Fork and Beans

Health begins in the Kitchen

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Learning how to make grilled cheese is a rite of passage for any kid, and once you feel comfortable enough to let your kid in front of the stove top, this recipe couldn't be simpler. Three ingredients (bread, butter and cheese) are all you need for this super simple sandwich. Ingredients 4 slices white bread 3 tablespoons butter, divided 2 slices Cheddar cheese Directions Step 1. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a...

Gujarati Khichdi

Gujarati Khichdi is the comfort food for Indians. Short of time, upset digestive system, food for toddlers, easy to digest, quick to make; many questions, one answer-khichadi! And as it goes for most of the common Indian dishes, for khichadi too it can be said that every household has its own recipe for khichadi. Frankly, at my place, the recipe varies within the household too as I make it differently from how my mom in law makes it (haha)....

Potato Toast

Potato Toast is an easy and quick evening snack. Mashed potato spread on bread and toasted like a normal toast. Kids would like this toast and sometimes I pack it for my son’s lunch too with some sliced fruits. This toast is a mess-free food and also serves as a great party appetizer. Kids Snacks… Ingredients 4 no WHITE BREAD2 no YELLOW POTATO2 no GREEN CHILIES3 tbsp CILANTRO (CORIANDER)LEAVES...

Cheesy Potato Crescent Rolls

These stuffed potato crescent rolls are an excellent lunch box recipe for the kids. You can use your own creative ideas on the stuffing, the sky is the limit. I use simple sliced boiled egg as a stuffing for my son’s lunch box when I am running out of the time. It is easy for the kids to have on the short lunch break without making a mess. Ingredients 1 Can Crescent Rolls (8 rolls in one can)1 no Large Potato (Boiled and...

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

I love bananas and I love to make breakfast, too. These are a refreshing change from your everyday waffles. I like to make big batches so I can freeze the leftovers and reheat them later for a quick breakfast. Ingredients 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons sugar3 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup creamy peanut butter1/2 cup canola oil2 large eggs, room temperature1-3/4 cups 2% milk1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2...

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

This blueberry pancakes recipe is a favorite in our home. My kiddo don’t even realize how healthy it is! Must try in every household Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup all-purpose flour2 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten1-1/4 cups fat-free milk3 medium ripe bananas, mashed1 teaspoon vanilla extract1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberriesOptional: Maple syrup and...

Fruity Granola Parfait

Start your day with a smile. This fruit, yogurt and granola parfait is so easy to make. If you like, use whatever favorite fresh fruits are in season and are looking best at the supermarket !! Ingredients 4 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt2 medium peaches, chopped2 cups fresh blackberries1/2 cup granola without raisins Directions Layer half the yogurt, peaches, blackberries and granola into 4 parfait glasses. Repeat layers.

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

My kiddo ask for these pita sandwiches all the time. They haven’t noticed that as good as they taste, they’re also good for them. Ingredients 1/4 cup peanut butter1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg2 whole wheat pita pocket halves1/2 medium apple, thinly sliced1/2 medium firm banana, sliced Directions In a small bowl, blend the peanut butter, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread inside pita bread halves; fill with apple...