Hi everyone. Please allow me to tell you a sad but inspiring story of snackage. After many emails were circulated by the parents of my 7 year old’s soccer game to only provide healthy snacks for the players, everyone agreed that that would be a good idea. Hooray! Fast forward to the game. My husband attended the game and returned home with a tearful son:
“We had cheese sticks and clementines and the other team had bags of chocolate chip cookies!”
Here’s the inspiring part: My husband pulled me aside and said it really wasn’t fair. I held my ground, explained to the husband how we need to be on the same page about the confusing message to serve cookies at a health promoting sports class. He agreed and we explained to the boy how important it is to eat healthfully to have the energy to be strong in order to play the game. He was still pissed.
Sheesh. It s not easy holding firm to what I believe in, especially when my son thinks I am the bad guy, but I do believe it is for the best to keep up the effort to promote healthy eating habits.
Here’s a recipe for a hand held snack that could be substitution for junk at a soccer game, pizza at a birthday party, car snacks or what you can bring to a family/friend get together. Think out of the box and take back your family’s snacks!!!
1 cup skim milk
1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a 12 cup cupcake tin with canola oil or butter or use cupcake paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and milk.
Add the bread crumbs,salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Pour egg mixture into cupcake cups cups, leaving at least a centimeter at the top. On six of the cupcakes, sprinkle on crumbled up goat cheese and grated cheddar on the other six. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
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