After we had our #4 child (if you're new to my blog you can see our most recent family photo here), something in our schedule had to give. I wasn't yet willing to compromise a clean house, so I got rid of the cooking.
I never liked it much anyway.
Zac eats out a lot for lunch and is never real hungry when it comes to dinner - he's happy with a bowl of cereal (gasp!). So I started making what the kids wanted: burritos, quesadillas, eggs and toast - the easy stuff.
Then seven months ago, I went out and started a business, (who would've thought?) so Zac started helping with some of the cooking. He made spaghetti...and uh... spaghetti (we ate a lot of it).
He recently started grad school and it has been more time consuming than either of us anticipated…like a lot more time consuming. Needless to say, he's no long helping with dinner.
Enter the frozen food.
My kids are now eating chicken nuggets more than I would ever publicly admit.
It's terrible, I know.
To make up for it, I've been blending up fruit and veggie smoothies like mad. I can feed my family processed junk if I give it to them with one of these, right?
Anyway, long story short, my kids love them and they lessen my slacking mommy guilt and allow me to sleep at night. You ever tried one?
Here's the recipe:
6-8 frozen strawberries
1 handful blueberries
8-10 baby carrots
1 heaping handful spinach
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1/2 C. water