Getting kids to try a new food can be a huge challenge. Choruses of "Ew!" or "That's gross!" (or “Ookies!” from my toddler) seem to greet each kitchen innovation. But a diverse diet is essential to growing children, both to meet their nutritional needs and to help them develop a varied palate. A great addition to a child's diet is tofu. "Tofu is a highly nutritious part of a toddler's healthy diet as it is filled with protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats, all of which are known to ... Continue Reading
Make tofu into toddler-approved replacements for chicken nuggets and other fun recipes.
Some ideas for recipes to make for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out and rightfully so. However, this can make for a not-so-romantic dinner if you are packed in a crowded restaurant getting bumped by the waiter or feel like you are sharing a table with strangers. Why not try something different this year? Make a romantic meal for your loved one and fill it with LOVE. You do not have to be a Julia Child or Betty Crocker to make a delicious meal from the heart. It just takes a little planning and ... Continue Reading
Should you make another meal for the picky child in your house?
If there is one daily question in our house that is sure to get me aggravated, it's "What's for dinner?" This is because dinnertime has been, and continues to be a thing of frustration for me. Just the sound of the question drives me bananas. Trying to accommodate the nutritional needs and eating preferences of 4 different people. So, dinnertime in our house kinda goes something like this. Kids eat 5:30PM. Parents eat anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30PM, (while the kids eat their fruits so at least ... Continue Reading
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
Learn the tips for avoiding frustration at the dinner table and getting your children to eat.
Part of our busy back to school preparations include dinner planning and healthy, delicious, quick meal ideas are always on a parent's most wanted list. We long for our time at the dinner table to go smoothly and for our kids to eat and actually enjoy what we've prepared. But, truth be told, all of us have at one time or another experienced frustration at the dinner table. You’ve painstakingly prepared a good meal only to find yourself bombarded with sounds of, "I’m not hungry" or "I don’t ... Continue Reading