Nothing says summer sizzle more than grilling outside. We thought we’d take a mindful approach to healthy grilling this month with some ideas to involve the kids while keeping it safe, and good for you.
Making healthy choices can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help! The Grow Happy blog can help you take small steps toward a healthier life, with kid-approved recipes, fun cooking videos, and advice from our experts on how to live healthier together. Download the Grow Happy Goal Tracker and use it to set goals as a family and celebrate when you succeed!
This recipe is our Registered Dietitian’s healthier take on a kid-favorite – taco casserole. It’s a great way to incorporate new vegetables into your child’s diet, like bell peppers, seeded jalapenos, or zucchini.
A kid-friendly snack idea by Registered Dietitian Carly Dunn.
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.
By Elizabeth Stark, Brooklyn Supper. A day of healthy eating is often undone by the afternoon snack. Kids often need fast fuel to recover from a busy day at school or daycare and get them through the rest of their day, but it can be tough to find time to make something nutritious in the midst of a frantic afternoon. Here are some simple ways to get kids involved in planning healthier snacks!
Muffins are a great opportunity to use whole-grain flour. You can make these muffins year-round using canned or frozen peaches, but they’re amazing with fresh, in-season peaches. If you don’t have access to peaches, try other fruits. Chopped apples, frozen blueberries or frozen raspberries are all great. Kids can help by measuring and combining ingredients,… Read more
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
You may have heard that eating healthy and cooking from scratch costs a lot more than buying ready-made meals or fast food. But actually, it’s the opposite! With a little planning ahead and some simple strategizing in the grocery store, you can feed your family healthy, nourishing food on a tight budget. Below are some tips to help you get the most for your money.
Your local farmer’s market can be a fun and educational outing for the whole family. Visiting the farmer’s market is a great way to introduce children to new fruits and vegetables, and can be a learning opportunity in many ways. Here are some tips from Nibbles and Feasts blogger Ericka Sanchez on how to make the most of your family trip to the farmer’s market.
Our education team likes to share recommended books each season. Reading with children is a great way to nourish the mind and build important language skills. And of course, reading is fun! Check out the latest reading list for infants through school-age kids on the KinderCare blog.
These wraps feature multicolored, vitamin-and-mineral-packed vegetables. Together with whole-grain tortillas, use these wraps to introduce a wider variety of vegetables into children’s diets. Shopping for these veggies can be fun too; your child can help you pick out produce in the grocery store. In the kitchen, kids can help by dicing vegetables, spreading vegetable cream… Read more