Archive for August, 2008
Having a toddler at home means we ALWAYS have grapes and string cheese on hand. Here is a simple salad using what you already have in your fridge!
Lettuce – use spring mix or add some spinach to fancy it up
String Cheese – cut it in half or in quarters before slicing to disguise the string
Grapes – Red grapes add some nice color. If you have never had grapes on salad you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much flavor it adds… you may not even want to use dressing!
My husband likes balsamic vinaigrette on this salad, but for me the grapes are enough. This salad is VERY kids friendly, as they already love 2 out of 3 ingredients.
Another one of my simple baby food concoctions!
- 1 container of blueberries – I used 6oz
- 1 banana
- Puree in the blender till it is completely liquefied. Use rice cereal if it needs to be thickened up. Use applesauce or water if it needs to be thinned down.
About blueberries: Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C, manganese, fiber and vitamin E. They can help prevent cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer. AND, improve structures in the veins and vascular system. Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries, rated highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.
Information from The World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8
It’s official (kinda), the website should be up sometime in September! Here are some of my favorite silly pictures from our photo shoot last week. All the truly amazing ones will be on http://www.elislids.com/ soon… we hope
Eli and I sporting our Lids, Dark Grey and Light Grey. We are wearing the same size!!!
Eli’s silly face in the Light Grey Snowboarder Lid.
Bella showing off the reversible Black and Red Surfer Lid.
Cole trying to explain to me that Anakin Skywalker turns into Darth Vader wearing the Red Snowboarder lid.
Jonas can’t sit up yet so I’m trying to prop him up. He is wearing the reversible Yellow and Skull Lid.
Hannah playing peek-a-boo in the Lavender Snowboarder Lid
Ethan is ready to walk off the set wearing the reversible Blue and Skull Lid.
Hayden imitating his little sister Sophia’s (above) attitude. He is wearing the Limited Quantity Blue Lid w/ Black closed Star & Vintage Tie Tee.
Thank you to all our Friends who made this photo shoot happen. We are so blessed to have you in our lives… and that you have such beautiful children!!!