Raising kids is hard.... like the hardest thing I have ever done. There is nothing in my life that I have wanted to right more than this. The crazy thing the longer I do it the more I know there is no right way.
We have lots of priorities for things when it comes to raising our kids.... we want them to know and love God, be kind to everyone, and be able to solve tough problems. One other high priority for - that they are healthy. I am not just talking healthy like I don't want sick kids occasionally (what mom does). I am talking like build to last healthy.
That is where this blog was born. Where my passion for nutrition was taken to another level. You can read about my own personal health journey here.
What I hope to help moms with:
What to feed their kids to get them a balanced diets for their age specific needs.
Simple, Simple solution that are actually achievable (not just pin-able). Changes that are simple but impactful.
Way to get kids involved in the kitchen and learning about foods.
Dinner recipes that you will like and your kids will actually eat!
I Can Eat This
This card game is a tool to help you get your child to try new fruits and vegetables
The game comes with:
26 fruit and vegetable cards to explore and learn about with your child.
26 recipes - each with 5 or fewer ingredients and steps
Allergy-friendly alternatives: gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and refined sugar free.
Kid-friendly recipes: dips, chips, fries, pizza, and even a boat!
Inspiration that is simple and actually achievable.
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Healthy snacks on the go are hard, it is hard to get them together, and just pain hard to grab things running out the door. One thing that makes me successful with healthy snacking is having plenty of fun ways to carry things on the go.
Anyone else love a good road trip? Nicole shares some of her girls’ favorite (and tried and true) car activities that are perfect long road trips. Read her suggestions before you pack up for Spring Break!
My main goal with snacking in general is to keep the sugar down. However, when my kids are trapped sitting in a car this is an absolute must. I also try to sneak in vegetables wherever I can because there really aren’t many in packaged foods.
We love what we have coined “snacktiviites.” Basically, this is a snack that your kids can plan with while they eat. This buys you the time you need to catch-up on those dishes. Meanwhile, your kids are having fun building a positive relationship with food. Win, win.
If you know us…. you know we don’t like to add any sugar to our kid’s diets that we don’t have to. So this year, we are taking Valentines to school that are candy free. We hope you enjoy these six free downloadable Valentine printables. Pick the one you like, print on cardstock, cut and attach. Good to go!
Nicole shares her favorite stocking stuffer choices this year. All of these items are actually making it into her girls’ stockings!
Basically, our kids need three things. fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Vegetables are the (healthy) carbohydrates in our diet. Vegetables also have tons of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. There are plenty of these that we can only find in vegetables. These vitamins are essential for things like eyesight, wound healing, and immune support.