Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables To Eat This Spring

Fruits and vegetables are not only good for the body, but they also taste better when they are freshly picked and have more antioxidants!  Here are some things to look for in the produce section this spring, and ways to enjoy them: Berries – It’s berry season! Strawberries and blackberries are especially good this time of year and are delicious a million ways. Drop them on top of your yogurt, pancakes, muffins, ice cream or just straight … [Read more...]

Celery Flower Craft For Kids

Summertime is great for family fun time with crafts.  Here's found a really cute craft that kids can make and the supply list is very small which makes it even better! All you need is: A small bunch of celery Some string Some blank computer paper Some paint (green paint, and one other color of your choice) Once you have your supplies together, lay them out on the table and get ready to start! It's time to get … [Read more...]

My Picky Eater Loves Applesauce

Do you have a picky eater?  If so, no problem!  I know someone who absolutely hated vegetables when she was younger and she refused to eat them.  Her grandmother did some research and got creative in the kitchen.  Since her granddaughter hated carrots, she decided to puree them and mix them in with cinnamon applesauce.  You can’t taste the carrots at all, and you still get the nutritional value from them!  The applesauce does turn orange, but the … [Read more...]

5 Tips To Get Your Kid To Try New Foods

At some point or another every parents comes to a battle of wills with their child.  Whether it's over picking up the toys they've strewn from one end of the house to the other, putting on appropriate clothing so you can leave the house and make it to an appointment on time or simply following directions, I know my fellow parents have come up against the wall of wills more than once in their parenting days.  For a lot of you the biggest battle … [Read more...]

Two Easy Ways To Cook Squash & Zucchini

I have never been a vegetable eater.  I was never made to try new foods as a child and as an adult, I never had any urge to try vegetables until now.  I have been counting my calories for some time now and always on the lookout for new foods that I can enjoy that do not come along with low calorie counts.  After pushing my heard headedness aside, I realized that vegetables were my answer! Above you'll see a Summer Squash Blend of Yellow Squash … [Read more...]

After School Low-Fat Snacks for Kids

Wouldn't your family have fun making this?  It would be great for an outdoor summer party! As a mom, I want nothing more than to see my children grow up to lead healthy and happy lives.  For our family, one way I can help my children become healthy is to take care of their physical needs.  With obesity on the rise and constant commercials and marketing promotions for unhealthy snacks, having healthy, low-fat snacks for my children to eat after … [Read more...]