5 Fun & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

5 Snack Ideas to Make Healthy Foods More Fun (1)

It’s no secret that kids prefer candy and potato chips over fruits and veggies, but sometimes it’s all about the presentation! We found these 5 creative snack ideas that will get your kids excited about eating healthier (and will make packing lunch a lot more fun)! SHOP: Fit & Fresh Bento Box Lunch Containers > 1. Sandwich Sushi Courtesy of 100 Real Days of Food Sandwiches are a lunch time staple – they’re easy to Continue reading 5 Fun & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

10 Creative Lunch Additions Your Kids Will Love

Don’t get stuck in the same routine – make lunchtime more fun with these 10 creative additions: Cheesy quesadillas  Quesadillas seem like a treat, but they can be a healthy way to make lunchtime special. Choose a whole-wheat tortilla and then top it with low-fat Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese, sliced bell peppers and a few pieces of deli turkey or ham. Pack a side of salsa for dipping! Banana ‘split’ A real banana split Continue reading 10 Creative Lunch Additions Your Kids Will Love

3 Healthy Juice Alternatives For Kids

Healthy Juice for Kids

Giving a tall glass of fruit juice to your kids may seem like a good idea, but some not-so-good things can be hiding in that cup. Fruit juice is deceiving: The bottle may promise that it contains lots of nutrients, but in fact the drink typically contains a ton of hidden sugar along with artificial sweeteners and coloring agents – and many don’t even include real juice! Even scarier is that many juices can contain Continue reading 3 Healthy Juice Alternatives For Kids

4 Tips For Getting Your Kids Out The Door In The Morning

Tips for Kids Morning Routine

There are many differing opinions in this world, but one thing everyone can agree on is that early mornings with kids are tough. Trying to get your kids out the door in the morning on time while also having eaten breakfast, brushed their teeth and gotten dressed without their shirt ending up inside-out can sometimes seem like a Herculean task, but there are strategies you can use that will make it at least a little Continue reading 4 Tips For Getting Your Kids Out The Door In The Morning

Pack These Healthy Wraps For Your Kids’ Lunches

We don’t know who had the idea to roll up a sandwich, but we salute them for adding excitement to school lunches. Wraps are incredibly versatile and can be filled with a wide variety of tasty ingredients, from meats and cheeses to hummus and vegetables. They’re easy to put together – just add toppings and roll – transport well whether wrapped in aluminum foil or placed in containers, and are an exciting and healthy substitute Continue reading Pack These Healthy Wraps For Your Kids’ Lunches

10 Creative Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Are you stuck in a sandwich rut? Do your kids open their lunchbox to find a PB&J, without fail? Then it’s time to add some fun back into your children’s school lunches. Avoid making a basic sandwich five days a week by packing these 10 creative lunches that your kids will love: Whole-wheat pasta salad  Whole-wheat pasta salad is a filling and unexpected school lunch that’s easy to make. Choose a fun-shaped pasta, like bowties or Continue reading 10 Creative Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Kid-Friendly Dessert Swaps

Have you ever known a kid who doesn’t like dessert? If you have, you’re lucky. But if not, you’ll need to come up with some smart swaps that will let your kids indulge their sweet tooth without going overboard. You may have considered eliminating dessert and other indulgences from your child’s diet altogether, however, conventional wisdom decrees that putting something off-limits sometimes makes people want that thing even more. A far better – and more Continue reading Kid-Friendly Dessert Swaps

How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Smart snacking throughout the day can help keep your metabolism up and steer you away from binging on unhealthy snacks when cravings strike. Energy bars are great for this purpose, however, many store-bought varieties are packed with so much sugar that they’re closer to being candy bars than a balanced snack! However, you can create your own energy bars and “bites” that are made with better-for-you ingredients. When you make the snack yourself, you know Continue reading How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

6 Clever Tips For Getting Kids To Eat More Veggies

Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

Vegetables are an essential part of a growing child’s diet, but most kids will choose brownies over broccoli any day. Even adding a few carrot sticks as a side to their PB & Js may be enough for picky eaters to push away their plates. Kids’ aversion to veggies is unfortunate news – vegetables contain vital nutrients and minerals that they need to grow up strong. But the toughest problems in life require a little creativity Continue reading 6 Clever Tips For Getting Kids To Eat More Veggies

Tips For Making Healthy And Delicious Smoothies Your Kids Will Love

Smoothies are a great way for kids to get many of the vitamins and nutrients they need. In just one glass, you can pack a variety of antioxidant-loaded fruits and vegetables. The key to helping your kids enjoy healthy smoothies, though, is making them taste great. They’d probably be quick to reach for a store-bought smoothie that’s filled with sugar and artificial flavorings to make the smoothie taste more like a dessert than a healthy snack, Continue reading Tips For Making Healthy And Delicious Smoothies Your Kids Will Love

Healthy Lunches For Kids Made Easy: Bento Boxes

Healthy Lunches For Kids

When packing lunches for your kids, there are a lot of factors you need to consider. The lunch needs to be healthy, well-balanced and deliver vital nutrients that your kids need. It also needs to include foods your kids will actually want to eat, even for the pickiest of eaters, and involve prep that can fit into your busy schedule. “It may sound corny, but to me a bento box is about giving a bit Continue reading Healthy Lunches For Kids Made Easy: Bento Boxes

Chill Out This Summer With These Healthy Popsicle Recipes

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … popsicles? Move over ice cream – there’s a tasty frozen treat in town that’s making a big comeback. But instead of reaching for the sugar-packed varieties in the freezer section of your supermarket, make healthy homemade ice pops in your kitchen. The flavor possibilities are endless, and they make a fresh substitute for calorie-dense snacks and heavy desserts. Here are four healthy and delicious popsicle recipes to Continue reading Chill Out This Summer With These Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Tip For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 3

In parts one and two of this series, we shared tips and best practices for meal planning, grocery shopping, prepping and packing healthy, balanced meals for your family. Now it’s time to put your training into practice. Here are three kid-approved recipes that travel well, taste great and are packed with vital nutrients: Carrot Cake Oatmeal Eating on-the-go has never tasted so sweet! If your children have a sweet tooth, they’ll go wild for this Continue reading Tip For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 3