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High Energy Breakfast Fruit Chews

Today, I'm spending the day with my family at Capitol Reef, Utah.  Utah is know for having the most amazing slot canyons.  Millions of years of moving water has eroded rocks, creating large walls on either side of its path.  Walking through slot canyons is the best kind of hiking for kids because the terrain is generally flat, and the walls are filled with amazing colors and fo.... read more

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It's Not About The Broccoli

Dina Rose, PhD is a sociologist, parent educator and feeding expert. She is the author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Dina’s work has been featured on TV, radio, and in both print and online news sources such as: NBC Connecticut News, Martha Stewart Radio, HuffPost Live, Good Parenting Radio, Babble, The .... read more

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Healthy No Bake Snack Bars

Hello Super Healthy Kid fans! I’m one of you… I adore Super Healthy kids and have been a longtime reader. With four very young children I’m always on the lookout for inspiration and great ideas on ways to feed them well. I blog over at Bless this Mess where I share a glimpse of our happy small town life, budding hobby farm, and lots of family friendly recipes. My most popular post is a two week cl.... read more

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Quinoa Dessert Bites

I remember growing up, my mom would always put homemade treats in my lunch for school.  A lot of my friends would have hostess treats,or other store bought treats, and in my little 7 year old mind I was so jealous!  It isn't until I have looked back as an adult that I realize how lucky I really was!  Homemade desserts are not only super delicious and way more filling, but they can c.... read more

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You Should Not Eat That While Your Mother Is Out

It is easy to let go of our "eat-clean-no-artificial-colors/flavors-paleo-gluten-free-organic-etc" lifestyles (when it is not life threatening) for that one special occasion.  But what happens when our clean food habits are thrown to the way-side for a full day or maybe even several days? I recently had the pleasure of taking some much needed time away with my husband-alone! We are blessed to.... read more

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

My kids love, love, love fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups......anything fruity and sweet.  They would sit down and eat 5 packs of fruit snacks no problem!  I just don't feel good about them eating that as a snack.  I do feel good about them eating fruit in another form though!  My 5 year old has texture issues, especially with fruit and so sometimes eating a piece of fruit is diffi.... read more

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Carrot-Berry Lunchbox Applesauce

Our goal each day is to eat five fruit and vegetables.  It usually isn't too difficult, but some days we are better than others.  This applesauce however is a super easy way to get three full servings of fruits and veggies, without complaint!   Mixing veggies into applesauce is something that the food industry has caught on to, and with great success.  Slurping applesauce out .... read more

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New Products from Ella's Kitchen

Sponsored by Ella's Kitchen I'm not sure there is a more heartbreaking thing than to watch your little one when they are sick.  A lot of times you feel so helpless as to what you can do to help them feel better.  I know that one thing that can be stressful is what to feed them?!?  If they are throwing up, having diarrhea, or just plain do not want to eat, there are so many variable.... read more

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Chia Seed Champion Pudding {Healthy Dessert for Kids}

With 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon. protein, omega 3 fats, iron, calcium, and magnesium; chia seeds are definitely a super food!  They are even better to include in your kids diet, especially those picky eaters that you may be concerned about getting all those nutrients!. A bit about Chia seeds: Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family 1 .... read more

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How to Cook Super Fluffy Quinoa

We love trying and using alternative grains, but we always come back to Quinoa.  It is so easy to make, delicious in a variety of recipes, and a great substitution for rice (which we eat a lot of)  I change up the method I use to cook quinoa depending on what else I am making and if I am already using the stove, etc.  Each method has its advantages, but I think that to make SUPER fl.... read more

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Perfect Veggie Omelettes

This week we are getting back to basics with a handful of "cooking 101" ideas!  The first basic dish I wanted to share is the classic, Veggie Omelette.   We eat omelettes a lot at our house.  It's the perfect vehicle for starting your kids on veggies.  Adding cheese and eggs (something kids may be already familiar with) helps the veggies in the dish go down with a little less .... read more

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Fruit and Veggie Smoothie Muffins

If you have been following us for a while now, you will know that there are 2 things that I really love.  The first is homemade popsicles, and the second is the combination of banana, spinach and frozen mango.  I pretty much drink that smoothie  And so do my kids!  Either in smoothie or popsicle form - and they haven't complained yet!   I love making a b.... read more

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15 Healthy After School Snacks

Kids love coming home to a snack that is already prepared, and it helps them make better food choices!  Not every parent can be home cooking to have a snack read for their kids, which is why most of these ideas are things you can make ahead and have ready at any time!  Some of these snack ideas, kids can make themselves if you have the ingredients ready.   Frozen Yogurt Grapes Thi.... read more

