How to Raise Healthy Kids

Raising healthy kids is an important part of laying the foundation for a future generation of healthy adults and healthy families. In theory raising healthy kids is pretty simple – eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of activity, but in reality kids are less active than ever and filling up on convenience packaged…

Summer Fun: Create Your Own Activity Jars

Keep the kids busy this summer and avoid the “I’m bored” chorus by creating your own Activity Jar. Give the kids as many small pieces of colourful paper as they need and on each one have them write an activity that they like to do. To fill up your whole summer with lots of idea’s,…

School Snacks: Spinach Brownies

My version of Spinach Brownie’s was inspired by Jessica Seinfelds recipe in her cookbook Deceptively Delicious.  I added a few vegetable twists, some whole wheat and flax and a few chocolate chips to make these my kids favourite school snack. Next time you have too much baby spinach to use in salads throw it in a…

Giving Kids a Healthy Start

Imagine if your kids were as excited as you are to prepare an amazing meal with a gorgeous display of fruits and veggies? For most of us, the reality is our kids may think the colours here look pretty, but don’t you dare put that stuff on their plate!  They have learned along the way that vegetables are…

Healthy Snack Secrets

Kids always seem to be hungry and kids always love snacks. Unfortunately, most of the snacks now available in the aisles of the grocery store are full of sugar, preservatives, artificial ingredients and very little nutritional value. How do we give our kids healthy options while still enjoying the convenience of quick snacks and finding some…

Are We Raising Healthy Kids?

  It is no secret that the obesity rate in kids is growing, leaving them at risk for serious health problems now and as adults. As parents, it raises a lot of concerns. How can we turn this alarming trend around and ensure we raise healthy kids? It’s proven that parents who are committed to their…