It’s spring break in Oregon and I’ve been enjoying some fun and relaxation with my family at the coast. The weather has been a mix of sun and rain so we’ve not done much planning – which takes some getting used to for us. This time away has made me realize that we are big time planners and taking a break from that routine is good for us now and then. All of us.
A look back…
Last week brought some great ideas for a Feed Our Families reader who wanted to try our Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce in a vegetarian way. The community suggested options from firm tofu to mushrooms and tempeh. How often do you cook meatless meals? Have a favorite?
We also talked about having a restaurant/bar at our grocery store and whether that feature would alter our shopping, or dining habits. It sounds like some of us might have a meal there (assuming the food is good), but probably not hang out for a pint. We all seem to want to get in and get out, when it comes to grocery shopping.
Recipes for spring asparagus from Martha Stewart were shared, and I might take on all 41 of them – I love asparagus! What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?
With the growing season almost here, we shared my friend Annie from PhD in Parenting’s Top 10 Strategies for Choosing Organics on the Cheap. Buying everything organic can get pricey, but prioritizing can help us stretch our grocery budget and keep exposure to pesticides down.
The Feed Our Families Facebook community has some new faces and we’re so thankful that our group is growing. Thanks to everyone who shares the blog and Facebook page often with friends. I truly believe that we all benefit as we grow.
Another thank you to my friends at Healthy Child Healthy World who shared my post on When Food Dyes Color Our Children’s Behavior post with their community this week. The conversation on the topic in their Facebook page was amazing. So many parents are making the effort to get the dye out of their child’s diet and looking for support and resources so they don’t have to go it alone. It’s great that we can be there for each other!
Here’s to another great week for all of us!