Whole grain carrot, zucchini, banana muffins

I found this recipe on pinterest. It was labeled as an easy toddler snack but after looking at the ingredients, I thought it would make a great snack for anybody. I modified the recipe a bit to match my own personal preferences so the original recipe can be found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Toddler-Muffins/Detail.aspx The recipe below is my version. Whole grain carrot, zucchini, banana muffins ingredients 2 … Continue reading Whole grain carrot, zucchini, banana muffins

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 12

Welcome to the 12th and final installment of the healthy eater series. This post is going to discuss fun, tasty, healthy snacks that are easy to make. Avocado Crunch – Let children mash 1 ripe avocado in a bowl. Add juice from half a lemon, 2 tsp of sunflower seeds, and a pinch of salt. Spread over cucumber slices or serve with vegetable slices or … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 12

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 11

Welcome to the 11th installment of the healthy eater series. This post is going to discuss ways to make your trips to the grocery store fun for your kids. before you go to the store… let kids draw pictures of the foods on your shopping list ask kids to help you decide between healthy options (apples vs pears) give your child a small, healthy snack … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 11

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 10

When I was completing my undergrad, I was part of a student run organization at my school that sought to educate others on nutrition. I remember during one of our little health fairs some of the girls chose to do posters showing the amount of sugar that various popular drinks contain. It was quite enlightening to see the amounts of sugar in these products. The … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 10

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 9

This post is going to touch on exercise! In order for kids to lead a healthy lifestyle (adults too) they need to not only eat right but also exercise. I remember when I was a kid I used to spend all of my time outside with my friends playing four square, basketball, capture the flag, rollerblading, riding bikes, etc. I think one of my favorite … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 9

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 8

It’s that time again. Time for another healthy eater post. This post is going to touch on something a little different: the benefits of breastfeeding. While both breastfeeding and bottle feeding are both healthy choices, breastfeeding benefits not only the child but mother as well. Breastfeeding is good for baby… provides the right amount of nutrients for your baby’s growth and development may keep your … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 8