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Old 11-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #11
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easy shoyu chicken with rice....

6-8 pieces chicken
1/2 soy sauce (i use kikoman)
1/2 cup water
1/2 sugar
1 tablespoon shredded ginger root
1 tablespoon fresh garlic

combine the above and pour over chicken in a casserole dish. bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-35 minutes. cook rice in either a pot or instant, either one works. i truly enjoy white rice with this but you can make brown to make the meal even healthier.

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #12
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when i was young i love fried chicken but hate to eat veges. my mother had a way she would tell me i can only eat my favorite food if i eat veges. so i get used eating veges. cook her mashed potato with a gravy on top (make the gravy tasty) or try baking a pizza with chopped meat and veges (make it on tiny pieces so that she wouldnt know she is eating it).

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #13
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Healthy and quick homemade pizza bread. Our mother used to take a whole wheat role. Layer some tomatoe paste/all natural sauce and sprinkle low fat fortified Mozarella Cheese on top. Put in Toaster Oven.

Toast (might have to do it 2x) and Serve. Takes 5-7 minutes, is filling, and pretty healthy.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by mandy moore View Post
i need ideas for healthy cooked meals for my 3 years old....

she is not picky at all..and loves healthy food.. she HATES SWEETS AND stuff that all children seem to love ..!

i am so proud of her ..

any ideas for good home made healthy food ?
I remember I had leftover soup in a day I was not able to go do my grocery and cook, so I fed it to my daughter 2 1/2 years old, she loved it. May be you can give it a try, and it's very healthy.

1 can chicken broth
3 T chicken base
2 quarts water
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1 inch chunk ginger, peeled and crushed
2 bay leaves
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large red pepper, chopped
12 baby carrots, thinly sliced
2 red potatoes
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 cup of cooked lentils (to make the soup thick and it's tasty too)

Put everything into a soup pot and simmer gently for 1-2 hours adding water as needed. You can also add some of your favorite soup seasonings, the one I used is Badia Complete Seasoning.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #15
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Smarttips, thanks for reminding me of that one. I'm just going to add one thing. Buy smaller loaves or pre-cut the loaves into portion size. Put on the sauce, then let the kids personalize their own french bread pizza. Slice the toppings you want them to have, and let them decorate their own pizza. I'll never forget being in a travel trailer in the mountains of NC, just coincidentally when sis was camping with her boys (tent camping in very cold weather), and we had the crew over to the (warm, heated, albeit small) camper and the boys were thrilled to be making their own pizzas.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:42 AM   #16
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We do vegetarian lasagna in our course. Not heavy using besciamel instead of cheese.
Need a receipe?
We also do a tiramisu without coffee and eggless pasta with pesto
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:57 PM   #17
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Not sure how healthy thes are but here are some things my kids (7 and 2) like.

- homemade pizza, they get to help pick toppings
- stromboli, really just a pizza with everything inside
- quesadillas
- chips and salsa, we like to mix salsa and sour cream 50/50 as a dipping sauce too
- angel hair w/ marinara sauce
- herb roasted chicken

Many more too, will add them as I think of them.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #18
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When my nieces were very small, we would make pasta with a hand-crank pasta maker. They loved mixing the pasta and cranking the noodle sheets. I have a ravioli maker where you handfill the ravioli. It was like playing with a playdough fun factory. The kids would eat pretty much anything we made because they made it. All were especially partial to squash ravioli. I would toss the cooked pasta with some butter and nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, or pecans. Something different but yummy.

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Old 02-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #19
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Most kids love eating fast food. Aside from chowing down on burgers, fries, and pizza, they are also drawn to the appeal of establishments that have mascots, playrooms, and free combo-meal toys.
But parents have to set a limit,
As what i have read some article they said that :

By eating too much fast food [without equal amounts of exercise], kids become obese or overweight. With a high intake of sodium, they overburden their kidneys, too, they explains.

There some Ti i would like to share with mom's. I Have serch this article for better way of giving our kids right nutritions foods heres some :

Soft drinks, juice, shakes, and even iced tea made from processed mixes consist mostly of sugar and not much else. Choose fresh fruit juice instead so you give your child her fix of vitamins A and C, folacin, potassium, and other important nutrients.

Chicken or fish may seem like healthier alternatives to beef patties, but when they are breaded and deep-fried, they soak up more fat. Its the same story for fries, onion rings, breaded shrimp, and nuggets. Opt for grilled items instead since they contain less grease. However, when eating grilled food, first remove the charred or burnt part as it may contain carcinogens.

Try not to order individual servings of French fries for everybody. Get a single order instead and spread it over a tray. Lining the tray with a paper towel absorbs excess oil.

It may be more convenient to pick a combo meal from the restaurant menu, but this leaves you with little or no freedom to substitute the soda and fries with healthier alternatives. Choosing combo meals could also induce you to upsize your drink and fries. It would be better to order a regular sandwich or pasta and add a salad or vegetable dish.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:13 PM   #20
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You can make hamburger, meatballs and stew meat healthier by making your own. Removing chicken skin and fat is healthier. I make chicken strips from skinless chicken breast. fry in peanut oil and drain well. I use sea salt.

Kids need a little fat and sodium, too, but they don't need to be obese. .

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