Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Thankfulness Activities for Kids

    Thankfulness Activities for Kids

    Sometimes, the meaning of certain holidays can get lost in the fun foods and activities we build around the special occasions. Fortunately, the word “thank” is baked right into the name of Thanksgiving, which helps us keep in mind the reason behind this day of feasting with family and friends. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate more thoughtful thankfulness in your Thanksgiving this year, here are a few ideas that will appeal to your littlest chefs all the way to up to the oldest chefs.

  • Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

    Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

    When an entire holiday’s purpose and success rests on the preparation and eating of a suppertime feast, it’s fair to say that breakfast worries get put on the back burner. Having a light breakfast on Thanksgiving is a good strategy – if you’re an adult. Kids’ little tummies don’t understand the notion of delayed satisfaction, so feeding your little chefs a good breakfast on Thanksgiving is as much about strategy to you as it about needs to them. Here are a few ideas to make sure that the only feathers flying on your holiday are the ones you use to decorate your beautifully prepared turkey.

  • Travel Friendly Snacks for Kids

    Travel Friendly Snacks for Kids

    ‘Tis the season for friends, family, and traveling. Everyone loves the holidays, but not as much can be said about the realities of getting from here to there. Traveling with kids poses specific challenges. How do we keep kids entertained? How do we deal with nap times and bedtimes? How do we feed them without ruining the interiors of our cars? Before you head out over the river and through the woods, pack a few of these snack ideas to keep your little chefs happy little travelers.

  • Quinoa Salad with Diced Jicama, Carrots, and Chopped Cilantro tossed in a Ginger Vinaigrette

    Quinoa Salad with Diced Jicama, Carrots, and Chopped Cilantro tossed in a Ginger Vinaigrette

    This Quinoa salad is a great recipe for your little chef to mix & measure while allowing them to add ingredients to taste. Having your kids help you create recipes with ingredients they are not familiar with or just discovering is a great way to get them to adopt them into their diet. Whether your kids have had quinoa before or not, it is also a refreshing and flavorful salad that they will love!

  • Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts for School Days

    Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts for School Days

    Life may be a marathon, but school day mornings pretty much always feel like crazy sprints. You’re racing to apply mascara while trying to stop your youngest from dripping toothpaste all over his clean shirt, only to look up and see that your older one has put her shirt, pants, and shoes on backward. On days like these, healthy breakfasts may be sacrificed for “Just eat this and run to the bus stop!” We’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you send your kids off to school this year with a healthy breakfast, even if it is on the run.