Healthy High Calorie Snack Ideas for Underweight Kids

Despite the obesity epidemic, many children are underweight. Parents often ask how to help a child gain weight in a healthy way. While empty calories from foods high in fat and added sugars might add a few pounds, they will not provide the nutrients a child needs to build strong bones and a healthy body. If your child is underweight,...

50+ Easy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

As parents, putting a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table some weeknights seems like an impossible task. Between soccer practice or ballet and homework, there’s little time to throw together dinner. We asked some of our blogger friends to share their healthy, family-friendly dinner ideas that are ready in 30 minutes or less – here are 50+ for you to...

5 Ways to Stuff (or Top) a Pita

Pita bread is one of the most versatile foods, in my opinion. It can be a great (light) replacement for bread when you are in the mood for a sandwich, turned into wonderful crisps to scoop up your favorite dip or topped with your favorite pizza toppings. Personally, I use pita most often to make individual pizzas for my family....

Tips & Recipes for Getting Kids to Eat Kale

Guest blogging today, we have Chef Jennifer Iserloh at The Skinny Chef to help us celebrate National Kale Day coming up on October 7. Here, she shares her favorite tips and recipes to get kids to eat kale. Introducing kids to super nutritious foods, like kale, can be fun when you have recipes that attract kids like nuggets, chips, tacos,...

5 Simple Ways to Enjoy Pecans

This post is sponsored by The Georgia Pecan Commission. All opinions are our own. It’s not always easy for adults or children to eat healthy. Luckily, our friends at The Georgia Pecan Commission shared these five tips on how to include nutritious Georgia pecans into your diet: 1. Car Munching: Being a parent means spending a lot of time in...

Teaching Kids About Nutrition Through Apple Picking

As a mom of two boys, I’ve learned that the easiest way to interest them in something is to fully engage them in activities focused on that topic. In my house, while learning our colors, we spent an entire day submerged in all things green: wearing head-to-toe green clothes, playing with dinosaurs and eating a lunch full of green foods....

Weeknight Meals Made Easy

About two years ago, I noticed I was resorting to the old frozen pizza at least once a week for our weekday dinners. I was not exactly pleased with this trend, and I wanted to change the way our family was eating. I solicited advice from friends, family and coworkers for ideas to help make mealtime go more smoothly. Since...

How to Deal with a Picky Eater

I used to think that having a child who was a picky eater was a sign of a lazy parent. Then, I had children of my own and realized I was wrong. Some kids are just born picky, like some of us are born talkative. Some kids are born with sophisticated palettes. The thing is though, everyone needs a healthy, balanced...