I don’t know if I have mentioned in an earlier post, but I have discovered this new passion for cooking. And actually I have also discovered a passion for trying new things in general. Soooo, a while ago I decided I would try healthy cooking. I usually felt like cooking healthy meant it had to taste gross but little did I know I could make my family happy and healthy at the same time!
Eating well is actually quite an important part of raising little kiddos. Just eating breakfast can increase test scores, make it easier for them to solve problems, and even behave better. Who doesn’t want that?!
So, in praise of healthy eating I wanted to do two things. First, I have this amazing sweet potatoes recipe that I promised some future followers that I would share. It uses half the sugar and tastes twice as good as regular marshmallow topped sweet potatoes! Promise!
Southern Sweet Potatoes

Southern Sweet Potatoes
INGREDIENTS:
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1/2 cup fat-free milk
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
* 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cans (40 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
TOPPING:
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
DIRECTIONS:
* In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, pineapple juice, butter and vanilla. Gently stir in sweet potatoes. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
* Combine the topping ingredients; spoon over sweet potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Yield: 12 servings. (Thanks Taste of Home)

Second, I wanted to direct you to this great website about eating healthy. It has tons of fun ideas about how eating healthy with kids can be easy. Everything from lists of easy breakfasts to fun games that help teach kids about the different food groups. Have fun exploring and healthy eating!!!