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Top 10 Back-to-School Ideas on Pinterest

August 28th, 2014 · Recipes, Tips

Top 10 Back to School Ideas on Pinterest

School bells are ringing and homeschool curriculum is dusted off – whether you have a year-round, block or “regular” schedule, chances are you need some ideas for back-to-school. Lunches are just a part of the rush, so we also have some tips for getting in gear the rest of the day. I’ve gathered my top pins here for you to easily re-pin.

Don’t miss the 35% off sale on my eBook The Healthy Lunch Box through my kids’ first day of school, September 7.

(Psst…you might want to pay attention towards the end of September for a back-to-school giveaway with some fun new products and books to give you a hand!)

Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Moms and Kids Will Love

Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas Moms and Kids will :ove | The Organic Kitchen Blog and Tutorials

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10 Bread-Free Sandwiches for Lunch

No bread? Packed Lunch? 10 packable sandwich alternatives, gluten-free, grain-free, some with gluten options - lots of ways to get veggies and protein to your mouth in a healthy packed lunch :: via Kitchen Stewardship

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Easy Oven-Roasted Chicken (Make Your Own Lunchmeat!)

Easy roast chicken recipe, healthy lunchmeat alternative - moist every time, 5 minute prep, delicious spices :: via Kitchen Stewardship

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Creative Ways to Add Vegetables to Breakfast

August 27th, 2014 · Tips, Upgraded Nutrition

Creative Ways to Add Vegetables to Breakfast (Both Savory and Sweet Ideas!) :: via Kitchen Stewardship

This post is from KS contributing writer Debra Worth of Worth Cooking

I learned a long time ago that I felt much better when I had loads of vegetables in our diet. That means far more to me than any research paper, or dietary guidelines. So, I wanted to eat more, and enjoy them, of course. Thus began a journey I am still on of figuring out tasty ways to add vegetables, and LOTS of them, into my diet.

I am going to be sharing some of the ways I like to incorporate vegetables into breakfast, specifically, because that is often the hardest meal to add them to. Also, if I eat vegetables for breakfast, I am more motivated to eat healthy the rest of the day.

I will be sharing both general ideas for adding vegetables, and linking to specific vegetable friendly breakfast recipes.  While I have not tried every one of these recipes as my family has several food allergies, they are examples of the ideas I use day in and day out to get myself and my kids excited about vegetables.
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When a Picky Eater Might Have More Going On {GUEST POST}

August 25th, 2014 · Special Situations

This is a guest post from Mary at Homemade Dutch Apple Pie – she’s learned a lot about real food, allergies and infertility and how they all intertwine. Mary also welcomed baby #3 on the 21st! (Katie)

Do you have a picky eater? Are meal times a battle? Before you get frustrated and assume your child is just strong-willed, take a closer look at what is really going on.

Seasoning Meals for Oral Sensory Processing Disorder :: via Kitchen Stewardship

Yes, some kids truly do like to feel in control and may assert this behavior at meal times. In that case it is just a phase. But for many it is not a choice. There is a big difference.

Refusing to eat broccoli for a period of time is not a big deal. Being distracted one day by a new toy during lunch is no cause for concern. But if feeding your child is causing frustration at every single meal he or she may have oral sensitivities related to sensory processing disorder (SPD).
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Recipe Connection: Grain-Free, High Protein Pizza Crust (Stovetop!)

August 23rd, 2014 · Recipes

Chickpea Flour Crust Pizza Recipe on the Stovetop (Grain-Free, High-Protein) :: via Kitchen Stewardship

Pizza night is every Sunday, much to my children’s delight. In fact, if we eat anything else, they feel deprived.  

I’ve been using at least a half dozen different recipes this year and trying new ones all the time, it seems. As fun as it is, I need a standby – and I also need to quit heating the oven to 500 degrees on 90-degree summer days!

Since we’ve been "gluten-light" for the past 4 years or so, I haven’t done much with yeasted pizza dough. Some recipes really make you miss "the real thing" while others receive cheering from the table, literally.

This is one of those.

Chickpea Flour Crust Pizza Recipe on the Stovetop (Grain-Free, High-Protein) :: via Kitchen Stewardship

Grain-free, super high protein and filling, easy to mix up and handle AND you only have to broil the cheese for a few minutes, so it doesn’t heat up the house (as much). I’m sure you could use this recipe with cast iron on the grill, too!

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Welcome!  Meet Katie.

I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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