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6 Fun Fresh Family-Made Healthy Recipes

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Creating fun times with the family can be tough when school starts - homework begins to pile up and chores need to get squeezed in, let alone taking care of work responsibilities, etc.! 

Suddenly you have a lot less time to spend together doing things you love to do. We have a solution...Ya gotta eat, right?! So, take the time you would typically use to make dinner and once or twice a week have the kids participate in making breakfast, lunch or dinner for or with you! It's a great way to bond, have fun and be creative together - and let's face it, this is a super delicious project everybody loves in the end!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos

Peanut butter (or any of your favorite nut butters)

Jam or jelly of your choice

Dried or fresh fruit
Graham cracker crumbs

Small whole wheat tortillas

Spread nut butter and jelly on the top of the pita

Top with fruit and graham cracker crumbs

Fold like a taco and ENJOY!




Perfect Pizza Bagel

Whole wheat bagel

Pizza sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Toppings of your choice

Place both sides of bagel in toaster until lightly toasted, then pop it onto a cookie sheet.

Cover with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings

Bake until the cheese is melted. Chow Down!




Cheesy Bowtie Pasta and Peas

Bowtie pasta 

Green peas (frozen is fine)

1/4 cup butter

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

1 1/2 cup Romano cheese

1/4 cup flour

Salt and pepper

Cook pasta, drain, then place in a baking dish

Cook peas with a little butter

In a pot, combine butter and flour with salt and pepper stirring until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Get baking dish with the cooked pasta and stir in cheeses and peas.

Top with extra cheese.

Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes. It’ll be bubbly and delicious!




Rainbow Cheese and Fruit Skewers

Strawberries 

Cheddar Cheese

Banana

Green Grapes

Blueberries 

Blackberries

Wooden skewers

Honey or yogurt

Cut strawberries in half

Cut cheddar cheese into cubes

Slice bananas into thick slices

Keep grapes, blueberries and blackberries whole.

Slide everything on the skewer starting with the blackberries and work your way up to the strawberries. You’ll have a beautiful rainbow of healthy fruit and cheese. Dip into honey or yogurt for extra fun.




Vegetarian Taco Pizza

Whole wheat biscuit dough (store bought is fine)

Meat alternative crumbles 

Packet of taco seasoning

Olives (sliced black or green or both!)

Yellow Onion

Shredded cheese

Tomato

Guacamole or avocado

Salsa <

Sour cream

Green Onion

Spread biscuit dough out on cookie sheet or pizza cooking sheet so that it covers it, pinching around the edges to create a pizza crust. Bake in the oven until lightly brown.

Cook meat alternative, yellow onion, olives and taco seasoning in a skillet.

Top cooked pizza dough with meat alternative mixture. 

Top that with shredded cheese.

Place in the oven at 350 degrees for around 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Top with tomato and green onion.

Serve with salsa, sour cream and guac.




Strawberry Peach Milkshake

1/4 cup almond or coconut milk 

2 Tbsp honey

2 cups strawberries

1 1/2 cups peeled and sliced peaches

2 cups vanilla coconut or almond milk ice cream or frozen yogurt

Place fruit, milk and honey in the blender and blend until pureed.

Add the ice cream and blend.

SLURP!

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