A while back, Kate Gosselin, queen of the kitchen on TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 was kind enough to answer some of our questions about feeding her family of ten. And, now that mamas are rushing around prepping for the holidays, what better time to recap our favorite five of her recipes. If you find yourself short on time, try one of this wonder woman's tricks.
When tots are in tow with moms on the go, hand held edibles make eating easier. For those who fret about traveling spills, Kate Gosselin (who recently shared her tricks for feeding a family of ten with us) has a great recipe for a healthy wrap that keeps kids nourished and messes to a minimum.
Handy Hummus Wrap
1 whole wheat (or whole wheat white) wrap
2-3 T Hummus
2-3 leaves of lettuce
½ cucumber, sliced length-wise
½ red pepper cut into long strips
Place lettuce leaves in the middle portion of the wrap. Top with hummus. Add slices of cut vegetables. Roll and cut in half.
If your wee ones are craving something slightly different than the staple peanut butter and jelly, Kate Gosselin (who recently shared her tricks for feeding a family of ten with us) suggests opting for a nutty sandwich with a more starchy fruit complement.
PB & Banana
Spread each slice of bread with peanut butter. Place thin banana slices on one slice. Close sandwich and cut into triangles.
If your tots are up for a kid-friendly twist on the traditional sandwich, Kate Gosselin (who recently shared her tricks for feeding a family of ten with us) offered up her recipe for a rolled treat and another similar version for more adventurous or adult palates.
Cream Cheese Roll
- 1 slice bread (all breads work well)
- Light cream cheese
- ½ cucumber, sliced length-wise
- 1 slice smoked turkey
Trim the crusts of the bread and gently roll out the slice so it resembles pastry. Spread with light cream cheese. Place the turkey slice in the center of the bread. Add cucumber slices. Roll the bread similar to a sushi roll and cut into mini rolls.
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In the kitchen and uninspired? Wonder woman Kate Gosselin (who recently shared her tricks for feeding a family of ten with us) has come to the culinary rescue with her healthy sandwich recipes that are kid friendly and an easy way to incorporate whole grains into your child's diet.
Fall Harvest Sandwich
- 2 slices honey ham
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- 1 T honey mustard
- ½ Granny Smith apple, sliced thin (optional)
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
Place on one piece of bread in the following order: mustard, cheese, ham, apple slices. Top with the remaining piece of bread. Cut on the diagonal and serve.