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How to get your kids to eat their veggies:

When your child is sitting and doing their homework or reading a book before dinner set them up with a plate of veggies and dipping sauce. Cut the veggies into thin pieces. Kids like to eat thinner pieces. Make the dipping sauce with Greek Yogurt and ranch spice packet or other spices of your choosing. My kids mindlessly devour the entire plate. I hope yours will too. When dinner rolls around, I don't care if they eat the veggies because they just ate an entire plate of raw veggies.


Ideas to get kids to drink more water:

Add a mint leaf, slice of lemon or lime, a piece of pineapple, cucumber or a combination of some of these ideas.


The following recipes have recently been approved by your children.


Mini Quiche


3 eggs

¼ cup milk

⅓ red pepper diced

Shredded cheese

Pinch of salt and pepper


_____1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees using the convection setting.

_____2. Wash red pepper, seed and dice into small pieces. Cook in a

             glass measuring cup for a minute in the microwave.

_____3. Crack eggs into a metal bowl.

_____4. Add milk to the eggs.

_____5. Whisk until mixture is well combined.

_____6. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

_____7. Fill tin ¾ full with egg.

_____8. Sprinkle in the red pepper.

_____9. Sprinkle with cheese.

_____10. Place in the middle of the oven.

_____11. Set timer for 10 minutes.

_____12. When timer has rung test with a knife for doneness.

_____13. Wash & rinse dishes.

_____14. Dry dishes.

_____14.Put dishes away.

_____15. Wipe down counters.
Nutritional Facts:

Eggs = They are an excellent source of protein, omega 3 and           

            Vitamin A.

Protein builds muscle.

Omega 3s keep your heart healthy and help with inflammation.

Vitamin A build strong bones.


These can be made ahead and reheated for breakfast all week long.




   Sweet Potato Pancakes


½  sweet potato baked

½  cup of whole wheat flour

1  cup white flour

1 T  baking powder                              tsp = teaspoon

1 tsp salt                                 T = Tablespoon               

1  tsp vanilla

2 T. Honey

2 egg, beaten

1 ½ Cups milk

2 T coconut oil                   


  1. Wash & prick with a fork the sweet potato. Microwave for 5 minutes or til soft.

  2. Scoop out the sweet potato and put into a large bowl and mash.

  3. Add to sweet potato and mix

    1. milk

    2. coconut oil

    3. eggs

    4. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt into the


    5.Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.

    6. Heat 1 T coconut oil in a skillet on medium high heat.

    7. Using a ⅓ cup measure pour the batter into the hot skillet. Turn once when the

        pancake Is bubbling.

Nutritional Facts:

Sweet Potatoes

  1. High in fiber - fiber keeps you regular at eliminating waste.

  2. High in Vitamin A - Good for your vision.

  3. High in Potassium - Keeps your heart working and helps with   

         charlie horses.          


Recipe for maple syrup: Bring to a boil 1 cup sugar, ½ cup water, 1 tsp maple flavoring   



Artistic detail on this yogurt parfait.

Yogurt parfait is a great breakfast or snack food.

Yogurt Parfait

Fresh tomatoes from island Grown for homemade sauce.

Making a yogurt, veggie and fruit smoothy.

Basil from Island Grown = Pesto.

Store Brand vs National Brand taste test.

The blind folded taste test.

Comparing Motts and Stop & Shop applesauce.

Which brand tastes better. The store brand or the National brand?

Happy to be slicing and dicing veggies.

John trying on the flannel PJs that he made.

Teacher's turn trash into a treasure during a faculty sewing lesson.

Faculty sewing lessons

Recommended sites
Dress A Girl Around The World.
The 5th grade will be making shorts or a dress to send to Dress A Girl Around The World.

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