One of the most challenging things for Moms is getting our kids to eat healthy. Snacks can be very tricky since so many of them that are advertised are UNhealthy! Because of this, I have complied a list of 40 healthy snack ideas to get your creative juices going, and get your kids eating healthier! Before we get started, keep in mind that kids are just like us! They eat with their eyes first. So, always make sure that when you are presenting healthy alternatives that you are making them visually appealing! 40 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids 1. Cheese. Wedges, strips, chunks and blocks. Create fun shapes and designs. Cheese is a fun and healthy snack that is packed with many flavor variations. 2. Fresh Fruit. Fresh fruit should be far more prevalent in a person's diet than sugar. Teaching our children to love fresh fruit will benefit them throughout life. Make it fun. Combine it with cheeses, or other healthy pairings. You can also get creative with presentation and make fun … [Read more...]
Mom Alert: Are You Aware of these 10 Dangerous Household Items?
Many products we use personally and in our homes are loaded with harmful chemicals that pose dangerous outcomes in our health and the health of our children. Being aware of and avoiding these harmful products is a good start to reduce and remove toxins from your home. Make sure that you always, always, ALWAYS read labels, and if you do not know what the chemical is, look it up! My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. - Hosea 4:6 10 Dangerous Household Items 1. Antiperspirant/deodorant contains aluminum (a metal) that blocks sweat from being released from the pores. Alternative health studies have linked aluminum as a cause for developing breast cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. Another harmful ingredient found in antiperspirant/deodorant is paraben. This is a synthetic preservative found in many body care products. These harmful ingredients are easily absorbed by the skin and it can cause early puberty in children, birth defects and organ toxicity. Triclosan is … [Read more...]
LilSnappers Fresh Fruit Recipes
I am always looking for ways to get creative in the kitchen, and to help my children enjoy fresh fruits and veggies. So, when I had the opportunity to try fresh fruit especially for little ones, I jumped at the chance! Plus, these particular fresh fruits are made smaller than what you normally see--they are "kid size fruits"! What are LilSnappers? So, glad you asked! LilSnappers are two awesome companies, Sunkist Growers and Stemilt Growers, that joined forces to make a great brand for kids. They offer over 20 varieties of LilSnappers--including organic options. They also come with these fabulous bags that stand up in the fridge and make it easy to access the yummy fruit. Currently, you can find LilSnappers in Louisiana (New Orleans), Florida (Jacksonville) and North Carolina at the following locations: Rouse’s Publix Ingles Super Markets Harris Teeter Super Markets Winn Dixie Stores C&S Wholesale Groceries If you do not have them available in your area, you … [Read more...]