Have you seen the Nutella commercials that they seem to run during any program that could remotely appeal to moms? It’s the commercial that sends the message that Nutella can be part of a healthy, balanced breakfast. After spending a decade working in advertising, I know better than to believe anything I see on TV. […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
It can be a challenge. I know there’s been many weeks that I look back and wonder how we did. The benefits of a diet rich in colorful produce are hard to ignore so we do our best to find ways to incorporate more into our meal plan and snacks. Here are a few of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
We live in the burbs and have seen our fair share of good restaurants come and go over the years. Some we’ve missed dearly, and others weren’t even noticed. When my husband sent me a text one day to let me know that a place called Veggie Grill was getting ready to open not too […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Can you imagine telling your child that they can have two donuts? At the same meal? With a straight face? And mean it? I did. And my kids were thrilled. Here in Portland we have what is likely the world’s best donut shop, called Voodoo Donuts and my kids cannot get there often enough. When […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Ok, they’re not really cupcakes but they looked like them so we named them Breakfast Cupcakes. Either way, the kids were pretty darn excited to have such a treat to start their day with. I balanced them with almond milk and fruit. Not the most nutritious breakfast, but every once in a while I like […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
The following was originally a post from Healthy Child Health World where I’m a Parent Ambassador. When you’re home, you are master of your domain. You control what comes into the kitchen and what lands on your children’s plates. But what happens when you’re not at home – when you’re traveling, fighting traffic, waiting at […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Summer break around here means outings to the park, hikes, picnics and day trips – and lots of snacks, drinks and sometimes meals on the road. With summer break just around the corner, I wanted to share this great post from Janelle Sorensen at Healthy Child Healthy World. What’s a Better Juice Box (Do You […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Does that surprise you? It confuses the heck out of my kids. They love taking fruit leather to school because it’s tasty and they can eat it fast in the short amount of time they have for lunch. When they see “fruit snacks” on our way to check out at Costco, they don’t understand why […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
What are your Easter memories as a child? I remember my fancy dresses, white gloves, adorable hats and dainty purses that my mom adorned me in each year. I remember egg hunts throughout our backyard and the jelly beans that would spill out the plastic ones. But the only thing I remember the Easter Bunny […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.