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Zucchini Veggiefredo

I have an amazing Aunt named Jill. She's been one of my biggest cheerleaders and fans my whole life. So, of course, she's been reading this blog from when I first started back in 2007!  Recently, she excitedly wrote me an email about her new favorite kitchen gadget, The Veggetti. The Vegetti is a small, inexpensive spiralizer, that takes your vegetables like zucchini, carrots, or potatoes, an.... read more

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6 Super Healthy Green Ice Creams for Kids

The kale in my garden has exploded! We're not quite eating it fast enough.  Kale as well as other leafy greens are super foods and should be a regular part of a child's diet.   One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper.... read more

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Green Frog Pops

Trying to get your kids to eat a bowl full of greens might not be a reality for you. But getting them to eat a popsicle, probably is!  We believe that offering your kids fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways, using a variety of preparation methods is the most effective way to get them to eat lots of different fruits and vegetables.  These pops are a great way to offer kids not only .... read more

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Salad Jars {Teen Lunch Solutions}

Hi! I'm Hadassah! I am a rising high school senior and I live in Maryland with my parents and three siblings.  In school, my favorite subjects are American Sign Language and math. In my spare time, I enjoy running, basketball, tennis and cooking.  My love of cooking began when I was 8 years old; my favorite recipe to make is gnocchi from scratch with an Alfredo sauce. I am so excite.... read more

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School Lunch Supplies for Healthy Lunches {Plus $250 Giveaway}

*Post sponsored by Mighty Nest As many of you know, my kids have been making their own lunches since the 1st grade.  I learned my lesson with my oldest son that they should be packing their own food as soon as he traded the ENTIRE lunch I made for him for a single piece of candy! (I believe it was a single candy corn!) ha ha..  At that moment I decided to let them decide what they were .... read more

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Mini Fruity Dream Pops

During the summer when it is hot, popsicles are a staple around our house.  Now that my baby is one, he feels like he is part of the group and he wants in on the popsicle business also.  I always try to have some homemade popsicles in the freezer, because I know they are just fruit.  These pops are a mixture of 100% juice, and Greek yogurt for a little protein and a creamy flavor an.... read more

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Freezer Pizza Bites

I think at some point, every parent has been in a crunch and pulled out something from the freezer for a quick meal or snack.  Sometimes all you have is a few minutes and it is a lifesaver to have something already prepared that you only have to pop in the oven.  These pizza bites are like the ones you can buy in the freezer section at the grocery store - without all of the preservatives.... read more

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Freezer Meal: Extra Summer Veggie Lasagna

This week we want to share our favorite freezer meals!  This weekend I was so grateful to have some lasagna in our freezer.  We've had a whirlwind of a summer.  Our Japanese exchange student just left yesterday and I wanted to get our house back in order- but I had about 50 lbs of aprictos I was trying to pit and dry.  My kitchen (and the rest of my house) just feels like it's .... read more

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Basic Pancakes- 6 Ways

My kids are pancake FAN-atics! My 15 year old has been making his own pancakes since kindergarten.  He asks for pancakes every year on his birthday- and if he ever got a chance to go, I'm sure IHOP would be his favorite restaurant! ha ha. So I couldn't finish up 'Kids in the Kitchen' week without sharing our favorite pancake recipe. Most often, we have a homemade pancake mix in our pantry fo.... read more

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Peanut Butter Party O's

*This post is sponsored by Cascadian Farm Organic We have a lot of kids in my neighborhood.  Within a mile radius there are 112 children under the age of 2!!  And ages 3-11 there are 248 kids!  With that many kids there are A LOT of birthday parties.  My kids get to go to a birthday party at least once a month but usually a lot more than that.  When you have a party .... read more

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Kids Cucumber Dip and Spears

Amy and I are always talking about ways to get kids in the kitchen.  We believe that teaching your kids to cook and learn kitchen skills, strongly encourages good eating habits that will stick with them long after they move out!  The vegetable that I started letting my kids help prepare first is cucumbers!  They have a soft skin making it easy to peel, and slice very easily also! &n.... read more

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Healthy Grilled Cheese Wafflewich

In order for our future generation to truly be healthy, they need kitchen skills!  Teaching kids to cook is as vital as teaching them to balance a checkbook.  This week we want to share a few different recipes that are perfect for little ones just starting out.  Follow us on our social pages where we'll round up more kid-friendly recipes that will teach them some kitchen skills. (ha.... read more

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Veggie Black Bean Burger

My kids love black beans.  They would eat them just plain in a bowl, and sometimes do!  These black bean burgers are a great alternative to regular hamburgers in the summer when you feel like grilling!  They not only have nutrient packed black beans, but they also have other veggies making them a power house dinner!  We love to add lots of veggie fixins' to them for a complete .... read more

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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Toast

