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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

3 ingredient smoothies for kids


Smoothies don't have to be loaded with lots of ingredients and be difficult to make. A good go to recipe for making smoothies can include one of each of these three ingredients:
1 Liquid: milk, juice, almond milk, water
1 Fruit: whatever you like chopped- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, peaches, pineapple are all good choices
1 Extra: extra fruit, yogurt, vegetables, whey protein,  ice cubes, oats, chia seeds

 

3 Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

Fruitie Tootie Smoothie!

by Danii
1 Banana peeled
6 frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups of orange juice
Blend until smooth.


Mango Smoothie

2 1/2 cups of Mango Juice
1 Cup of Vanilla yogurt or plain
1 Sliced Banana
Blend all ingredients together.


Blueberry

1/2 Cup ice cubes
1/2 Cup orange juice
1/2 Cup blueberries
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until ice cubes are crushed.



Grape Orange

1 Cup grapes
1 orange peeled and sliced
1 Cup frozen fruit
Blend until nice and smooth.


Strawberry Kale

Ingredients
2 Cups strawberries
1 Cup apple juice
4-5 kale leaves, stems removed

Directions
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.



See lots more smoothie recipes for kids and share you recipes!





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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

5 hobo dinner ideas

Hobo dinners are simply dinners wrapped in tin foil and cooked in the oven or a campfire. You might hear them called hobo dinners, foil packets, or tin foil dinners.

I love that it is an easy clean up meal and each member of the family can create their own individually just how they like it. We use them often even when we aren't camping.


How to Make Hobo Dinners

First learn how to make tin foil dinners with this easy recipe.


Then try a few different hobo recipes like these:

 

Grilled Chicken Pesto Packets

Ingredients
4 chicken breast fillets
4  tomatoes, quartered
1 brown onion, quartered
1/2 cup basil pesto
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons butter
4 squares aluminum foil

Directions
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine mayonnaise and pesto in a bowl. 
Place fillets on individual foil sheets and top with onion and tomato.   Spoon pesto mixture onto chicken parcels. Place a small portion of butter on each parcel.  Fold foil tightly over chicken to seal each parcel into a packet.
Place packets on grill on indirect heat.  Close cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, turning packet once during cooking. 
Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before opening.
Serves 4.


Barbecue Pork Parcels

Ingredients
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 lb. pork stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 fresh ears of corn, cut in half
4 to 6 new red potatoes, cut into wedges
1 cup frozen or fresh cut green beans
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Place 4 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil on work space.
Place the barbecue sauce into a bowl, toss the pork pieces through the sauce until well coated. 
Divide the pork into 4 portions, place one portion onto each sheet of foil. Top the meat with the corn, potatoes, and green beans, then place ½ tablespoon of butter on each portion.
Fold the foil packets up, leaving a little air space at the top, then seal securely.
Place packets on grill on indirect heat.  Cover grill and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, spinning packets at least once during this time.
Remove and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes before opening.


Eggplant Lasagna Packets


Potato Vegetable Packets
















Fish Bake Foil Packet

1 fish fillet
1 potato per person, sliced
1 can green beans, drained
1 can white beans, drained
Italian salad dressing to taste



Lay fish on a sheet of tin foil. Top with potato slices, scatter green beans on top and white beans. Drizzle with salad dressing. Wrap your tin foil up and bake.



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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

15 favorite picnic recipes


Some of our favorite Picnic Recipes beyond sandwiches or grilled hamburgers.



Picnic Lunch Recipes

Coconut Chicken Balls
Hamburger Rolls

Taco Salad in a Baggie

Coconut Chicken Balls 

Teriyaki Chicken Wraps

Shrimp Kabobs


Picnic Snacks

Stuffed Strawberries

Homemade Fruit Leather

Snack Balls

Mini kabobs
Use small wooden skewers and thread grapes, small cubes of cheese and leftover ham or chicken. Healthy, tasty and fun.

Seasoned Oyster Cracker Snacks
Seasoned Cracker Snacks
10 cups oyster crackers or plain goldfish crackers
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika

Put oyster crackers in large bowl and drizzle with oil, tossing to coat evenly.
Put oyster crackers in large paper bag and add seasonings, then shake vigorously to coat the crackers with seasonings.
Store in an airtight container.
You can eat these as a snack or add them to soups and salads.


Picnic Salads

Salad in a Jar
Salad in a Jar

Ranch Pasta Salad

Ham Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Faux Potato Picnic Salad

1 head cauliflower, divided into small florettes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp coarse ground or spicy brown mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp finely chopped pickles
2 green onions, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
paprika for garnish
(optional: other potato salad favorites, like crispy bacon pieces, radishes, finely chopped celery, etc.)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add cauliflower florettes, and cook at a gentle rolling boil JUST until KNIFE tender; drain immediately and dump cauliflower out onto paper towels to dry and cool  thoroughly.
While cauliflower is cooling, prepare dressing.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, and chopped pickles (may use relish if you have a low-carb variety.)
Put cooled cauliflower in a salad bowl, stir in the dressing mixture, then top with onions, eggs, and add salt and pepper to taste, stir and adjust seasonings.  Add any other ingredients you want, adjust seasonings, then sprinkle with paprika for a pretty finish.
Refrigerate until cold, then serve.
Will serve 4 small salads.

Here are more picnic recipes and ideas on where to go and what to pack.




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