Monday, July 30, 2007

Laptop Lunches $18.99 Add to Cart Laptop Lunches are American-style bento boxes designed to help families pack nutritious, environment-friendly lunches for school, work, and travel. These sustainable lunch containers come with a book of healthy lunch ideas and recipes and are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe and lead-free. We have been using these convenient lunch boxes for over two years. They are convenient and environmentally friendly - and a fun way to send healthy food for lunch! Great for adults too!
Includes: Laptop Lunch bento box with inner containers, utensils, and The Laptop Lunch User's Guide Book.
Features: Removable inner containers, stainless steel fork & spoon, fits most lunchboxes, containers & lids are dishwasher safe (top rack only)
Dimensions: length = 9 inches; width = 7 inches; height = 2 inches

Color Options:
Blue outer container with inner containers in dark green, red, yellow, purple, and teal. (Shown in picture)
Whimsical: Purple outer container with inner containers in bright lime green, orange, periwinkle, magenta, and teal.

Healthy Kids Placemat $2.99 Add to Cart
These 2-sided laminated placemats are a fun, colorful and interactive mealtime learning tool for kids and parents. Use erasable white board markers and re-use these placemats everyday! Kids have a blast keeping track of the foods they ate in each food groups - Whole Grains, Legumes, Vegetables and Fruit. The word find and maze will challenge them to find words about the healthy foods they are eating and wind their way through a pineapple maze. Fun facts about your body will have them giggling and learning at the same time.

Jammin' 5 A Day Songs
$3.99 Add to Cart
The Jammin’ music cassette tape contains ten fun songs that will have you singing about Vitamin C, Broccoli, Phytochemicals, and more! Entertaining and educational for kids of all ages! Great for the car. My kids LOVE these catchy tunes (and so do I)!

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Fruit Salsa & Chips
This makes for an excellent appetizer, a fabulous dessert, or a healthy snack! Very easy! Kids can also eat this just like applesauce.

1. Fruit Salsa

2 apples, cored
1 10 oz. bag frozen organic strawberries
2 kiwi, peeled

Chop each fruit individually in a food processor, or by hand if you don't have one. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate.

2. Tortilla Chips

8-12 whole wheat flour tortillas

Wet 2-3 tortillas at a time - just hold under the faucet and then shake off excess water. Lay flat on a cutting board and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cut into triangles. Separate and place in single layer on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Cool and store in air-tight container.
Lentil Quinoa Salad
I love to make this on Sunday and use it for lunches throughout the week. Eat it as is, or stuff it into a pita for something different. Great for potlucks!

1 c. dry lentils, rinsed, cooked, and chilled
1 c. dry quinoa, rinsed, cooked, and chilled
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 red onion, minced (or green onions if you prefer)
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 c. kalamata olives (pitted), sliced
1/2 c. firm tofu, rinsed, drained, finely diced
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare Lentils and Quinoa
Rinse and cook 1 cup lentils in 3 cups water until tender - about 45 minutes. Drain, rinse and chill.

Rinse quinoa well in a mesh strainer. (It will taste bitter if you don't rinse well). Cook 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups water until water is absorbed - about 25 minutes.

Make Dressing
Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic and oregano. (You may not need all of this for the salad. If not, save the rest for salad dressing.)

Toss Together
Combine cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, onion, tomato, olives and tofu. Toss with dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate and enjoy as is or stuff into a pita pocket.

Inspired by Incredibly Delicious , Greek Lentil Salad p. 49