Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Gluten Free Veggie Tortilla Pizza

    Gluten Free Veggie Tortilla Pizza

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    Everyone deserves pizza! No matter your diet restrictions, make your own "fresh from the oven" pizza taste using simple and fresh ingredients. This is a fantastic recipe to get even the littlest of chefs into the kitchen learning about food by helping choose their own toppings as well prepare each ingredient and arrange on the pizza before baking. Teach kids the importance of fresh and seasonal produce by customizing this recipe with ingredients that are currently in season, or from your garden. This recipe is specifically tailored towards those with a gluten allergy, but you can customize this to meet your needs and specific dietary restrictions, or keep on hand as a lunch recipe or a quick weeknight dinner for the whole family!

  • Kid-Friendly Lunches They Won’t Want to Trade

    Kid-Friendly Lunches They Won’t Want to Trade

    With all the unhealthy options lurking around in school cafeterias these days, it’s important to pack a healthy lunch for your kid to get through the day. Children who eat well-rounded meals, especially at lunch time, statistically have better performance at school, are able to concentrate better, and have more energy for other after-school activities. According to the Food Pyramid, there should always be a serving of fruits and vegetables, dairy, whole grains and a protein. But how can you pack something super nutritious that your kids will be willing to eat? Check out five healthy, kid-friendly lunches that won’t be traded for a candy bar.

  • It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    ARRRGGGH! It’s time to brush up on those pirate vocabulary words and pull out that eye-patch, because International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19th - today! While the main purpose of this holiday is to talk like a pirate, there’s no reason you can’t take it a bit further with more swashbuckling fun. Here are four activities that your family could participate in to celebrate this holiday—and you don’t even have to hit the open seas.

  • Pineapple Veggie Shrimp Kebabs

    Pineapple Veggie Shrimp Kebabs

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    Pineapple, shrimp, and veggies all blend together for a quick and healthy weeknight meal full of Asian flavors the whole family will enjoy. Your kids will love helping thread all the ingredients onto skewers and preparing all the sweet and savory ingredients. The burst of flavors and delicious, healthy ingredients are guaranteed to please!

  • Back-to-School: Top 5 Ways to Help With Sibling Separation Anxiety

    Back-to-School: Top 5 Ways to Help With Sibling Separation Anxiety

    It's back to school time for many families this month, so there's probably a wide range of emotions going on within your home. The child going back to school could be nervous, excited, or somewhere in between. As a parent, you may be sad to send your baby off, excited for a little more "me time," or worried about all the extracurricular activities that are bound to come up—PTA meetings, parent-teacher conferences, sports practices, etc.

    With all the hustle that comes along with preparing your child for going back to school, it’s easy to forget about how your other child or children may be feeling with all this change. With all the attention being focused on their brother or sister going back to school (and realizing they won’t have their playmate around all day), siblings may experience some separation anxiety issues. Here are five ways to help with sibling separation anxiety.