The secret to any good fried chicken recipe is a buttermilk marinade. The acidity of buttermilk helps tenderize the chicken, and offers a pleasantly tangy flavor. Moist and crispy, the golden chicken is excellent right out of the oven, but it’s also delicious when it is cold. For best results, marinate the chicken for a couple of days, so get Read More »
Feeding the Family - Healthy and Easy Recipes
One of the most important responsibilities single moms have is to feed their families.
Well, we'll try to make it a little easier with some quick and easy tips and recipes that will save you some kitchen time and frustration in the future.
Whatever the means are, single moms try hard to feed their kids healthy meals, while teaching them how to make the right and healthy food choices. This section also brings you recipes for healthy dishes, as well as tips on how to cook healthy meals. Get the kids involved in cooking. It is fun and it helps them learn to cook.
Keep in mind that parents play a major role in the development of a child's eating habits and tastes. Food attitudes of parents are the strongest predictors of food likes and dislikes for children. Studies also show that family meals promote healthy eating habits and higher consumption of vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients: 1 lb ground pork, 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb smoked bacon, 2 onions, one cabbage (brined or fresh), 1 lb fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce, thyme, dill, bay leaves. Preparation Peel two onions, chop finely, and simmer in a tablespoon of oil in a covered saucepan until it becomes glassy. Add 2/3 cup of rice previously held a Read More »
When winter comes most of us stock up on woolens and jackets, and even cleana up the fire place in our homes. We turn the thermostat up, and everything that we can do to keep ourselves warm, we do. The one part that many of us ignore is our food. Yes, there are foods that can keep us warm and Read More »
Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to make healthier choices for your family meal. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, suggests the following tips to ensure a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal: 1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are Read More »
Makes 6 crepes Crepes are surprisingly easy to make. The trick is to make sure the batter coats the bottom of the pan evenly and that your heat isn’t too high. These light wraps can be used to bundle up anything from ham and cheese to peaches and yogurt to sautéed mushrooms. Experiment with different fillings and try them for Read More »
Bananas are your richest source of resistant starch, which is one reason this shake is such a slimming way to start your morning. If you are not a breakfast eater, shakes are also an easy way to get the RS you need without feeling stuffed. Prep Time: 5 Minutes Makes: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 banana 12 ounces low-fat milk 2 Read More »
Ingredients: 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2 red onion, sliced paper-thin 1/3 cup minced cilantro Dressing: 1/2 cup rice vinegar 2 tsp. honey 2 tsp. Reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil Pinch dried red pepper flakes Preparation per 8 servings: Preparation time: 25 minutes Marinating time: 1 Read More »
Fresh, canned or frozen—any way you slice them peaches are a nutritious summer delight! Peaches are fat free, high in vitamins A and C, and a good source of lutein (a phytochemical that gives them their red, orange, and yellow color) which is especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease and cancer. You can enjoy peaches in a variety Read More »
As mothers it is up to us to feed our children the right kind of food. If we feed them healthy food, we can help them develop strong immunity as well as a healthy body. In fact experts believe that the food we eat as kids has a huge role to play in our health even when we are adults. Read More »
Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 ¼ cucumbers Toothpicks Variety of cheeses Fresh pineapple, cut into chunks, or 1 small can pineapple chunks 2 cherry tomatoes Directions: Cut a long strip from the carrot, if using, with a vegetable peeler. Cut this into a strip about ½ inch wide and cut along one side to form a serrated edge. These are the crocodile’s teeth. Read More »