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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #45 -- A Back-To-School Family Interview
September 07, 2006

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Kindy's Musings....

It's back to school time -- hope your family is adjusting to the new schedules!

Take a minute below to get to know the Garrow's (Frank and Karie and their 3 children...from New York:

1.What are your children's ages?

Ages 10, 6, 18 months and a baby girl on the way!!

2.Do you shop discount grocery stores, chain supermarkets or farmer's market?

Chain supermarkets although I love farmers markets, but it is hard to bring all the children with me to them

3.How often?

Once a week

4.Favorite cookbook?

Martha Stewart's

5.Recipe last used or created?

Banana pudding

6.What meals do you eat together?

We eat dinner usually together and lunch and dinner on Sundays

7.Biggest meal challenge?

To find healthy meals we all like and won't get bored with.

8.Do you have a family garden?

We don't have a garden but plan to when we buy a house.

9.Any grocery shopping success tips?

Stick to the list and be prepared ahead of time.

10.What has your family done in the last month to get healthier?

Taking vitamins and exercising. I (Karie) can't wait to have this baby so I can start running again. Frank is eating much better and doing sit-ups and push-ups regularly

11.How often do you eat processed foods?

We eat some processed foods daily like cereal. Potato chips once in a while,cookies sometimes (not crazy amounts though). We really limit what the kids can have.

12.What would you like to do in the future to eat healthier?

In the future we would like to cook meals together and plan them together and have a great garden that the kids can help with. And exercise consistently!!

Thank you Garrow's for letting us into your world! Keep up the great work!

Try the easy recipe below:



Makes 4 servings

Start to Finish: 10 minutes


1/2 cantaloupe cut into chunks

1 large can fruit cocktail packed in water

4 cup watermelon cut into chunks

1 quart of fresh blueberries

1 large can of pineapple chunks or fresh pineapple cut into chunks

Mix well. Chill and serve in small dishes.

Original recipe by your family nutritionist.....


Sweet on Melon

These juicy beauties are more than worth their weight in nutrition-boosting, taste bud-tempting goodness.

Beware: melons only look innocent. Open them up and surprise! Melons are versatile, refreshing and hydrating, packed with Vitamins A and C and make a satisfying, nutritious choice.

Pick them like a pro. Look for the melon's belly button. An "innie" usually means it's a ripe-ie, indicating the melon came off the vine at the right time.

Also, select a melon that is heavier than it looks -- that means it is weighty with sweet juice. Once cut, store ripe melon tightly covered in the refrigerator.


What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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