Mar 182013

French Toast and Pancake Recipes for Kids

It always seems that breakfast is one of those meals that is almost always the same.  Yogurt and a piece of toast, some scrambled eggs with a couple strips of bacon, pancakes, cereal – whatever it is, I feel like once we find something we enjoy that fills us up for the morning we tend to stick with it.  Habit and routine help us get our morning started and keep everyone on schedule.

Every once in awhile, though, it’s nice to break out of the rut and add in some new options.  On the weekends we have a bit more time and try things like different breakfast casseroles, omelets, Eggs Benedict, and things like that.  But during the week to help add variety, yet still get our picky eater to eat, we sometimes turn to frozen products to help speed up our prep.  And because breakfast for us is mostly about getting Bubbles to eat something I really like the “mini” frozen foods, like the new Aunt Jemima Lil’ Griddles.  They have mini pancakes, mini blueberry pancakes, and french toast sticks. Continue reading »

Oct 052012

Lean Cuisine #FrozenFavorites and the C25K Program

Lean Cuisine 6-packs available at Sam's Club

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was kicking off the Couch to 5k (C25K) program and getting my run on.  Now that I have the first two weeks under my belt I thought I would share with you a little bit more about the program and how I am feeling. Continue reading »

Sep 212012

Lean Cuisine meals are now available at Sam’s Club in 6-Packs!  Perfect for stocking up on healthy lunches.

Lean Cuisine 6-Packs Now at Sam's Club

In the weeks before she returned to college this fall, A1 became a huge fan of running.  She studied running online, talking sport with serious runners, and ran everyday.  She also talked about training to run a marathon.

That got me to thinking.  I’ve participated in a number of charitable “walks” over the years, but I’ve never participated in anything more serious than a fun-run.  In fact, looking back, I actually can’t recall doing much  real running.  I love a brisk walk – even jogging – but running just wasn’t anything anyone in my circle of friends did for fitness. Continue reading »