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Sweet Potatoes Fries

What a fabulous way to get some veggies!  Thanks to Lisa for telling me you can buy sweet potatoes sliced up for you in the cooler/produce section of Costco (did you hear that Costco, I mentioned you again!  Anyone at  headquarters going to notice and start giving me kickbacks?) I highly recommend buying them this way.  A whole sweet potato…

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It’s here!

The day has finally arrived!  I thought it was never going to come. But it has, and it's here! I have created a children's plate called the "Healthy Habits Plate".  It is designed to teach children good nutrition in a simple and visual way.  The plate makes it easy to teach kids proper portions of food in a meal. This should be 1/2…

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So You Think You Can Dance?

The American Heart association recommeds, "all children 2 and older should participate in at least 30 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity activities each day. And at least 30 minutes of vigorous physical activities at least three to four days each week to acheive and maintain a good level of cardiorespiratory fitness." If cardiorespiratory fitness could be obtained by scaling the side…

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Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen banana pops! This is the perfect treat for kids!  You can make these frozen bananas a million ways. We love them with chocolate, but we also like to freeze yogurt on it! The instructions sounded so easy. Insert popsicle stick into banana. Dip banana into flavored yogurt.  Freeze. So I dipped, banana fell off the stick, into my bowl.…

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Healthy Wives Club

From Megan: "Its all I can do to get Dan to eat CORN."  From Eleice: "Jim wanted me to pick up donuts on the way home from the Gym this morning!"  From Tia: "Darrell is such a picky eater!" Is your husband's diet atrocious? Would he rather you brought home poptarts than peas?  They need our help ladies.  It is up to…

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Veggie Dip

I'm too eembarrassedto mention what I served for dinner tonight (rhythms with shmorn dogs).  But I did include a delicious tray of veggies.  My kids haven't eaten cucumbers before, Not that I've never bought a cucumber, I just never offered them some when I do.  The dip I provided was plain yogurt with ranch seasoning mixed into it.  They didn't…

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Happy Valentines Day

I know my kids will get plenty of candy at school at their valentines parties, so instead of contributing to the teeth rot, I decided to write each of my kids a sweet valentines card instead.  I had an internal struggle for a few days between wanting to buy candy and being more dedicated to my healthy blog by not buying it. My…

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Good Job!

We were at the dentist for cleanings on Monday. Our dentist gives the kids a toy, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Ketchup boy handed it back to me and said, "I'll take the piece of candy instead." I said, "The dentist does NOT pass out candy!" It got me thinking of what got him to the point that he expects treats for…

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Strawberry Puree

I still post even when my kids were too stubborn to try something. Just hoping someone else's kids are a little more open minded than mine, or at least still young enough they are impressionable. I pureed some strawberries that I defrosted out of the freezer. Blended them up in my mini food processor.  Then I tried to spread the pureed…

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Soccer Treats

I remember the late 70's going to my brother's soccer games.  When it was our turn for snacks, we would cut up a bowl full of oranges, and the players would eat them during half time.  It seems times have changed. My friend Kristin's boy is in basketball right now, and got a pre-packaged rice krispie treat and juice the…

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