Pint-Sized “Pork” and Beans

After posting about school morning breakfasts, homemade lunchables, and quick and healthy snacks, now it is time for a kid-friendly supper- pork and beans. If you by a can of Campbell’s Pork and Beans, here is what you get:

Cooked pea beans, water, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), high fructose corn syrup, sugar, modified food starch, pork, salt, citric acid, distilled vinegar, oleoresin paprika and flavoring

No thank you to the HFCS and modified corn starch or the 420 mg of sodium in just a one-half cup serving. Instead, I take my small little crock pot and fill it with my cooked pinto beans, grated onion, some minced garlic, and enough organic BBQ sauce to keep the beans moist. Then I add a jar of Earth’s Best sweet potatoes or winter squash baby food. (I load up on these when they are BOGO, and I add them to tomato-based sauces and soups to add in extra nutrients to my dishes.) I simply cut some Applegate Farms Hot Dogs and put them in with the beans. Allow these to cook for an hour or more, and you have a high protein, high fiber dinner for your little ones. Serve with fresh vegetables for a complete meal!

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  1. Kelley Patient

     /  September 5, 2012

    That’s a genius idea to add in the baby food to the sauce for nutrients. Way to go!

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