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Fun Sandwiches for Kids Parties or Just for FUN

Fun Sandwiches for Kids Parties or Just for FUN

If you are looking for some fun foods that might help your kids eat more veggies or for some fun ideas for a Birthday Party ... here you go!  These sandwiches are the cutest ever ... you can make a Pirate sandwich ... a Princess sandwich ... a Rocketship sandwich or even a Flag sandwich! And be sure to check out the ZiggityZoom fun foods [...]

Summer is Fruit Picking Time for Families

Summer is Fruit Picking Time for Families

Summer brings not only fun in the sun activities but it is also the time when families can have an outing to a local field to pick fresh produce.  Some areas of the country have already picked their strawberries but for the Northeast some strawberry fields are just now producing. Cherries are just coming into season for picking and soon we [...]

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn and Kettlecorn without the Additives and Coloring

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn and Kettlecorn without the Additives and Coloring

I enjoy popcorn.  I prefer air popped popcorn with a little butter and salt to microwave popcorn.  When I am in a hurry I will often make a bag of microwave popcorn but the artificial flavors and coloring can turn me off from that option.  I have begun popping my own microwave popcorn in a paper bag. It is quick, easy, and a healthy [...]

10 Foods Children Are Most Likely to Choke On

10 Foods Children Are Most Likely to Choke On

Parents need to think twice before offering the following foods to children under the age of 4 or 5. The 10 foods that pose the highest choking hazards for young children are hot dogs peanuts carrots boned chicken candy meat popcorn fish with bones sunflower seeds apples If you do offer your child hot dogs, cut them [...]

When to Buy Organic Produce – the Clean 15

When to Buy Organic Produce – the Clean 15

According to the Environmental Working Group, EWG, we can reduce the amount of toxins we consume, on a daily basis, by as much as 80 percent.  But you have to know which fruits and vegetables you should buy Organic and which are safe to buy that aren’t labeled organic. Most people ingest from 2 to 5 different pesticides a day … just [...]

The Sweet Benefits of Chocolate

The Sweet Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate.  Lucky for chocolate lovers, it doesn’t just taste good, but can serve as a healthy part of one’s diet. How you ask? Research has shown that dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, is good for you! Studies have shown dark chocolate, not milk or white, to have health benefits such as the ability to lower blood pressure. Scientists [...]

More Great Smoothie Recipes

More Great Smoothie Recipes

Once the warm weather hits, all I crave is icy cold, delicious treats. What better way to curb these cravings than to whip out my beloved Vitamix and fill it to the brim with all of my favorite fresh ingredients! And no I’m not talking about chocolate milkshakes here, but decadently healthy, thick, and creamy smoothies! So with Spring [...]

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

Try the best green smoothie recipes ever!  They are healthy, easy and quick to make and absolutely delicious. Each green smoothie recipe below is chuck full of healthy minerals (e.g. calcium and iron), vitamins, co-factors, life force, fiber. And very important, they are alkalizing. Green smoothies are critical for health. To make these [...]

Whole Milk Is Not Appropriate For Kids: So Why Are Schools Still Serving It?

Whole Milk Is Not Appropriate For Kids: So Why Are Schools Still Serving It?

Recently, America’s school lunch menus have been under fire and parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of their children’s health and well-being. Federal law, under the School Lunch Act, provides nutritional guidelines and criteria to which schools must adhere. These guidelines include the amount and type of foods the [...]

Easy Easter Eggs to Make with the Kids

Easy Easter Eggs to Make with the Kids

Here’s an easy Easter activity to do with your kids.  Make sparkly Easter cookies using store bought cookie dough.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Just roll out the dough and use fun Easter shapes for the cookies.  If you don’t have any bunny or egg cookie cutters, then just cut out some egg shapes free-hand or use the top of a glass [...]

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