Ask an American child what he or she loves about Halloween and odds are that they’ll scream, “CANDY!” Of course, there’s nothing wrong with letting them enjoy it now and then, but beyond that, there are many ways to celebrate the joys of Halloween — and opportunities to create your own family traditions. To get… Read more
We’re not ashamed to say that we’d like Halloween to be just a wee less candy-centric, so we combed the web looking for snacks that captured the spirit of the holiday by emphasizing the fun and de-emphasizing the sugar factor. (We also wanted treats that kids can help you make, too.) These five snacks pass our healthy-Halloween… Read more
Kids in our schools love to request their favorite lunches—and spaghetti, chicken pasta bake, and buttered pasta all count as class favorites. We also happen to make these popular meals with whole-grain pasta. (You know, the browner variety that you’ve seen next to the whiter, more refined pasta types in the grocery store.) There’s a simple… Read more
Avocados are one of the most versatile, healthy and delicious foods produced by Mother Nature. In recent years the avocado has become more abundant and accessible, creating more and more enthusiasts around the country, lucky for us! Our bodies love avocados. Here’s why: Good source of healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated… Read more
Mommy, what’s for breakfast?? Sound familiar? Now that school is back in full swing, getting your household ready for the day can require many steps that may include diaper changing, bathing, brushing teeth, combing hair, eating breakfast and getting dressed, all before you have a moment to tend to yourself. Here at Grow Happy, we… Read more
Did you know the human body is 60-70% water? During the summer as we spend more time outdoors and increase our activity level, our body’s rate of water loss increases dramatically, making regular hydration incredibly important. Drinking an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day can be very satisfying, but adding an element of… Read more
When did August get here? Back to school season is upon us which means schedules are about to get a little hectic. When life gets busy, it can be tempting to go for inexpensive, fast food. But with just a little planning, eating healthy on a budget can be a breeze. To help, we’ve put… Read more
One way to teach children to be lifelong healthy eaters is family style dining. Here are five reasons we love family style dining and five tips for you to try at home with your family.
Blogger Erin Chase offers simple tips for saving money at the grocery store by actually sticking to what’s on your shopping list.
By Elizabeth Stark, BrooklynSupper.net Sitting down to a family dinner each night can be a powerful tool in promoting healthful eating. The family dinner doesn’t just give everyone time to catch up, it’s a chance to slow down and enjoy good food together. It’s also an excellent way to set a good eating example and get… Read more