How was your day at school? What did you do? Nothing? Again??

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How many of you have kids who come home from school and when you ask, “What did you do at school today? ¬†How was your day?” and they say nothing.

Enter this conversation piece.

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A friend of mine shared the page with me and I LOVE it!

http://www.livinglocurto.com/2011/08/notes-back-to-school-free-printable/

I printed out the page and then put it into a frame (it was white, so I decorated them a bit).

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Then my kids can use an erasable marker to talk about their day (I didn’t want any more paper around my house).

I am excited to do this tonight with my son!

 

Lunch! A la fun style!

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I LOVE my veggies!

I choose not to eat bread, but struggled to find something to contain my veggies and let me feel like part of the “Wrap Group”.

Enter the Rice noodles sheets.

I put them in water for about 30 seconds and then lay on my cutting board.

I make a figure 8 with 2 of them, and then put a sheet of nori.

I place romaine lettuce, julienned carrots, cukes, and yellow peppers at the center.

And then I roll.

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The dip is my homemade almond butter with chia seeds and cinnamon, a bit of water, and Sunset Gourmet’s Thai Chili Garlic Sauce.

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SOOOOOOO good!

What did you have for lunch?

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Filling the Belly…Squashing the “I’m Hungry” Woes

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I’m hungry. The daily, hourly lament of a 7 yr old boy.

Ii swear H keeps feed in his feet and has a bottomless pit of a stomach.

So, thanks to Prevention, we whipped up some quick less processed granola bars. Took 10 minutes and that includes the melting time of the peanut butter. Easy peezy lemon squeezy.

The Recipe:

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup of peanut butter

-melt that together in a small saucepan on the stove just below medium heat

-add to a bowl of combined

1 cup rice krispies

1 cup of oats

1/2 cup chopped nuts…we used almonds

1/2 cup dried cherries or apricots…we did 1/3 cup of chocolate chips

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

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-mix thoroughly and press into a parchment or Saran Wrap lined 8×8 pan

-chill for 1 hour at least and then cut into bars

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**if I was at home! I would have added flax meal! hemp hearts! chia seeds! and pumpkin seeds! as well as swapping almond butter for peanut butter and using less honey.

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H approved!

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