Breakfast at Michele’s – Day 4 of Cooking Class

As part of our week together, I let the kids choose our meal for the final day. I gave them 3 option:

  • BBQ
  • A pasta dish OR
  • Breakfast

They chose breakfast by an overwhelming majority! We scrambled eggs, made whole wheat pancakes, turkey sausage, and grits (the yellow, wholesome kind- not the stripped-clean of nutrients, white kind). Our pure maple syrup was spruced up  with peanut butter (just mix equal parts syrup with peanut butter with a dash of cinnamon and place in the microwave for about 30 seconds until PB is melted).  They had the option of adding in granola and blueberries into their pancakes as well. Allowing the kids to be creative is not only fun for them, they are much more likely to eat what they’ve helped make. After the pancakes were through, they topped them with additional blueberries, granola, and strawberries. This was the favorite meal by far- I know because I asked 🙂 And what did we do when we were finished eating? Our wooden spoon people- very à propos after a week of cooking!

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Yea for Chick-fil-a! A GRILLED CHICKEN NUGGETS Kid’s Meal

THANK YOU Chick-fil-a for a much healthier option for our kids! Today,they are introducing a grilled chicken nuggets kid’s meal that comes with fresh fruit or a Buddy Fruits squeezable fruit, and a low-fat milk, 100% apple juice, or water.

Here are the facts to accompany the meal:

    • 4-count nuggets (80 calories, 1g fat ); 6-count nuggets (110 calories, 1.5g fat)
    • 100 percent all-breast meat chicken (not pre-formed meat)
  • All natural Buddy Fruits®Pure Blended Fruit To Go applesauce
    • 60 calories, 0 grams of fat and equals one serving of fruit
    • Gluten free and contains 100 percent pure fruit
    • Complements the fruit cup, which has been on the menu since 2004 (Chick-fil-A was the first quick-service restaurant to offer a fruit cup)
    • Healthier choice available to kids at no extra cost
  • Improved beverage options
    • The chain is changing its children’s beverage line to only feature one percent milk, 100 percent apple juice, its signature freshly squeezed lemonade, and water as drink choices.
  • Nutritious Kid’s Meal combination
    • The Grilled Nuggets (4-count), Fruit Cup and one-percent milk Kid’s Meal option contains only 210 calories and 3 grams of fat – reflecting an 86 percent cut in fat grams and a 56 percent calorie reduction compared to its previous offerings
  • Additional offerings for gluten intolerant kids
    • Grilled Nuggets – a gluten-free entrée option
    • o Fruit Cup and Buddy Fruits® applesauce – two gluten-free side item options

They are also making improvements to other menu items including reducing sodium and moving away from high fructose corn syrup.