Come Into My Kitchen – The Hungry Mom Kitchen

It took me a while, but I finally assembled all my Hungry Mom Kitchen recipes on one page.  To find a recipe, hover over Hungry Mom Kitchen and look for the drop-down menu.

You can also find my recipes (and lots more on family and food) under the “Categories” window on the left. Just click on FOOD.

Here’s my introduction, which I wrote today for the main Hungry Mom Kitchen page, along with a sampling of yummy photos.

To me, making food is the mainstay of family life.

It’s a learning experience for small children who are forever tugging away at Mom’s pant leg for a chance to get up high and be a part of the activities.

And it’s a way to show those you love how much you care. Not by doling out huge quantities, or bowls full of empty calories.

But by taking the time to educate ourselves as parents – and grandparents – about foods that promote good health, and foods that heal. PENTAX Image

I have found that children will enjoy all kinds of fruits and vegetables – if their tastes and appetites aren’t spoiled with addictive junk food.

And. . .

If you sit down and eat together as a family, and convey a positive attitude toward trying new things.


If at first, you serve only very small portions, only a few bites.

Who wants a child demanding mac and cheese night after night?

I realized early on that pregnancy is the best time to change poor dietary habits. The earlier, the better, of course. I was thinking not only of making healthy babies, but also of the long haul. I wanted my kids to grow up liking  foods that are good for them.

By preparing tasty, nutritious, and colorful  meals as a young mom, I felt that I was taking a proactive stance to make a difference in my children’s lives.

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And now that they’re grown, I’m glad I did: Good nutrition makes a life-long difference for children by helping them enjoy and maintain a healthy weight, a better-functioning immune system, and proper growth and development. A healthy diet also contributes to cognitive functioning.

How can any child do well in school on a breakfast of Froot Loops?

Good physical health can also make certain career choices possible, such as joining the military or working outdoors.  And good health  allows children and teens to participate in active lifestyles, including sports and dance, which research shows contributes to better grades.PENTAX Image

Lastly,  the diet your children have at home creates buying and eating patterns that follow them into adulthood. Children raised on fresh spinach aren’t likely to  enjoy eating canned! Instead, they’re likely to patronize their local farmers’ market.

Feeding your family well is an investment in the next generation. And well worth the trouble.

I hope you enjoy my recipe collection. It reflects my two-year foray into the realm of gluten-free cooking, my love of New Mexican cuisine, and other international favorites.

So welcome to the Hungry Mom Kitchen. And bon apppetit!  FFG

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