Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood
Category Archives: pleasing picky eaters

Coconut Orange Pancakes

by heather
By first appearances these pancakes look like any other pancake, but they are significantly more delicious than the average pancake. I experimented these up one morning and they have been a crowd favorite. And no I didn't forget the oil, you can substitute orange juice for oil in pancake recipes. You can serve these with pancake syrup, however Thing 1 prefers them with Nutella and banana slices. Coconut Orange Pancakes 1 egg 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup coconut milk 2 Tablespoons orange juice 1/4 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese

by heather
This week while I trying to find one my recipes I discovered that some of the stuff from my old blog never transferred over. Just as well, originally when I posted it in 2009, I neglected to take a picture, and the recipe has evolved over time. So, from my archives: My husband is allergic to almost all raw vegetables and many cooked veggies too. My kids just generally won't eat them. This makes getting my family to eat well-balanced meals a challenge, too say the least. I thought Deceptively Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Taco Pizza & Pizza Dough

by heather
Taco Pizza & Pizza Dough Using Food Storage Some food storage moms do their best to prepare meals, treats and snacks using nothing but their stockpile. If you’re one of these moms, then you know that an efficient stockpile is filled with canned and jarred foods. Savvy preppers also know to add spices, oils, flour, wheat, yeast, salt, freeze dried foods, etc… As long as the product has a long shelf life and tastes good enough for your picky kids to eat, you’ll add it to your food storage Read more [...]

Encouragement for Moms of Picky Eaters

by heather
Often I feel like cooking healthy things for my family is a losing battle. Recently Thing 2 told me "I don't like anything you cook. I think you need to learn to cook new things." This from the boy who will drink water from a puddle, but won't eat vegetables. I generally feel like my efforts are mostly unappreciated. Last week I went to Thing 1's SEP with her teacher. Her teacher had given her the assignment to draw a picture of someone she admires and write a sentence why. Here's what she did: So Read more [...]

More Battles with the Picky Eater

by heather
In the February 2013 edition of Parents Magazine, there was an article called "21 Foods to Tempt Your Picky Eater". Even my husband's interest was piqued and I've never seen him read any of my parenting magazines. Here are the foods they suggested: stir-fried broccoli tomato soup fried calamari pomegranate seeds chicken satay edamame fish with teriyaki sauce tempura green beans veggie dumplings bell peppers white pizza hummus yogurt parfait coconut waffles sweet potato Read more [...]

Masala Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

by heather
I didn't plan on blogging about this meal from the other night, but it turned out so well I thought that I would share. Seriously, Thing 1 and my husband both decided that they like Brussels sprouts after eating them this way. This is a big deal. I mean they are Brussels sprouts. I have to share a secret like that. My husband said "Wow, I didn't plan on these being awesome. When you said you were going to make this, I thought sure 'we have Brussels sprouts and we need to use them', but you surprised Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Shepherd’s Pie

by heather
 This is Thing 1's "favorite non-sugary food". And I love that it is super easy to make. I could probably get her to make it next time, if I cook the meat first, it's that easy. This is the way that my mom made shepherd's pie growing up and I love it, but I have since learned that shepherd's pie traditionally has green beans and some sort of tomato-based sauce. I really don't think that I could get my kids to eat something like that, but this way works for us. And when I take the leftovers to Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: For The Little Ones

by heather
As I have mentioned before, my kids are picky eaters. Ridiculously picky eaters. And just because I feel I have found something that is delicious, healthy and uses my food storage doesn't mean that my kids will try it. I would say that most of my greatest food storage recipes are for things that my kids won't eat. And how useful is my food storage if half my family won't eat it? So we make adjustments. You have to store things that your family is going to eat, or it isn't that useful. I generally Read more [...]

6 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives for Kids

by heather
Joy Paley is a guest blogger for An Apple a Day and a writer on earning your nursing degree  for the Guide to Health Education.Sure, we all want our kids to eat healthier. But where do you even start, when their main dietary staples are hot dogs and chips? It’s hard enough to get adventurous eaters to try anything labeled “healthy,” much less a kid who lives off two main food groups that weren’t even invented a hundred years ago. The key to keeping your kid feeling well, however, is Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Apple & Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Cider Sauce

by heather
I find that breakfast is the easiest meal to incorporate food storage into and it's a good way to use your food storage on a regular basis. Awhile ago I tried a recipe for Blender Wheat Pancakes that I found in I Dare You To Eat It. It was good, but I couldn't get my kids to try it. Recently I tried another recipe for Spicy Apple Pancakes with Cider Sauce from Skinny Bovine's Kitchen. My kids would eat them, but they left me thinking that there must be a healthier way to make these pancakes. Last Read more [...]

Scrappy Theme by Caroline Moore | Copyright 2017 Secrets of a Food Storage Mom | Powered by WordPress