Stuff We Like: Snacks & Skillets
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You don’t have to be “crunchy granola” folks to enjoy Mona’s Granola ($5.99 per 11-ounce bag; monasinc.com)—even the hippest city kids will love a little of this family-recipe cereal sprinkled on yogurt or crunching up their fruit salad. Made of rolled oats, nutrient-rich nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, pure honey, and other all-natural ingredients, each mix provides protein and good fats, making it an ideal snack. We tried—and added to our baking repertoire—Mona’s Granola and Banana Bran Muffins; find the delish recipe at nymetroparents.com/food-stuff.
Wok Wednesdays—Why Not?
Weeknight dinners—after a day jam-packed with errands, work, and after-school activities—don’t have to be unhealthy on-the-go options. While pizza’s an okay fallback, having a wok on hand makes it easy to literally throw together a happy crowd-pleasing plate in minutes. Prep veggies and even cooking sauce (as simple as low-sodium soy sauce, corn starch, and a bit of sugar) on Sundays for a quick Wednesday dinner. This 7-piece IMUSA nonstick wok set ($28.99) includes wok, wire rack, cooking chopsticks, bamboo spoon, tongs, bamboo turner, and spatula. The stay-cool handle means older kids can help out, too. Go to nymetroparents.com/food-stuff for a tasty recipe for basil pineapple fried rice.