Category Archives: Family Yum

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa CasseroleI agree that it can be a challenge to figure out how and where to use the new ‘hot’ lower-carb quinoa, especially when we’ve all been doing rice for about forever. So I want to pass this casserole along as a way to get started with this healthy alternative that sounds delicious:

Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa Casserole – A Mom’s Impression | Parenting, Recipes, Product Reviews

You can always lower the sodium by substituting classic white sauce made with chicken broth for the soup.

And having an extra casserole all ready to go in the freezer is always a bonus.

Fruit Leather

Fruit Leather Tutorial

Fruit LeatherHere’s another recipe for homemade fruit leather, this time strawberry. A little bit different technique, fewer ingredients, looks delicious. And the best part- it’s all natural, none of the ingredients we’d rather not be feeding to our children.

“Homemade Fruit Leather” — The Official Site of Chef Georgia Pellegrini | Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Hunting and Redefining Slow Food.


Healthy Food

Top 25 Foodie Mom Blogs

Healthy FoodI know a lot of my parent readers work hard to serve delicious and healthy food to their families, like to cook, and have to deal with food allergies. You’ll want to bookmark some of these resources that Circle of Moms has for you:

Top 25 Foodie Moms – 2013 – Circle of Moms.

You’ll find kid-friendly recipes, international fare to tempt young palates, recipes specifically for those with food allergies, and much more.

I hope you have some fun with these– I too like to cook and try new things and work to make every meal a little bit healthier than they used to be.

Italian Fries

Italian Fries

Italian FriesOven fries are a terrific way to turn that craving for french fries into a healthier yet equally tasty alternative. Your family will love these with a bit of Italian style seasoning added to the taste.

Italian Fries Recipe | Cooking | How To | Martha Stewart Recipes

I would eliminate the butter and just stick with olive oil, but of course that’s your call. I also don’t peel the scrubbed potatoes- many of the nutrients in the potatoes are in the skin.

And over on Pinterest it’s suggested that the key to getting these to crisp up nicely is to soak the potatoes in salted water before preparing them- definitely worth a try!


11 Kid-Friendly Wrap Recipes

WrapWraps are great! They travel well, so they can go to camp and school for lunches. They have less carb’s than a sandwich made with bread or rolls, and that’s healthy. And you can put all kinds of yummy things in them to treat the taste buds. Even kid size taste buds.

11 kid-friendly wrap recipes | Today’s Parent

This might be the best thing about wraps for kids. Properly place your healthy ingredients and they won’t necessarily be so visible and they might just get eaten and maybe even LIKED! Shredded carrot or red pepper, buried in the salsa, for example.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

No Bake Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich CakeEarlier this week I  gave you a recipe for making your own, from scratch, ice cream sandwich cake , now here’s one that requires no baking and is actually made from store bough ice cream sandwiches. Talk about EASY!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe No Baking required!

With the help of a little chocolate and caramel ‘magic shell’ topping, plus the whipped cream, this easy party treat even looks gorgeous! Perfect for those summer birthday parties.