave out trays while the other, bread.

“What did you eat?” I asked.

“Nuggets.”

“You like nuggets now?”

“Yes, mom,” she sighed.   “And, I got chocolate milk.”

“So, do you always have policemen there?”  I asked, confused.

“No, this was the first time I saw them.”

Overall, a very exciting first time buying school lunch.  Darn.  I wonder how this will turn out . . .

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The best, yummiest chili EVER

February 1, 2009

I’ve found the perfect food!  I’m obsessed with this chili, just ask my husband.  It’s all we’ve eaten for weeks!  Turkey Chili:

1 lg. onion

1 lg. sweet potato

2 Tbspn oil

1 yellow bell pepper

20 oz. ground turkey (I used chicken!)

1 15.5 oz. can red beans

1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes

3 c. water

1/2 c. tomato paste

1 tspn. dried cilantro

1 1/2 Tbspn. chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

Cut up onion, yellow pepper and sweet potato – medium dice.  Cook onion and oil a few minutes.  Add the turkey.  Cook through about 5 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Boil.  Simmer 60 minutes.

(From I Can’t Believe it’s not Gluten! cookbook)