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UltimateMama’s kids love Acai bowls for breakfast. They are thick, rich, and packed with nutrients.  To make:

-Take a frozen packet of Sambazon Acai berry original blend and run it under water

-Cut off the top and put it into a blender (it will be slightly frozen)

-Add 1/4 cup of orange juice or almond milk (or more to your liking)

-Add some slices of blueberries, banana, raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries

-Blend

-On the stovetop saute 1/4 cup oats with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar

-In your bowl, pour oats over the Acai mixture

-Enjoy!

UltimateMama’s kids love her delicious (and easy to prepare) Italian bread with Nutella Crepes for breakfast. To do:

-Cut off the crusts of 4 slices of Italian bread and roll each slice a few times to stretch it out

-Spread some Nutella on each slice and add thin strawberries

-Roll up the bread

-Crack one egg and beat with a fork

-Dip the rolled up bread in the egg on all sides

-Cook it on a frying pan over low to medium heat

-Repeat with the other 3 slices of bread

-Remove from heat and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar (or just brown sugar)

-Enjoy!

UltimateMama finally got her family to eat asparagus. The trick? Wrapping it in prosciutto.  To do:

-Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

-Line a baking sheet with foil, lightly drizzle olive oil

-Wrap one slice of prosciutto around each spear of asparagus (use 15-25 spears) and place on the baking sheet

-Bake for 5 minutes in the oven

-Turn the spears over

-Bake for another 5 minutes

-Asparagus will be tender and prosciutto will be crisp

*Note:  if you have extra asparagus you can saute it in olive oil on the stovetop with garlic and tomatoes.

Enjoy!

UltimateMama has a few Easter bunny tricks up her sleeve for her tween and teen girls.  Easter baskets will include:

Glossier Balm Dotcom

Essie nail polish

Malibu Sugar top

So Nikki tank

M&M minis

-Jo Malone and Armani fragrance samples from Sephora

Duft & Doft Pink Breeze nourishing hand cream

Peach Slices Dreamy Soft fluffy hand lotion peach nectar

 

 

UltimateMama knows her family loves chicken pad thai so she usually uses Annie Chun’s noodles and sauce.  It is quick and easy and all you need to do is add chicken (or shrimp), a scrambled egg, garlic, and some vegetables (thinly sliced carrots, garlic, bean sprouts, etc.).

For the first time ever, UltimateMama made Bok Choy which was well received.  To do:

-Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet

-Add 2-3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

-Add 1 shallot (or 1 small onion)

-Cook all for 60 seconds

-Add 1 pound baby bok choy (washed and cut into halves)

-Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce

-Add 2 tablespoons water

-Cover and cook for 2 minutes

-Uncover, toss, cover again and cook for 4 minutes

-Serve and enjoy!

UltimateMama and her kids had a magnificent time coloring Easter eggs with the PAAS Shake & Color kit.  All you need to do is add rice to the kit’s liquid dye and shaker bag.  A few shakes and you are finished. Don’t forget to rotate the eggs among the various colors for a marbled look!

UltimateMama saw the sun for the first time in a week a few days ago so she started up the grill.  Grilling is a great, easy way to break away from your standard spring dinner routine and get a “taste” of summer. To do:

-Marinate chicken breasts all day in Italian dressing (Ken’s Zesty Italian dressing is a family favorite) and grill them to your liking (1 pound)

-Prepare ground beef (we prefer 80% lean/20% fat) with seasonings such as pepper and garlic (or onion) into mini-hamburgers or sliders and grill to perfection (1 pound)

-Grill 4-6 pieces of corn (serve with butter)

-Grill the slider rolls just a quick bit

-Make a quick romaine salad for a side dish using the extra Italian dressing

-Serve and enjoy

 

 

UltimateMama had her kids create a weekend brunch that was healthy and tasty. They opted for bagels and lox with many creative accompaniments.

-Set out your favorite bagels (kids love Tal Bagels in NYC) and slather on some cream cheese

-Place lox on a separate plate

-Dice some cucumbers and tomatoes and place in bowls next to a bowl of carrots to snack on as well

UltimateMama needed a day off from cooking 3 meals a day so she opted for this quick, easy, and nutritious yogurt treat for breakfast.  To assemble:

-Place some Greek yogurt with honey on a platter

-Put some fresh berries in little glass bowls (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries work well)

-Set a bowl of granola in the middle

-Let each child or adult assemble their own yogurt, fruit, and granola parfaits

 

UlimateMama and her kids whipped up a quick, delicious banana bread this morning that delighted all who sampled the end result (our family of 4).  The recipe:

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas (mashed)

1 cup white granulated sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup butter (melted)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch salt

To do:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease a 9×5 loaf pan.

Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and butter in a bowl. Mix flour and baking soda in another bowl. Stir into banana mixture gently. Pinch a little salt into the mixture. Pour batter in to prepared loaf pan. Bake in oven about 50 minutes (test at 45 minute mark to see if toothpick is clean)!