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Healthy Resolutions for Your Body and Mind

The New Year is usually the perfect time to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle. However, this last year was anything but ordinary, and we’re not quite close to getting back to normal. So many of us are facing challenges that make every day more difficult, so it’s understandable if making a resolution to eat… Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Use for Your Picky Eaters at Mealtime

Mealtime can be a fun way to bring the family together. However, the fun may not last long if you have picky eaters! Listed below are a few creative ways to make meal or snack time entertaining and increase the chances of getting your children to eat – even their fruits and veggies!  Cookie Cutters.… Read more »

Quick Guide for Healthy Family Lunches

Are you always running around, from driving the kids to sports practice to coming and going from work? Having little time to make lunches for these busy days may make you think you can’t make healthy lunches. But don’t go for the fast food yet – you can make healthy food, fast, right at home… Read more »

When Shelf-Stable Meets Family Table

It’s the end of the week and maybe you didn’t have time to hit the grocery store. Pulling out all the fresh ingredients for a difficult dinner recipe can be stressful. You might think that when cooking for kids, it’s only best to always cook with fresh ingredients, but think again! While fresh is often… Read more »

Make Mealtime More Fun: Build Your Own Pizzas

Are you looking to add some fun to your kitchen during meals? Get the whole family involved and make pizzas everyone will love. We’re setting your mealtime up with fun, easy, and tasty tips.  

Kids and Screen Time: When is enough, enough?

Moving away from Screens When it comes to your kids, it’s important to make sure that they don’t spend too much time on screens. Too much screen use can decrease the amount of physical activity that your kids need on a daily basis. It can also take away from the amount of time that your… Read more »

Kids in the Kitchen

Do you have little ones running around the kitchen always curious about what you are doing? Kids can help you prep and cook dinner starting around age six. This can be a fun bonding experience between you and your kids because they are curious at such a young age. Having them involved in the kitchen… Read more »

Seven Recipes That Use Canned Food Already in Your Pantry

Canned food is an easy and budget-friendly way to stock up your pantry when we’re all reducing the number of visits to the grocery store we’re making. The process of canning veggies and fruit still retains many of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need, and there are plenty of low- or no-sodium options. Whether… Read more »

Keep Kids Busy with Physical Activity

You wake up to your children at your bedside at an impossibly early hour. They are already bouncing off the walls and are ready to start their day. This has become a regular occurrence since they’ve been home from school. You come to the conclusion that they have all of this pent-up energy because they… Read more »

 

Make the Switch to Whole Grains

While many of us may not have grown up eating whole grains, it’s time we start!       Whole grains are called whole because they contain all three parts of the grain as it’s found on the plant- the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Refined grains have the bran and germ removed during processing,… Read more »