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Parents of large families all have lots of things in common, but one of the biggies is this. The more kids that you have, the harder that it is to take them out to the store, on trips, etc. When the kids get older, the issue is more of cost (three boys can eat HOW MANY hamburgers??), but with younger kids, like mine, it’s more of logistics. Our triplet boys are now three, and I can count on one hand how many times that they’ve been in a typical grocery store. The one place that we have taken them lots of times is Sam’s Club. The boys can recognize that diamond logo from a mile away! Sam’s Club makes it easy for us to cart everyone inside. The aisles are wide and can accommodate our triplet wagon. The employees are nice and readily hand out samples to my crew. And Sam’s Club always has a great selection of fresh produce and vegetables.
It’s fun to pull the boys around in their wagon and point out various fruits and veggies to them. I’ve found that kids are more apt to try new foods if they are involved in the prep from start to finish. We always let the boys pick out a fruit of veggie that is “theirs.” They get to hold it while we shop and then give it to the cashier.
My kids have always been interested in tomatoes. I guess it’s because, to them, they look like an apple, but they are definitely not! On a recent trip to Sam’s Club, we picked up a few varieties of tomatoes so that I could make our family’s new favorite salad dressing: homemade Tomato Vinaigrette!
We bought canned and fresh tomatoes on this particular trip to Sam’s Club. We are using canned tomatoes for this recipe. These whole, peeled tomatoes make this recipe very easy!
- (1) 28 ounce can of whole, peeled tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic poweder
- Himalayan sea salt, fine
- Pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Do not drain the tomatoes. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
If the above amounts are used, one batch of dressing will fit into a 32 ounce mason jar.
The balsamic vinegar and spices balance out the tomatoes in this dressing to make a delicious combination! I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try for your next salad.
Are you a Sam’s Club member? Sam’s Club is great for meal planning! Purchase everything in bulk and always have ingredients on hand! Sam’s Club stores want their members to keep health and wellness in mind. My mom attends the free health screenings at Sam’s Club on the second Saturday of each month and loves it! The health screenings have helped her keep a check on her cholesterol without heading to the doctor’s office all the time. The next health screening is June 11, 2016; check with your local club to see if they offer them at your store. Sam’s Club also offers the Healthy Living Made Simple online magazine, a great online publication that discusses many health and wellness needs. Tomatoes are the super food of the month for May and June in the Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine, and Sam’s Club offers lots of tomato options from fresh to canned! From health screenings to hearing and optical to over the counter to food and beverage, Sam’s Club offers ways to help families stay healthy– even big families like mine!
What is your family’s favorite salad dressing? Do you ever make them at home?