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7/20/07 1:58 P

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I found that when I made the switch from regular pasta to whole wheat about a year ago that I had to really pay attention to the cooking time stated on the box. Over cooking became a problem but if I shot for more "al dente" it was just about right.

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7/19/07 10:11 P

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My son's PE teacher did a whole series on Go, Slow, and Whoa foods. The kids were competing to see who could bring her an item to paste to the different colored boards. The whole school was into it and it was helpful for me to see when we were waiting in the breakfast/lunch line what i should be buying at the store for snacks. emoticon

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7/19/07 8:59 P

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I'm having a hard time with the whole wheat pastas. Is there a trick to cooking with them?

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7/19/07 7:29 P

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thank you Tanya i found it as you can see emoticon

 
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7/19/07 1:02 P

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Hi Heather!
I love the idea of go, slow and whoa foods. I plan to discuss it with my class when school starts this year and I will definately be using it with my own children!

I've switched my family over to whole wheat pasta and they actually like it better. I've also substituted ground turkey in all my ground beef recipes and have had no complaints!
AnnMarie

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7/18/07 10:47 P

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heh heh heh - that's my plan, too!

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7/18/07 8:43 P

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I did the same substitution with the white-whole-wheat flour. It went over well. Then I heard it was better, but still not as good for you as whole grain. Now I am on the move again with my fiance and 6 year old. I am slowly substituting whole wheat. After a year my son is eating whole wheat bagels and whole wheat garlic toast with a smile.

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TONKA14's Photo TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
7/18/07 5:06 P

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It is getting more and more popular that is for sure and it does substitute very nicely.

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7/18/07 2:57 P

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what's the scoop on "white whole wheat flour"? i figure it's better than plain white, and i've gradually substituted it in ALL my cooking/baking except special cakes. i started w/ 1/2 and 1/2 and have increased to 100% "white whole wheat", which meant the kids didn't notice and the dh acclimated without too much fuss. emoticon

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TONKA14's Photo TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
7/18/07 7:56 A

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low fat dairy is totally a go food for children. The key is the fat content you choose. A whole milk cheese has no more calcium or vitamin D then a low fat option, its only increase is in the fat content and the calories from fat. Since dairy provides saturated fats, it is best to limit them (the fat) in children over the age of 2. Just as a refresher, children under the age of 2 need whole milk dairy options because they need the fat for adequate brain/neuron development.

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PS- You can get a weight tracker from your Spark Page. Go to the edit mode and set it up there.

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JOJINGLES Posts: 2
7/18/07 5:08 A

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Heather that sounds like a good idea but some foods confuse me like cheese, i know for adults it a sometimes food but for kids they need the calcuim and dairy so is it a sometimes for kids or a good?

my daughters school encourages cheese in kids and that is what confuses parents there seems to be so many conficting infomation out there.

By the way how do you get that weight chart at the bottom of your screen please emoticon

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HEATHER-J Posts: 138
7/18/07 3:38 A

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This is something that my daughter learned in an after school nutrition club:
Break foods into 3 categories

GO foods
SLOW foods
WHOA foods

GO foods are good healthy choices that can be eaten any time. Fruits, veggies, lean meats, etc. "anytime foods"

Slow foods you can have in moderation. Pizza, mac and cheese, hot hogs. Also called "sometimes foods"

WHOA foods are occasional treats. Chips, cookies, etc. "no foods"

We have a lot of fun talking about different foods and making charts!!

 
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