I do practice the “eat what’s placed before you as I’m not making separate meals for everyone” parenting style. One way that I’ve found to get the kids, and yes even the husband, to get those healthy vitamins and minerals is to blend them!
We often make New Year’s resolutions, and for a lot of people (including myself) one of those is getting healthy. The concept of healthy eating, to me, means including as many whole and colorful foods as possible and getting my kids to enjoy eating this way as well! Last winter, my mom served a really […]
There is an amazing amount of information out there about vegetables and how they are good for you. Vitamin A in carrots for good eyesight, calcium in broccoli and spinach for healthy bones, and so on. And, surprisingly, there is just as much information about how to hide these vegetables and not let your kids […]
Healthy snacks can be a mom’s best friend, and these high-protein cookie dough bars will help energize your kids through their busy days. Adapted from this recipe for peanut butter cookie dough bites, these bars are nothing more than dates, nuts, and a little chocolate. They’re perfectly healthy, but they taste like dessert. When my […]
I’m not a morning person. I feel like you need to know that about me before I ever write another food-related post. If I’m going to make an elaborate omelette or coffee cake, it will probably be on a whim at around 12:45…in the morning. My energy starts to appear around 11 AM (on a […]
So you know how sometimes you are the mean mom? The mom who says no to Rainbow-Fruity-Sugar-Soda-Drinks? The mom who won’t let her kids watch that movie? Or sleep over at the neighbor’s house for the night? Yeah. I am that mom. My kids spent the large portion of last week in the hay field helping […]
Does the bowl of cooked vegetables you put on the table for supper elicit groans from your children? If given a choice, would they rather eat a serving of spinach or a pail of candy? (I think you know the answer.) If that’s the case, you’re not alone. While we know vegetables are packed with […]
Parents of both toddlers and tweens can relate to dealing with children who refuse to eat anything remotely healthy, wholesome or nutritious. While picky eaters can be tough to deal with, there are ways to encourage them to eat healthy and develop a taste for wholesome, nourishing food. Here are some strategies and tips on […]