Prepared food isn’t nutritious and it appears isn’t safe either.
Nesquik and the FDA have issued a recall for its strawberry “milk” powder. In addition to all the nasty colors and flavors found within the carton, it appears pieces of aluminum have also been found. Nestle has issued a voluntary recall for the two product codes affected by the aluminum fragments. The codes (found on the bottom of the carton) are “82255880” or “82265880”. Nestle requests that you return the affected products to the store it was purchased from for a full refund.
Schwan’s is recalling chicken kiev (T282171000, T281382000, T281541000) products produced in May, June and August because small bits of rubber have been found within the product. According to the USDA recall, no injuries have been reported. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. at (888) 724-9267.
The safest bet for your family is to make your own food (and go meatless whenever possible).
Homemade Chicken Kiev (serves 4)- You can prepare ahead and freeze for a fraction of the cost of prepared varieties.
4 Organic, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 Tablespoons real butter
1 Tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley
1 Tablespoon fresh, chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (if desired for spice)
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg + 2 teaspoon water- beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs, crushed finely
Soften butter and blend with herbs and spices. Divide into four equal portions, place in refrigerator and chill until firm.
Flatten the chicken breasts until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Place a piece of the butter mixture on each flattened breast. Roll the chicken up (the butter should be completely enclosed. Cover each chicken piece in flour, dip into egg wash and coat with bread crumbs. Place in lightly oiled baking dish, cover dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Check temperature with a meat thermometer, chicken should reach 165 degrees F when done.
Make your own Strawberry Milk (we always keep frozen strawberries handy)
for each serving-
1 cup organic milk of choice (we use rice and soy most often)
4-6 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (more as needed for taste)
Process in a blender until smooth. Check for sweetness and add more honey or agave if desired. Serve.
Photo from Dreamstime.
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