Weekly Peek: Aug 30, 2011
|Issue 20 |
Hello from Charlotte - hope everyone pulled through Irene unscathed. Our prayers were with everyone on the coast. @peekaboomomny & firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papaya Salad & Nachos
Watch the video below for a quick, delicious lunch for Mom. Enjoy!
Papaya, avocado & nachos.
Okra & Summer Squash
- a few handfuls okra (or 1 medium zucchini) diced
- 1 small yellow squash diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 ripe garden tomato
- 2T olive oil, salt & pepper
Coat fry pan with olive oil, sautee okra or zucchini and yellow squash for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, salt & pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes more. Cool to room temperature and add tomato. Serve over lettuce, quinoa or brown rice as a side or main dish.
Focus Food: Okra
Okra contains vitamins A and C and is a good source of iron and calcium. It is abundant in the Queen City (see photo from the Charlotte Farmer's Market below). Also, some of the world's most beautiful women, Cleopatra of Egypt and Yang Guifei of China loved to eat okra as well.
MOMMY MUST HAVES
This is a product I currently can not live without. My two year old calls them "squeezers". They are basically pureed fruits and veggies in the best container ever. No mess. Even my one year old can eat them by himself. I'll be the first to admit, they're not the most cost effective snack, but they are super convenient and I feel good about them nutritionally. We also like these try a few and see what your crew likes.
Here are three simple ways to make heading back to school special for you and your kids. Penned by yours truly on Healthnews.com.
Make back to school fun
PEAKS & VALLEYS:
I felt so badly about leaving my son in day care while I took the girls swimming early in the week, that I decided I could do it all by myself on Friday. It started off well. The pool is shallow and my two year old was staying on the slide, my one year old was in the water bouncy swing and my four year old recently passed her swim test. We were one of two families there so I also had the life guard's full attention.
After a good swim, it was time to go and get some lunch. That's when things took a turn for the worse.