Posts tagged: children

Scallions Can Re-Grow!

 

So silly, so simple, but I can’t believe I’ve never done this before!!

Who doesn’t cook with onion?… ok, I have a friend who is allergic, so there are a few out there!  But for the most part, we all use onions in our cooking at some point.

One of my kids usually likes the onions in stir fry, rice or fish dishes, the other kid, will pull them out one by one!

What they both enjoyed was this small kitchen science experiment on the window sill.

We used our fresh scallions to make dinner,  but were sure to keep about an inch above the root, put them in a clear jar of fresh water just below the cut, and watched them grow!  Within a week, we had a new bunch of scallions!!

Eventually if you keep trying to re-grow from the same roots, they will turn pale green and yellow as their roots run out of nutrients.

 

 

 

Have Fun With Food!!

 

This is a really fun way to get your kids interested in fruits and veggies!

Give it a try!

A New Twist on Apple Pie!



This was on Dr.Oz yesterday.

Healthy alternative to ice cream for dessert!!!

Have your kids help you… They will love it!

 

 

 

Ooey-Gooey Apple Pie Cones 1/5th of recipe (1 cone): 84 calories, 0.5g fat, 67mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein

Ingredients:
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped Fuji apples
1 tbsp. granulated white sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
5 sugar cones
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
In a small nonstick pot, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water, and stir to dissolve. Add apples, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and stir well.

Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until apples have slightly softened and mixture is thick and gooey, 14 – 16 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Evenly distribute apple mixture among the cones.

Just before serving, top each cone with 2 tbsp. Reddi-wip. Sprinkle cones with remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Yum!!!

MAKES 5 SERVINGS

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