Easy bacon and kid friendly snackin’

So, am I the only one who didn’t realize that you could microwave bacon?  Well, in case I was not alone in my naivety, guess what – you can microwave bacon and it’s really good, fast, and easy!!  Take your nitrate free all natural bacon, place in strips on a couple of paper towels, cover with a couple  more paper towels, and microwave for 4-6 minutes.  Thanks to my genius friend Nicki V. for giving me this tip!  Now I’m sure I’ll be eating bacon on everything…. : ) I love BLT’s,  without the bread of course,  add some hard boiled eggs on the side to make a  quick and tasty  breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  

On to snacks.  Kids like to dip things so always keep on hand almond butter and mayonnaise.  As you can see, Rowan really enjoys his almond butter.  You can find pretty good mayo at natural foods stores that have no sugar and are made with pretty much just oil and eggs.  If you add curry powder, dill, garlic powder, or whatever spice combo you prefer to some mayo, it will make a tasty dip for veggies.  I like to stock up on bags of already sliced apples and already sliced carrots and celery for easy and fast snacks for my boys. Sliced deli meat is a must to have on hand for hungry little ones and now almost all grocery stores carry decent deli meats without a ton of preservatives and fillers. 

One last tip, never leave home without food.  I always have snacks in my car because kids are always hungry and with good options available, fast food is NOT an option. 

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