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April is the month we celebrate Earth Day! It's a reason to take a look at how you're doing in the kitchen when it comes to being more mindful about what we're eating, how we're getting it to the table and what happens after the meal is over. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Easter is such a fun holiday for my kids. My four & two year olds love reading books about Easter, what the holiday is about, and of course, the Easter Bunny. Growing up, I remember the joy and excitement when opening my Easter basket. There was always a bag of jellybeans, a chocolate Easter Bunny, and other fun things like coloring books, crayons, or a fun bow for my hair. Then we would go to the backyard and hunt for Easter eggs. Some were eggshells that we dyed with fun colors and others were plastic eggs to open with usually more candy.
My youngest recently asked what I did for fun as a kid. His jaw dropped when I explained we didn’t have smart phones, Internet, video games or a million TV channels. We just went outside to play. Of course, we weren’t thinking about physical fitness, but we were on to something healthy.
Did you know that playing in the dirt can be good for your brain, heart and relationships? This time of year, many of us consider planting a garden so that we can provide healthy foods for our families. What we may not realize is that while we’re planting, we’re enjoying more than just the promise of tasty vegetables.
Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but it also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for April and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.
We all know that eating fruits and veggies at each meal is important, but feeding a growing family on a budget is hard work! It requires planning, patience and some insider know-how to navigate the produce department without breaking the bank. After working in the grocery and produce industries for more than a decade, here are my six tips to help you save some money at checkout.
It’s spring time and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning! When most people think of spring cleaning, they quickly turn to ideas of tackling the garage or maybe an overstuffed closet, but the kitchen is an area not to be forgotten. The pantry, refrigerator, freezer and even cabinets are easy to overlook in our day-to-day use. No matter where you choose to start, these tips should get you off in the right direction.
Raise your hand if you love baked potatoes! My family definitely does! Traditional baked potatoes are smothered with some unhealthy toppings, like butter or full fat sour cream, but this side dish can easily be transformed info a nutrient-rich dinner by swapping out the toppings for healthier ones. You can even set up a build your own baked potato bar with these toppings and let kids pick their favorites to create a healthy, delicious dinner!
March marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, a month long campaign promoting nutrition education and information. Get your plate into shape and test out some of Produce for Kids recipes for balanced, complete meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here’s how you can get your family’s plate into shape.
Springtime means more social gatherings, the start of youth sports season and road trips as families are anxious to get out and about after a cold winter. Preparing fresh fruits and vegetables for these activities is easy and tasty. Here are my top 10 fruits and veggies for spring.