Mommy Talk

Life is tough when Mumma’s on a diet. And chances are your kids are already sugar/carb zombie addicts…and any healthy foods they scoff at. I know, you have good intentions, but just because you don’t feed them Snickers for breakfast doesn’t mean they are healthy eaters. Chances are there is a pantry full of processed crap you are shoving down their gullet. It’s not your fault. You didn’t know you where poisoning them to death. But HEY, there’s no time like the present to make changes. When it comes to being creative, sometimes we just suck at it, or don’t have the time to be Susie Homemaker of The Year. So that’s when I say borrow other’s genius ideas. I’ve collected a few great sites for you Mumma’s.  Tips on crafts, budgets and most importantly kid-friendly healthy meals. Hope you get a tip or two!

Family Fresh Cooking– This chick is amazzzing. She is so creative it makes me want to pop out a kid just so I can make them lunch boxes like hers.  Take time to peak at her page for inspiration!

Not your Average Mom– Recipes, time savers, money savers. The whole kit and caboodle.

Go Cheap or Go Home– Budget ideas, frugal living.

Stolen Moments Cooking– Tons and tons and tonnnns of recipes.

The Hungry Artist-Recipes, activities and more.

Raise Healthy Eaters– Healthy recipes for the fam.

Food Allergy Mumma– Great kid friendly meals. Especially for kids w/ food allergies.

Crafts– A bunch of neat craft ideas for a rainy day.

Anddddd you’re welcome!

Dinner last night was quite good. I was a little worried by the look of it. I could think of a few kid friendly words to describe the color of it. But if you like avocados the taste certainly wins this war.

Creamy Avocado Sauce

Creamy Avocado Sauce

*modified from Greatist.com

Ingredients for sauce:

1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced
2-3 garlic cloves, to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
2 T  Fresh Basil, (optional)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Pasta:

2 zucchini julienne
15-20 shrimp (can use chicken or other meat)
1 T garlic
1 T olive oil
10 plum tomatoes halved
fresh grated parm cheese

Steps:

  1. Saute garlic, olive oil and shrimp in pan, add zucchini and tomatoes, cook for about 3-5 minutes until al dente. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3.  Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with parm cheese and black pepper. Serve immediately.
  4. Makes 2 servings. NOT good for a left over!! Avocado turns brown. So just cook enough!
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