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Moms On The Go: Check Out These Great Recipes

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Moms On The Go: Check Out These Great Recipes

These recipes were developed for moms on the go. They take such little time you’ll forget you were even in the kitchen.

Pastina

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup mini star pasta, or acini de pepe or whole wheat tri-colored pasta to make it fun!
  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed peas & carrots

Directions:

  1. Boil chicken broth, add pasta & veggies, then lower to a simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Let cool then serve.

Hearty Lentils

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots, peeled & sliced into coins
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 low sodium chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 (12oz) bag lentils

Directions:

  1. Saute carrots & onion in a little olive oil.
  2. Add lentils, bouillon and cover with water (by approx. 2″).
  3. Bring to a simmer about 1 hour.
  4. Serve over cooked pasta -any fun shape.
  5. Add cooked broccoli on top and lots of grated parmesan cheese.

Yummy Almond or Peanut Vanilla Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plain oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter*
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • about 3/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Put everything together in a small serving bowl, except almond butter.
  2. After cooking oatmeal in the microwave on high about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stir in almond butter until it melts smooth. Adds a delicious almond flavor & adds protein, fiber, plus a good fat for staying power through the morning at school!

*Read the American Academy of Pediatrics Consensus Statement on peanut introduction

 

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Sarah is Registered Dietitian and a mother of four, including twins!
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