I’ve been trying to find a way to get my little one to eat avocados … FOR-E-VER. I wanted to introduce avocados back into her diet for the monounsaturated fat content (good fats). Functional Medicine doctor and educator Chris Kresser notes that interestingly, monounsaturated fats seem to be the only fats that typically fat-phobic groups like the AHA and fat-friendly groups like Atkins and other low-carbers can agree are completely healthy. Little Miss ate Avocados as a baby, then went right off them for a few years, and through perseverance and continued taste testing, different recipes and food education, they are back on the menu. But before she’d joyously scoop into half a raw plain avocado we’ve been through a myriad of recipes that include hidden avocado and dessert avocado. And this is one of them.
It’s all about big goals this year – in 2018 you can expect more regular recipe posts, more recipes that integrate into family life and a more interactive blog! 2018 is about working with different communities and bringing healthy cooking to more people. I’m taking it live and making it real 🙂 Make sure you SIGN UP (over on the right side there) if you want to hear about these live events and be the first to know. Forgive the lack of technology with embedded link to sign up, (ahem) that is also one of the 2018 goals!!
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. Bye 2017, Hello 2018! I’m ready – are you?
Reply below with any recipes, tips or topics you’d like me to cover this year. As usual, it’s about #cookingwithkids #cookingforkids #busymums #healthyfood.
From our kitchen to yours, Happy New Year all. xx
My heart always skips a beat when I see the school number light up on my phone. Today it was the school nurse calling to say that one of my girls has fallen flat on her face. Oh dear! Cancel afternoon activities. Cancel school pick up arrangements. Cancel a productive day in the office before the weekend. Cancel afternoon exercise me-time.
So… HELLO chocolate covered pumpkin donuts! Isn’t it funny how something as simple and cute as a mini donut can forgive and forget, washing away the day’s troubles and ‘cure’ a 6 year old with a fat upper lip.
In my life, the kitchen has always been the heart of our home. It’s where we would sit with mum and do our homework when we were younger. It’s where lazy Sunday mornings would be spent at the kitchen bench browsing oversized Sunday paper pages. It’s where all our dinner parties start out with guests welcomed into the kitchen … normally I’m still putting the finishing touches on the meal up till the last minute. And it’s now where I choose to spend quality time with my husband and children. We are a cooking team and food is what we love! Growing it … cooking it … and eating it.
My ears perk up when I hear a food conversation. I explore and rate countries by their cuisine. We take the time to set the table on the weekend for my favourite meal, breakfast. I love swapping recipes and suggesting changes to others, but best of all I love teaching my kids about food and cooking.
What do you cook with your kids?