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Showing posts from March, 2013

Water Colors.

This is what is getting us to drink more water.  This lemonade is a new flavor for us.  I like it!
Alexander asks for it as   'Water Colors' His favorite is Grape, but it always seems to be sold out.  Luckily, I did find it today.

Triscuit Coated Cod Nuggets w/ Homemade Fries

I am trying to catch up on posting some meals we've had over the past couple of weeks and this meal was a definite success.  Triscuit Coated Cod Nuggets, Steamed Broccoli and Homemade Baked Fries.  I found the idea for the triscuit coating somewhere on pinterest and altered it to suit what we had in our pantry.  I was a little concerned about dryness because I've never used triscuit as a coating before, but it came out really nice.  Both kids gobbled them up.  :)     The Homemade Fries Making homemade fries are not as convenient as the frozen bagged ones, but health-wise it is so worth the effort.  I tossed a few potatoes into a sink full of water, scrubbed them, peeled them (you could leave the peel on) and cut them into strips.  TIP:  I had read somewhere to put your potato strips back into a covered bowl of cold water for 1 hour to help make them crispier... so that's what I did!   Then I put the spice mix together in a bowl:
1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder 1/4 …

Snow Shoeing!

About two weeks ago we decided to get out and enjoy the snow.  We went snow shoeing for the first time.  Both kids were over excited all week waiting for Saturday to go.  We rented the snow shoes for the whole family and set out.  Oh, it felt so good to get out and enjoy the outdoors and try something new.  Part of our plan is not just to eat healthier, but to be more active as a family.  We want our kids to live a healthy, active life and we know that their good habits start with us.

At the beginning of the trail It was a cold, crisp day but we were bundled up nice and warm.  Alexander was over-the-moon excited that they had snow shoes to fit him as well.  We had originally planned on pulling him in his sled because we didn't think they had shoes his size, but it was awesome that they did! 

 On The Trail The trail was pretty busy with a mix of people snow shoeing and skiing.  Christian loved snow shoeing but the cross country skiers peeked his curiosity.  We will try skis next t…

Salmon with Sweet Red Chili Sauce with Garlic Spinach and White Rice

In an attempt to be more "heart healthy" we plan to add more fish to our diet.  Truthfully, the only time we really have fish is when it's deep fried or pan fried. Millard's favorite is catfish, but we can't seem to find any here.  Myself and Christian L-O-V-E seafood!!  No matter what way it comes to us - we'll eat it!!   So you can imagine Christian's excitement when he realized that he was having salmon 2 days in a row.  
This was such a simple, quick meal to put together.
The Salmon was coated with Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce from Costco and baked in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes on parchment paper which made for easy clean-up.   
Garlic Spinach was also super easy.  I sauteed 1 bag of Costco Baby Spinach, 4 cloves of garlic, a little olive oil, a teeny bit of sea salt and pepper to taste.  It took a matter of just a few minutes to cook the spinach down.
And Plain White Rice from the rice cooker.  Yes, I know that I should've probably serv…