Fish Sticks- Best Ever

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 13 minutes | Total Time: 23 minutes | Yield: Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  •  1/4 cup corn or canola oil
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs (can add some Panko to this)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound white fish fillets such as cod or tilapia, cut into “fish-stick-size” strips (about 3 inches by 1 inch)
  • Lemon wedges or tartar sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 450 F.
  2. Spread oil on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Toss crumbs, grated cheese, and seasonings together in a shallow dish until blended.
  4. Put flour into another shallow dish and beaten eggs into a third shallow bowl.
  5. Coat each piece of fish evenly with flour.
  6. Then dip each floured piece into beaten eggs. Last of all, turn each piece around in crumb mixture until evenly coated.
  7. Place each coated piece of fish onto the oiled sheet, then turn pieces over so both sides are oiled.
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, ranch dressing, or ketchup, as your family prefers.

Notes: Serve with this tartar sauce. We usually eat this with a side of steamed broccoli.

Recipe Origin:  Original Wondertime magazine recipe.

French Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  4. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until just moistened (batter may be lumpy).
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  7. When muffins are finished baking, dip tops of muffins in the melted butter, and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Notes:

The kids like these.

Recipe Origin: This is our adaptation of a AllRecipes recipe.

Lunchbox #3

  1. Mango, Cubed
  2. Egg Salad Sandwich
  3. Ants on a log
  4. Sub Edamame instead of green peas

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Note: This information is from 100 Days of Real Food. She is awesome and I highly recommend her site. I have copied it here for my own purposes, to help organize my own children’s lunches.

Lunchbox #23

  1. Muffin
  2. Apple Sandwich
  3. Lasagna in Thermos or Soup in Thermos w/ Pasta

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Note: This information is from 100 Days of Real Food. She is awesome and I highly recommend her site. I have copied it here for my own purposes, to help organize my own children’s lunches.

Lunchbox #22

  1. Boiled Egg
  2. Yogurt with jam swirled through
  3. Waffle sandwich with cream cheese
  4. Carrot sticks

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Note: This information is from 100 Days of Real Food. She is awesome and I highly recommend her site. I have copied it here for my own purposes, to help organize my own children’s lunches.

Lunchbox #21

  1. Cheese
  2. Ants on a Log
  3. Pita Bread
  4. No tomato sauce. Sub something else, like fruit.

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Note: This information is from 100 Days of Real Food. She is awesome and I highly recommend her site. I have copied it here for my own purposes, to help organize my own children’s lunches.

Lunchbox #20

  1. Cheese Stick
  2. Sandwich with PB & Honey
  3. Crackers or Chips
  4. Fruit mix

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Note: This information is from 100 Days of Real Food. She is awesome and I highly recommend her site. I have copied it here for my own purposes, to help organize my own children’s lunches.