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Healthier Easter Basket

Some ideas for festive Easter Baskets, where the fun outweighs the sugar: Themed Easter Baskets – these are very cool ideas! Easter Basket Ideas – thrifty, too. Healthy Easter Basket Ideas – posted on this site previously.

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Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Easter baskets don’t have to be full of chocolate and peeps. Here are some great ideas that will fill your Easter basket without all the extra fat and sugar. Bubbles What child doesn’t love to blow bubbles? Grab a couple of bottles of bubbles for this year’s Easter basket. The kids will have a blast …

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Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Meal Planner

I just picked up a copy of this Thanksgiving Meal Planning Guide ebook, which includes a complete (healthy!) Thanksgiving menu, recipes with nutritional info, and shopping list. Also included are several other goodies like decoration ideas, crafts to do with the kids, and even recipes for what to do with the leftover turkey. If you’re …

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Kids in the Kitchen

Too often I find myself in a huge hurry in the kitchen… so much so that I don’t let my kids help out. As a matter of fact, I’d much rather they were busy with something else while I’m making dinner- it goes quicker that way! But I’d really like for my kids to be …

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Active Families

My kids play sports and enjoy running around outside, while Mommy is more of a couch potato (computer potato?). I recently joined a yoga class, and have been walking with a friend. It’s important to squeeze exercise into our daily lives… but not always easy. There are some great ideas and suggestions in the article …

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Dinner Planning For Busy School Days

by Christine Steendahl Another summer has quickly passed us by. The kids have reluctantly gone back to school. It stands to reason that life should be a little less hectic, right? Unfortunately, thats usually not the case. Between all of your daily Mom obligations, helping with homework and providing transportation to every extra-curricular activity under …

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Healthy Beverages for Kids

by Aldene Fredenburg It’s a cultural phenomenon – in school and homes around the country in the past few years, kids have started drinking soda instead of milk and natural juices on a routine basis. Sodas – basically colored, sugared water – have replaced far more nutritional alternatives almost exclusively with some children and teens, …

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Busy Evenings, Quick Dinners

Some days it feels like all I do is think about food. More specifically, what to feed my kids. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner… You know what I’m talking about, right? Days when we’re hanging out at home, coming up with dinner ideas isn’t too terribly hard. Chaotic evenings when we are, literally, eating dinner …

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Summertime Fruit Recipes

Summer is in full swing! These new recipes work not only for snacks, but also for breakfast. Or, you could even take one along to a cookout 🙂 New Fruit Salad Recipes: Golden Fruit Salad Apples, bananas, grapes and a citrus dressing. Yum! Ginger Fruit Salad Colorful and sweet, this one is a must try. …

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No More Soda in Schools?

Apparently soft drink manufacturers are removing sugary drinks from schools… Kudos to them! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060503/ap_on_re_us/soft_drinks_schools

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Quick and Easy Snacks For Your Toddler

by Christine Steendahl Your growing toddler needs to snack quite a few times a day in addition to eating regular meals with the rest of the family. Here are a few quick and easy snack ideas that you can put together in just a few minutes. You toddler will enjoy these yummy snacks. Ham and …

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Homemade Salsa Recipe

We’re very picky about salsa… I usually stick to purchasing a brand we like, or getting jars of homemade from relatives. This Black Bean Salsa recipe looked too easy to pass up, so I whipped some up and we dipped our tortilla chips… YUM! It’s a great substitute for store-bought salsa, and it’s one that …

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New Recipe: Cherry Almond Snack Mix

We’ve been super busy lately, and haven’t had a lot of time for searching out new recipes. The other day, we grabbed a bag of Cherry Almond snack mix in the store, and it was soooo yummy that we decided to try and make a batch ourselves. Try some, it’s very yummy 🙂 Cherry Almond …

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New Recipes: September

Here are a few recipes I just added to the site. All three were tested by my kids. I must say I was shocked to see them eat the olives in the Kid Kabobs… I guess it’s another example of how letting kids play with food gets them to try new things! Peanut Butter-Banana Freezer …

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After School Snacks

Well, it’s official… school has started and is in full swing here. My daughter, a first-grader, went back on August 24th. My four-year-old son started preschool last week. (Don’t they grow so FAST?!) My daughter is in school all day this year, she eats lunch at 11:00 at comes home at 3:00- super hungry! We’ve …

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Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

by Colleen Newman With the start of school right around the corner, you will also need to start thinking about what to pack in your child’s lunch box. Between picky eaters and trying to provide a well balanced, healthy meal, let’s face it, it isn’t an easy task. According to the USDA, “The Dietary Guidelines …

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Picky Eaters

Do you have a child who is a picky eater? Or… yikes, even multiple picky eaters? My four-year-old changes his mind about what he does and doesn’t like quite often. Sure enough, as soon as I start to think he “likes” a certain food, he informs me that, “It’s yucky!” I picked up a copy …

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Childhood Obesity – 6 Steps to Raising Healthy Kids

by Mila Sidman Childhood obesity is on the rise and has become an important topic amongst parents, politicians and many others. Our lifestyles have drastically changed. We don’t walk as much as we used to. We eat pre-packaged or fast foods instead of home cooked meals. And what exercise can compete with video games? These …

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New Veggie Dip Recipes

I added a couple of new recipes to the Vegetable Dips section of the site: Tangy Yogurt Dip Special Thanks to Carla, from Texas, for sharing this yummy recipe. Easy Hummus Dip Easy enough for the kids to help make. It’s also good on pita bread (of course!). Avocado Dip My kids called this Shrek …

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New Recipe: Peanut Butter Pinwheels

I posted a new recipe in the No-Bake Treats section: Peanut Butter Pinwheels. These are fun and crunchy, and the kids can help make them. Tip: Use the easy Granola Recipe from Healthy Kids Snacks, or snag a box of granola cereal to use in these snacks.

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Playing With Fruits & Veggies

Hi! I hope the summer is treating your family well 🙂 I find it’s easier to get my kids to munch on fruits and veggies in the summertime… especially if they help select produce at the grocery store or farmers market! A surefire way to get produce to dissapear at my house… Let the kids …

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Kids Snacks On the Go

Remember the old TV shows, “Leave it to Beaver,” and, “The Brady Bunch”? The kids would wander in after school to find fresh-baked oatmeal cookies and frosty glasses of milk on the table for their after school snack. Mom (or was it the housekeeper?) would be standing there in her apron, beaming, as the kids …

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