How is it time to discuss back to school planning? Am I the only one who feels like summer just started? But, here we are…..and both Lydia and I will be back to school next week. Having time off together this summer has been amazing…..and one of my favorite things has been spending extra time experimenting with toddler friendly recipes. It's really important to us that Lydia eats the absolute best food possible. We try to limit processed foods, and to serve her food filled with all natural and organic ingredients whenever we can. However, as we all know……organic and natural foods are expensive. Way more expensive. And often require a trip to a fancy, special grocery store.
Well, apparently I wasn't the only one who was frustrated by this! Over the summer, I was overjoyed to discover that the Kroger family of stores has made major changes….establishing a stellar Natural Foods Department. Kroger believes that buying real food for your family should not be expensive……and has partnered with WhiteWave foods to make sure that families everywhere are able to find and serve healthier foods to their kids.During a recent trip to our local Kroger store, Lydia and I spent some time checking out the Natural Foods Department. Since Lydia can actually name foods that she is interested in these days, this made grocery shopping especially fun! A few of the goodies she picked out? Horizon Milk, Horizon Mac & Cheese (staple in our pantry), and Yulu Yogurt (which I froze to make organic popsicles). We grabbed tons of fresh fruit, and the ingredients to make one of our newest recipes……homemade chicken nuggets!Homemade Chicken Nuggets. Lydia loves them, and I love that I know what goes inside them! Plus, they freeze well…..and defrost in about 30 seconds in the microwave (a major win for busy evenings once school starts up again)!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
1 package of organic chicken breast tenderloins
Simple Truth Organic Canola Oil cooking spray
Simple Truth Organic Frosted Flakes Cereal
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the following items in food processor: 2 cups of raw chicken, 2 eggs. Blend until pureed.
Pour puree into a bowl and add 1 cup of flour plus one cup of crushed Frosted Flakes.
The puree should thicken.
Mold into small pieces and roll in flour or a combination of flour and flakes.
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place pieces on cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Looking for more recipes, tips and tricks? Visit Kroger's Inspired Gathering for inspiration!
This conversation is sponsored by WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.