Monday’s Review: Kid Approved Meals

I am going to start this post with a true story.  I was in the kitchen last week talking to my mother.  She noticed that I had gotten new measuring cups.  She ask me “Are these for cooking or are they for playdough, sand or what ever else you dream up.”  I said “Of course they’re NOT for cooking?!”  I am always running out of measuring cups, probably because I use them for other things, so if you do choose to cook in my house.  I hope you have a good eye for measurements.  But, this leads me to the topic of today, menu’s.

I truly struggle in the department, of planning creative inviting meals, for my kids.  It is just not one of my strengths. Trust me, I am not a cook.  Recently, I decided that I wanted  to rotate my menu’s every three months.  Thus, I would never have to think about my menu’s again, and be able to by in bulk and save money by planning ahead.  This was an overwhelming task for me.  I honestly believe I am a contributor to the picky eaters, some of our children have become.  I cannot think outside of chicken nuggets, hamburger helper and corn dogs.

I can not tell you how excited I became when I found “Kid Approved Meals.” (KAM)  It has taken, hours of time and struggle right out of my life.

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Now, I have some criteria when it comes to my breakfast, lunch and snacks.  I want variety, healthy, quick meals that will help develop healthy eaters.  If I never see another corn dog, or box of hamburger helper, I am okay with that.  I found this in KAM.  You get healthy breakfast and lunch menus that are super easy to make.  They also give you a weekly grocery list to shop from.  Now, these menu’s are not exactly set up for the food program.  The only things I have had to add is usually an extra fruit or vegetable.  Not, a big deal for me.  Also, it does not give you the snacks.  This was also not a big deal for me, because I have wanted to add fun, cooking snacks to my curriculum forever, this just meant I could easily add these activities without having to redo a bunch of menu’s.  As bonus material, KAM gives you a little ebook of  kid snack recipes.

I am more than happy with these menus, my kids eat them up.  I am happier, because I feel that I have more nutritional meals, that are quick and easy, with lots of variety. The most work that I had to do was putting them into my Minute Menu, but that is a one time deal, now they are  saved as a pre-planned menus.  All I have to do is pull up the menu and add my snacks.  Happy Me!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. What a cool idea…Christine has definitely come up with a great blog topic!

    I noticed you made your way over to the *NEW* social networking site for bloggers,The Blogging Buddies Social Network…don’t forget to hop back over and add your picture and fill out your profile page. You can also “like” our new Facebook Fan page from there.

    Hope you have a safe & happy Easter weekend!

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  2. Thanks for kid approved meals. It is going to make life so much easier.
    Sorry I have not commented lately it’s been kind of crazy around here.
    Your blogging buddy

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  3. Thanks for the shout out! I am glad you are enjoying the ebook!

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    1. Misti says:

      I have really enjoyed it! My kids enjoy them and the recipes are a nice fresh change for everybody.

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  4. cassandra says:

    I am really enjoying all of your fun tips and information. I’m finding myself looking forward to your next post!

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