Monthly Archives: September 2009
|September 30, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Nutrition, Uncategorized|
Is scratch cooking at home a lost art? That all depends on your definition of scratch. Most people today would agree that if it is homemade that is close enough, even if a few of the ingredients were pre-made. Lets not focus on the exact definition of scratch cooking, instead lets talk about the benefits […] continue reading
|September 29, 2009||Posted by admin under Advertising|
Last week I wrote about Florida Snap Beans and Sarah even posted her recipe for a Three Bean Salad. I wanted to share today the first of a new series of ads that we will be running in various print publications throughout the fall and spring, as well as in some online advertisements. This ad […] continue reading
|September 28, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce|
The radish is an awkward little vegetable (to me at least). Maybe I’m not the only one, but I often think what on earth do you do with it, besides maybe toss it on a salad? After putting together all the information for this post, I’m still not convinced that there is much more to […] continue reading
|September 25, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, News|
Here’s a quick breakdown of news and info that we have found this week relating to Florida agriculture (as seen on http://twitter.com/freshfromFL): The University of Central Florida launched a weekly on-campus farmers’ market (Sundays, 10-4) Florida seafood available this week: spiny lobster, red grouper, amberjack, red snapper and clams – find retailers near you at […] continue reading
|September 24, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
Sterling’s post on Florida snap beans made me want to share this awesome recipe for Three Bean Salad that I’ve made. It’s a tasty, healthy side dish that has a really, really good dressing. The original recipe is here but I switched some things up to make it even better (in my opinion anyway). Sarah’s […] continue reading
|September 23, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
I love vegetables, so as I write these each week, you’ll see me repeatedly saying how much I like each one (except maybe eggplant) because I do! But I really like snap beans. I like them so much, that when I’m preparing them to cook, I’ll eat a few here and there, raw. People may […] continue reading
|September 21, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids|
The lunch boxes and bags are still shiny and bright. The kids are settling in and the homework is piling up. New friends are being made and afterschool activities are swallowing free time like you had forgotten was possible. Those well thought out lunches, promises of a healthy midday meal and exciting cuisine for the […] continue reading
The lunch boxes and bags are still shiny and bright. The kids are settling in and the homework is piling up. New friends are being made and afterschool activities are swallowing free time like you had forgotten was possible. Those well thought out lunches, promises of a healthy midday meal and exciting cuisine for the young set is probably fading right about now.
As parents, how do we keep the lunch box lunches healthy and exciting?After the age of 5 or 6 no kid wants a sandwich cut into a heart shape or tofu or cheese shaped like a flower. What is a parent to do? I hope a lot of parents will offer suggestions at Fresh from Florida Kids on the “Comments and Tips” page. Busy Cooks is a website that I think has some good ideas for packing school lunches. I would suggest that instead of juices you pack water and if you are using any kind of nuts you should always check with your school to be sure these are ok.
Don’t hesitate to ask your child for suggestions. Feel free to ignore the diet of candy bars and cola some kids may suggest. On the other hand there is no point in packing a lunch of food he will not eat. Try using some of last night’s leftovers. Roasted vegetables in a pita pocket or pasta and sauce in a thermos can be a great lunch instead of a boring white bread sandwich. Be creative and involve the kids. It could work out well for everyone.
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