Thursday, August 21, 2014

Healthy Packed Lunch

It's that time of year again: Back To School! Are YOU ready to get back into the swing of things? Getting your little one(s) up, fed, and out the door with food?

To ensure that your kids are getting necessary nutrients throughout the day, consider what the foods that you pack them for lunch. Research shows that processed food (with added flavor, coloring and preservatives) affects a child's well-being as well as learning and behavioral issues. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Food-on-the-Go



THIS is BREAKFAST?
I'm guessing you eat the mint
intsead of brushing your teeth...

Food-On-the-Go doesn't have to be unhealthy, tasteless and stressful. Even when we do mini day-trips, it's guaranteed that my kids need water or a snack, so we never leave the house without water bottles and something "just in case". So every time we head out for a road trip or plane ride, along with the water bottles, I make sure to prepare foods that are substantial and convenient to eat in transit, and pack a bag of healthy snacks like fruits and nuts. 

Using any leftovers you have will also make a good meal. Basically anything you would pack for lunch works, like a sandwich, because you know that it's a disappointing choice, unless you're traveling first class. ;) In preparation for a trip, merely cook a little more of a few meals and use up all foods in the fridge so that you're not scrambling last minute to have foods AND finish everything up AND pack!!! 


Empty the fridge and bring your leftovers for a great in-flight meal

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Frozen Treats – that are Yummy AND Healthy!

Yes, summer is here and we're always in need of a cold, refreshing treat. Here are a few incredibly simple recipes for healthy ice-cream alternatives! What's not to love about homemade, no added sugar, dairy-free, frozen treats? 

COLORFUL COCO-CUBES
Fresh fruit or herbs, the more colorful, the better
Coconut water
  • Cut the fruit into small pieces, and place into individual ice cube tray compartments. 
  • Fill with coconut water.
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours, until solid.
  • Eat them for a mini-treat, or put them in your water for added nutrition and flavor to your water. :)