Shannon's health and fitness blog

Bringing the islands to your slow cooker

I’ve had a slow cooker for a number of years now and rarely use it.  I have such a difficult time finding recipes that I think are healthy enough for my family.  Well here’s one that I found at skinny Ms. that we loved-Polynesian Chicken!  As far as the recipe goes, I did substitute Coconut Liquid Aminos for the Braggs that the recipe suggests.  I also recommend cooking this for only 4 hours.  If you have a corn allergy, just substitute potato starch for corn starch.  This is a great dairy free, gluten free meal!


October 9, 2012 Posted by | Food, Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Resources that teach kids about food choices

  • Monster Nutrition Mungo the nutrition monster will eat everything in his path.  Kids must quickly choose what to feed him:  the healthier their choices, the higher their score.
  • MyPyramid Blast Off Kids can reach outer space by fueling a rocket with healthy foods and physical activity.  Each food group has a separate fuel tank so kids can keep track of how their choices fit into the food pyramid
  • Nutrition Tracker This downloadable game encourages kids to keep track of what they eat and compares their food choices with the daily recommended servings for each food group.
  • Chef Solus’s Cooking School Kids cook with Chef Solus by following recipes and learning about healthy food choices.

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Children, Food, Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick and easy meals kids love

I’ve had some requests for the recipes of meals my daughter loves.  Here are just a couple very easy and tasty dishes.

Eggplant Tostada

4 medium sized whole wheat tortillas

1 cup Eggplant Garlic Spread (Trader Joes‘s)

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Cover each tortilla with 1/4 cup eggplant spread and place on baking sheet.  Top with tomatoes and feta
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tortillas are golden and crisp on edges.

Serves 4

Italian Chicken Soft Taco

This is a spin off the above recipe and makes taco night different and interesting!

Prepare above recipe, fold into a taco, and add bite size pieces of cooked chicken.

November 3, 2010 Posted by | Children, Food | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment