Great news! we can eat real cheese, have a piece of pie with real sugar and cook with whole cream. No more lite mayo, fat-free milk or diet pudding. But, the catch is…eat smaller quantities to limit calories. Lisa Samuel, a registered dietitian at nourishRDs.com, told our class to eat a variety of real foods. […]
by donR May 18th, 2016 The Family Meals Project originally shared ideas with health-conscious families to plan, prepare and share budget-friendly meals. The goal was to assemble family meals for less than $10 using whole foods in the menu plan. That was four years ago and it’s now time to revisit the idea of […]
by donR May 5, 2016 Cooking wholesome meals on a limited budget can be challenging. By “wholesome” we mean the meal satisfies the nutritional needs of family members. The $10 meal price is calculated by keeping the cost of the main ingredients under $8 and simply add $2 for the pantry items like flour, condiments, […]
by donR February 29, 2016 Okay, you’ve set goals and the agenda for your “Family Cook-In, aka Family Meal Series.” Now it’s decision time as you plan the food menu, a fun game, and age-appropriate conversation starters. Let’s start with a simple food menu and save games and conversation for another day. Choosing the right […]
by donR July 21, 2015 It’s summertime and everyone is on-the-go; county fairs, vacations or just going to the park. If you plan on dining out or getting take-out food from a deli, here are some do’s and don’t s to think about such as Cooking Light’s ratings of popular fast food restaurants.
by donR 4/20/2015 Take your kids fishing, clamming or crabbing for a fun-filled day and lots of conversation. Washington State lowland lakes open up on April 25th. Kids do not need a license during the year unless they turn 15. Parents can tag along to watch. Read more for links and information about equipment costs, […]
by donR… for one of my past students who smuggled pizza into class every day. Like pizza? Like it more with fewer calories? Love it with less fat? Here is an article I found that gives ideas for making your own mouth-watering pizza while avoiding the high fat ingredients.
12/11/2014 By donR The Ferndale Food Bank is slated to receive small whole chickens this month. Most would consider this to be barely enough for one family meal. But, if you follow the FMP core principles, you most likely have ideas about carving one whole chicken into three chicken-based meals for a family of four.
By donR 10/19/1014 That’s correct, a $10 family meal. There are lots of examples in this blog but the idea needs to be revisited once in a while to check. With current price increases in beef and fresh produce am I dreaming or is it still possible? To answer this, we set a goal to […]
The Ferndale Food Bank’s meal of the month featured a chicken veggie skillet meal. It is true that it tasted great! But was it nutritious enough to be labeled “nutritious?”