Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good Things Thursday, Week 5

I don't know about you, but healthy eating is so difficult around the Lawson house. This week I offer a simple good thing that might assist you just a tiny bit with healthier noshing.

I really want to teach my daughter to make healthy food choices, especially about snacks. Yes, I know snacking is not good. But, the truth is that we all get hungry at odd times. When Sloane finally got sick of carrots and raisins I had to think of a portable, non-messy snack in a hurry. Hence, pickled carrots.

Claussen pickles really are the best ones for the job. Just polish off a jar and save all the juices. Add about half a bag of organic baby carrots to the juice and put the lid back on.

Label your lid for about 2 weeks from the date you "pickle" the carrots. They will be ready then. You might do a few taste tests. Your family might like the carrots slightly more or less pickled.

That's it. That's all there is to it. We usually have a few jars going at once because this treat is so tasty. We even serve them to guests in as an appetizer with a selection of other crudités. The pickled carrots are always gone first.

Note: I have tried this with cauliflower, too. The review was, "This is ok, Mom. May I please have more carrots?"

Happy snacking.


Canary said...

I like the images you have shared :)
(Excuse me for trespassing, just dropped by with a hello :) )

studio wellspring said...

brilliant idea ~ sounds delicious too!

My Castle in Spain said...

Hi Relyn,

Sounds great and quite ideal to make kids like veggies !

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