Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Benefits of Cooking with Kids

    Benefits of Cooking with Kids

    Cooking with your children, or enrolling them in a cooking class, yields a lot of benefits. Studies have shown that kids who are familiar with the kitchen are less likely to battle obesity, more likely to understand healthy eating, and more likely to retain healthy habits. Start your kitchen training early, and start those young ones out on the right path!

  • 5 Fruits and Vegetables Your Kids Should be Eating in 2015

    5 Fruits and Vegetables Your Kids Should be Eating in 2015

    As we embark on a new year, parents think not only of themselves, but of their little ones, too. The top New Year’s resolution: eat better! How should we eat to keep the whole family as healthy as possible? Everyone agrees that fruits and veggies are key to a healthy lifestyle, from your great grandmother, to the first lady, to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
    You know the super veggies that are popular, but good luck convincing a toddler to eat kale regularly. Kids aren't exactly reading up on the latest information about why you need to get the right amount of produce every day – that’s where parents come in. Here are a few tasty items that are healthy, kid-friendly, and will keep your children growing healthy and strong.

  • National Oatmeal Month: Ways to Make this Breakfast Food Fun for Kids

    National Oatmeal Month: Ways to Make this Breakfast Food Fun for Kids

    Oatmeal packs a lot of nutrition in at breakfast time, and helps start your kids’ day off right with lots of fiber. Oatmeal has been shown to lower cholesterol, and because it is less processed than even the most organic cold cereal, oatmeal also keeps blood sugar from spiking. Fun commercials have led us to believe that Cheerios is the healthiest breakfast option, but really cereals like this (and even its organic, fruit and nut-filled counterparts) are still processed enough to introduce sugar into the blood fairly quickly. If you want to help your kids stay full longer, while getting lots of fiber, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium, oatmeal is the best option.

  • 6 Reasons Why Family Dinners Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

    6 Reasons Why Family Dinners Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

    It’s already a few days into 2015, and boy is it tempting to let your New Year’s resolutions start to slip away. But there’s one that is too important to let slide: spending dinner time together as a family. When you have little kids, this one is pretty easy – just grab the babies, put food in front of them, and hang out around the table. But as they grow up, your kiddos might prefer to eat in front of their video games or while studying – or at an entirely different location. You may not be able to wrangle the entire family seven nights a week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.

    We’ve put together a list of the top six benefits of family dinner. We hope it motivates you to put eating dinner with your family at the top of your new year’s resolution list.

  • 5 Healthy Treats Your Kids Can Help Make

    5 Healthy Treats Your Kids Can Help Make

    Now that we've said goodbye to 2014, many moms and dads around the world are trying to make healthier choices to kick off their new year. When you have little ones, it’s important to get those healthy habits in while they’re still young. When you invite your kids to help make snacks and treats, they are more likely to eat it when the time comes- even if your treat is a healthy one! Having kids in the kitchen can be a little rough at first, but the right kitchen tools for kids fun and educational value far outweigh any messes you have to clean up! Here are a few fun snacks that are healthy as well, so you can start those kiddos off right for 2015.