Watch the video below to learn a quick and easy way to make healthy baby food at home. For more tips and recipes check out the archives page.

 

 

Watch this video for a quick easy weekday meal. Thanks to Justin for submitting the idea to our contest! Check out the Archives page for more ideas.

 



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Weekly Peek: Aug 30, 2011

Issue 20 
Hello from Charlotte – hope everyone pulled through Irene unscathed. Our prayers were with everyone on the coast.  @peekaboomomny & mom@peekaboomom.com.   


VIDEO RECIPE 

Papaya Salad & Nachos 

Watch the video below for a quick, delicious lunch for Mom. Enjoy!     

 papaya video

Main Ingredients:

Papaya, avocado & nachos.  


RECIPE 

Okra & Summer Squash 

Apple

  • a few handfuls okra (or 1 medium zucchini) diced 
  • 1 small yellow squash diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ripe garden tomato
  • 2T olive oil, salt & pepper

Directions
Coat fry pan with olive oil, sautee okra or zucchini and yellow squash for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, salt & pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes more. Cool to room temperature and add tomato. Serve over lettuce, quinoa or brown rice as a side or main dish.   

Focus Food: Okra

Okra contains vitamins A and C and is a good source of iron and calcium. It is abundant in the Queen City (see photo from the Charlotte Farmer’s Market below).  Also, some of the world’s most beautiful women, Cleopatra of Egypt and Yang Guifei of China loved to eat okra as well.  Okra photo


MOMMY MUST HAVES 

Shopping Bag

“Squeezers” 

This is a product I currently can not live without.  My two year old calls them “squeezers”.  They are basically pureed fruits and veggies in the best container ever. No mess. Even my one year old can eat them by himself.  I’ll be the first to admit, they’re not the most cost effective snack, but they are super convenient and I feel good about them nutritionally.  We also like these try a few and see what your crew likes. 


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NEAT LINKS 

Make back to school fun

 

Here are three simple ways to make heading back to school special for you and your kids. Penned by yours truly on Healthnews.com.  


 

PEAKS & VALLEYS: 

 

Valley

I felt so badly about leaving my son in day care while I took the girls swimming early in the week, that I decided I could do it all by myself on Friday. It started off well. The pool is shallow and my two year old was staying on the slide, my one year old was in the water bouncy swing and my four year old recently passed her swim test. We were one of two families there so I also had the life guard’s full attention. 

 

After a good swim, it was time to go and get some lunch. That’s when things took a turn for the worse. 

As we got into the shower I realized maybe this was not such a good idea. My son was slipping on the tile floor so I had to hold him. Then my four year old gave my two year old her towel which she promptly thew on the shower floor. At this point there was no hope for me getting clean.

 

 

We headed into the locker room area. As I was trying to mange the three, get them dressed and block my son from walking back into the showers, an older woman in a nasty tone said, “Can’t you keep your towels out of the way?” I said, “I’m so sorry, I’m doing the best I can.” In my mind I was thinking, “What are you doing in the family locker room?!? There’s an adult only one two doors down the hallway!”

In the end, we got dressed and had a nice lunch and a long nap for my little guy so it was worth it.  

 

 

 

Peak 

After a full day exploring our new city, we were all starving. We happened upon a fabulous little pizza place called Brixx. Sitting there with the kids, enjoying a beer with my husband, and just relishing in a day spent together as a family. Bliss.   


SunINSPIRATION CORNER 

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greates abilities…  

 

..Because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
- John F. Kennedy   

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Watch the video below for a quick video recipe – lunch for mom. Also check out the Archives page for more great recipes and tips.

Tomato & Frittata

Check out the video below for a quick easy lunch idea for Mom. Also click over to the Archives section to see other “weekly peeks”

Watch the video below to learn a new yummy grilled sammy!  Delicious. For more tips & recipes check out the Archives or sign up for our newsletter.

Main ingredients: bananas, bread, nut-butter



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Weekly Peek: July 12, 2011

Issue 17 
What are you making for summer weekday dinners?Tweet @peekaboomomny or email mom@peekaboomom.com.   


RECIPE 

Fiesta Fire Shrimp

This is a great dish for entertaining. You could also make it on the grill. Enjoy!     

 Video of Fiesta Fire Shrimp recipe

Main Ingredients:

Raw shrimp peeled & cleaned, olive oil, spices.  


RECIPE 

Grapefruit Frisse Salad 

Apple

  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • half bunch frisse lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 grapefruit, pits and membranes removed, chopped, reserve juice
  • 1/4 c pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 c red seedless grapes, halved
  • Olive oil, salt & pepper

Directions
Mix grapefruit and avocado first. This will keep the avocado bright green. Toss with lettuce, grapes and pecans. Drizzle with olive oil, grapefruit juice, salt and pepper.  

Focus Food: Grapefruit

Fresh grapefruit contains organic salicylic acid, which aids in dissolving inorganic calcium in the body, and it’s a good source of vitamin C.  


MOMMY MUST HAVES 

Shopping Bag

Cute car seat cover

If you have a newborn or know someone who does – check out this cute car seat cover up.  Just adorable. 


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NEAT LINKS 

Storytelling

A neat website called Storyline where actors will read stories to your kiddies.  Our favorite, The Rainbow Fish.  


 

PEAKS & VALLEYS: 

 

Valley

Discord: It’s 3am, my 11-month old is crying. Actually he’s standing up in his crib about 2 feet from my head screaming at the top of his lungs. Why is he so close? Because we live in a two bedroom apartment in Manhattan and I’m not willing to move him into the girls’ room until he’s weaned from his 5:30am bottle. Also, I tend to pass him bottles of water if he’s crying at 11:30pm because he’ll just go right back to sleep with no crying.

 

Tonight, however I’ve decided I have to break us of this habit so he’s protesting. Usually the girls sleep through anything, but for some reason his crying wakes my two-year old. She yells for her paci and when I blindly feel around the bed and locate it for her, she goes right back down. On the way back to my room, I decide I’ll lay on the couch for ten minutes because it’s easier to let him cry when I’m not in the room. 

 

After ten minutes I can’t take it anymore so I go in and pick him up. I bounce and shhh him which helps, thank goodness. Since he’s a big boy, 24 pounds, I can only do this for so long and have to put him back down. Of course when I do he starts to cry again. At the same time my four-year old calls because her ‘nighttime panties’ have leaked and her bed is wet. Randomly, she’s in good spirits and waits patiently (half-asleep) for me to get her a new sheet and jammies. Then she exclaims, “Guess what, Mommy? Look, my bandaid is still on!” I have to laugh. It’s 4am and she’s just delighted… in any case I’m lucky because my kids usually don’t wake eachother up and all go back to sleep easily. Also, by the time I’m done with the bedwetting situation, the baby has fallen back to sleep, which means I can go back to bed.

 

Peak 

Harmony:  Vacation.  It’s so amazing to be on vacation – no bills, no errands, no worries – just taking it day by day.  Time at the beach, in the water, sea air, sand – good friends & loving family.  


SunINSPIRATION CORNER 

Listening is . . .

…the greatest gift we have. 

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Fiesta Fire Shrimp

This is a delicious shrimp dish for a party or evening in. Quick and easy. Sure to please. Fore more tips & recipes check out the Archives section.