With Easter coming early this year, on March 31st , you may be starting to get your ideas together for your Easter Baskets. Easter is notorious for lots of candy, plastic toys, and artificially dyed snacks. However, Easter doesn't have to come at the expense of nutrition or eco-living. Here is what my children will find in their Easter baskets this year. NatureBox- Healthy Snacks NatureBox offers healthy and incredibly tasty snacks. This is one of my favorite food box subscriptions. The ... Continue Reading
Purchase Easter basket goodies that aren’t dyed and plastic this year.
Save money this year with four tips everyone in your family can appreciate.
In today's economy, many families are looking for ways to spend less money without making sacrifices. Easier said than done ... but it only takes a little effort up front to save time and extra expenses in the long run. Check out these tips for saving money and having a happy family to go along with it. At the Salon Cutting out family haircuts can be a huge money saver. Have you calculated the amount of money your entire family spends on hair cuts in a year? My husband alone spent $480 a year ... Continue Reading
Pregnancy cravings? Opt for a healthy weight gain with these nutritious snacks.
Pregnant, again. It really amazes me what women go through to have children. It is very easy to forget about all the negative things in pregnancy once you hold your baby for the first time. This was the case for me, at least.This being my second pregnancy, I am yet again reminded how long 9 months really lasts. I have dealt with morning sickness, fatigue, round ligament pain, ovarian cysts, and more recently heartburn, constipation, and sleepless nights. I've also noticed that my baby bump ... Continue Reading
Get some healthy snack ideas and fun recipes using #Snyders Pretzels.
I'll admit it, I'm an avid pretzel fan. I love soft pretzels, hard pretzels, dripping in garlic butter pretzels. They are low-fat (no trans-fat), filling, and very satisfying. You can even buy them in organic, gluten-free, and multigrain options. Pretzels are very easy to turn into a fun hors d'oeuvre or snack, or even a topping for your favorite chicken dish. Don't believe me? Check out these amazing recipes and healthy snacking tips from the SocialMoms moms: As an ... Continue Reading
Find tips for healthy snacks and snacking habits after school this fall.
I love to snack, just like my kids! It's only human to want some nourishment between meals. When looking for snacks this fall, remember that after school is the perfect time to recharge and keep your kids (and you) motoring along, nourished and ready for after school studying and activities. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep in mind when in between meal noshing: Go for healthy. Try granola-topped yogurt, celery or carrots, whole-grain toast or whole grain crackers, apples or oranges. ... Continue Reading
Make healthy homemade granola for a great family breakfast or snack time treat!
Cereal is a quick and easy breakfast, but it isn’t always healthy. If you check the ingredients, you might be alarmed at how much sugar, and how little fiber, you are feeding your kids. Allegedly healthy cereal like granola is loaded with sugar and fat, so I started making my own when my oldest daughter was born. Mixing up a batch of granola takes very little time, but the baking takes awhile. Since we were around the house a lot of the time, I figured I could create our own healthy ... Continue Reading