Food For Thought: Aunt Jess's Blog

Pumpkin Treats!

Posted on October 29, 2010 Bookmark and Share

It's almost here... Halloween! And although I managed to avoid talking about it last week, the time has come... for PUMPKINS! Pumpkins are one of my favorite fall vegetables- both for eating and decorating. Not only do they make the most delicious soups and stews, but what would Halloween be without jack-o-lanterns?   Read More

Flour Power

Posted on October 05, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Last week, I was walking through Whole Foods, looking for my usual Flax meal when I stopped dead in my tracks in front of a huge Bob’s Red Mill Display. There, in front of me, were flours upon flours upon flours. Chickpea? Coconut? Soy? Black bean?! My mind started racing with all of the different things you could do with these powdery goodies....   Read More

Apples, Apples Everywhere!

Posted on September 30, 2010 Bookmark and Share

With fall in the air (can't you smell it?!) there's nothing more fun than that first trip to the farm or orchard to pick the gorgeous crops of apples. The kids wrapped in plaids, muck boots on, ready for an adventure, it's an activity the whole family can enjoy. And before you know it, you’ll have more apples than you could ever what??   Read More

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New schedule?? New snacks!!

Posted on September 17, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Don't forget as the season changes, so does your children's schedules and energy needs.  Let's focus on breakfast this week.  Remember, you are filling your child's tank for the day, so let's be sure not to skimp here!  Below are a few of my favorite quick, healthy and simple recipes for breakfast.  Give these a try this week and let me know what you think!   Read More

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Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids on the Go

Posted on July 19, 2010 Bookmark and Share

While on vacation in the summer, the last thing parents want to think about is spending time in the kitchen. At the same time, parents don't want their kids eating junk food on the beach all day long either. Well, with a little planning and just a few minutes, summer vacation snacks can be both easy and healthy.   Read More

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Sweet Potato French Fries

Posted on February 10, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Well…its a snow day here in Boston, but no snow yet… Many schools were cancelled or let out early and I have a feeling many kids are getting antsy right about now. Let’s do a cooking project! Its dinner time in a couple of hours, so how about a side dish for dinner. One of my favorites is sweet potato french fries. They are delicious, colorful and very good for you. Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable and ...   Read More

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