Category Archives: Foods

Vegetable Tales of Woe

As you may know if you’ve been with me from the beginning of CHG, my kiddo avoids vegetables at ALL costs.  We’ve tried bribing, sneaking, putting our feet down and making veggies “grown-up only” in the hope of getting her to try SOMETHING that is of the vegetable persuasion.  It’s no big surprise that she’s not interested (a mix of stubborn and age 3).  The best methods for no-fight vegetable ingestion, in our household, have settled with sneaking them in (we do berry shakes that include carrots and spinach) and bribing.

food groups

But bribing is not a long term solution in my opinion so I reached out to personal & parent coach, Emily McMason, during an unrelated event.  One of the suggestions she had for a no-fight solution was a food drawer.  Find some space in your fridge for foods that your kid enjoys but fulfill each of those pesky food groups and let them pick!  We used the new food drawer as an opportunity to discuss food groups and what kinds of foods need to go in our bodies to keep us healthy.  I even found a printable from that had colorful pictures and helpful explanations of the different groups.


Cooking Temperatures

temp_chart_finalIt’s been a while… so as I round up the items I’ll be posting in the next few days, I thought I’d leave you with a quick safety tip…

You can find the article with the full print out at A Sweet


BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

BBQ-Chicken-Bacon-Bites3As the name implies these BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites are pretty simple but unique.  Jumping onto the Bacon Craze these little numbers can be individualized with the choice of BBQ sauce/ingredients you choose to season with – as well as the kind of bacon you choose to use.

We made them at home and honestly, I would recommend lifting them from the cookie sheet so the fat/grease drips away from the food and so the bacon gets more crispy… but besides that… grab some potato salad, a beer and enjoy these yummy treats!


8 Aromatic Herbs that Purify Air Naturally

lavenderIf you’re in a small space and you find yourself with trouble breathing/dealing with a stink/needing fresh air – invest in a plant!  If you go with one of the 8 herbs listed in this article, you’ll find you’ve just invested in something that pulls double duty… clean air AND tasty seasoning to boot!

I just may follow my own advice – as I LOVE fresh herbs in my food.