Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

Q: What’s better than homemade pancakes on a snowy day?! A: Homemade pancakes that are actually HEALTHY – yet still delicious! Not only are these pancakes amazing, but they are gluten free and dairy free, too. I kid you not. Give ‘em a try and see for yourself. You and your kids will love them! […]

4 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

For even the healthiest eaters, added sugars are an unavoidable part of Halloween celebrations. Between school parties and evening trick-or-treating, your child will inevitably indulge. Halloween treats don’t have to be scary, though. There are ways to keep your children’s appetites, and health, on track this Halloween. Concentrate on healthy Halloween meals. Making sure your […]

Beating the Back to School Panic: The Importance of Nutrition

As the lazy, hazy days of summer wind down, many of us are consumed with school supply lists, scheduling anxiety and school lunch conundrums. Preparing for school doesn’t have to be stressful, though. Here are five helpful tips to keep you, and your family, sane during back-to-school season. Plan Ahead, Together We all know the […]

Healthy, Kid-Friendly Smoothie

Sometimes I wonder if other people get as much pleasure as I do from seeing their children eat healthy food. There is just something so reassuring about it, knowing that vitamins and nutrients are being flooded through their growing bodies. Luckily, on these hot, summer August days, smoothies are a big hit in my home. […]

Summer Salad – Hold the Lettuce

On more than one occasion I’ve heard my pre-schooler exclaim: “I love Kale!” or “Spinach is my favorite food!” This is typically followed by a statement that she will eat salad when she is seven, or some other very arbitrary age, date or time in the future. So, while my daughter loves to help me […]

Skewered Snacks and Sides

Sometime last year, my preschooler went through a toothpick phase. We didn’t need a fork or spoon – a toothpick was our preferred utensil. I was happy to accommodate the request so long as she remained willing to spear blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries and even peas at mealtime. I was reminded again recently that skewers are […]

Laura’s ‘Go-To’ Smoothie

With July 4th behind us, we are now in full swing of summer! And nothing says summer like a cool, refreshing smoothie. Smoothies are a brilliant way to start your mornings. They are healthy (if you make them that way), filling, and scrummy! Yes, smoothies can be healthy AND delicious – I promise! The key is […]