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The Modern dads tactical guide to cooking, fast, cheap, healthy, delicious meals and snacks that kids actually eat.

Baked Ziti

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Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti is a busy man’s best friend. The Secret… you can make it in one big batch, serve it hot and freeze the rest in smaller portions to reheat on those hectic days when you don’t have the time or energy cook. Getting a few meals ready while only cooking once is an essential survival tool for the tactical dad’s bag of tricks. Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 35 Min Ready In: 55 Min   Ingredients 1 pound dry ziti pasta 1 onion, chopped 1 pound lean ground beef 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce 6 ounces...

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Kitchen Sink Lasagna

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Kitchen Sink Lasagna

Struggling to get vegetables in your children’s diet? Here’s a killer way to get them on the nutrition train without them being the wiser.

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Fruity Fun Skewers

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Fruity Fun Skewers

For a fast fun and super healthy treaty, try these colorful kid kabobs. this version is a great start but get creative and mix it up with your kids favorite fruits. I like to add in some pineapple and kiwi… Ingredients 5 large strawberries, halved 1/4 cantaloupe, cut into balls or cubes 2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks 1 apple, cut into chunks 20 skewers Directions Thread the strawberries, cantaloupe, banana and apple pieces alternately onto skewers, placing at least 2 pieces of fruit on each skewer. Arrange the fruit skewers...

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

so delicious Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 35 Min Ingredients 1 cup margarine 1 1/4 cups white sugar 1 egg 3 ripe bananas 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Blend butter or margarine, sugar, egg, banana, dissolved coffee, and vanilla in food processor for 2 minutes. Add...

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