Weekly Tips for March 22, 2010

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by in Fun

Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Tired of looking for that perfect size container for your child’s lunch or snack, so all fit and you don’t have to use a plastic bag? We know we don’t want to use plastic baggies, unless absolutely necessary.  I never really liked using them at all, especially when the kids were little. I have always been the crazy mom looking for her tupperware, threatening my daughter to make sure it comes back from school.  But when you have only limited space in the lunch box, you wish you had a container that was flexible.  Hurray, here it is: The ReSnack It! They are reusable snack ans sandwich bags, pliable and super cool colors and designs. No Lead, BPA, PVC or Phthalates.  Check it out at ReSnack It or Joggermom. At last, style and fun instead of deformed containers!

2. HEALTH 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, or try to….

Spinach – Fit It In: Make your salads with spinach; add spinach to scrambled eggs; drape it over pizza

Yogurt – Fit It In: Top it with blueberries, oats, flaxseed, honey, raw aguave nectar.

Tomatoes – Good Substitutes: Red watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava

Carrots – Good Substitutes: Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow bell pepper, mango

Blueberries- Good Substitutes: Acai berries, purple grapes, prunes, raisins, strawberries

Oats – Good Substitutes: Quinoa, flaxseed, wild rice

Black Beans – Fit It In: Wrap with tomatoes into a breakfast burrito; use black & kidney beans in chili; puree 1 cup black beans with 1/4 cup olive oil and roasted garlic for a healthy dip; add favas, limas, or peas to pasta dishes.

Walnut – Good Substitutes: Almonds, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts

3. RECIPE - Mini Greek Pizza Mini-Muffins.  See post below.

Have a fabulous week and just think, we are lucky enough to spend some real quality time with our precious babes soon.  Spring Break is around the corner and so many opportunities and freebies are coming up!  As always, please feel free to leave comments on any and all posts. We would love to hear from you if you like, dislike, agree or want us to do some research for you.  Happy to help all women!

3 Responses to “Weekly Tips for March 22, 2010”

  1. Kerri 22 March 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    This is so great! I have never seen these bags before but I’m going to have to buy them! I can’t tell you how many incomplete plastic containers we have (bottoms without lids and vice/versa). This is fabulous. Thanks for the tip :)

  2. Kerry 23 March 2010 at 7:42 am #

    Love the ReSnack It. I also love Laptop Lunchboxes. They have totally changed my attitude – in a good way – about packing lunches for school.

  3. Dana 23 March 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Here is a recipe to include 4 of the 8 in one meal! Grape & Walnut Chicken Salad
    6 oz. chopped cooked chicken; 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt; 1 cup green grapes halved; 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds. Mix chicken, yogurt, grapes and nuts together. Spread onto whole wheat sandwich roll or flaxseed bread. Total Calories: Less than 465, No Trans Fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, 30 g Protein.

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