Monday, September 21, 2015

{Recipe ReDux} Fantastic Freezer Meals: Curried apple carrot soup!

Share your tips and tricks for making one – or more freezer meals. It’s the end of the gardening season for some of us; let’s store away that produce in heat-and-eat-from-the-freezer-meals. Show how convenient healthy freezer breakfast, lunches or dinners can be!

Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. What's not to love? Sweaters, soup, crock pots, fall produce....yummy!

You know what I don't like? Wasting food! This is a great recipe to use up some "past prime" carrots, apples, onions or all three. No need to chuck them into the trash can, use 'em up in soup!

Curried Apple Carrot Soup
  • 2 pounds carrots, chunked
  • 1 onion, chunked
  • 3 small apples, chunked
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 can coconut milk or cream
Special equipment
  • Slow cooker
  • Immersion blender
Place all veggies and spices into a bag and chuck into your freezer. Ready when you are!

On your cooking day, place veggies and stock into crock pot and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low until veggies are very tender. 
Puree with a hand blender (aka stick blender, immersion blender) until smooth. Add coconut milk and puree again. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed. 

Kid tip: let them help with the immersion blender. It is a lot of fun and more likely that they'll try the soup!

Kid contest: use the leftover coconut milk to draw designs or letters into their own bowl of soup. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

School lunch ideas

Back to school is in full swing! Here are a few ideas of what things to pack that are fun, easy to eat but also healthy.

Gluten-Free banana bread
Grapes on skewers
Sliced baby cucumbers
Hard boiled egg.
Brown rice cake with peanut butter and pumpkin seeds
Sliced carrots
Fresh Strawberries
Applesauce squeeze (no added sugar)

Ants on a log
Sweet potato chips (no added sugar)
Turkey lunch meat with no nitrates
Fresh grapes and blueberries

Thursday, September 10, 2015

School lunch ideas

Back to school! An exciting time that can also be a bit daunting with establishing new routines, figuring out where to go and when to be there and getting homework done. Don't forget about lunch! A healthy lunch is an important prep to help you child do their best in each class. 

All lunches are clean eating, gluten-free, dairy free and refined sugar free. What are you packing for lunch?

Aidells brand Apple Chicken Sausage, leftover from the grill and skewered with apple chunks.
Baby carrots
Peas (from frozen)

Leftover roasted potatoes
Broiled lamb cubes
Leftover steamed broccoli with olive oil and salt
Homemade ketchup 
Nitrate free turkey lunch meat
Fresh veggies
Gluten free crackers

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