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Posts made in August, 2015

mama jess back to school tips: batch cooking and healthy muffin recipe for school lunches

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in blog, recipes | Comments Off on mama jess back to school tips: batch cooking and healthy muffin recipe for school lunches

mama jess is preaching about batch cooking again…   Hello friends – Our Back to School Tip today is BATCH COOKING. I cannot say enough about batch cooking and how easy it can be and incredibly helpful it truly is to a busy families schedule. Batch cooking is simply taking a recipe (I prefer recipes that can be frozen) and scaling it up by doubling it or tripling it. For my growing boys, I always batch cook at least 40 meatballs a month! It’s a time saver and I hate the kitchen mess, so this way it’s messy once for multiple meals! This also works fabulous for items like: Soups Muffins Cupcakes Pancakes Waffles Cookies Quinoa...

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mama jess back to school lunch plan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in blog | Comments Off on mama jess back to school lunch plan

mama jess back to school lunch plan Hello! Today we are doing a simple exercise with our kids. Give them 4 food categories: Veggie/Fruit/Good Grain/Good Protein and make a list of the items they like for their lunch in each category. They must pick one thing from each food category every day in their lunch. Make this a goal (it’s okay if you are working towards fulfilling one category). This is a great start to our grocery list for the first week of school. Remember that every kid will be different and have different likes and dislikes. By planning ahead there are no surprises and we will be prepared to fill our children’s tummy with healthy...

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