I’ve really enjoyed being a part of LACTAID’s summer campaign. I’ve learned so much, and I’ve discovered some great new recipes! Back in May, I attended a fantastic webinar with Melissa d’ Arabian, celebrity chef, LACTAID Brand Spokesperson, and author of the NY Times best selling cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners. The participants learned tons of information about lactose intolerance, LACTAID products, and preparing lactose-free beverages and meals.
On June 25, Melissa d’Arabian appeared on The TODAY Show, where she prepared chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce made with LACTAID Milk. Watch her awesome television appearance HERE!
This is just one of the countless delicious recipes that you can make using LACTAID products – recipes that your entire family can enjoy,whether they are lactose intolerant or not! LACTAID’s official website lists a variety of recipes, including Creamy Garlic Potatoes, Sweet Potato Pie, and Chocolate Banana Pudding Strawberry Shortcake. But I decided to get creative and come up with my own recipe using LACTAID Milk. As I posted earlier this summer, my daughters love smoothies. And I love them because they’re fast and simple – and because it’s easy to hide healthy ingredients in smoothies for picky eaters like my kids.
We’ve featured some yummy easy kid smoothie recipes over the last couple of months. I have to admit – I’m not really a smoothie fan. I am, however, a huge Nutella fan! And when my husband mentioned that Nutella is a popular smoothie ingredient, I was all in! My kids took a little convincing – one wanted a strawberry smoothie and the other wanted a chocolate smoothie. But with a little Mommy Magic (might have been bribery but I’m not telling) we managed to agree upon this Strawberry & Nutella Smoothie.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:97]
We topped our smoothies with whipped cream to create something a big more decadent, but they taste great straight from the blender too! Speaking of blenders, mine is not pictured here because it is in sad, sad shape. We actually bought a new blender for my husband for Father’s Day (like I said, he loves smoothies!) but it’s still in the box and it seemed like he should get to use it first.
Making smoothies is one of the easiest recipes that you can teach your kids to make. It’s very simple and of course very healthy too. The best part is that you can use this time to also bond with your kids and make special memories with them.
Check out how to make this Easy Kid Smoothie Recipes: Fruits & Yogurt Smoothie. Continue reading