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NUTRITION

Nutritional Information
approved-food-pic-300x199Our food is brought in fresh and prepared daily for your munchkin.
Munch has:
munch nutritional info NO nuts
munch nutritional info NO added nitrates
munch nutritional info NO high fructose corn syrup
munch nutritional info NO MSG
munch nutritional info NO artificial flavors or colors
munch nutritional info NEVER fried

Nutritional Standards
Daily Nutritional Needs
Source: Mayo Clinic
childrens nutritional chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECIPES

Fun kid friendly recipes
Green Smoothies
(Brett’s favorite way to get her children to eat the nutrient rich greens they need every day.)
Fill your blender to the top with greens. (~7 cups or 4-6 large leaves of kale, swiss chard or spinach)
Add 3 cups of water and blend well
Add 3-4 cups frozen fruit. I usually use one banana and ~3 cups of mixed frozen fruit. You can also use room temp or refrigerated fruit, but then you will need to add a cup of ice. Blend well and serve. Makes 3 – 4, 12 oz cups. I pour it into the kid’s sippy cups with straws and they drink around the house or on the go.
Other healthy options you can mix in to change the flavors or add supplements: honey, pro biotics, yogurt, omega 3’s, flax oil, etc.

Healthy Popcorn that tastes great!
Air pop ½ cup organic popcorn seeds. (I use organic, because most is GMO now).
Melt 2 Tbsp. of Organic coconut oil in pan on medium heat. Drizzle over the popcorn and salt to taste with sea salt. Makes a very fresh and yummy snack!

Munch’s Pumpkin Playdough
Ingredients:

5 cups water
2 ½ cups salt
3 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
11 (heaping) Tbsp Vegetable Oil
5 cups flour
2 – 3 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

  1.  Mix all ingredients in a large pot over very low heat, on the stove.  The dough will be lumpy, but keep mixing and as water cooks off, it will get smoother.
  2. The dough will thicken and start to look sticky.  Mix until the edges, sides and bottom look dry.  Pinch the dough.  If it’s not gooey, then it’s ready.  (Better to pull off a little early than over cook.)
  3. Pour dough onto pan, wax paper, counter top, or cutting board.
  4. Knead until it’s smooth and divide out as you choose.
  5. Store dough in sealed container or ziplock bag.

***The playdough can also be colored, but we preferred to leave ours natural.  If you decide to use coloring, add it after removed from the stove and knead until the color is uniform.

LINKS

Websites, Books and Blogs We Love
Blogs:
100 Days of Real Food
fortworthmomsblog.com

Websites
The Honest Company
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
www.weelicious.com
www.prescribe-nutrition.com

Books
Super Baby Food, by Ruth Yaron
The Unhealthy Truth, by Robin O’Brien
Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld
Superfood Smoothies, by Julie Morris
Weelicious, by Catherine McCord

Magazines
Raw Food
Fort Worth Foodie
360 West
Indulge