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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Tacos

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010

Sometimes I feel like I am a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of our family favorite dishes is tacos—here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.

Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, May 5, 2010

Nothing warms mom’s heart more than a bunch of pitter-pattering feet scrambling to bring her breakfast in bed. Here are some kid-friendly ideas for kids of all ages (with a little help from dad) and ideas on which tasks are age-appropriate.

Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, cook up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these as a special dessert, give them away to friends, or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

Spotlight Recipes: Halloween Party Treats

by in Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, October 26, 2009

Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these delicious homemade goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.

Healthy Foods for Toddlers

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, September 8, 2009

My youngest child is 2 years old and is a feisty toddler. One thing’s for sure—food is her friend. It wasn’t so easy with my older two, they were pickier eaters. Here are healthy eating guidelines for toddlers and some hints for feeding your finicky toddler.

Spotlight Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Wrap Sandwich

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, September 7, 2009

This is a day to honor the hard work you’ve done—so who wants to cook something lavish. Take it easy with this delicious and versatile chicken wrap. Use leftover chicken and whichever veggies you have laying around. Have the kids put together their own combinations—this will cut down on the ‘I don’t like this or that’ conversation and make your day that much easier.

Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 21, 2009

When I tell my younger clients to eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 small, healthy snacks a day, they often look at me with a puzzled face and say, “I’m supposed to snack?” Well, yes, of course, but it’s all about picking wisely. Kids should get 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so these mini-meals should be full of vitamins and minerals to help them grow. But the question is: what’s a healthy snack that your kid will want to eat?

Good Eats for the Student Athlete

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 19, 2009

I work with all kinds of athletes — from little leaguers to college folks and pros. A fitness fanatic myself, I know that busy schedules and demanding workouts make it tough for athletes to get the nutrition they need. Student athletes often have the most trouble when it comes to figuring out what to eat and when. Here are some sports nutrition tips and foods that all athletes can feel good about eating.

Smarter Snacks: At the Vending Machine

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 18, 2009

It’s afternoon, you forgot to pack a snack and that candy bar in the vending machine is sweetly calling your name. Whether you’re at work or stuck after school, sometimes the vending machine is the only option. Tell the candy bar to shut up and type in the numbers for these smarter alternatives.