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Fig-Pecan Energy Bites from The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

Have you tried figs? What are your favorite fig recipes? I have to admit that I haven’t had figs very often but when I saw the Fig-Pecan Energy Bites recipe in The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook (thanks to my in-laws for the Christmas gift!), I knew this would be a good recipe to try! My almost 5 yo son helped me prep these while his sister napped and he was so proud of his snack We may be making more this weekend since it’s supposed to be so cold! Fig-Pecan Energy Bites 3/4 c. Diced dried figs 1/2 c. Chopped pecans 1/4 c. Rolled oats (old fashioned or quick) 2 T. Ground flaxseed or wheat germ 2 T. Powdered or regular peanut butter 2 T. Honey Makes 12 energy bites. Refrigerate

Quick and Healthy Breakfast for Kids: Overnight Oats

I love quick and easy breakfasts so we can get out the door for preschool and our other activities! These Overnight Oats are perfect because you prep them the night before so there is minimal prep in the morning. And the kids can help measure, pour and stir. Overnight Oats 1/2 cup unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 cup low-fat milk 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt 1 cup old fashioned or quick cooking oats A drizzle of honey 1-2 T. Chia seeds 1-2 T. Wheat germ and/or flaxseed 2 cups fresh or frozen berries such as raspberries, blueberries and raspberries Combine all ingredients except fruit in one large bowl or container. Divide in to 4 individual bowls and top with fruit.

Warm Up with White Turkey Chili

These snowy winter months make me want to prepare a large batch of warm chili. And this is the perfect recipe! It is super easy, quick and both of my kids enjoy it. My 2-year old daughter even lifts up her bowl to drink the last of the chili in her bowl. Mix it up by offering different toppings and serve it with homemade or store bought cornbread. White Turkey Chili 1 T. olive oil 1 pound ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 2 stalks celery, sliced 2 (15.5 oz.) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed 2 (14 ½ oz.) cans low sodium chicken broth 1 (11 oz.) can of no salt added corn or hominy 2 t. cumin ½ cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese 1 T. fresh chopped cilantro or parsley Optional topp

Healthy Dips for Kids: Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Do your kids like to dunk their veggies in dip? I find my 2 and 4 year old eat WAY more fruits and veggies when I serve them with a dip. I give them about 1-2 T. of dip so they don't drown them in the dip, but use it for flavor and fun. Here are our family's favorites: 1. Hummus 2. Nut butter 3. Mashed avocado/guacamole 4. Tzatziki sauce This Tzatziki sauce is easy, delicious and a gateway for your kids to eat more veggies too! Tzatziki Sauce 5.3 oz. container of lowfat/nonfat plan Greek yogurt 1/2 t. minced garlic Sprinkle of salt Splash of lemon juice 1/4 cup diced cucumber 1 t. fresh minced dill Mix all ingredients together and store in the refrigerator. What are your kids' favorite dips?

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