Friday, May 17, 2013

Book Review: The Little Red Hen retold by Starfall

This English Folk Tale is one I'm sure you're familiar with. This story follows a little red hen who asks her friends to help make corn muffins, but when all of her friends only want to help her EAT them she finds it hard to share. Click here for a FREE online version of this book (It is a little different than the original version but it's easy for a young child to follow and even read). Your child can easily click through the pages as you read this book together.

The Little Red Hen

After reading this story make some healthy delicious muffins with your child. Ask them to help and include them in any step possible. They'll see the fun in helping and the reward of hard work, which is of course eating them! This muffin recipe uses Greek yogurt, blueberries and orange juice. Try it out! click below for directions.

Healthy Orange Blueberry Muffins 

2 large eggs 
2/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup of sugar replacement such as honey or maple syrup)
1/2 cup canola oil 
1/4 cup apple sauce  
1/2 cup greek yogurt 
1/2 cup orange juice 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries 
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour 
1 1/2 cup sifted whole wheat flour  
2 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp salt 
zest of 2 oranges- play with this until you get the right about of orange flavor you prefer

Optional Crumb topping 
1/2 cup all purpose flour 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
4 tbsp Earth Balance

-Recipe from Jocelyn
Healthy Orange Blueberry Muffins

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