This breakfast was born because we had no butter for toast one morning.  We did have hummus, and the rest was history.  This is a super fast, throw it together in 2 minutes type breakfast, but is definitely just as filling as a pancake breakfast.  The hummus and eggs provide great protein which will keep your kids full for a long time.  This is a great breakfast for the morning.... read more

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Get Organized Get Healthy

Living a healthy life isn’t always easy or convenient. In fact, despite our good intentions, situations often come up that make it almost impossible to stick to our health commitments. That’s where getting organized can help. As a blogger and a coach, I help people focus on living a life that is happier and more meaningful. We live in a fast-paced world that offers an abundance of information, cho.... read more

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Veggie Lunch Wraps

This week we are excited to bring you all sorts of no-cook meal ideas!  Sandwiches, smoothies, wraps, salads, and a variety of snacks can all be great mealtime options without using your oven or stove!  Whether it's the middle of summer and it's too hot to cook, or you are too busy to spend time in the kitchen, these no-cook ideas can save you!  Head over to our social pages to foll.... read more

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Whole Wheat Veggie Calzones

As we wrap up the week with our portable food ideas, I couldn't let it go without sharing a portable dinner!  There have been so many times when we need to take our dinner with us. Baseball games, road trips, the water park, etc.  A portable dinner for us needs to have these components: It needs to taste OK cold or at room temperature. You have to be able to eat it without a fork and.... read more

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8 New Fruity and Fabulous Parfaits and Building Your Own

*This post is sponsored by Cascadian Farm Organic My kids will take a bowl of granola any way they can get it.  We have several recipes for it here, here, and here.  We buy it out of the bulk bins at our grocery store. We get some from my sister in law every Christmas. And, of course we get it from the cereal aisle.   We use granola for a breakfast cereal for a snack, we add it to .... read more

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All Natural Peanut Butter Dip

Sometimes kids just really want to dip their food into something.  In my opinion, letting your kids dip their fruits and veggies is 98% more effective than offering them the same fruit or veggie 7 times to get them to accept it.  And dipping it in a peanut butter dip?  Kids and adults alike will be eating celery like it is going out of style.  We love this dip at our house. &nb.... read more

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Super Crispy Baked Corn Chips and Scoops

Corn chips don't have to be deep fried, and homemade ones don't have to take very long either.  My kids enjoyed helping me make these, and they turned out terrific!  We love corn chips because they are a delicious vehicle for veggies and nutrient rich dips! We dip our chips into our favorite triple bean dip, guacamole, and even hummus. We followed the directions on the bag of corn flour.... read more

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Patriotic Party Dip

When you are throwing a party or celebration for a larger group, something that is always popular and feeds a lot of people is a layered dip.  Plus you can pack on the veggies!  We specifically chose the layers of this dip because we wanted it to look like an American flag, but if you want your dip to resemble something different, there are so many options!  This is a really fun dip.... read more

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Lil' Chicken Pear Snack

Jill is one of those bloggers that you will love to stalk! I've been reading her blog, Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, for at least 3 years and I'm always amazed with her creativity.  So, we asked her if she wanted to share some of her creativity using fruits or veggies for our site! And we were so excited when she said yes.   Follow Jill on her blog here, Facebook, Instagram, or pintere.... read more

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4th of July Berry Blast

Have you ever tried fruit infused water?  It is slightly sweet, cold and incredibly refreshing.  I personally do not like sweetened beverages, even juice.  They are so sweet to me that it just isn't very refreshing.  Throw some naturally sweet fruit and ice in my water and now you are talking!  I think that it is important that we don't teach our kids to drink sweetened be.... read more

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Portable Pancake Pockets

As a magazine junkie, I subscribe to Cooking Light.  In one of the summer issues this year, I came across what they called, "Inside Out Pancakes!"   Although, their filling inside the pancake was basically a clump of brown sugar, I knew I wanted to try them with fruit.  So, in keeping with our Fourth of July theme this week, we decided to use strawberries and blueberries to fill som.... read more

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It's cherry season!  Where I live, it's only possible to get fresh cherries during the summer.  So, when they are in season (like right now!), we go crazy for cherries.  It is of course possible to buy frozen cherries all year long, which we love, but also tend to forget, considering we overdo it by the end of summer. Cherries are delicious and a healthy addition to your families d.... read more

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Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops

Frozen Peanut Butter Raspberry pop
While I was pregnant for my daughter, I actually took time to sit and read "fun" things that were not school and research related.  One of my favorites was Parents magazine and I found a lot of great meal and snack ideas there.  One particular recipe I had kept was for frozen peanut butter berry pops.       The day before our afternoon treat was to be enjoyed, I asked.... read more

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Chocolate Dipped Straw-Banana Pops

