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Oct17

Cinnamon Apple Cookie Bars

My daughter (almost 14) has become quite the baker! In fact, almost every Sunday, she's trying a new cookie recipe.  Although, most of the cookies she chooses to bake I would not classify as "healthy", there are occassion when we swap out ingredients together, or cut back on the sugar to make them just a bit healthier. That is what we've done with this cookie bar.  First, we made the change from butter to a mixture of coconut oil and…
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Oct15

10 Items You Don’t Need To Buy At a Health Food Store

Even I love the (guilty) pleasure of walking into a health food store.  Call me crazy, but I love the aroma and the thought that I am in a "health food" store.  There are indeed times for purchases that do require a specialty shop of some sort, but there are still many times for which there really is no need…

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Oct14

Caramel Yogurt Dip

My 5 year old will literally only eat apples if she has something to dip them in.  And then she will sit down and eat an entire sliced apple!  This dip is sweet, but also slightly tangy from the yogurt, and really really delicious!  Of course you can dip other fruit in it, but apples are definitely are favorite with…

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Honey Roasted Cinnamon Sunflower Seeds with Peach Sorbet
Oct13

Honey Roasted Cinnamon Sunflower Seeds with Peach Sorbet

For so many families that have nut allergies, sunflower seeds have become a staple in their home! Whether you are making sunflower butter to replace peanut butter, or sorbet's to replace ice cream,  or really just love a healthy dessert, you will want to pin or save these honey roasted sunflower seeds that we sprinkled on top of our peach…

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Oct08

Not So Gluten Free

It seems as though it could be a diet craze or a fad that may pass but the gluten-free diets, or way of life, seem to be here to stay.  I realize, naturally, that some people indeed have an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten.  I also know that some people can become extremely ill due to the slightest ingestion of…

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The Essential Food Allergy Substitution Guide
Oct08

The Essential Food Allergy Substitution Guide

So many kids have food allergies, and as a parent it can make it difficult to find recipes that suite the needs of your family.  Even if a recipe looks amazing and fits most of your child's dietary needs, there is something that may need to be substituted in order for your child to be able to eat it.  We…

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Animal Crackers {Nut Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free}
Oct04

Animal Crackers {Nut Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free}

Crackers can be a great snack for kids- especially, crackers that are homemade, full of nutrients, and tastes great. We set out to make some healthy crackers when we saw this recipe in a super old book, from 1981 Book by Lendon Smith, Foods for Healthy Kids.  Awesome things about these animal crackers (as opposed to store bought) is that it is…

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Super Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Seeds
Oct02

Super Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Seeds

Pumpkin carving has commenced!  Each year in October, kids everywhere are honing their crafting and cutting skills, in order to make the perfect Jack-O-Lantern to light up on the doorstep.  But, how often are you dumping the guts of the pumpkin in the compost? This year, try roasting your pumpkin seeds.  They provide kid with zinc, as well as a…

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Oct01

5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Daily Vitamin

What are vitamins and minerals? That is an easy question because they are simply substances found in the foods we eat that are needed for our bodies to grow, develop and function properly.  Knowing this, as well as having access to the lists of our RDI's (recommended daily intake), shouldn't this tell you enough about what type of daily multi-vitamin…

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Cheesy Zucchini Sticks
Oct01

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks

Who doesn't love a gooey warm mozzarella stick dunked in a savory marinara sauce??  Since we are always trying to find new fun ways for kids to try fruits and veggies, we thought we would add a twist to a classic snack that kids already love.  We added zucchini to our mozzarella sticks which adds nutrition, but also a new…

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Almond Apricot Candy for Healthy Kids
Sep28

Almond Apricot Candy for Healthy Kids

One of my all time favorite books is The World's Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan. There is almost 900 pages of whole foods in every food category- fruits, veggies, grains, meats, beans, and herbs.  Each food has 3-5 pages with descriptions of the food, storage ideas, the health benefits, and recipe ideas for each.  Although I wouldn't consider it a cookbook, I…

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