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Recipe! “Breakfast Cereal Muffins with Apples”

Moms, this is a great recipe!  Lisa, mother of two, used Cinnamon Puffins (Barbara's Bakery), added a shredded apple and Oh, My, Goodness!  Yummy and Satisfying.  Lisa said, "These taste best warm from the oven." True.  And, they are great at room temperature as well. The 3 boys I made them for last week wolfed them down.  I barely escaped with one to enjoy myself!  Serve them for breakfast, lunch and snacks – plain, with butter, jam and/or cream cheese.  Simply go to www.KidKritics.com and see this featured on the homepage.  Be sure to use paper shells so you don't have to scrub the muffin pan… I really don't like spending time scrubbing any pans, much less these.  Double the recipe and freeze some for the future.  Turn it into a loaf by choosing to use a bread pan.  Enjoy!

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

New Sweepstakes Prize: Win a case of canned Premium Chicken Meat by Shelton's Poultry (their birds don't do drugs).  Value: about $40.00  Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes today!

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Premium canned Chicken Breast Meat is a Delicious Time Saver!

 

You rush into your kitchen exhausted after a days work  knowing that everyone is hungry for dinner.  Grab a can or two of chicken breast meat (one with no unwanted chemicals), open and pour it into a salad topped with some grated cheese and drizzled with an Italian dressing. Or, get out some taco shells, add some shredded lettuce,carrots and cheese, chopped tomatoes, chicken and toppings of choice – even some salsa.  Or, make an open-faced chicken salad with melted mozzarella cheese on top.  Or, add this chicken to a good chicken and rice soup to enrich it, heat it up and pour it over some toasted whole grain bread or brown rice.  How about a chicken omelette! You have lots of quick delicious options using this canned chicken. 

WIN a whole case of canned Premium Chicken Breast Meat by Shelton's Poultry.  Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes today.  Enter more than once to up your odds!

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

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Performance Food: Mint fuels just about everything!

Your brain, blood, bones, ears, eyes, hair, heart, lungs, mouth/teeth, muscles, nails, nerves, nose, and skin are all fed by the nutrients found in mint.  Put a sprig in ice water, lemonade or tea. Place some leaves in your summer salads.  Stir minced mint leaves into your freshly steamed vegetables just before serving.  Use mint oil when baking.  Mint not only smells irresistable, it brightens up the flavors of your food and drinks.  Everyone loves the flavor of mint. Enjoy it all summer!

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

LAST DAY, last chance to WIN a case of Yummi Bears Sugar Free Multi Vitamins and Minerals by Hero Nutritionals.  Value: $220.00. Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes now.

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Carrie of CA won this week! Now enter & Win a case of Yummi Bears!

 

Congratulations to Carrie from California!  A case of Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks by Snyder's of Hanover is being shipped to her home.  Are you next?  WIN a case of Yummi Bears Sugar Free Multi-Vitamin and Mineral valued at $220.00!  Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes. Enter more than once to up your odds.  $220 of supplements is a real budget saver.

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

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Grocery List: Uncured Chicken Franks!

 

Memorial weekend is upon us.  Time to grill franks, otherwise known as hot dogs.  For optimum taste and nutrition, look for Shelton's Uncured Chicken Franks.  Higher on protein, lower in fat. They are delicious!  Reason: these chickens live a chicken's life – no drugs, fresh air, exercise.  You can taste the difference.  For a change cut them up and make Chicken Dog Kabobs!  (Check out the recipe in our Family Food News e-newsletter.) Put Shelton's Uncured Chicken Franks on your grocery list. Have fun!

… for the health of families,
ellen and sally

WIN a case of Yummy Bears NEW Sugar-Free Multi-Vitamins and Minerals by Hero Nutritonals.  Retail Value: $220.00. Go to www.KidKriticsSweepstakes.com.  Enter more than once to up your odds!

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Recipe! Juicy Broiled Chicken Breasts

 

What stands out is that this melt- in-your-mouth recipe is SO easy.  Key to succes is the quality of the chicken.  Robert, father of two, used Shelton's boneless chicken breasts when preparing his Juicy Broiled Chicken BreastsShelton's poultry "Don't do drugs" and they're natural free-range.  You really can taste the difference!  The Kid Kritics loved this recipe.  “Never had such juicy chicken, ever.  Never had chicken taste so good!”  All begged for more.  Robert only used olive oil, parsley flakes and sea salt to generate this recipe's mouth-watering flavors. Please go to www.KidKritics.com and print it!.

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

WIN a case of Hero Nutritionals NEW Sugar-Free Multi-Vitamin and Mineral.  Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes.  Enter more than once to up your odds!

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Performance Food: Peas fuel your Hair, Heart and more!

Peas are filled with nutrients that feed your brain, bones, ears, hair and heart!  They are seeds grown in a pod and technically are fruit.  However, they are commonly labeled as vegetables.  Sun ripened ones are tender and sweet.  Whether fresh or frozen, the best way to cook them is to bring water to a boil, put your peas in the water, turn off the burner and let the peas sit for about three minutes. Gently strain and put them in a bowl with a little butter and sea salt.  Serve.  To make them even better, stir in some freshly chopped mint leaves.  Hmmm good.  Ellen's kids learned to love peas when they picked some fresh from a garden. They became life-long fans.  Look for some fresh peas in a farmer's market.

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

Don't forget to enter the Kid Kritics Approved Food Giveaway Sweepstakes.  Until this Sunday midnight, win a case of Gluten-Free Pretzels Sticks by Snyder's of Hanover.  Next week enter to win a case of children's Multi-Vitamins and Minerals, sugar free, by Hero Nutritionals.  Go to www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes now!

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Do you struggle with How to Stay Healthy and Married with Children?

"More than 40% of mothers feel stressed about their current family life than feel good about the way things are." *   Stress is key to living a healthy family life.  Too much of the wrong kind leads to illness and challenges relationships.  Dr. Keri Marshall joins us to discuss this all to common dilemma.   You can be a healthy wife, mom, even while working. Be ready to listen to some practical solutions – relief!  Tune in on Friday, May 20th from 12-12:30pm EDT. www.BetterFoodChoicesRadio.com.

… for the health of your family,
ellen and sally

Win a Case of Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks by Snyder's of Hanover!  Enter the Kid Kritics Approved Giveaway Sweepstakes today.   www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes  

* Reported by www.MarketCharts.com

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Recipe! Turkey Meatballs & Spinach Pasta by Shelley

  HEALTHY RECIPE MOMS!

Shelley, mother of two, created this Turkey Meatballs & Spinach Pasta recipe.  (Featured on www.KidKritics.com)  "Plainville Farms turkey burger is the best turkey burger I have ever tried. It does not have an aftertaste and it cooks up very lean. My whole family was very impressed!"  I made Shelley's recipe and have to say, the juicy tasty meatballs are even better when combined with the finely chopped tomatoes, basil (the calming herb), and parmesan cheese topping.  Shelley's family loved it and odds are, so will your kids.  If anyone balks at the green stuff, let them pick it off.  They'll end of eating greens anyway as there are bits of spinach in the meatballs.  Be sure and try this recipe. (Print it out from www.KidKritics.com)

… for the health of families,
ellen and sally

How would you like a case of Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks by Snyder's of Hanover delivered to your home?  Enter the Kid Kritics Food Giveaway Sweepstakes today, www.KidKritics.com/sweepstakes.

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