Cheese and Veggie Frittata

Cheese and Veggie Frittata Serves: 4 4 t. olive oil, divided 1 cup sliced onion 4 cups chopped spinach leaves 1/2 t. salt, divided ¼ t. ground black pepper 1 t. minced garlic 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 cup shredded Gouda cheese, divided 2 T. grated parmesan cheese Directions: Heat a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 t. of olive oil to the pan then add the sliced onions. Cook onions for about 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add chopped spinach to onions and cook a few minutes until the spinach is wilted and tender. Add ¼ t. salt and black pepper. Mix together. In a mixing bowl, combine garlic, eggs and remaining ¼ t. salt. Stir together with a whis

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is mild in flavor, easy to roast and packed with Vitamin C. It is a great way to introduce your kids to squash! Don't be discouraged if you child doesn't like squash at first. It can take 15-20 times before a child likes a food. To be honest, at times, my kids are still unsure of the acorn squash, but they love this filling. So, we often serve them the filling with some of the acorn squash mixed in. And, of course, a sprinkle of cheese! Stuffed Acorn Squash Serves: 6-8 Olive oil 2 acorn squash 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage (recipe below) 1 t. dried thyme ½ t. dried sage Salt and pepper to taste ¾ cup sh

Kid-Friendly Thai Pizza

Kid-Friendly Thai Pizza My kids really enjoy these fun pizzas! You can’t go wrong since everyone loves pizza, right? It’s just a little twist on a traditional favorite. And if your kids would prefer different toppings, feel free to add your kids’ favorite veggies to make it more personalized to them. Plus, don’t forget to get your kids in the kitchen with you preparing their own pizzas! My 4 and 2-year-old usually start out by splitting one whole pita as that size seems to fit them well. We served the pizzas with sliced cucumbers for more crunch, color and nutrition. Kid-Friendly Thai Pizza Serves: 4 4 whole wheat pita bread rounds ½ cup Thai-style peanut sauce ½ pound cooked ground chicken

Perfect Fall Recipe For the Family: Apple and Pear Crisp

This is a perfect Fall recipe for the family! It is quick and easy and a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen cooking with you. While you are slicing the apples and pear, your children can be measuring and mixing the topping ingredients together. Then, watch together as the crisp bubbles and browns in the oven! Apple and Pear Crisp Serves: 4 ½ cup old fashioned oats 2 T. brown sugar 2 T. whole wheat flour 1 T. ground flaxseed meal ½ t. ground cinnamon 1/8 t. ground nutmeg 1/8 t. ground cloves 2 T. cold unsalted margarine or butter 2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced 1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, sugar, flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nu


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