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Have Fun Cooking With Your Kids

Lauren Shannon - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Cooking is a skill for life and carries all sorts of benefits. If you can get your kids, even the youngest ones, interested in helping in the kitchen, they will become more adventuresome in their eating, it will enable them to eat much healthier  Read More

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Lauren Shannon - Monday, December 19, 2016
Healthy Holiday Snacks Here is a great idea for a healthy Christmas-themed snack that the kids can help to make. Not only will they enjoy making them, but they are delicious as well! All you need are some strawberries, black sesame seeds or dark  Read More

Small Healthy Snacks

Lauren Shannon - Thursday, December 15, 2016
Kids are always wanting a snack, but a healthy snack is the thing parents really want to give. Trying new recipes can sometimes be a pain, but with a simple quick recipe, kids and adults will love the creative snack of ants on a log. These ar Read More

Introducing Baby to Solid Food

Lauren Shannon - Sunday, December 11, 2016
Introducing Baby to Solid Food When babies are transitioning from formula or breast milk toward more solid food, it is essential to introduce new food stuffs gradually. The last thing any parent wants to do is give their child something that they Read More

Simple, Healthful Snacks

Lauren Shannon - Saturday, December 10, 2016
Healthy Snacks for Kids Kids are always wanting a snack, but a healthy snack is the thing parents really want to give. Trying new recipes can sometimes be a pain, but with a simple quick recipe, kids and adults will love the creative snack of ant Read More

Creating Baby Food with Quinoa

Lauren Shannon - Monday, December 05, 2016
Creating Baby Food with Quinoa Quinoa (“keen wah”), an ancient grain, is a complete protein. The Incas called it the “mother grain”. Don’t overcook quinoa or you’ll end up with mush-like goo.  Read More

Making Baby food

Lauren Shannon - Thursday, December 01, 2016
Timely Tips for Making your own Baby Food Homemade baby food, using fresh ingredients will adjust baby’s palate to the taste of real food. Commercially prepared food is rich in sugar. When kids begin eating an excess of sugar Read More

Hot Weather Ideas for Kids

Lauren Shannon - Friday, July 08, 2016
Fruit and vegetable popsicles (yes, vegetables!) can be healthy and super easy to make for your kids this summer. So when they come in saying they want something good to eat, bring out these great tasting (and healthy) iced treats for them. Havin Read More

Helpful Strategies for Dealing with a Toddler That’s a Picky Eater

Lauren Shannon - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Some toddlers love to eat. They’ll eat nearly anything you put on their plate. However, other toddlers seem to be picky eaters. It’s important to teach children to like many different flavors so they grow up to like and enjoy many differe Read More

Creative Art Using Store-Bought Cookie Dough

Lauren Shannon - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Isn’t it fun when the kids make creative projects from things around the house? Why not let them make tomorrow’s snack, tonight’s dessert, or a gift for Grandma? All it takes is sugar cookie dough from the refrigerated section  Read More

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