My girls really love fruit, but they occasionally will go through a food 'jag' and not want to eat certain fruits.  My oldest daughter who is now 5, used to love strawberries.  She would eat them everyday for breakfast, and then usually for a snack.  Now she has to be in a special mood to eat strawberries.  This is one reason that homemade popsicles are really great.  You .... read more

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Blueberry Lemon Pudding Pops

This week is frozen treat week!  Summer is in full swing here in Northern America, and we're celebrating with our favorite healthy frozen treats! You can follow the hashtag #healthyfrozentreats on Facebook, instagram, or pinterest.   Remember pudding pops? Do they even sell those anymore?  I remember them being super creamy and delicious. So, for today's recipe, we decided to make .... read more

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Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

We love curry at our house.  There is something about the sweet flavor with a little spice, yummy veggies over warm brown rice that says comfort food to me.  All 3 of our kids love it too!  It has a rich flavor with familiar ingredients which is appealing even to picky eaters!  This recipe is perfect for those days when you don't have a lot of time, but want to come home to a r.... read more

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Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

If you like creamy, sweet potatoes with a buttery-like texture, then cooking them in the slow cooker is for you!  Sometimes I feel like when I cook my sweet potatoes in the oven, they don't quite get soft enough.  This method in the slow cooker is not only incredibly easy, but they turn out so good they literally almost melt in your mouth.  And the best part is you don't need to add.... read more

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Super Healthy Kids 1 Million Fan Facebook Giveaway

Closed! Congrats to the following- You have 48 hours to contact us at [email protected] with your shipping address!  There is one winner for each prize:  Prizes allotted as follows: Amanda Lauret: Cuisinart food processor Lauren Compel: Blendtec blender Michelle Anderson: Tupperware Fridge smarts containers Michelle Martin: Stainless steel popsicle molds. Sara Lange: zok.... read more

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Coconut Cranberry Crockpot Quinoa

This week we want to share some of our favorite healthy crockpot recipes!  We often think of the crockpot or slow cooker as a winter appliance for making delicious warm soups and stews, but it's also a great appliance for summer! In the summer it can keep our kitchens from getting hot from oven cooking, and sometimes we're just gone for several hours and want to have a meal when we get back. .... read more

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Sparkling Watermelon Sippers

All week we've been talking about healthy substitutions!  Substitute homemade crackers for store bought ones.  Substituting vegan sugar free jello, for traditional jello made with dyes and sugar.  Today, we're substituting a soft drink with a fun bubbly drink!  Not only is this drink delicious, but it contains WHOLE FRUIT!  I don't know any soft drinks that could say the s.... read more

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Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

There are some foods that have been labeled as 'kid-food' that I will never understand why kids (or adults) like them.  Goldfish, Boxed Mac N' Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, and Hot Dogs to name a few.  A lot of these foods are made with bleached white flour, additives, preservatives, food dyes, aside from the fact that they taste like the cardboard box they come in.   Making food from s.... read more

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Kickin' It In Summer - With Proper Hydration

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Summer is a great time to add more fitness into your already busy life.  (Really, it is!) With the kids out of school, your rigid schedule can relax and you can take part in all of their fun, too.  Whether you are at the beach, by the pool, at the playground or even in your back yard, there are many opportunities to enjoy the summer with your children while keeping fit and healthy. .... read more

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Dye Free No Sugar Jello for Kids

Recently, I was listening to an audio version of Dr. Fuhrman's new book, The End of Dieting (which was awesome).  He was suggesting some healthy dessert ideas when he mentioned combining Agar powder with fruit juice and fruit to make jello. Curious because I hadn't heard of it before, I checked it out the next time I was at the health food store.  I found the Agar powder in the baking ai.... read more

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Citrus Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is a vegetable that I would expect kids not to like, but almost all of the kids that I have ever had try it love it!  It is a veggies that can be fun because it is unique looking and you can name it dragon tails and young kids eat it up (literally)  We have cooked it all sorts of different ways, but grilling or roasting with some coconut oil is definitely my favorite.  Thi.... read more

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Grilled Coconut Glazed Fruit Kabobs

Cooking on the grill and eating outside screams summer to me.  Whenever we change up our cooking method, my kids think it is a special occasion and get excited about whatever we are having on the menu.  We try to include grilling on our summer meal plan once a week because it is delicious and fun!  These fruit kabobs are a yummy addition to any meal, and give the flavor of the fruit.... read more

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Grilling Time Is Family Time!

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In my household (and maybe yours too!) grilling day is an "all-hands-on-deck" kind of day.  My husband is always the grill master, I am the grill food prep and the kids will do such things as setting the table, opening the doors for us, mixing ingredients and many other jobs they beg to do.        Some of our best family memories are when we gather with friends and .... read more

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