Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

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I tried a few new recipes this week and this muffin recipe was outstanding.  After enjoying zucchini at Benihana this weekend, I was reminded how much I like it and should really be cooking it more.  My husband and children are not big fans so I thought I would start with something dessert like and move on from there.  Here’s the recipe I tried and everyone agreed that the muffins were delicious.  This will definitely go in the make again file. Ingredients[…]

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I have fond memories of flipping through photo albums seeing pictures of my mom as a kid or my friends when they were babies.  It seems like most pictures are digital these days which means that we have thousands more pictures but we only share the crappy ones we take on our cell phones. Our family has an online photo album so that we can share photos with our families, sending out updates when we upload a bunch of new[…]

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While searching the fridge for lunch ideas, I came across a chuck of Velveeta cheese that had been purchased for a previous new recipe but I didn’t use the whole block.  This sad, squished lump inspired me to make macaroni and cheese from scratch.  My mom used to make it when I was a kid and it was the best thing ever.  I couldn’t wait for my son and husband to try it at lunch to see if I managed[…]

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My mother-in-law gave me this recipe last Christmas so that I could reproduce these soup kits with the kids to give to teachers and neighbors.  It’s a little time consuming collecting jars and ingredients, but once you’ve got it all it’s easy to put several together all at once.  They look really nice in a glass or plastic jar, all the ingredients layered and a recipe card with instructions tried with a ribbon around the lid.  We like this yummy recipe[…]

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Today is the first day that it really feels like and looks like winter here.  We woke up to a few centimeters of snow, blowing winds and a -15C windchill.  After bundling the kids up and off to school, I started to think about lunch and dinner ideas.  My youngest son is home for lunch but doesn’t like to eat lunch.  He would rather snack all day so usually I don’t put much effort into lunch.  I suspect that after school the[…]

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I’m stuck in a rut when it comes to packing snacks for my son for school.  I like to pack him two things, usually a fruit and something else but lately he’s been picky and I’ve been lazy.  He’s taken frozen yogurt and a fruit snack every day this week and he must be bored with it because I’m bored just thinking about it.  He tells me about what other kids are bringing in hopes that I’ll let him bring[…]

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My son and husband have gone camping with my son’s troop today.  It’s the first time and he’s very, very excited.  I’m a little nervous.  He’ll be safe, have lots of fun and my husband will be with him the whole time but I can’t help but get a little worried.  My husband is a relaxed, go with the flow kind of parent which is exactly what I need to balance out my over-obsessive worrying mom brain.  My biggest concern[…]

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I’m really frustrated lately with what my kids won’t eat.  What used to be go to meals are no longer being eaten.  Most meals are met with turned up noses, sour faces and pleads from Mom and Dad to please eat some of it because you liked it the last time we ate it.  All of it results in a lot of food being thrown out, frazzled parents and two kids who just want to eat “snacks”.  To get inspired, I[…]

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I never used to like sweet potatoes.  When I was a kid, we would only eat them at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  My mom would prepare them in an orange juice marinade and then topped with brown sugar and marshmallows.  The whole concept sounded disgusting to me as a kid and still is not appealing to me at all.  It wasn’t until I met my husband’s family who eat sweet potatoes just like they eat regular white potatoes.  They steam them in[…]

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What do you feed your sick kids?  It’s been days since they have eaten a full meal.  I’m to the point where I’ll make anything that they request.  Mac and Cheese…you got it!  I’m not hungry now.  Oatmeal…you got it!  I’m not hungry anymore.  Turkey sandwich with no crunchy things….you got it!  My tummy hurts now.  That’s all I’ve heard for a week now. They have managed to eat little bits of orange, apple slices, cheerios and of course juice.[…]