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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #018 -- Snacking The Right Way!
February 20, 2006
Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Adventure!
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I want to continue to offer an excellent resource in 2006 that will help you save thousands of dollars on GROCERY SHOPPING!
Meet Lana Dorazio whom I consider an "expert" grocery shopper. She has developed a grocery shopping system that you can learn too.
Every time she goes shopping she has learned how to come home with delicious food for her family at a fraction of the cost the grocery store would have liked her to pay!
I would encourage you in this new year of thinking how you will save money with your family's food budget to investigate Lana's ebook, Save Thousands Grocery Shopping & Cook Great Food.
Here in the northeast, we were pulling out our camping stoves to keep our bodies fueled over the weekend due to the power shortage -- how healthy did your family eat when in the crisis mode?
This week, you can learn what snacks to keep around your house for everyday times and to have on hand even for emergency situations.
Did you know?
-On any given day, over half of elementary school-age children eat no fruit
-75% do not meet their daily intake for potassium
-Children with diets rich in fruit decrease their chances of cancer later in life
Try the easy recipe below:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
FRESH TOMATO-TOPPED MINI-PIZZAS
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 pizzas
An Easy-to-Build Snack
1 can (9oz) whole-grain refrigerated biscuit dough
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped tomatoes
4 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Separate the biscuit dough. Flatten each biscuit and place it on a nonstick cookie sheet. Spread the tomato sauce on top of the biscuits.
Sprinkle onto each biscuit (in order) the seasoning, cheese, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the pizzas are lightly browned.
SNACKING IDEAS TO TRY ON YOUR FAMILY!
1. Offer dried fruit instead of chewy candies
2. Switch a one ounce bag of potatoe chips with a medium sized banana
3. Exchange french fries and ketchup with carrot sticks and low-fat dip
4. Replace a can of soda with 100% fruit juice
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2006
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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