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Give the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  Not sure what to get for the little ones on your list?  Why not give the gift of sleep this holiday season?  As a Child Sleep Consultant, I discourage parents from buying every new gizmo and gadget that claims it will solve all their sleep problems.  There are, however, a few sleep staples that can…

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Allergen Friendly Holiday Buckeyes

Creamy sweet inside with a chocolate shell all perfectly safe for those with common food allergies! Coming from experience, the holidays can be a bit of a challenge for those with food allergies. After years of working through some of my own food allergies, I have come to learn that you really can enjoy some traditional holiday meals with allergy…

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MyPlate and the Update on Dairy

The dairy food group is one of the five food groups found on MyPlate.  Why is it so important?  Because dairy contains nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and protein, needed for bone health and for the health and maintenance of our bodies.  This makes dairy an important part of the MyPlate icon, reminding Americans that for optimal health,…

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It’s Cuties Season: Celebrate with a Cuties & Carrots Smoothie!

We’re so excited to partner with Cuties this year to help celebrate the beginning of Cuties season, and get our kids eating more fresh fruit! When I go grocery shopping, I often have two competing thoughts. One is that I want my kids to have fun, special food that they love to eat. The other is that almost all the…

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12 Days of Healthy Christmas Activities for Families

Christmas is a magical time of year.  As a family, a way to make it even merrier is to spend quality time together.   Our 12 days of healthy Christmas for families list is an excellent way to add Christmas themed activities for jolly good fun throughout the holiday season. 12 Days of Healthy Christmas Activities for Families  Play Christmas charades.…

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Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas to Inspire Healthy Kids

We are always looking for gifts that will help our kids to live a more active lifestyle and not just things that will end up in the back of a closet only having been played with a few times.  These 10 gift ideas are things we have purchased for our kids that have gotten an incredible amount of use and…

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Gift Guide: Top 20 Gift Ideas for Families with Limited Space

As a mother of a bigger than average- sized family and an occupant of a smaller than average home, I have learned a few tricks for giving my kids’ gifts that take up the least amount of storage space.  I need the most playing power per inch I can get!  And I don’t have room to waste on things that…

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Flying with Kids: Best Snacks for Travel

You are about to be confined to an airplane with your children, and you are hoping for a smooth flight and good behavior.  How do you keep hunger from causing a mid-air meltdown?  Packing healthy and familiar snacks that you know your child will enjoy is essential. A little bit of planning can go a long way in making your…

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One Dish Chicken Pot Pie Skillet Recipe

This one dish chicken pot pie skillet is a hearty meal full of veggies and protein. With only a top crust, this skillet meal is totally no-fuss because there's no guessing about if the bottom is cooked or not. Plus, more room for veggies and chicken! This is a simple, heartwarming meal that your family will love. One dish meals are…

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Cheesy Italian Sweet Potato Bites Recipe

Looking for a healthy, delicious, and easy fall entertaining appetizer? These cheesy Italian sweet potato bites are super simple, and liked by both kids and adults. With sweet potatoes, green peppers, and Cache Valley  provolone cheese, these tasty toppers are packed with flavor AND nutrients. You're ready for your next fall party!  We are excited to work with Cache Valley Cheese…

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