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Yummy Apple Chunks  Dipped in Chocolate  for Kids

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Yummy Apple Chunks Dipped in Chocolate for Kids

4 Comments 11 December 2010

Rummaging around the archives, I found this great old post. I can’t wait to re-make these apple chunks!

This updated recipe from our last post Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters, was created when we we realized that we had run out of bananas.  Its another great last minute snack and takes about 10 minutes to put together.

-we melted some chocolate  chips in the double boiler

-then we chopped up 2 apples ito big chunks and sprinkled them with a teaspoon of lemon juice

-skewered them with some shish kabob wooded sticks

-set up some bowls with sprinkles, nuts, or any toppings will do.

The comments from my seven year old-

“Mommy this is awesome!”

“Mommy stop eating all of them!”

“They are for kids and you are getting fatter by the minute.” (she really said that)

They really were yummy. We had a great time melting, dipping,  rolling, and crunching. I dont regret not one bite.

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Healthy Kosher Chips and Dips for Super Bowl Sunday

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Healthy Kosher Chips and Dips for Super Bowl Sunday

3 Comments 01 December 2010

It’s that time of year again – when the whole family will gather around the TV Sunday afternoon – half to watch the game and half to watch the commercials. And while everyone has their own reasons for watching the Superbowl – they will all be in agreement about the need for great snacks. Whether you serve a full-course meal or a few things to nibble on, chips and dips are a Superbowl snacking essential. Here are some great kosher chips and dips that are exciting and different – when you get bored of the classic tortilla chips and salsa.

Baked Lentil Chips – in two different varieties – sea salt and cracked pepper and cucumber dill – these chips are totally gluten free and full of good things like fiber and protein.

Yummy-made out of lentils, adzuki and garbanzo beans!

Rice Works Whole grain Snacks – these crispy treats come in six delicious flavors – sea salt, sweet chili, salsa fresca, baked cinnamon, parmesan and tangy bbq – to satisfy the sweet and salty tooth in every member of your family. Plus they’re low fat, so you won’t feel guilty about your indulgence.

Sabra Red Pepper Hummus - there’s a reason Sabra hummus has the biggest share of the hummus market – it is just finger lickin’ good! Their red pepper variety is always a solid choice, or try the plain for a safe bet – or any of their other types!

Sonny and Joe’s Matbucha – this traditional Sephardic dish is just tomatoes and peppers cooked down and seasoned and spiced to perfection. When you don’t have the time to make your own, just pick up some from Sonny and Joe’s – a local New York company that started on the Lower East Side!

Check out more Amazon chips, dips, and cookbooks for the big day !

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Nutrition for Kids On The Go

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Nutrition for Kids On The Go

No Comments 13 October 2010

Many Yeshivahs have their winter vacation this month, so take these great tips with you if you plan on traveling soon:

Whether on the beach, running around Disney World, skiing, or navigating a new destination, healthy eating and meal planning is the way to go. Your vacation starts as soon as you lock your front door and roll your suitcase into the car. Pack your carry-on bags with lots of healthy snacks like;

fresh fruit
carrot and celery sticks
string cheese
peanut butter sandwiches
turkey sandwiches

These snacks will come in handy when your child is hungry and is looking for something to eat.

Fill your hotel room with all of these healthy snacks. Vacation days are long, and there’s lots of junk food available to kids everywhere they go. Your room should be a “junk free zone”; this gives some control with the amount of sweets available. The strategy is to fill them with healthy food.

How can we do this? Let’s start with breakfast because its the most important meal of the day.

The morning is the best time to encourage kids to get some of the essential nutrients they need, like eating veggies; sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, or an omelet with mushrooms, peppers, or spinach. Fruit, half a grapefruit, sliced oranges, yogurt with low-sweetened breakfast cereal,  berries or sliced strawberries. Your goal is to make sure breakfast consists of 3 food groups; protein, veggies and fruit, and carbs. Be very careful with breakfast cereals, many times hotels and restaurants have cereals that are high in added sugars.

You will want to make sure to keep the kids hydrated. WATER, WATER, WATER, that is their best choice! Don’t get caught up in the “sweetened beverage trap” with sodas, juices, iced teas. Pack a water bottle that you can refill and have it available to them when they ask for something to drink, save the extra sugar for ices and pops.

The next challenge is lunch.  Here are a few suggestions to help guide your kids into making better choices;

  1. Salad bars are always fun, but remember they will not feel full enough with just greens, you want to encourage them to  add a protein into their salad;  Chickpeas, tuna, hard boiled eggs, kidney, white or black beans, or feta cheese. Adding some croutons for crunch can be fun. Be careful with the salad dressing.
  2. Tuna, egg salad, turkey, peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread
  3. Baked potatoes stuffed with veggies’ and cheese
  4. Omelets with veggies
  5. Grilled cheese on whole wheat with tomato

Things to avoid / substitute with

  1. French fries / try baked potato  instead
  2. Macaroni and cheese / try pasta and sauce with parmesan cheese
  3. Fried fish or chicken / try grilled or baked

When going back to your room for a break before dinner, you’re going to be happy that you chose to keep your room free of junk food. Having healthy snacks around, will avoid conflicts, and you won’t mind if the kids are having a healthy snack before dinner!

Be Smart ,Be Healthy

Diane Terzi RD

Diane Terzi is a Registered Dietitian. She is certified in Weight Management for Children, Teens & Adolescents. Diane’s expertise is in working with kids; she has created a nutrition education program and teaches nutrition education in private schools throughout Brooklyn. Diane also works in private practice; she works directly with kids and their families. Her consultations are customized to meet each child’s needs, confidence  building balances the education so each child learns to make the choices they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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