Great Meal Options For Kids During Colder Weather

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With the winter weather comes a desire for warm and hearty meals. The following are a few recipes that will please everyone, especially your kids. It will make parents happy because they are healthy recipes that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Cheese Fondue
Don’t be intimidated by making fondue. It is actually really easy to make! Also, you can make it healthy by choosing healthy selections to dip into the melted cheese. If you have a pot and some forks, then you can make fondue. I use fontina and gruyere cheeses because those are both mild cheeses. Then, I make a bunch of healthy dipping choices that my kids like, including apple slices, steamed baby carrots, asparagus spears, steamed potato chunks, steak tips and little pieces of baguette. All of these foods are sturdy for dipping in the melted cheese and also taste really good when paired with it.

Loaded baked potato
Baked potatoes are kind of a boring food, but they are full of really good vitamins, especially if you eat the skin. Some of a potato’s health benefits are that it contains nearly half your daily value of vitamin C, has more potassium than a banana, is a good source of vitamin B6, and contains fiber, magnesium and antioxidants. Some of the toppings I add on are some grated cheese, steamed broccoli, and a slice or two of bacon.

Chicken soup
Chicken soup is considered to be both healing and comforting, especially in the winter months. While chicken soup can be a little bland, you can add a lot of hardiness to it by either making matzoh balls or dumplings then cooking them into the broth of the soup. My neighbor years ago taught me a “secret” trick for making matzoh balls – Manischewitz makes a matzo ball mix. The mix comes in a box and all you have to do is mix in some oil and egg. Then you drop spoonfuls into the boiling broth and they cook in a short time. They are easy to make an absolutely delicious!

Meet The Bella Behind the Blog: Kristen Farley is a mother of three and a domestic goddess. She is a former teacher who enjoys spending lots of time with her kids, healthy eating, volunteering at school, and mommy blogging for the masses.

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