May 13, 2008 | Home >Healthy Kids > Nutrition Tips >Olive oil
Olive oil
May 13, 2008 | Home >Healthy Kids > Nutrition Tips >Olive oil

Olive oil

Olive oil is seen to have one of the best fat profiles.  It has only 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon.  Olive oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, salad dressings, dips, or sauteing.  We usually use it to saute our vegetables and stir fry’s.

This dinner was chicken, tofu, and mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar at the end. Served over rice.  I thought it was delicious.  The kids picked out the mushrooms, but didn’t notice the tofu.
Cereal boy LOVES rice and wants to have it every night for dinner.  They add a tiny bit of saturated fat butter, and a touch of salt and pepper.  The chicken and rice never touch, which is why they need the fat to flavor up their rice a bit.

Olive oil comes in different forms. Extra-virgin, virgin, and pure olive oil.  The most intense flavor is in the extra virgin because it is only been through one pressing.  For a less strong flavor, your pure olive oil is ideal.  If you have loads of money to drop, besides sending it to me, you can also use olive oil as a skin softener.

olive oil
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Emily says:

Ooh, put mushrooms in to camoflauge the tofu, tricky manuever! Super yucky hides less yucky, got it.

Have you ever used a Misto, or some other olive oil mist contraption? Then you can use olive oil for a cooking spray- it works very nicely but you have to fill it yourself.

Amy says:

Yeah! I actually just got one. I do like it. I meant to post about it, but forgot. And mushrooms are super yummy!!

Sammi says:

Hi
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love your site. I also have a ketchup boy. A cereal girl, and hard to believe but a brown bean boy. The other 2 are great eaters. My ketchup boy has not ate a vegetable since his baby food days. I will be back to read more. Have not tidied those shoes yet. Awesome ideas and great info!

Amy says:

Sammi: I wish I had a brown bean boy! I totally get the cereal kids, but I have never liked Ketchup. I don’t even like it on fries.

Liz K says:

We are big fans of olive oil. We have a Misto too, but I always have a hard time getting it to work right. Craig can do it, but I can never get the pressure right so that it sprays right. I finally just bought another oil spray (like Pam but with olive oil). It’s more expensive than using the Misto, but it saves me the frustration!

Autumn says:

Ame..Taco Man was standing behind me when I clicked on your blog earlier and I couldn’t resist telling you that he said ‘EW yucky!’ when he saw this photo! So funny!…I may have to agree today…is Tofu really good for you…cause ‘Ew yucky!’

Amy says:

You guys don’t know what your talking about. Tofu, yum, mushrooms, yum, I’m going to have to make dinner for you one night. and Liz, there is definitely an art to the misto. If you don’t have the talent, you just don’t, and that’s OK.

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