When cooking with kids it's a good idea to keep it simple . Make recipes with just a few steps. Blended drinks are great to start with if you're just starting to cook with your kids- it's fast and doesn't require exact measurements. You can make a cooler/slushy with just about any fruit or veggies. Encourage your kids to come up with flavor combinations. Sam and I made cucumber/lime coolers and they turned out delicious! Try this at home with your kids. Stay cool! -Sandra Cucumber Cooler Recipe
What do you make for dinner on hot summer evenings? l'm always looking for new recipe ideas that don't require cooking - it's been waaay too hot to turn the oven on lately. Lately I'm adding fruit to greens to make cool salads- add some grilled shrimp or chicken to the salad to make it more filling. Cantaloupe Salad: Shave cantaloupe with a veggie peeler Thinly slice fennel Rough chop fresh dill Mix above ingredients with baby lettuce then squeeze lime juice, drizzle olive oil and season with salt/pepper. Enjoy!
Here's a healthy alternative to the classic ice cream pop- Orange Creamsicle. These ice pops are made with coconut milk instead of dairy milk and sweetened with Agave nectar. My younger son Sam made this batch with me. It's a fun and easy recipe to make with your kids... ask them to come up with ideas for other orange fruits to use in place of orange and mango. Get a free download of this recipe here.
The other day Walter (my older son) and I went strawberry picking in the rain. We've been going to Russell Orchard for berry picking (and apple picking in the Fall) since before Walter could walk. He's grown up on fruit and apple cider donuts from this farm. If you live anywhere near Boston, Russell Orchard is a great weekend destination. It's been a rainy start to the berry season here in Massachusetts so we didn't get many berries. Most were still green. But we did manage to fill one small basket. Back home we roasted the berries with a little maple syrup then topped...