Kids Formal June Newsletter
by Andrea K. Clark
Dear Valued Customer,
Here we are in June already! Hopefully, you are all having a wonderful summer so far. I know things here at Kids Formal sure have been picking up lately, which means we must have a lot of busy customers out there!
Right now, my family has been keeping busy with summer baseball and various day camps for the kids. While we love running around and watching the kids do the things they love during the summer months, it sure does make the days speed by and drain our energy. And, that’s just with the normal daily activities. That doesn’t include the evening activities or special formal events we are also attending this summer. After visiting with many of you, I know I am not alone. One of the things that gets put on the “back burner” when summer arrives is healthy meals. When we are constantly going, it is just easier to stop and eat somewhere instead of preparing meals at home. However, this means, most of the time we are sacrificing nutrition. Since I know I am not alone in the summertime craziness, I figured I would give you guys some easy summertime recipes to help keep everyone energized to get through this busy season!
Protein Pudding – These pudding cups make excellent fast snacks that are low in fat and full of protein!
1 pkg. Jello Fat Free Instant Pudding Mix (my favorite is Pistachio, but any flavor will do)
2 c. 1% Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Quest Protein Powder
Mix all ingredients together and whisk for about 5 minutes until smooth. Pour in four ½ cup containers and chill. Ready to serve in 5 minutes!
Easy BBQ Chicken – This is a great recipe for BBQ chicken – whole or even shredded for BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches.
2 lbs. Chicken Breast
1 C. BBQ Sauce
¼ C. Italian Dressing
¼ C. Brown Sugar
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
Lightly season chicken with sea salt and place in the slow cooker. Next, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over chicken breast and cook on High for 3-4 hours. If you want to shred the chicken, shred it after the cooking time is complete and then let it soak in the sauce for an additional 10 minutes after you have shredded it. Enjoy!
Brussel Sprout Stir Fry – This is super easy to make and is incredibly flavorful! Definitely a family favorite at our house.
2 C. Brussel Sprouts, halved
3 slices Jenny-O Turkey Bacon, chopped
1 can (10 oz.) Hormel Chicken Breast in Water, drained
Salt & Pepper
Coat the bottom of a 10” skillet with olive oil (about 2 T.) and heat over medium-high heat. Once heated, add Brussel sprouts and stir until sprouts are coated. Salt and pepper to taste. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Squirt with fresh lemon and lime juice. Next, add the turkey bacon and stir. Continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes. Finally, add the chicken breast meat and let cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken has been heated thoroughly. Some of the Brussel sprouts may have brown/black spots on them…this is completely normal and simply adds flavor. Enjoy! Makes 2 bowls.
Hopefully, the recipes above will help you get some nutritious food in this summer while you are running from one activity/event to another.
Of course, for all of your children’s formal wear needs, simply visit Kids Formal and we will help take that stress away!
Have a wonderful June!
Your Friends at Kids Formal