Eating healthy on-the-go is a challenge many families face thanks to jam-packed schedules for both parents and children. In part 1 of this series, we shared tips for planning meals in advance and shopping for nutritious foods that will fuel little bodies and help them grow strong. In this installment, you’ll learn about best practices for prepping and packing your kids’ breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Phase Three: Prep Meal preparation involves actions such as Continue reading Tips For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 2
We’re living busier lives than ever before so it’s often essential to eat on the go. Between shuffling your children from school to their piano lesson or baseball game, there’s not always enough time to sit down at the table together and enjoy a nutritious dinner. However, it’s still possible to serve your family healthy meals they’ll love; doing so simply involves learning how to plan, shop, prep and pack. Phase one: Plan Avoid fast-food Continue reading Tips For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 1
With more and more schools cutting down recess time – or eliminating it altogether – lunch is becoming the one time during the school day that kids get a break from their studies. Make the meal extra exciting for your child by swapping out the typical sandwiches for some more creative lunch meals. There are lots of different meals you can pack for your kids that are as easy as putting a sandwich together, and still contain Continue reading Fun School Lunches Ideas That Aren’t Sandwiches
Kids today just go, go, go. Soccer practices, cross-country meets, football games – whether your kid plays just one sport or a few, an action-packed schedule leads to long days and hungry stomachs. It seems that just as soon as he’s walked through the door, he’s on his way out again for a practice or competition. Add to kids’ sports lineups the demands of classes and homework, and it’s no wonder they sleep until noon Continue reading Tips For Fueling Your Kid’s Active Lifestyle
Snacks are a great way to fill in the nutritional gaps of children’s diets, because let’s face it: Kids can be picky eaters. But there’s a lot of snack food on the market that isn’t doing much good. If you’re dedicated to healthy eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s no reason to look over the importance of nutritious snacks for your kids. If you’re not sure exactly what makes a snack a good addition Continue reading What Makes A Good Kids’ Snack?
Every parent knows the struggle. Just a speck of anything even minutely resembling a vegetable sends your kids running from the dinner table. Growing children need the important vitamins and nutrients that come from vegetables, though, so how can they get their recommended daily value of the green stuff without you getting your daily value of stress? The answer lies in finding creative ways to add veggies to your kids’ favorite meals. They’ll be none Continue reading Stealthy Healthy: Creative Ways To Add Veggies To Your Kids’ Food
Healthy eating and dessert don’t seem at all related, but believe it or not, you can make tasty summertime treats without compromising a healthy lifestyle. Ice pops are a summer staple that both kids and adults love to indulge in, but the kinds you can find from the ice cream truck or local convenience store aren’t doing your diet any favors. Instead, whip up one of these 10 ice pop recipes that feature healthy, refreshing Continue reading 5 Refreshing, Healthy Ice Pop Recipes
Getting your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables can be the most difficult aspect of meal preparation. It may seem like no matter what you try, they just don’t like anything you cook that involves fruits and vegetables. However, it’s easier than you think to get your kids to eat these nutritious foods. All you need is a little creativity and your kids will be enjoying new healthy eating habits in no time. Here’s how. Continue reading How To Get Your Kids To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
Eggs have played a significant role in healthy eating habits for centuries, but modern science is still finding new benefits of these versatile foods. Just in time for Easter, here are three reasons why you should add more eggs to your daily meal preparation. Eggs’ cholesterol doesn’t have as much impact as you think Research from scientists at China’s Tongji Medical College, published in The BMJ, suggests that eating up to one egg a day doesn’t Continue reading 3 Reasons To Eat More Eggs
When the cold sets in, you do your best to make sure every member of your family stays healthy. You make a trip to the pharmacy so everyone can get their flu shots. You keep the house comfortably warm. You take away your kids’ electronics so they don’t get distracted when it’s time to go to bed. Last, but not least, you make sure that everyone eats nutritious food so they get all the nutrients Continue reading 3 Recipes to Keep Your Baby Healthy During The Winter
Visual appeal can play a big role in encouraging your kids to eat healthy, and it’s easy to create a plate that looks as good as it is for your youngsters when you focus on colors and fresh ingredients. When a meal looks bland and boring, your kids are less likely to want to dig in than if their plates are fun and vibrant. Frances Largeman-Roth, a registered dietician and nutritionist, recently published a cookbook that Continue reading Try Mango-Infused Dishes To Get Your Kids Excited To Eat Healthy
Healthy habits should start at a very young age, and toddlers stand to gain many skills from exercising. The best part is that young children tend to get all the physical activity they need simply teetering around and learning how to run, jump and be active. Exercise in any form helps toddlers form and hone their motor skills, and running around with other youngsters, older children or adults will subtly teach them social cues. Free Continue reading How Does Exercise Benefit Your Toddler?
Kids need to eat well, and a balanced midday meal can help them stay focused for the rest of the school day. Even if your youngsters attend a school with a cafeteria, it may be best to pack their lunches for them so you can ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need from all the food groups. You probably know that your children need lots of fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. In fact, the U.S. Department Continue reading How To Prepare Healthy Lunches For Your Kids To Take To School