March is both National Nutrition Month and National Breakfast Month. Having a quick and nutritious breakfast is often a need by busy families. Sometimes we reach for a breakfast item that is quick but maybe not always nutritious. This recipe is quick, delicious, Mom tested and kid approved! Be sure to serve with low-fat yogurt and a side of fruit.
This banana-apple muffin is a yummy way to provide a nutritious start to your family’s day or as a snack to refuel kids after school. The whole-wheat base, and mix of applesauce and bananas, makes these muffins an easy way to incorporate whole grains and fruit into your day. We like to pair a muffin with fruit and low-fat yogurt for a simple, yet filling breakfast. After school, this muffin and a side of fruit is perfect served alongside homework!
We have had so much fun this month with “Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime”! I hope that you have seen the benefits of sharing a meal with your family and can continue making family mealtimes an important part of your day.
In our kick-off video this month, we talked about how important planning meals is for getting our family to the dinner table each night. This simple step helps ensure that we have ingredients on hand to make a fresh meal with our kids and can enjoy sitting down to dinner. Dinner Tonight is all about quick and nutritious meals, so we want to share a menu featuring main-dish recipes from the website and includes a section on ways kids can help with dinner preparation
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Looking for a nutritious, delicious and far from boring lunch for you or your kiddo? Look no further because in the video below we have three lunch box pairing suggestions that will help you start off the school year right.
The Picky Eater: This particular lunch is a fun way to get the kid who doesn’t like to eat their veggies to venture out! It contains savory Veggie Tots and PB&J Rolls which are both fun and healthy twists on classic lunch foods.
The All-Star Athlete: Protein and complex carbohydrates are essential for an athlete. This delicious Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich, will help them perform at their best level in the classroom and on the field by providing them the calories and nutrients for sustainable energy.
The Adventurous Eater: For the experimental, fearless ones out there this lunch box is built to satisfy your taste for adventure! It begins with a Going Greek Dip which is full of flavor and can be used as an appetizer too! Thank you – Carina Greenfield, TTU Dietetic Intern
Are you looking for healthy snacks? Choose fruit, vegetables, nuts, or low fat diary products. Try to have a combination of protein and carbohydrate. This mix will help keep you full longer. Remember a snack is NOT a meal. Keep snacks around 200 calories or less. Here are 4 great snack recipes you have to try. Be sure to watch the video on how to make your own Kale Chips. Enjoy!
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