Keeping track of my successes (and mishaps) in the kitchen.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Greek Yogurt "Parfait"
When I take my kids grocery shopping, they always ask me to buy Trix yogurt, Crush Cups or some other type of junky yogurt that's full of sugar and food coloring. I don't like buying that stuff, but every once in a while, I give in because they like it so much. It's a treat for them, they really enjoy it and I enjoy watching them eat it up. Their lil' faces glow and they're all smiles as they savor every bite. They're so easy to please sometimes. :)
Costco was sampling Greek Nonfat Yogurt topped with a little honey. The boys really loved it so I bought a container knowing it was a better choice compared to the junky yogurt they ask for. We also picked up blueberries and the boys ate greek yogurt topped with blueberries and honey after school for a couple of days. When the blueberries ran out, I made the boys "fruit parfaits" and poured a little cereal in a bowl and topped it with yogurt and homemade plum preserves. It was delicious! What a healthy little snack considering all the junky alternatives they could've picked. This is packed with protein and perfect for holding you over till dinner time. Great stuff!
I recently realized that I actually enjoy cooking. I love watching my family eat up the food I make and it makes me feel great when they compliment me on my cooking. I've been cooking up a storm, making healthier choices when making meals, and we're saving money by eating at home. :) There are FABULOUS recipes out there and I look forward to trying as many as I can. The recipes I post are a combination of flavors that my family enjoys and not necessarily "authentic" to the label I've given the dish.
I also post recipes for friends who have kids with food allergies. It took me a long time to figure out how to bake egg-free treats for my son, and now that I've got it nailed, I'm happy to share with others. I modify recipes due to my son's food allergies to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish.I enjoy sharing recipes for egg-free baked goods because the party doesn't have to end at cake time. :)